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 making a living with farmland. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)


Brevan Howard is first non-bank caught by margin rules, sources say. “Non-cleared exposures thought to exceed $1.5 trillion.”

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Hedge funds turn to curve options for steepener trades


Economy & Finance:

Next, at Wolf Street: Turkey’s Debt & Currency Crisis Morphs into Financial Crisis as Banks Face Funding Squeeze

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Where the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Meets Freedom of Commerce: If Cody Wilson Won’t Be Allowed To Give Files Away, He’ll Just Sell Them



Neo Price Bleeds 40% to End August as Worst-Performing Big Crypto

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Crypto Market Adds $8 Billion as Bitcoin Price Avoids Downtrend

Tangibles Investing (Making a Living with Farmland):

Today, we are focusing on various ways to generate cash from your farmland:

Multiple Income Streams to Making Money Farming: Multiple Incomes on the Farm

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27 Ways to Make Money From Your Small Farm



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  1. Making money off the land is some of what I’m working on now. I am going to try to develop some agritourism interest. It takes a lot of work, and I have to get the place looking better. Honey is a pretty good source of income. Not great, but ok. Since I am feeding so many critters, I’m trying to cut down on feed expenses, primarily for poultry, by butchering unnecessary roosters, and using grass, curdled milk, etc., to feed them. The poultry are valuable to keep the bug population down. And to produce manure.

  2. As to the Brevan Howard thing, just as an historical note; the last market crises has never been repeated. It’s always a new thing that brings the market crashing down. Unless of course you rightly conclude that at the center of all is the Fed/Gov. The rules being required of Brevan Howard are ok I guess but allowing a non-bank to do this is certainly weird. I guess that I don’t really understand this, I mean both, technically/mechanically and ethically.

    The Cody Wilson thing is some classic Saul Alinsky. I’m impressed. If he can’t give them away he will ask for a $10 or more donation to fund the fight for the 2A. Is the right actually learning? LORD I pray it’s so.

    Making Money Farming? I love supporting small, organic, raw, chemical free, healthy farms. I pay good money for goat’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses. Just sayin.

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