Economics & Investing For Preppers

Mexico city Smog

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 Urbanization. (See the Troubling Trends section, near the end of this column.)

Stocks:

Bloomberg reports: Old Wall Street Is Losing the Battle Beneath the Surface of ETFs

Commodities:

Next, Nick Cunningham opines: Chinese EV Boom Could Crash Oil Prices

 

Economy and Finance:

On to this: White House Says Corporate Tax Cut Would Boost Wages $4,000

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Yellen Calls Inflation the ‘Biggest Surprise’ in the Economy. JWR’s Comments:  Some of us are not so surprised.  In fact some of us are … 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 Rolex wristwatches. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

Spot gold has bounced back to around $1,300 per troy ounce.  But the price of silver is more like to break out.

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Peter Hug comments on Rhodium: Forget Bitcoin – Is This Overlooked Metal Heading Straight Back to $10,000?

Stocks:

First off, there is this: Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs as Wall Street bets … 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 economic predictions of money manager Michael Pento. (See the Stocks and Bonds section, near the top of this column.)

Precious Metals:

First, at Seeking Alpha: Germans Have Quietly Become The World’s Biggest Buyers Of Gold

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Clive Maund: Silver Market Update

Stocks and Bonds (Michael Pento):

Next, here is a Greg Hunter video interview that is well worth watching: Michael Pento – Crazy Stock Market Will Crash. Pento is predicting a crash in 2018 because of the Central Banks will become … Continue reading



Economics & Investing For Preppers

Yak

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 raising Tibetan Yaks. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

First, over at Seeking Alpha: Has Gold Found A Bottom?

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At MarketRealist: What Led to the Slump in Precious Metals on October 2?

Stocks:

Over at the leftist New York Post: Trump’s insane Dow Jones rally just keeps going. JWR’s Comment: President DJT’s rally is actually just a continuation of President BHO’s rally. This was all created by artificially low interest rates.  This cannot go on forever without seeing … Continue reading



The Legislative Entrepreneur: Investing in Some Key AR Parts

TacCon 3MR trigger

Binary Triggers In Your Future?

The recent terrorist attack in Las Vegas is spurring Federal lawmakers to introduce new legislation. These laws would ban any device or combination of parts that can “accelerate” the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm. This includes bumpfire stocks, Gat Crank triggers, Autoburst trigger, Hellfire and other gadget triggers, binary triggers, light match grade triggers, and 3 mode triggers. Sadly, the U.S. National Rifle Association (NRA) gave up on this issue without a fight less than a week after the tragic massacre.  This means that there is now a strong likelihood that some legislation will be passed within a month. Once passed, I suspect that it will be signed by President Trump and possibly go into effect on or before January 1st, 2018. The clock is ticking, folks!

In my blog writings, I’ve often mentioned the futility of  so-called “gun control” … Continue reading



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 investing in binary triggers.  (See the Tangibles Investing  section.)

Precious Metals:

To begin, at Gold-Eagle News: Gold Prices This Week And Next Week’s Forecast.

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Gold rebounds above 2-month low on North Korean concerns

Stocks:

Breakout – Value Line Geometric Index. The article begins: “The Value Line Geometric Index ($XVG) is an equal weighting of all the stocks on the NYSE. It has been consolidating sideways for almost 20 years. In the last several months it has broken out to the upside. … Continue reading



Economics & Investing For Preppers

Blade Runner Gun

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 original movie props.  (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

Precious Metals:

First up at Seeking Alpha: Precious Metals Q3 2017 Review And The Outlook For Q4

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Slide in gold prices halts as dollar eases

Stocks:

Spanish tensions bar Europe from global stocks party

Commodities:

LME zinc prices strengthen; aluminium, copper consolidate

Economy and Finance:

No U.S. Bailout for Puerto Rican Debt, Trump’s Budget … Continue reading



Economics & Investing For Preppers

Pockets inside out

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 U.S. public and private debt.  (See the Troubling Trends section.)

Precious Metals

First off, here is a headline from Monday: Surging US Dollar Sinks Gold And Silver Prices

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Gold Could Face ‘Further Punishment’ – FXTMJWR Says: “Buy on the dips.”

Stocks:

Morningstar reported on Tuesday: “Political troubles in Spain, after the weekend saw violent clashes over the Catalonia referendum, took a dent out of the main Ibex index, which was down over 1% at 10.527.”

Commodities:

The price … Continue reading



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



Economics & Investing For Preppers

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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



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



Triggers, Tipping Points, and Black Swans, by Coast Ranger

Black Swans

Letting Others Know The Status Quo Won’t Hold

The purpose of this contribution is to indicate how one might approach letting others know that the status quo will not hold. It is based upon my own efforts.

There is a tendency for people to focus upon “big picture” or mass hysteria items, like North Korea and now Nazis, that might impact the future to the exclusion of the many other things that are less transparent or obvious but still extremely important. The following list of triggers, tipping points, and black swans is based upon a handout or a lecture I gave at my local Grange. I am my Grange’s lecturer, which is one of the elected offices.

With the exception of a few items below, all of the items are concerns raised by other writers and are readily available on the Internet. However, it is important to use the right … Continue reading



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