Economics & Investing for Preppers

Economics and Investing

Here is the latest economics news and investing news.  We cover market trends, stocks, and the precious metals markets. We also discuss hedges, derivatives, and obscura. 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 oft-interviewed hard money advocate Peter Schiff.


Precious Metals (Peter Schiff):

First up, there is this video:  Peter Schiff on Gold, Trump, QE, & Potential Recession. Schiff predicts that the Fed will be forced to revert to ZIRP. (Zero Interest Rate Policy.) He also says that QE4 is on the horizon.

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I’ve found that the timeframe adjustable charts at Bullionvault.com are quite useful.



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 Fake Recovery.


Precious Metals:

First up, Frank Holmes asks: Is India’s Gold Market Recovering?

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The Herald
(in New Zealand) reports: May gold deliveries buoyant

 

Commodities:

Next, there is this from Nick Cunningham: Déjà Vu: Shale To Kill Oil Prices Once Again



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 world’s best-known cryptocurrency,  Bitcoin.

Precious Metals:

First, there is this, over at Kitco: Ignore the Hawkish Fed, There’s Still A Case for Gold – Traders

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The Taipei Times reports: India plans gold policy revamp for US$19 bn sector


Alternate Currencies (Bitcoin):

Next, there is this over at SovereignMan: You won’t believe this stupid new [draft] law against Cash and Bitcoin

JWR’s Comments: Beware of putting too much of your wealth into Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.  When … Continue reading



Letter: Debt After SHTF

debt after shtf

Hugh,

I’m looking for some justification of some prepper advice I’ve seen. More than a few articles recommend getting out of debt now before SHTF. I say, “Why?”. In the event of TEOTWAWKI the banks will be shut down anyway. Who’s going to process the repo paperwork? Who’s going to come enforce the repo? The local Sheriff is going to have more important things on his plate. That is assuming that he’s even still performing the duties of LEO. On top of that, I’d be willing to bet that when things started to get “back to normal” past debts will be forgiven in the interest of rebuilding the basic organizational structures needed for the operation of a society or enterprise. Just some thoughts… – D

HJL’s Reply:

You shouldn’t need any more advice than “It’s the right thing to do”. Getting out of debt should be … Continue reading



Economics & Investing for Preppers (For Friday, June 16th)

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 a likely burst of the global debt bubble in the near future.

Precious Metals:

First off, here is some useful commentary from Peter Hug: Is $1,300 Gold a Viable Target?

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Also at Kitco: Fed Increases; Dollar Rises, Gold Swoons


Commodities Economics:

Next, over at OilPrice.com, we read: Tillerson Seeks To Turn Oil Tap Off For North Korea


Forex:

On to the foreign exchange (Forex) news, Vladimir Ribakov offers: Weekly Forex Market Review … Continue reading



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 bargain prices now available on DPMS AR-15 Oracle rifles.  The market fro “black rifles” has bottomed!

Precious Metals:

First off, there is this: Gold’s Strength Is Justified Says UBS

Commodities Economics:

Next, over at OilPrice.com, Henry Trinh reports: Top Asset Managers Still Bullish On Crude

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Reuters: U.S. shale firms more exposed to falling oil prices as hedges expire

 

Forex:

On to the foreign exchange (Forex) news: EUR/USD … Continue reading



Economics & Investing for Preppers (For June 12th – Monday)

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 quirky “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) Today’s focus is on Chinese investors.

Precious Metals:

First of all, Greg Hunter offers his Weekly News Wrap-Up  (6.9.17)

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From Reuters: Palladium surges 7 percent to highest in 16 years; gold retreats

Commodities Economics:

Next, over at OilPrice.com, there is an informative piece by Irina Slav. The Next Big U.S. Shale Play

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InvestorIntel: Rare Earths Monthly – May 2017



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, and derivatives, and obscura. Today’s focus is on LNG. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the quirky “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor):

Precious Metals:

First of all, let’s look at an essay at Silver Doctors. The Sun Rises on the Precious Metals Sector – Clive Maund

Commodities Economics (LNG):

Next, over at OilPrice.com: America’s Unstoppable LNG BoomJWR’s Comment:  The expansion of the piped natural gas and liquified natural gas (LNG) infrastructure is great for American energy independence. However, the new and expanded coastal LNG terminals will surely become terrorist targets. That will surely continue all through the rest of … Continue reading



Economics & Investing for Preppers

Economics and Investing News - Stocks, Commodities, Hedges, Precious Metals, Shares, Forex

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, and derivatives, and obscura. Today’s focus is on the weak Dollar. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the quirky “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor):

Precious Metals:

First of all, let’s look at this: Deutsche Bank Calculates The “Fair Value Of Gold” And The Answer Is…

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Over at Kitco, we read: Gold Hits Highest In Over Six Weeks As U.S. Jobs Data Disappoints

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India To Hit Gold Market With 3% Tax On July 1



May in Precious Metals by Steven Cochran of Gainesville Coins

Economics and Investing

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review. Here, 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. This column is authored by Steven Cochran of Gainesville Coins. Today, we highlight the effects of terrorism on the price of gold.

