Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) Today’s focus is on zinc.  (See the Commodities section.)


Precious Metals:

To begin, over at Zero Hedge: Grant Williams: “History Is About To Repeat Itself Again… And It Might Get Ugly”

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Hub Moolman in South Africa: The Amount Of Dollars In Existence Relative To The Silver Price Points To Much Higher Prices


Mexico approves new stock exchange; aims for start early next year

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Provident Financial set for demotion as FTSE loses ground

Commodities (Zinc):

In the midst of the overall soft commodities market, the one year chart for zinc stands out.  Perhaps a precursor for the other base metals?

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Video: John Kaiser: The Zinc Price Will Go a Lot Higher Than People Expect

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U.S. natural gas sees bumpy trade in Harvey’s aftermath


The Dollar Is in Trouble: U.S. currency should be strong, but Trump’s presidency may be causing investors to sour.

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EUR/USD Eyes 1.2000 as USD Begins a Busy Week Near 2.5 Year Lows

Economy and Finance:

Then there is this by Ilargi Meijer: Jackson Hole’s Deluded Groupthink Confirms “A Gigantic Financial Crisis Is Coming”

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‘Growth is slowing in the UK, but picking up elsewhere’ – experts debate Brexit data



What’s New With Regulation S-X? A Look At The SEC’s Recent Amendments. (Part of those regulatory changes were scheduled to start in August.)

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Bitcoin Derivatives set to Ignite Prices


Troubling Trends:

Small-business owners pay over $83,000 in regulatory costs in the first year, new survey shows

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And over at Zero Hedge: Grant Williams: “History Is About To Repeat Itself Again… And It Might Get Ugly”

Tangibles Investing:

Finally, there is this over at Stansberry Research: The Ultimate Agriculture Investment (Timberland.)



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