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 silver half dollars.
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And here is a contrarian prediction, from the UK: Commodities Outlook: Gold Price to Fall in 2018. “A maturing Chinese economy will hurt demand for commodities such as aluminum and iron ore. Gold’s prospects are mixed.”
Opinion Strategist: Weekly Stock Market Commentary 1/5/2018
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Next, at The New York Times: After Dow 25,000, the Party Has to End. But When?
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Then there is this: Commodities Have a Bullish Outlook for 2018. “Compared to stocks, commodities haven’t been this undervalued for more than 40 years.”
Economy and Finance:
Michael Snyder: 44 Numbers From 2017 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe
Tangibles Investing (Silver Half Dollars):
Pre-1965 U.S. 90% silver dimes, quarters and half dollars and pre-1971 40% silver half dollars can sometimes be found in pocket change. Although now an increasing rarity, it does still happen! Keep your eyes peeled. Watch the edges. Your best bet is coin roll hunting (CRH) through bank rolls of half dollars. Entire web sites, blogs and vlogs are devoted to the often quite fun subject of CRH.
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