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 economist–and dedicated survivalist–Brandon Smith.

Precious Metals:

Dollar rise pushes gold toward biggest weekly fall since May

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James Howard Kunstler: BTC is Gold’s Proxy in Sounding Fiat Alarm

Stock Markets:

Dow posts first 8-quarter win streak in 20 years. (Has auto-start video.)

 



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 derivatives counterparty risk.

Precious Metals:

We’ll start with this from Andrew Hecht at Seeking Alpha: Precious Metals in the Final Month of 2017

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David Morgan: What drives the Silver Price — Supply or Demand?

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Reader R.B. wrote to mention this sign of the times:  “APMEX just sent out an email indicating that they are now accepting payment for precious metals in Bitcoin.”

Stock Markets:

Kirk Spano: Let The Stock Market Bubble Blow



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 the Republican Tax Reform Plan.

Precious Metals:

First off, there is this piece by Simon Constable, at U.S. News: If Precious Metals Rally, Then Pick Silver

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Stock Market:

Here is an opinion piece by Avi Gilburt (who is an Elliott Waver): Euphoria is extending the U.S. stock market’s gains



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 the coming Dollar Decline.

Precious Metals (Dollar Decline):

First up–and most importantly–there is this at Zero Hedge: Russia, China, India Unveil New Gold Trading Network. JWR’s Comment: This news is another nail in the coffin for the Petrodollar. In the long term, the U.S. Dollar is losing preeminence as a global commodities exchange currency and reserve currency. Once the Dollar reaches a psychological breaking point, it will be substantially revalued downward. I’ve warned you before, folks: It it time to hedge out of U.S. Dollars and your U.S. Dollar-denominated investments. Tangibles–including silver–will … Continue reading



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 How to Sell Lots and Land. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

Precious Metals:

Bored With Gold? Look For Wider Gold-Silver Ratio – Commerzbank

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Global platinum and palladium carbon catalyst market by manufacturers, countries, type and application, forecast to 2022

 

Stock Market:

The DJIA hit 24,000 for the first time on Thursday. If you are still in the market, I suggest that you have firm stop loss sell orders in place, with your on-line brokerage management system. (Or have your old-fashioned broker do … Continue reading



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 the upcoming OPEC conference. (See the Commodities section.)

Precious Metals:

To start, Rory flagged this at The Daily Coin for us: BRICS Gold Trade Settlement To Begin in 2018?

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HSBC: Platinum to Average $1,055 in 2018; Palladium $975

Stock Markets:

Has Amazon Killed Value Investing?

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European shares snap two-week losing streak as DAX gains

Commodities (OPEC Conference):

Video from BNN (Canada): Commodities for Monday, November … Continue reading



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 buying Remote Retreat Land. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

Precious Metals:

At the San Francisco Gold & Silver Summit: A ‘Major’ Gold Rally Is Coming, Thanks To The Fed – Jim Rickards

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Gold dips on profit-taking; analysts predict a rebound

 

Stock Markets:

Amazon Black Friday records push Jeff Bezos’s fortune past $100 billion

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Video from Sven Carlin, at Seeking Alpha: Will The Stock Market Crash In 2018?

 

Commodities:

Oil heads for best … Continue reading



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 investing in farmhouses. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

Precious Metals:

Gold Prices Rally As U.S. Dollar Index Slumps

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Reader A.D. sent this from economic pundit Egon von Greyerz: 11,000 KG Gold for a Painting – Will Cost 110 KG in 2025

Stock Markets:

The U.S. Stock Market was closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. But here is some news on overseas markets, at Bloomberg: Euro STOXX 50.

Commodities:

SII: Commodities – Electric Vehicles – Cobalt Squeeze

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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 the potential for an orchestrated market crash. (See the Economy and Finance section.)

Precious Metals:

BMO’s Top Long-Term Silver Play As Market Heads To $20

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New Gold-Backed Debit Card Launched In Partnership With MasterCard

Commodities:

Is The LNG Glut Real?

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Lies And Distractions Surrounding The Diminishing Petrodollar



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 investing in recovered mining land. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

Gold at one-month top on weak dollar, uncertainty over Trump tax bill

Stock Markets:

Indexes Retreat, But These Two Stocks Break Out

Commodities:

Why Saudi Arabia Should Fear U.S. Oil Dominance

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Oil Prices Could Double If Middle East Conflict Escalates



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 investing in tax lien properties. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

First up, Two-Thirds Of The Top Primary Silver Miners Suffered Production Declines In 2017 – SRSrocco Report

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Metals Focus: PV, Auto Demand For Silver Rising

 

Stock Markets:

It is surprising to see at article like this posted at the CNBC Perpetual Cheering Section: There’s something weird going on that’s worrying the markets

Commodities:

I generally shy away from posting links to “sponsored” … Continue reading



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 investing in champion bulls. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

Global Gold Investment Demand To Overwhelm Supply During Next Market Crash

 

Stock Markets:

World’s Top Tech Giants Amass $1.7 Trillion in Monster Year

 

Commodities:

OPEC Concedes That U.S. Shale Won’t Die

Troubling Trends:

Over at Bloomberg (with auto-start video) The U.S. Yield Curve Is Flattening and Here’s Why It Matters

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Michael Snyder: This Is What A Pre-Crash … Continue reading



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 real estate options. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

To start us off:  Will The Gold Price Hit $1,800 Again? – Morningstar

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Surviving on $3/oz has Lonmin in race against time. The same mining company has recently been hit by some labor strife.

Stock Markets:

GLOBAL MARKETS – Stock indexes dip on U.S. tax reform doubts; Bitcoin below $7000

Forex:

Forex Market Trends

Commodities:

Bloomberg reports: A … Continue reading



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 antique rifle scopes.

Precious Metals:

To begin, there is this from Jim Wyckoff: Gold At 3-Week High As U.S. Dollar Fades

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The 2017 Silver and Gold Summit will be held November 20th and 21st, in San Francisco.  Many of the cognoscenti of the precious metals world will be there, to share their knowledge. Plan to attend, if you have the time.

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India gold demand seen falling to lowest in 8 years in 2017: WGC

Forex:

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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 rising interest rates.  (See the Economy and Finance section.)

Precious Metals:

First off, at Seeking Alpha: An Update On The Outlook For Platinum Supply

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China Maintains Gold Reserves at 59.24 Million Ounces

 

Stocks:

Next, at Zack’s: U.S. Banks Stock Outlook – November 2017

Commodities:

A Very Bullish Case For Commodities. Here is a quote: “Goldman Sachs has put forward a very bullish case for the commodity sector, with metals set to continue their hot streak and oil looking … Continue reading