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 recovered mining land. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

Gold at one-month top on weak dollar, uncertainty over Trump tax bill

Stock Markets:

Indexes Retreat, But These Two Stocks Break Out


Why Saudi Arabia Should Fear U.S. Oil Dominance

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Oil Prices Could Double If Middle East Conflict Escalates

Troubling Trends:

Next, over at Peak Prosperity: The Great Retirement Con

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Richest 1% own half the world’s wealth, study finds. JWR’s Comment: Some of the conclusions drawn in this article show a liberal slant, but the statistics themselves are interesting.

Economy and Finance:

Moving on to this at The Economist: 3% and no higher? Britain may be through the worst of its bout of inflation

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House Passes GOP Bill to Overhaul Tax System


BIS warns of $13 trillion hidden debt hole: Trillions of dollars of FX derivatives are not being accounted for when calculating the level of debt in the global economy

Tangibles Investing (Recovered Mining Land):

Recovered coal mine land creates bargain rural retreats – but at what cost?



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