Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at Ballistic Wampum. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

Precious Metals:

The battle of wills as inflation rises

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Arkadiusz Sieroń: Will Upcoming Inflation Take Gold With It?

Economy & Finance:

At Zero Hedge: How Long Can This Printing-Press-Money-Induced, Lopsided Trade Insanity Last?

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Undeletable Coercive Loan Apps First Hobble Then Shut Down Your Smartphone If You Fall Behind On Repayments

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At Wolf Street: QE During the “Everything Mania”: Fed’s Assets at $7.7 Trillion, up $3.5 Trillion in 13 months


An interview at Liberty & Finance: Need More Copper in Next 25 Years than Last 500 — Claudia Tornquist

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OilPrice News reports: Many Drilled U.S. Wells Will Never Be Completed

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US Farmers Celebrate As Corn Exports Near Records

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Pandemic puts squeeze on restaurant ketchup packet supply


Here are two pieces to ponder. So… Consider yourself warned.

A Stock Market Crash May Be Imminent: 3 Things to Do Right Now

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How We Know a Stock Market Crash Is Coming in 2021

Forex & Cryptos:

Over at Business Insider: The US dollar will strengthen throughout 2021 for five key reasons, Bank of America says

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James Rickards: War on Cash: The Next Phase

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Coinbase set to go public in direct listing April 14

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Why Bitcoin could favor USD dominance over Digital Yuan

Tangibles Investing:

NICS Background Checks Reach All-Time High In March

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Remington Ammo Back In Operation. JWR’s Comments: We can expect the ammunition shortage to continues for at least three years. And it will probably get worse before it gets better. If you invested in “Ballistic Wampum” as I’ve recommended for more than 10 years, then you are sitting pretty. Most ammo has doubled or more in price, and some has quintupled!

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The housing market is crazier than it’s been since 2006


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News Tips:

Please send your economics and investing news tips to JWR. (Either via e-mail or via our Contact form.) These are often especially relevant because they come from folks who closely watch specific markets. If you spot any news that would be of interest to SurvivalBlog readers, then please send it in. News items from local news outlets that are missed by the news wire services are especially appreciated. And it need not be only about commodities and precious metals. Thanks!