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 Natural Gas Land. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

Gold Hovers Below 2-Week High, But Eyes Second Weekly Gain

Gold Forecast 2018: Prices Are Setup For A Breakout Year

Stock Markets:

JPMorgan’s quant guru says traders are waiting for tax cuts to unleash more stock market gains

Here is an interesting monthly stock report to determine what months of the year have historically been better than other months. It is a bit simplistic and doesn’t take into account outside influence, but interesting nonetheless.


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Also at Seeking Alpha,

Johnson On 2018 Bond Market Sell-Off, Bitcoin, And Commodities

Economy and Finance:

Fed’s Kashkari says voted against rate rise on inflation, yield curve worries


Sterling snaps 2-week losing streak on dollar weakness

Tangibles Investing:

A blast from the past- I ran across this article from 2011. It’s still good advice: 5 Collapse-Proof Investments With Tangible Fundamentals


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