What Did Gold Do in May?

Gold stated the month of May right at $1,268. However, unexpectedly strong economic data blasted prices down by $40 an ounce to a seven-week low in the first week. The first estimate for the US economy in the second quarter was far higher than anyone expected, and the Federal Reserve declaring first quarter weakness was temporary.

Gold prices bottomed out on May 11, and began an uptrend that saw the gold market erase all of May’s losses by the … Continue reading



Economics & Investing for Preppers

Economics and Investing News - Stocks, Commodities, Hedges, Precious Metals, Shares, Forex

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. Today we focus on counterparty risk in derivatives contracts. And most of the following items reflect the quirky “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor):


Commodities Economics:

Looking ahead, Nick Cunningham recently posted this forecast: Four Wildly Different Oil Price Scenarios For 2020

Forex:

On to foreign exchange (Forex) news: USD/CAD Continues Decline

Global Stocks and Bonds:

Moving on to the stock and bond markets, U.S. stocks hit an all-time high on Friday JWR’s Comment:  I’m definitely not in the Perma-Bull camp. What goes up must come down.  So… What will be the key warning to watch for? Any upcoming … Continue reading



Homestead and Financial Ledger Books- Part 2, by S.T.

Ledger Books

We have been looking at the use and benefit of Homestead Ledger Books. In Part 1, we looked at documenting activities, items harvested, canned or dried, and items sold or orders received. We have looked at a possible scenario from January through September and left off at September after participating in the farmer’s market. Furthermore, let’s look at what activities we might record in our ledger for October.

October

In October, the family could take time to plan out the next year’s garden and locate free buckets. The buckets that could be used to expand the garden output by growing additional plants in these containers. The family could try to locate other containers to use for the plant starts for which we took orders. The children could log information into their own Homestead Financial Ledgers. They then plan out any future income producing projects they wanted to work on. This … Continue reading



Homestead and Financial Ledger Books- Part 1, by S.T.

Ledger Books

Looking back in time, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and the other founding fathers of the United States all maintained Homestead and Financial Ledger Books of one kind or another. Some, like George Washington, had one for each of his businesses (grist mill, whiskey, et cetera). With the advent of computers and the move to city life, these ledgers have gone out of fashion. But they remain an important tool, and it is to sad that families do not use them anymore. We would spend less on unneeded items if more of these were used.

What Are Homestead Ledgers?

Benjamin Franklin was a printer of many of these Blank Ledger Books .

What are Homestead ledgers? Homestead ledgers are nothing more than simple ledger books that chronicle the every day life on a homestead. They show what is grown, what is made, what is preserved, … Continue reading



Economics & Investing for Preppers

Economics and Investing News - Stocks, Commodities, Hedges, Precious Metals, Shares, Forex

Today  we have some special insight on natural resources, in the long term. 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 most of these items reflect the quirky “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor):


Precious Metals:

First, some predictions from Frank Holmes, over at Bullion Vault: Just So Bullish for Gold


Commodities Economics:

Looking ahead, there is some interesting reading in this 2013 ODNI/NIC white paper, to which an old friend of mine contributed: Natural Resources in 2020, 2030, and 2040: Implications for the United States



Economics & Investing for Preppers

Economics and Investing News - Stocks, Commodities, Hedges, Precious Metals, Shares, Forex

Here are the latest news items and commentary on economics and investing. We cover market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Today we focus on investment guns. And most of these items reflect the quirky “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor):


Precious Metals:

First, over at Gold-Eagle: Gold price rises as Asian stocks, dollar slip after oil slump

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And I found this tantalizing prediction over at Kitco: Gold To Move Closer To $1,300 This Week – TD Securities

 
Commodities Economics:

Moving on to commodities.  Martin Tillier: The OPEC Elixir Wasn’t Potent Enough

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And then this, from Investing.com: Strong start to summer driving season pushed U.S. … Continue reading