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 the Republican Tax Reform Plan.

Precious Metals:

First off, there is this piece by Simon Constable, at U.S. News: If Precious Metals Rally, Then Pick Silver

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Stock Market:

Here is an opinion piece by Avi Gilburt (who is an Elliott Waver): Euphoria is extending the U.S. stock market’s gains


Next, at MetalBulletin: WAREHOUSING: LME warehouse companies diversify to survive until better times return

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Russia Ups Oil Price Forecast For 2018

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OPEC Extension Sends Oil Prices Soaring

Economy and Finance:

Digital-Currency Fever May Spread to Federal Reserve


Taxes and Regulation (Tax Reform Plan):

“Here’s What’s In It”: Goldman Explains All You Need To Know About The Current State Of Tax Reform. JWR’s Comment: There are still some hurdles ahead in Congress, but this is encouraging news.

Troubling Trends:

As Brokers Line Up to Offer Bitcoin Futures, Others Are Quiet

Tangibles Investing:

Five variables to consider before investing in pasture land



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