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 Ultra-Rare Cars. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

Precious Metals:

We’ll start with this from Clive Maund: Gold Market Update – COTs, Sentiment Super Bullish As Fed Set To Reverse Course…

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A new video, over at Kitco: Gold Vs. Housing: Which Is More Affordable?



Robert Shiller: What should investors do when the stock market is soaring?

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Moving on to some useful data from ABG Analytics: Oversold and Overbought Large-Cap Stocks: Weekly Update


Economy & Finance:

Economy on a roll now, but experts warn there are signs of fraying. JWR’s Comment: The current bull stock market is the longest on record. (Nearly 10 years.) It is better to get out a year too early than a day too late.

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‘No grass’: Europe’s livestock sector stricken by drought


Forex & Cryptos:

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: Dollar Sheds Gains During Jackson Hole, Political Risks Fight Summer Lull

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Weekly Technical Forecast: Euro Overpowers Dollar, Breaks Struggle for Momentum

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Bitcoin Price Could Fall to $3,000, Says One of Crypto’s Most Bullish VCs

Tangibles Investing (Ultra-Rare Cars):

Rare Ferrari 250 GTO Sells for Record $48.4 Million at Auction

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25 Rarest Cars in the World and Their Price Tags

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Five Ultra-Rare Modern Cars For Sale on Autotrader



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    1. Exactly.

      “If you had invested $10,000 in Netflix during 2009, it would now be worth $614,000 (up 6,000+ %)”–CNBC, last week

      Proves there is ZERO value in being 10 years early for anything…other than buying equities.

      NASDAQ all-time highs, S&P all-time highs, Russell 2000 all-time highs, Dow back above 26,000. No, Mr. Trump, I am not tired of winning yet.

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