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 Economic Stagnation. (See the Economy & Finance section.)

Precious Metals

Gold Price Prediction for September 12, 2017

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Hub Moolman: Gold Prices And The Coming Collapse: Are We Close To A Major Monetary Event?


Cobalt and Tungsten: The prices of these vital metals are soaring


Deutsche Bank Warns: ‘The Dollar is in Trouble’  (Thanks to Gregg P. for the link.)

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X22 Report (video): De-Dollarization Continues As More Countries Separate Themselves From The Dollar – Episode 1374a


Economy & Finance (Economic Stagnation):

Census Bureau: Median Incomes Climbing for First Time Since 2007JWR’s Comment:   This 10 years of stagnation shows us what a huge lie we’ve been living  since TARP, Quantitative Easing and  ZIRP came into play. In the process, the government surpassed $20 Trillion in debt. That is just about mathematically impossible for our progeny to pay off, unless it is via hyperinflation..  The middle class has been losing ground. The only winners since the influx of Funny Money have been the banksters and stock brokers.  There has been no real recovery., There is only the illusion of recovery created by money pulled out of thin air. Oh, and if you adjust the Census Bureau figures for the real inflation rate, there has still been no gain in income.

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Hurricane Harvey’s Impact — And How It Compares To Other Storms



Money Control on the Nifty 50


Troubling Trends:

Michael Snyder: Debt Nightmare: Does Anyone Actually Care That Our Exploding National Debt Is Destroying Our Future?

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Reader DSV sent us this: Equifax data breach: What to know, what to do



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News Tips:

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One Comment

  1. Thank you JWR for introducing me ‘tangibles investing’. Honestly, to this day I can’t see any other viable option (of course get out of debt and get your key preps/plans covered first).

    JWR also explained the significance of the ‘gold-to-silver ratio’. Today the ratio is back up to 75-to-1. (75 ounces of silver can be bought with 1 ounce of gold).

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