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 Remington Firearms. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.) Precious Metals: How to Buy Gold or Silver With Bitcoin & Other Cryptos Cryptos: After dipping to as low as $7,421 USD last week, the value of Bitcoin seems to have bounced …




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 classic bolt action rifles. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.) Precious Metals: To start us off, here is a good piece at Silver Doctors: The Gold Standard 101: Measuring Gold And The Dollar Now Versus Then o  o  …




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 rare and antique motorcycles. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Silver keeps getting kicked into the gutter by short sellers. But the silver stackers will get their reward in the next few years. Higher interest rates will soon collapse the U.S. stock …




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 .50 BMG Raufoss explosive ammunition. Precious Metals: Gold Price Slips As Dollar Holds Steady o  o  o Jim Wyckoff asks: Where are the Stops?   Forex: EUR/USD Price Forecast March 12, 2018, Technical Analysis   Commodities: Oil prices settle lower as EIA data point to …




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 greenback cash. Precious Metals: Spot silver took a 0.65% bounce on Friday, up to $16.608. But it is still grossly under-valued vis-a-vis gold.  For the time being, I recommend that you make any new precious metals acquisitions in the form of either silver or platinum, …




Letter: Trade Deficits and Buying Locally

Hugh, We are in the midst of an economic war. Our individual purchases count. There are so many trade deficits to foreign countries. We must look upon our individual purchases and avoid buying from other countries from now on. Our individual choices matter. Choose local. If you cannot, make and grow things on your own effort. Learn, adapt, and survive to the local environment. We are in a war. Win. What are your thoughts? God Bless – S.M.




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 Swiss Franc Hedging. Precious Metals: The spot price of silver has been remarkably stable for the past three years. I don’t expect much movement until there is either spike in interest rates, a credit crunch, or a currency crisis for either the US Dollar or …




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 Free Ride”–wasteful government “programs” and policies. Precious Metals: First off, over at Wall Street Window: Fed Hikes, Dollar, and Gold – Adam Hamilton o  o  o INTL FCStone: ‘Stronger Dollar Should Weigh On Gold’ In March   Stocks: Global stocks plunge after Wall Street …




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 differences between numismatic and bullion coins. See the Precious Metals section and well as the Tangibles Investing section. Precious Metals (Numismatic and Bullion Coins): Anyone new to precious metals must learn the differences between numismatic and bullion coins. Both have their purposes, for investors …




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 future of the Euro as a currency unit. Precious Metals: Peter Hug: Gold Reacts To A Perceived Hawkish Fed o  o  o Gold Has “Room To Move” – Osisko CEO   Stocks: Earlier this week, we saw: Dow falls 299 points after Powell signals …




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 “cryptos”–the volatile and seemingly unpredictable cryptocurrency market. Precious Metals: First off, there is this bit of information at Seeking Alpha, by Nick Barisheff: Macro Trend Changes For Gold In 2018 And Beyond o  o  o Next, in metals recovery news: German scientists to build …




OPSEC Tax Preparation, by X. Liberal CPA

Many people ask me during tax season why there’s this entry or that box on their tax form. My answer? The IRS has more information on every citizen, even drilling down into data history on their family trees, than any other arm of the Federal, State, and Local governments combined. Why? Because you volunteer the information willingly! Massive Tax Code The tax code is estimated at 59,000 pages (forms + instructional booklets + adhoc tables), about 4,000,000 lines, and approximately 350,000,000 characters. Why did this massive bureaucratic enigma code not go away with the passing of the recent Bill into …




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 antique musical instruments. Precious Metals: How Palladium’s Rally is Setting Platinum Up for a Comeback o  o  o Next, at Seeking Alpha: Top Five Silver Stocks For 2018 Stocks: I noticed that the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is now back above 25,000. …




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 South Africa’s new President, Cyril Ramaphosa. Precious Metals: Forget the Stock Market. Investors Are Trading in Gold for Bitcoin Stocks: European shares recoup losses as miners, financials rise   Commodities: Offshore Oil Is Poised For Significant Growth   Global Economy (President Cyril Ramaphosa): South Africa’s …




Letter: How to Use Precious Metals

Hugh, Assuming that my ability to travel after SHTF will be severely limited, how can I use or sell my precious metals? – J.A. HJL’s Response: Precious metals are really designed to carry your wealth through a crises and be used on the other side – especially if you have large chunks of PMs. Traditionally, PMs always have intrinsic value simply because people recognize the rarity of the metal and have always attached some value to it. However, during a crises in which the economy collapses, you can’t eat them. That’s why we always recommend filling out your preps with …