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 stainless Walther PPK pistols and other scarce discontinued guns. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: We’ll start of with this from Peter Hug: Gold Treading Water Ahead Of Next Week’s Fed Meeting o o o Some useful long term charts: Gold Mining …




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 rare precious metals. (See the Precious Metals section.) Precious Metals (Rare Precious Metals): World’s Five Most Expensive Precious Metals o o o The Most “Precious” Precious Metals in the World o o o One company that sells very rare metals in semi-coin form (disk ingots) …




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 Ratio Trading Metals. (See the Precious Metals section.)   Precious Metals (Ratio Trading Metals): I mentioned this same inflection point in SurvivalBlog a week ago when the ratio was then north of 82-to-1.: Gold to Silver Ratio Hits Highest Level in 27 Years – What …




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 Nickels–the humble U.S. five cent pieces. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Egon von Greyerz of Zurich: A Submerging Global Economy o o o Gold Slips After Negative Trump Tweet On China-U.S. Trade   Stocks: The Dark Decade Ahead o o o Stock overvaluation …




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 Higher Interest Rates. Interest Rates: Let’s start off with this important piece at Wolf Street: Markets Increasingly Sure: 4 Rate Hikes in 2018.  Plan accordingly!  I believe that the Federal Reserve’s continuing interest rate increases will slow if not collapse the stock market, automobile sales, …




Toward Federal Decentralization: A Long Term Plan for the GOP

Decades ago the leadership of the Republican Party began to succumb to Hyper-Federalism — the centralization of regulation, taxation, and sheer power in the Federal government. This gradual change crept up first on the Democrat Party and then the GOP. These shifts were so subtle and gradual that the Generally Dumb Public (GDP) hardly noticed. The end result has been the diminution and subservience of the State governments to the Federal government, gross over-taxation, and over-regulation.  The Republican leadership of the early 1960s would hardly recognize the form of government that has emerged in the early 21st Century. Vast Federal …




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 Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. (See the Stocks section.) Precious Metals: Hedgers Move To Net Long Position o o o Gold And Money, Honey Stocks: File under: “Cheech & Chong & Musk (or under: “Up In Smoke”): Tesla shares plunge SIX PERCENT- wiping $3.1BILLION off …




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 Morgan and Peace Dollars. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Gold Building A Bottom o o o Arkadiusz Sieron: Gold Price Should Prepare For Further Fed Hikes   Cryptos: Bull Trap? Bitcoin Price Slides Below $7K Despite Strong Indicators o o o Cryptocurrency Market …




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 copper. (See the Commodities section.) Precious Metals: Asian Metals Market Update: September 4, 2018 o o o The History Of Gold-Oil Ratios: 1970-2018   Cryptos: Japan Ramps up Scrutiny of New Cryptocurrency Exchange Applicants o o o Former PayPal CEO Brands Bitcoin a ‘Cult’, Trashes …




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 making a living with farmland. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Derivatives: Brevan Howard is first non-bank caught by margin rules, sources say. “Non-cleared exposures thought to exceed $1.5 trillion.” o o o Hedge funds turn to curve options for steepener trades   Economy & Finance: …




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 Mint Error Coins. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)   Precious Metals: Gary Christenson: Inflation Is A Policy Decision o o o Video, over at Kitco: Jim Rogers: “Before This Is Over, Gold Might Turn Into A Bubble”     Stocks: Tesla Motors (TSLA) appears to …




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 future of cryptocurrencies. (See the Cryptos section.)   Precious Metals: It is noteworthy that when I last checked, spot silver was at $14.73 and gold was at $1,207 per troy ounce. That is a ratio of 81.94-to-1.  A ratio this high is unusual. We …




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 Ultra-Rare Cars. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: We’ll start with this from Clive Maund: Gold Market Update – COTs, Sentiment Super Bullish As Fed Set To Reverse Course… o o o A new video, over at Kitco: Gold Vs. Housing: Which Is More …




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 future collector cars–that is, current production models that are likely to become collectible. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)   Precious Metals: Video: Gold Speculators Are Least Bullish In Years o o o Over at Kitco: First Digital Gold, Now Silver To Be Added To Blockchain …




Guest Post: Why Gold Should Be Accumulated At These Levels

Here are a few reasons why gold should be accumulated at these levels: 1. Rising Interest Rates Although gold rose significantly from 2001 to 2011, it was not really the ideal conditions. There were many reasons for conditions not being ideal, such as: rising stock markets and major commodities like oil (more markets rising means more competition for investment). However, now I would like to focus on only interest rates. The direction of interest rates is normally indicative of a type of economic condition that exist. During the period from 2001 to 2011 interest rates were falling, and this was …