Economics & Investing For Preppers

Auction Fever

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 how to avoid Auction Fever. (See the Tangibles section, near the end of this column.)  Today’s column is terse, since JWR is traveling to view the eclipse.

 

Precious Metals:

The 46-Year Record of Platinum-Gold Ratios

Stocks:

Ron Paul: 50% stock market plunge ‘conceivable,’ but it’s not President Trump’s fault

 

Commodities:

Next, over at OilPrice.com: The Strategic Petroleum Reserve Is Slowly Dying

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I missed this when it was posted back in April: 2020s To Be … Continue reading



Economics & Investing For Preppers

Derivatives

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  derivatives counterparty risk. (See the Derivatives section, below.)

Precious Metals:

This Year’s Best Commodity Is One of the Smallest Metals Markets

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Commentary from Hub Moolman in South Africa:  Gold Set To Rise While Debt-Based Assets Collapse

Stocks:

Stock market’s record-setting rally at risk as doubts grow over Trump agenda. JWR’s Comment: Of course what the Mass Media is not reporting is the fact that most of the controversy was self-generated by the leftist mass media talking heads.  They … Continue reading



Economics & Investing For Preppers

Scandium

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 Rare Earths. (See the Tangibles section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

CPM Group:  Precious Metals Outlook for 2017

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Top Four Platinum Stocks for 2017

Stocks:

Thursday’s headline: Dow drops 200 points, led by Cisco. By the time of the closing bell:  The DJIA was down 1.2%, the S&P 500 dropped 1.5%, and the NASDAQ Composite  Index fell 1.9%.  Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, the Euro STOXX 50 declined 0.3%.  Oh, and gold was up nearly … Continue reading



Economics & Investing For Preppers

Full Capacity Magazines

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 firearms magazines. (See the Tangibles section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

Jack Chan: Silver Price Update

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Gold Forecast for the Week of August 14, 2017, Technical Analysis

Stocks:

Top Four Gold Stocks as of August 2017

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Do You Own Those Three Recession-Proof Stocks?

 

Commodities

Next, over at Knoema: Nickel Price Long Term Forecast (to 2030)

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

Hallicrafters S-38

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 antique radios. (See the Tangibles section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

First off, both silver and gold jumped last week, as the headlines were filled with fears about possible nuclear war with North Korea.  I hope that you bought low.

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Next, from Hub Moolman: Silver Price Forecast: Silver Boom Time?

 

Stocks:

Jim Rogers says the ‘biggest crisis in his life’ is less than a year away.

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World’s Top Stock Market Really Just … Continue reading



Economics & Investing For Preppers

2016 Chevrolet SS

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 on ultra low production number cars. (See the Tangibles section, near the end of this column.)

 

Precious Metals:

Clint Siegner at Activist Post: Preparing to Barter and Trade With Precious Metals Is NOT a Loony Idea

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High Anxiety In Marketplace Propels Gold To Seven Week High

 

Commodities:

Natural Gas Prices Poised To Rise As Exports Boom

 



Economics & Investing For Preppers

Babe Ruth Trading Card

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  Trading Cards. (See the Tangibles section, near the end of this column.)

 

Precious Metals:

Investors Should Take Advantage Of Gold’s Summer Doldrums – Mickey Fulp

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Stunning Results: Four Top Primary Silver Miners Production Plummets

Stocks:

When Will the Tech Bubble Burst?

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Over at the CNBC Cheering Section: S&P 500 and Dow hit record highs, led by financials

 

Commodities:

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

Ammo Containers

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 common caliber ammunition, primarily for barter. (See the Tangibles Investing section, below.)

Gold and Silver Market Morning: June 5 2017 – Gold consolidating with a positive bias

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The South Africa Chamber of Mines has released their annual statistics for the preceding year. Despite their cheery verbiage, the cold hard fact is that South African gold production is less than half of what it was in 2001. Most of this decline has been caused by labor issues rather than … Continue reading



Guest Post: In A Better World, by Gary Christenson

The Problem

In a better world we might expect:

  • Individuals, corporations, and governments spend no more than their income.
  • “Honest” money is used by all, has intrinsic value, retains its purchasing power and is not counterfeited by individuals or bankers.
  • Governments and bankers support and encourage “honest” money.

Alas, we live in this world and must realize that:

  • Debt has increased rapidly for the past century. Example: U.S. national debt has expanded from roughly $3 billion to $20 trillion.
  • Currencies are IOU’s issued by central banks who promote ever-increasing currency in circulation, expanding debt, and continual devaluations in purchasing power.
  • The “fiat-currency-game” will continue until it implodes.


July in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran

Economics and Investing

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, by Steven Cochran of Gainesville Coins, where we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. Each month, we cover the price action of gold and examine the “what” and “why” behind those numbers.

What Did Gold Do In July?

Gold started July off with a bang but not the kind it wanted. A big jump in wholesale prices in the manufacturing sector on July 3rd sent gold plunging to the $1,220 mark. On July 3rd, North Korea successfully tested its first ICBM capable of reaching the United States. North Korean TV reported that dictator for life Kim Jung Un called the test “an early fireworks gift for the United States”. This started a month of bad behavior that helped gold prices.

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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 False Recovery.  (See the Stocks section, below.)

Precious Metals:

The spot price of platinum is still in the doldrums, but recently saw an uptick.  Any point in time when you can buy an ounce of platinum for less than ounce of gold, then it is a good time to buy platinum!

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I’m not a believer in most of what the Chartists have to say. But I found this macro analysis interesting: Ira Epstein’s Precious Metals Video August-2-2017.

 

Commodities:

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

Bank Run

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 hairspring watches.

Precious Metals:

First, at Seeking Alpha: Mining stocks’ valuation attractive, led by copper and zinc, BMO says

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India’s Demonetization Policy Takes a Turn for the Worse

Commodities:

Sanctions On Venezuela Could Push Oil Into The Mid-$50s

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China’s threatened scrap import ban jolts copper into life: Andy Home



Economics & Investing For Preppers

HK21 Machineguns

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 registered Class 3 machineguns. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

Gold Prices Will Be ‘Explosive,’ Just Wait and See – Jim Rogers

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As of July 31st, the trend line for spot silver is looking encouraging. I hope that SurvivalBlog readers stocked up when silver was lower. If you didn’t, then buy now, before the next market crisis. (I predict that the next global crisis will send silver soaring to $35+ per ounce.)

Commodities:

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

Fabrege Eggs

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 Collectibles. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

China Surpasses South Africa’s Gold Production. (Although South Africa still has the world’s largest below-ground reserves.)

Commodities:

Oil Rises, But Saudis Face Daunting Dilemma



Economics & Investing For Preppers

Japanese Swords

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 Japanese Swords. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

“Mother Of All Bubbles” Keeps Gold Price In Focus

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Spot gold was down $4 an ounce by noon on Tuesday, but silver was up slightly. Since January 1st, 2017, spot gold is up 7.81% and silver is up 2%. If the global economic crisis that many pundits anticipate doe indeed materialize this coming October, then the precious metals will become truly precious.

Commodities:

As … Continue reading