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 look at promising cryptos for 2022, and a brief crypto crash. (See the Forex & Cryptos section.) Precious Metals: Reuters: Gold set for third weekly loss as faster tapering talks weigh. o  o  o A Couple Stored IRA Gold at Home. They Owe the IRS More Than $300,000. JWR’s Comment: For …




JWR’s Meme Of The Week:

The latest meme created by JWR: To share this, you can find it here: https://kapwi.ng/c/pM0Hbd3mVv Meme Text: Why is Team Biden So Surprised That The Inflation Is Not Transitory When 35% of All Dollars in Circulation Were Created in Just the Past 11 Months? Federal Reserve Graph Link:  https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M1 Shadowstats Money Supply Chart: http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/money-supply-charts




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 look at used vehicle prices. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Barclay’s Bank’s Moser is looking for more upside in gold. o  o  o Gold prices holding gains as U.S. ADP shows 534K jobs gains in November. Economy & Finance: Even the left-leaning NY Post admits: Socialists & Joe-cialists twist …




November 2021 in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, where we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. Each month, we cover gold’s performance and the factors that affected gold prices. What Did Gold Do in November? November ended up being a battle to keep gold prices above $1,850. Bulls managed to run a rally above $1,850 for seven straight sessions in mid-November, but gold bears started selling into every rally for the rest of the month. The bears, assisted by Fed boss Jerome Powell, succeeded in dragging prices lower to end the month at $1,776 an …




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 look at the Red Friday stock market crash on Friday, November 26th. (See the Economy & Finance section.) Precious Metals: Why Governments Hate Gold. o  o  o Big flotilla of illegal gold miners splits up in Brazil. Economy & Finance: At Zero Hedge: ‘Red Friday’ – Stocks Suffer Worst ‘Black Friday’ …




PEGs: The Parallel Economy for Traditionalist Americans

As our nation spirals out of control with “woke” socialist politics and normalization of perversion, there has been a natural and rational backlash by conservatives who want no part of this. Generally, the economic side of this divergence has been dubbed The Parallel Economy. Thusfar, this is a small, nascent movement. But as inflation increases, I predict that it will grow much more popular. And eventually, once a sovereign cryptocurrency is announced, the Parallel Economy may divorce itself almost entirely from The System. (Or as some call it, The Beast System.) What I propose is that informal Parallel Economy Groups …




An Update on Precious Metals

I’ve always encouraged my blog readers and consulting clients to diversify their investments to include precious metals. While the markets have displayed their vagaries and suffered from COMEX price manipulation, the general trend for silver, gold, and platinum has been upward at a faster rate than the rate of consumer price inflation. And now, with inflation surging again, it is time that I remind SurvivalBlog readers of some fundamentals. Most importantly, we need to recognize that all fiat currencies are doomed, in the long term. The Almighty U.S. Dollar is no exception to this. Even the Swiss Franc (a good …




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 look at investing in farmland. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Chair Powell Re-nominated, gold takes a dive. o  o  o Video: Gold’s advantage over bitcoin. Economy & Finance: SurvivalBlog reader H.L. sent this news item: Nebraska’s 1.9% unemployment rate the lowest on record in US. JWR’s Comment: This is …




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 look at rising used car prices. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Reuters: Gold rises as inflation risks buoy safe-haven appeal. o  o  o Bull Flags For The Miners. Economy & Finance: 10 Things Media Won’t Tell You About the Dems’ Big Bill. o  o  o At Zero Hedge: “It’s …




Inflation Risk: Milton Friedman Would Buy Gold Right Now, by Arkadiusz Sieroń

Editor’s Introductory Note:  This guest article, reposted with permission, was authored by economist Arkadiusz Sieron, PhD. It was first posted by Sunshine Profits. — Powell maintains that inflation is transitory, but the monetary theory of inflation suggests otherwise. So, elevated inflation could stay with us! Some economists downplay the risk stemming from elevated inflation, saying that comparisons to the 1970s style stagflation appear unfounded. They say that labor unions are weaker and economies are less dependent on energy than in the past, which makes inflationary risks less likely to materialize. Isabel Schnabel, Board Member of the European Central Bank, even …




The Curse of The Cult of Kanban

In 2007, I began warning SurvivalBlog readers about global over-reliance on Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory management. This system — also called lean inventory management or kanban — was first developed by Toyota in Japan, in the 1950s. There, with largely internal chains of supply that were all clustered around the major cities on Japan’s largest island, Honshu, the kanban system worked with wonderful efficiency. Kanban soon branched out to the other three primary islands: Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku. Manufacturers were able to cut costs by keeping their parts inventory small, and placing frequent orders to their supplying wholesalers and component parts …




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 look at the strengthening U.S. Dollar. (See the Forex & Cryptos section.) Precious Metals: Gold gains as inflation worries offset strong dollar. o  o  o Gold Is Back in Vogue With Bulls Loving Faster Inflation Again. Here is an excerpt from the Yahoo article: “While bullion is often bought as a …




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 look at the declining purchasing power of the U.S. Dollar. (See the Inflation Watch section.) Precious Metals: Gold Breaking Out Amid Loss of Investor Confidence in the Fed. o  o  o Arkadiusz Sieroń: Will Evergrande Make Gold Grand? Economy & Finance: The Power of Labor: Record Churn & Quits among Workers …




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 look at the recently-passed $1.2 Trillion infrastructure spending bill. (See the Economy & Finance section.) Precious Metals: Metals prices set for ‘historically above-average prices through to 2025’ – S&P Global Market Intelligence. o  o  o Growing solar power sector to drive silver demand for the next decade – Heraeus. Economy & …




Here’s Why U.S. Supply Chain Problems Will Only Get Worse, by Brandon Smith

It is an economic rule which free-market philosophers like Adam Smith have tried to explain to governments and monopolists for centuries: Less liberty and more centralization equals less production and less overall wealth. Governments and central banks have sought to circumvent this rule by printing money from thin air, thinking that they can create wealth while at the same time suffocating public financial interactions and trade with authoritarianism. This, of course, only leads to inflation or stagflation, and thus wealth is never actually created, it is projected like a hologram in order to trick the masses into thinking that all is well – …