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 ups and downs of the classic car market. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: First up is this, over at Zero Hedge: Massive Silver Bets as Treasury Wants More Trillions o  o  o Erik Lytikainen: The Gold Bull Market Is Just Getting Started Economy & Finance: National …




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 economic implications of Joe Biden’s policies. (See the Economy & Finance section, the Commodities section, and the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Gold off 2-week high as investors book profits. o  o  o Even if you’re not a geologist, you can tell if a gold stock is legitimate …




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 some more indicators of mass inflation ahead. (See the  section.) Precious Metals: First up, from Jim Curry: Gold Update – U.S. Stocks Bracing for Correction. o  o  o Gold and silver prices react to this week’s events in some unexpected ways Economy & Finance: A bond market alert: For …




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 silver investing. (See the Precious Metals section.) Precious Metals: Gold Price Forecast – Gold Markets Get Hammered Again o  o  o Silver price analysis in January 2021: buy the recent weakness? A snippet: “Silver ended 2020 near the $27 an ounce level and this implies it was trading at its …




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 risk of substantially higher inflation in 2021 and beyond. (See both the Economy & Finance and the Forex & Cryptos section.) Precious Metals: Black Swans, Ordinary Swans And Metals o  o  o Silver Price Could Double Again Within 90 Days of Time Economy & Finance: Inflation ahead! Global …




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 recent Bitcoin rally. (See the Forex & Cryptos section.) Precious Metals: From Chartist P. Radomski: Despite Signs To The Contrary, Gold At Or Near Top o  o  o Modest gains for gold, silver amid bullish competing assets Economy & Finance: U.S. Companies Face China Tariffs as Exclusions Expire …




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 some new taxes and California’s proposed extra-territorial tax. (See the Taxation section.) Economy & Finance: Dire Straits For European Banks? Banks Paying Near Zero On Deposits, Now Charging Fees o  o  o Top 10 Economic Predictions for 2021 o  o  o Allan Stone of the leftist Washington Post: The craziest, …




December 2020 in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, authored by Steven Cochran of Gainesville Coins, 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 December? First, some end-of-year numbers. Gold set several new all-time highs in 2020, capped by an intraday peak of $2,081.80 an ounce. Gold prices gained 24% for the year, recording the largest annual return in ten years. Spot silver rose 47.6%, also a ten-year high. Precious metals were helped in part by the US …




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, a more in-depth look at Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Cryptos: When I last checked, Bitcoin had been bouncing around over $22,000 USD per BTC for more than a week. It topped at $24,500 on Christmas Day. I should note that historically Bitcoin tops out each December, in most years. So I expect …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Today, in lieu of my regular column, here is a special End-of-Year analysis of the firearms and ammunition market in the United States, with a few predictions for 2021 and beyond. Please note that I have a bias. This report comes from my “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective. – JWR. Also, note that we expect to post a similar year-in-review piece on precious metals from Stephen Cochran of Gainesville Coins. That should be posted sometime in the first few days of 2021. Guns and Ammunition: 2020 in Hindsight The market for newly-manufactured guns has been frantically busy since March. According to …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Today, on Christmas Day, in place of my normal Friday news column, I have this special bit of investing commentary for my readers: Investing In Your Children’s Future Today, December 25th, for most Americans, is a holiday of generous excess. We live in a still relatively prosperous nation, and we are a people known for our generosity. One end of your house is most likely strewn with bits of wrapping paper and ribbons. Your children or grandchildren are surely playing with their new toys, dolls, and games. A few of them are probably pouting, because they didn’t receive a Playstation …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

I place of my usual news items and commentary on economics and the markets, I have some housekeeping to do: My Annual Financial/Investing Disclosures: By Federal law, I am obliged to make the following annual public disclosures. For the record: I am presently the sole author of SurvivalBlog’s twice-weekly posted Economics & Investing For Preppers column. I am not a paid investment counselor or adviser. Please see our Provisos page for our detailed disclaimers. My paid consulting is on preparedness, relocation, retreat property development, and related topics–not on investing, per se. I am not a board member of any corporation. I …




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 Texas Corporate Relocation. (See the Companies Bound For Texas section.) Precious Metals: Lyn Alden: Gold Price Forecast 2021: On a Bullish Track o  o  o Billionaire Investor Thomas Kaplan says gold prices to move ‘way past’ all-time highs Economy & Finance: Deloitte: Weekly global economic update. Here is 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 how telecommuting is opening up possibilities for living in rural regions. Precious Metals: A headline from Friday: Gold, silver and platinum take a beating. JWR Says: Buy on the dips! o  o  o Inflation Is Back, Big-Time Economy & Finance: At Zero Hedge: Swedish Central Bank Governor Slams Expansion …




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 lumber prices. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Interview with Phil Streible: All-in gold doesn’t make sense; silver, oil are the real winners o  o  o Frank Holmes: The Debate Between Gold And Bitcoin Intensifies Economy & Finance: Biden names liberal econ team as pandemic threatens workers o  …