Economics & Investing For Preppers

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 rising interest rates.  (See the Economy and Finance section.)

Precious Metals:

First off, at Seeking Alpha: An Update On The Outlook For Platinum Supply

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China Maintains Gold Reserves at 59.24 Million Ounces

 

Stocks:

Next, at Zack’s: U.S. Banks Stock Outlook – November 2017

Commodities:

A Very Bullish Case For Commodities. Here is a quote: “Goldman Sachs has put forward a very bullish case for the commodity sector, with metals set to continue their hot streak and oil looking … Continue reading



Economics & Investing For Preppers

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 Antiquarian Books. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

Precious Metals:

Moor Analytics: Gold Downside May Finally be Exhausted

Commodities:

Why Are The British Paying So Much For Energy?

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Next, some commentary from OilPrice.com: BP Boosts The Bullish Case For Oil. 
In a clear sign that BP has adjusted to oil’s new normal, the company is buying back shares to cover its dividend payout amid the price crash
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Economics & Investing For Preppers

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 upcoming closure of Paladin Press. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

Precious Metals:

Fake Gold Bar Did Not Come From RCM

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Harry Dent Defends His Grim Forecast for Gold

Stocks:

“You Get Nothing” – World’s Largest Insurer Warns US Stocks Offer “No Returns” For The Next Decade

Commodities:

Saudis Need $70 Oil To Break Even

 



Letter: Follow Up on Debt

Dear Hugh,

I read your comment on debt and I agree. Having been cautious of lawyers and government, my focus has been on privacy since about 1970. I had an excellent relationship with my CPA and we became partners in some real estate investments and some operating businesses. He also had privacy concerns, so we explored many things, offshore trusts, Turks and Cacaos, corporations in Hong Kong along with bank accounts in HK, Switzerland and Mexico. We formed all of the above at some time in my lifetime. The HK corp. and bank accounts survived an IRS hard look.

Your concern about not being able to pay a debt and having it come back at an inflated judgment is very valid.

There are some legal ways today to help with sheltering paid for assets. I have had several telephone conversations with management of this company.. They … Continue reading



Economics & Investing For Preppers

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 Offshore Retreat Land. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

Precious Metals:

We’ll begin with this news from Zero Hedge“This Could Be Huge”: Gold Bar Certified By Royal Canadian Mint Exposed As Fake

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Gold Softer As U.S. Consumer Confidence Index Rises To 17-Year High

Stocks:

Canada Stocks-TSX touches fresh record, Shopify tumbles

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Bloomberg: The Biggest Stock Collapse in World History Has No End in Sight

 

Commodities:

Big Oil Has Learned To … 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 a recent Radical Personal Finance podcast interview on tangible assets allocation, with JWR. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

Precious Metals:

To begin, we read: Gold rises on safe-haven appeal after Catalonia declares independence

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Asian Metals Market Update: October-27-2017

Stocks:

Nikkei hits 21-year high as banks, tech stocks firm

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Tech Stocks Roar Again in Faint Echo of 2000

 

Commodities:

Michael Seery: The Corn Chart Looks Interesting



Economics & Investing For Preppers

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, I’m issuing a U.S. stock market crash warning. (See the Stocks section.)

Stocks (Crash Warning):

The New York Stock Exchange just recorded its 71st “all time high” trading session since the November 2016 Presidential election. The market is now essentially stair-stepping upwards. The P/E ratio of the Dow Jones stocks now stands above 31 to 1. There have only been two times since the early 1880s that U.S. stocks have been so grossly overbought: Just before 1929 stock market crash and just before the 2000 “dot.com” bubble implosion. Consider this an earnest stock market crash … Continue reading



Economics & Investing For Preppers

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, I’m posting an update on investing in binary triggers. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

First up, there is this from Peter Hug: Gold Price Fighting Stronger Dollar

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American Eagle Gold, Silver Coin Demand on Track for 10-Year Lows. JWR’s Comment: My Inner Contrarian is whispering: “Jim: When others are shunning physical, then buy physical.”

