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 again look at the nationwide ammunition shortage. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

Precious Metals:

We’ll start out with a link to this interesting video interview: Gold and silver prices spike, but can the rally last? Jim Wyckoff on the long-awaited bull market

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Singapore Dealer Prepares Vault for 15,000 Tons of Silver

Economy & Finance:

Consumer prices rise more than expected, pushed by 9.1% jump in gasoline

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At Zero Hedge: BofA “Sell” Signal Triggered Any Moment… The Last This Happened Time Was May 2007

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“The Biggest Concern Is Stagflation” – Factory Orders Tumble As Services Surveys Signal Soaring Inflation

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At Wolf Street: US National Debt Passes $28 Trillion, +$4.7 Trillion in 13 Months. General Treasury Account Down by $480 Billion in 2 Months, $620 Billion to Go


“The Shortage Will Continue”: Taiwan Semi Warns Chip Shortage Could Extend Into 2022

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Lumber Prices Soar 112% Since 2020; Does this Affect Your Next Building Project?

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Copper set for weekly rise on bullish sentiment


Repo Madness Update: More Hedge Funds In Trouble, Credit Suisse Loses Over $7 Billion Needs Bailout?

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Archegos and Ponzi Finance

Forex & Cryptos:

At Currency Thoughts: More Evidence of Economic Recovery, Reviving Inflation, and Persistent Covid

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USDX quotes in the accumulation zone of 92.00-92.15

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Crypto Price Analysis & Overview April 16th: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Binance Coin, and Cardano

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Is Bitcoin Displacing Gold As An Inflation Hedge?

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Dogecoin spikes 400% in a week, stoking fears of a cryptocurrency bubble

Tangibles Investing:

The Great Ammo Shortage of 2021 Is a Real Disaster

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Gun shop owners continue to experience firearm, ammo shortages


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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!