Economics & Investing For Preppers

Economics and Investing

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 the re-emergence of synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDO) derivatives. (See the Derivatives section.)

Precious Metals

First off,  there is this at Zero Hedge: Gold Demand Surges As Price Suffers Worst Month Since November. JWR’s Comment: But keep in mind that Gold is still up 12% for the year to date.

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For those of you who like to track metals prices measured in grams and quoted in Euros, I recommend the Legor web site.  Andf if you want to toggle between Troy ounces and gramsa nd toggle … Continue reading




The Editors’ Preps for the Week

garden bounty

To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. Steadily, we work on meeting our prepping goals. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities. They also share their planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, property improvements, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy and be ready!

JWR

Dear SurvivalBlog Readers,

This week we split and stacked some more firewood, and took delivery of another six tons of hay.   Stacking hay is always a dusty and fatiguing chore, but a satisfying one.  When you gaze at a a full woodshed … Continue reading




Economics & Investing For Preppers

fuse

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 the re-emergence of synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDO) derivatives. (See the Troubling Trends section.)

Precious Metals

Marc Faber: Dollar is oversold, US stocks are overvalued. Sam Zell: Retail is a “falling knife”. Keith Neumeyer: Here’s what will send gold and silver higher.

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Gold Breaks $1286 as Yellen Words Beat NK Missiles

Commodities:

Oil prices waver as crude supplies fall, but gasoline stockpiles rise for first time in four weeks

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The Oil Ghost Towns of Texas




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Ammo

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 rimfire ammunition. (See the Commodities section.)

Precious Metals

 

The surprising rationale behind a million-dollar bet on silver

Stocks:

CNBC: Are the homebuilders showing cracks? (Auto-start video.)

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Next, at Seeking Alpha: The S&P 500 Goes Flat In Week 3 Of September 2017

 

Commodities  (Rimfire Ammunition):

After three+ years of chronic shortages, I see that the price of .22 LR rimfire ammo is finally normalizing. For example, mail order giant Midway presently has Remington 22 LR 36-grain Golden Bullet buckets … Continue reading




JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Boruit

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on headlamps. (See the Gear section.)

Books:

After a 25 year hiatus, master spy storyteller John LeCarré has finally released another George Smiley novel: A Legacy of Spies.

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The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline

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Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places

 

Movies and Television:

HJL mentioned that he liked this BBC television series: The Doctor Blake Mysteries.

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The Ghost Army.  A recent PBS documentary on large-scale deception used by the U.S. Army in  World War II.  Available on DVD, or for free download for Amazon Prime members.

o … Continue reading




SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Grizzly Bear

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on Wyoming Wildlife. (See the Wyoming section, near the end of thsi column.)

Idaho

High Country Video: The Beehive Five Traverse. “Traversing across the Selkirks in Northern Idaho, linking five different 7,000′ peaks along the crest. Four continuous miles of some of the finest granite in the Northwest.”

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Raul Labrador Weighs in on Bunkerville Standoff




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Copper Ingot

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 industrial metals. (See the Commodities section.)

Precious Metals

Silver Price Forecast September 25, 2017, Technical Analysis

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Gold To Remain Under Pressure As Metal ‘Gives Way’ To Hawkish Fed

Stocks:

Reader Chris B. suggested this piece: Jim Rogers says ETF holders will get mauled by ‘the worst’ bear market ever

Commodities (Industrial Metals):

Metals Massacre – Iron Ore Enters Bear Market, Copper Collapses To 1-Month Lows. JWR’s Comments:  This collapse in industrial … Continue reading




The Editors’ Preps for the Week

Jersey Calf

To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. Steadily, we work on meeting our prepping goals. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities. They also share their planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, property improvements, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy and be ready!

JWR

Dear SurvivalBlog Readers,




Economics & Investing For Preppers

100 bill press

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 Monetization. (See the Economy & Finance section.)

Precious Metals

First, over at Seeking Alpha: Revisiting The Silver/Gold Ratio

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The Q2  Platinum Quarterly is now available.

Stocks:

Moving on to stocks, there is this at Bloomberg: Stress at the UN Is Not Shared on Wall Street

Commodities:

Over at FX Empire, here is their most recent predictive piece: Natural Gas Price Analysis

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EIA Report Kills Bullish Sentiment







Economics & Investing For Preppers

.50BMG Raufoss

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 Raufoss ammunition.  (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

Precious Metals

The annual Summit Colorado Precious Metals conference ends today. This three-day conference usually generates some great interview  videos.  I’ll try to post some links, soon.

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Gold retreats ahead of US Fed meeting

Stocks:

Moving on to this at Zero Hedge: Deutsche Bank: “Global Asset Prices Are The Most Elevated In History”

 

Commodities:

Sub-$50 Oil Could Kill Shale




JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

firewood

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on Firewood Stacking. (See the Instructional Videos section.)

Books:

It is that time of year again: A Guide Book of United States Coins 2018: The Official Red Book

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Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love

 

Movies and Television:

The Hope: The Rebirth of Israel. This a is quite well done documentary, now available on DVD, or free download for Amazon Prime members.

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The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice with Alice Roberts and Neil Oliver

Music:

The Rough Guide to Scottish Folk—Living Traditions from Glasgow to the Shetlands

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And for those who enjoy jazz … Continue reading







SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Gary Hunt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the court order following the Gary Hunt trial  (See the Eastern Oregon section.)

Idaho

First up: Stargazers eye the nation’s first dark sky reserve in Idaho. Yep, that is a big dark patch. (You can click to zoom in.) You’ve gotta love such low population density!  (A hat tip to Peter S. for the link.)

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Man pulled over on I-84 found driving van belonging to missing person, sheriff says

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Porsche plows into spectators at Idaho car show; 11 hurt




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

H.L. Mencken

“When Fascism comes to America, it will call itself anti-Fascism. My own belief, more than once set afloat from this spot, is that it will take us, soon or late, into the stormy waters of Fascism. To be sure, that Fascism is not likely to be identical with the kinds on tap in Germany, Italy and Russia; indeed, it is very apt to come in under the name of anti-Fascism.” – H.L. Mencken (1938)