Stocks:

Mark O’Byrne: Next Wall Street Crash Looms? Lessons On Anniversary Of 1987 Crash. After another 200 point jump on Monday, … Continue reading



Economics & Investing For Preppers

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 making money buying and selling vacuum tubes. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

First on today’s roster:  Lawrie Williams: What now for precious metals?

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Why Is Silver Really Lagging Behind Gold?

Stocks:

Shiller P/E – A Better Measurement of Market Valuation.  We  are again approaching the over-valued levels last seen during the dot.com bubble of 2000. Beware!

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CNN: Meet the bears predicting stock market doom

 

Commodities:

Jerry … Continue reading



Letter Re: Compound Interest on Debt

HJL,

I was going to leave a short comment but this deserves wider exposure.

Amen to all that about debt in the Zero Hedge article. Compound interest is not your friend if you are paying it. I bought into leverage for asset acquisition. Robert Kawasaki (intentionally incorrect) has a special place in my heart or is that some place much lower… It is a serious mistake not to take the income sheltered by depreciation and put it toward loan principal reduction. When you hit 50 and want to be out of debt the cold reality hits that profit and income must be earned and taxed to reduce principal. Practically speaking, you have to earn 140% of the principal in order to pay it off because you have run out of depreciation and you are in your prime earning years and therefore in a higher tax bracket.

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

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 ancient coins.  The accompanying photo shows how many ancient coin hoards look, when first excavated. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

First up, at FX Empire: Silver Price Forecast October 18, 2017, Technical Analysis

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Despite some recent attempts at import controls, the wedding gift demand in India is a key determiner of the price of gold: Diwali sales have been up 15-20%: ORRA

Stocks:

Next, we read: Less than 18 pct of global stocks … Continue reading



Economics & Investing For Preppers

Mexico city Smog

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 Urbanization. (See the Troubling Trends section, near the end of this column.)

Stocks:

Bloomberg reports: Old Wall Street Is Losing the Battle Beneath the Surface of ETFs

Commodities:

Next, Nick Cunningham opines: Chinese EV Boom Could Crash Oil Prices

 

Economy and Finance:

On to this: White House Says Corporate Tax Cut Would Boost Wages $4,000

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Yellen Calls Inflation the ‘Biggest Surprise’ in the Economy. JWR’s Comments:  Some of us are not so surprised.  In fact some of us are … Continue reading



Economics & Investing For Preppers

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

Precious Metals:

Spot gold has bounced back to around $1,300 per troy ounce.  But the price of silver is more like to break out.

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Peter Hug comments on Rhodium: Forget Bitcoin – Is This Overlooked Metal Heading Straight Back to $10,000?

Stocks:

First off, there is this: Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs as Wall Street bets … Continue reading



Economics & Investing For Preppers

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 economic predictions of money manager Michael Pento. (See the Stocks and Bonds section, near the top of this column.)

Precious Metals:

First, at Seeking Alpha: Germans Have Quietly Become The World’s Biggest Buyers Of Gold

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Clive Maund: Silver Market Update

Stocks and Bonds (Michael Pento):

Next, here is a Greg Hunter video interview that is well worth watching: Michael Pento – Crazy Stock Market Will Crash. Pento is predicting a crash in 2018 because of the Central Banks will become … Continue reading



Economics & Investing For Preppers

Yak

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 raising Tibetan Yaks. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

First, over at Seeking Alpha: Has Gold Found A Bottom?

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At MarketRealist: What Led to the Slump in Precious Metals on October 2?

Stocks:

Over at the leftist New York Post: Trump’s insane Dow Jones rally just keeps going. JWR’s Comment: President DJT’s rally is actually just a continuation of President BHO’s rally. This was all created by artificially low interest rates.  This cannot go on forever without seeing … Continue reading