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. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today’s focus is on investing in farmland. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Gold Prices To Rally 13% In 2019, Silver Up 12% – MKS PAMP Group o o o Turbulence And Brexit Make Safer Options Like Gold And Cash Essential o o o If Gold Tops …




A Sure Gain of 10% in 10 Days: Forever Stamps

There are very few investments that can earn you a sure 10% profit in one year. But what about one that will earn you 10% in just 10 days? That’s not just wishful thinking. It is a certainty that the cost of “forever” U.S. postage stamps will increase in cost by 10% on January 27, 2019. The cost of a First Class Forever Stamp will go up from 50 Cents to 55 Cents. This is one of the largest rate increases in the history of the USPS.  (The largest in Dollar terms and one of the largest, in percentage terms.) …




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. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today’s focus is on coin roll hunting silver. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: New Shortfall In Production Capacity For Fabricated Silver And Gold o o o Have you ever wondered how the US Mint packs their Monster Boxes?  See this brief video: Gold & Silver Auto …




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. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today’s focus is on so-called Humanium Metal. (See the Precious Metals  section.) Precious Metals (Humanium Metal): Getting To $1,300: Longest U.S. Gov’t Shutdown, U.S.-China Trade Talks, Brexit Troubles o o o A reporter at Kitco apparently took a press release on “”Humanium Metal” at face value, and wrote …




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. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today’s focus is on the Sears bankruptcy. (See the Stocks  section.) Precious Metals: Investors Should Pay Attention To Silver Momentum – Analysts o o o BMO: Palladium Prices Still Soaring; Substitution Risk High o o o Blackrock Says Gold Price Will Be A “Valuable Portfolio Hedge” In 2019 …




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. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today’s focus is on antique hand saws. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Steve Saville: The Japanese Government Is Still Pegging The Gold Price o o o Inflation Will Not Be a Major Issue In 2019; But Gold Can Still Shine – Analysts   Taxes: The IRS …




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. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today’s focus is on the Fed’s QE Unwind. (See the Economy & Finance section.) Precious Metals: Gold Bounces Off Lows Following ‘Dovish’ Comments From Powell o o o Cliff Droke: Gold’s Safety Factor Kicks Into High Gear o o o Wall St., Main St. Bullish On Gold Despite …




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. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today’s focus is on Iver Johnson Revolvers. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: John Rubino: Three Things That Will Definitely Happen In 2019 o o o Gold Hits 6-Month High, Closing In On $1,300 o o o Gold Prices Holding Solid Gains As U.S. Manufacturing Sector Continues To …




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. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) The 116th Congress will be seated tomorrow. Hang on to your wallets, and your guns!  Today’s focus is on the recent stock market volatility.  (See the Stocks section.)   Precious Metals: Gold: Beating the Stock Market for the Month, Quarter, Year…and Century o o o Clive Maund: …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Today, I’m making a special post to this regular column, outlining my economic predictions for 2019: JWR’s Economic Predictions for 2019 As we all know, a new Democrat Party-dominated congress will be seated on Thursday January 3, 2019.  The actions of the 116th Congress are bound to have a profound effect on the U.S. economy. Given the history of profligate spending and public debt accumulation by both major parties, we can expect more of the same. And, in the event of a credit, bank, or stock market crisis, we can expect a Democrat dominated congress to spend even more. 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. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) With the Christmas holiday, this was a short trading week, in many markets. Today’s focus is on Silver and Gold in 2019. (See the Precious Metals Section section.)   Precious Metals (Silver and Gold in 2019): Watching the exchange value of the Dollar and interest rates, many market …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

This is a special edition of my thrice-weekly column.  Many global markets have been closed for the past two days. With the December 31st deadline for making tax-deductible charitable contributions looming, today I’m listing some charities that I consider worthy and truly deserving. Be advised that many large charitable organizations have high overhead, bloated staffs, and spend up to 30% of their proceeds on advertising, in the quest for even more money. Do not support those!  Instead, send your donations to organizations with low overhead costs, and no over-paid staff and management. That is a responsible and God-honoring way to …




A Manifoldly Unconstitutional Bill

I have a legislative alert for SurvivalBlog readers: H.R. 7115, the “3D Firearms Prohibitions Act” is on its face perhaps one of the most unconstitutional laws ever written. It is sponsored by Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., Democrat, of New Jersey. It will most likely be reintroduced in the 116th Congress. This proposed law, introduced on November 2, 2018, is purported to ban 3D printed guns. But it is actually about milling (subtractive) technology rather than 3D printing (additive) technology. I have news for Mr. Pallone: All guns are “3D”, once they are off the drawing board! Pallone’s bill goes far …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Today’s photo is from the Netherlands Archives, titled “Kerstviering Mijnwerkers in Zoutmijn” — Mineworkers in a salt mine, celebrating Christmas. It looks like those candles are sitting atop drilled salt pillars. With most of the world’s markets, businesses, miners, and manufacturers taking a Christmas holiday today, I will forego my usual economics ramblings. I’m just posting three links to “must read” articles on the tumbling stock market: Top Trump official calls bankers, will convene ‘Plunge Protection Team’ and, What if the Dow fell another 4,000-plus points — would you be prepared? and, How Bad Was Last Week In Historical Context? …




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. 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 WWII vintage jeeps.  (See the Tangibles Investing section.)   Precious Metals: Todd ‘Bubba’ Horwitz: Silver To Climb To $20, Outperform Gold In 2019 o o o A headline from Wednesday:  Gold Pushes To Five-Month High As U.S. Dollar Index Hits Daily Low …