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 a recent Radical Personal Finance podcast interview on tangible assets allocation, with JWR. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)
To begin, we read: Gold rises on safe-haven appeal after Catalonia declares independence
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Michael Seery: The Corn Chart Looks Interesting
Over at Politico: GOP tax bill shrouded in secrecy
Economy and Finance:
Next up, there is this: ECB delivers Dovish Taper
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Despite two big hurricanes… First reading on third-quarter GDP up 3.0%, vs 2.5% rise expected
Then there is this, at Zero Hedge: Goldman Sachs Maintains The Most Tax Havens Of Any US Company… By Far JWR’s Comment: Given the levels of taxation in the U.S., who can blame them?
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Also at Zero Hedge: Vacant Property Rates Soar In Over Half Of U.S. Local Housing Markets
JWR recently gave a one-hour interview with the Radical Personal Finance podcast, primarily on tangibles investing. That interview has detailed recommendations on asset allocation and emphasizes the importance of living at a self-sufficient retreat.
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