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 investing in Raufoss ammunition.  (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

Precious Metals

The annual Summit Colorado Precious Metals conference ends today. This three-day conference usually generates some great interview  videos.  I’ll try to post some links, soon.

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Gold retreats ahead of US Fed meeting


Moving on to this at Zero Hedge: Deutsche Bank: “Global Asset Prices Are The Most Elevated In History”



Sub-$50 Oil Could Kill Shale


How Euro Strength is Driving the Rally in Pound / Dollar Exchange Rate


Economy & Finance:

Video:  10 Things That Will Happen After The Imminent Economic Collapse 2017 Stock Market Crash! (A fairly basic intro, but worth seeing. BTW, his mention of my novel  Patriots was unsolicited.)

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Bitcoin Price Falls 40% In 3 Days Underlining Gold’s Safe Haven Credentials


$1.41 Trillion in Collateral Posted for Cleared and Non-cleared Derivatives, ISDA Margin Survey Finds


Troubling Trends:

Ted Kavadas, at Seeking Alpha: Charts Implying Economic Weakness – September 2017

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And there were some scary charts on currency inflation  posted over at The Burning Platform: LIES, LIES & OMG MORE LIES

Tangibles Investing (Raufoss Ammunition):

A relative  alerted me to a company that is producing some exotic  7.62mm NATO, 12 gauge, 7.62×39 and 12 gauge ammunition, including  green tracers, and even Raufoss incendiary tracer.  It is called SMA: Specialized Military Ammunition. They are located in Arizona.  Given their inventory, I’ll wager that they plan to have a booth at the upcoming Small Arms Review (SAR) West Gun Show, in Phoenix.  It will be held December 1-3, 2017. I actually consider Raufoss ammo an investment, if you can find it a at good price.  I bought some scarce .50 BMG Raufoss ammo for $55 per round, in 2013.  That seemed high to me at the time, but it is now selling at $80 to $90 per round.  Remember: “Buy low, and sell high.”


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