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



The Rawles Rationale

SurvivalBlog

The following is my core rationale on the nature of government, liberty, and Godly personal conduct in the 21st Century. You may have seen some of these rationale statements in my books or blog posts. I plan to expand this at a later date:

Rights

  • The degree to which you allow your rights to be trampled is inversely proportional to your knowledge of (and respect for) the Constitution.
  • Whenever someone must buy a license or pay a fee to exercise a right then it is something less than a right. It is in fact a mere privilege, subject to the whim of petty bureaucrats. Fundamental rights are not abstract tokens that are given or sold by other men. They are in fact primary liberties bestowed upon us by God, our maker. Rights are not substantially secured by asking, “Mother may I?” of any government agency. Rights are more properly … Continue reading


Economics & Investing for Preppers

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

Don’t miss the important wheat market news, down in the Commodities section. 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, over at Gold-Eagle: Gold To Remain Resilient Next Week Despite Looming Rate Hike – Analysts

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And here is an article that I missed earlier this month at Zero HedgeMining CEO Explains Why Silver Could Reach Over $136



Guest Article: The Genesis Of The “Bubble’s Bubble”

Bubble's Bubble

The financial services industry is headed for the greatest debate in recent history.

Regardless of what occurs from here –a continued stock market bullish trend or reversion to long-term averages which chronicles back to 2000 levels, the confines of discussion, the heated verbal and written volleys tossed deep from the roots of philosophical differences will forge a permanent rift between the steadfast buy-and-hold brethren and the stewards who manage risk by preserving capital (the dreaded group with a market escape plan), through the forthcoming bear cycle.

The stakes are higher than I can recall.

Future generations: Those we are depending on to lift the globe from the depths of a demographic malaise, groups nowhere near as ostentatious as Baby Boomers; generations that savor experience over product and have been wary of the risk in stocks, are beginning to relent and take notice of this bull market trajectory.

How they experience … Continue reading



Economics & Investing for Preppers

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

Shale oil production is now in the headlines. 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):


Precious Metals:

First, over at Gold-Eagle: Arizona Ends Income Taxation On Gold And Silver Coins. So here is JWR‘s Comment:  Other States that presently tax bullion coins should follow suit.

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Hubert Moolman just published this commentary: Silver Price Forecast 2018: The US Dollar Breakdown Clears The Way for a 1970s Style Silver Rally


Commodities Economics:

Nick Cunningham reports: 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. And we must 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, over at Gold-Eagle, here is some commentary by Darren Capriotti: Silver Price Ends Slump; Is There More to Come?

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Clint Siegner: Trump Turmoil Grows, Prompting Flight to Safety

Commodities Economics:

And over at OilPrice.com, comes this from Dan Dicker: This Could Be Oil’s Last Trip Into The $40’s (Caution: Auto-start video ads.)



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. 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, over at Gold-Eagle, here is some commentary by Jack Chan: Gold Price Update.

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Reuters reports: Platinum to see first market surplus in six years in 2017: JM

Commodities Economics:

And over at Bloomberg: U.S. Shale Roars Back at OPEC. (Caution: This has auto-starting video.)

Forex:

On to foreign exchange (Forex) news.  This item was sent by Mr. Econocobas: Worst Week for Dollar in a Year



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. 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:

Worries about continuity of the Trump Administration threw a scare into to the gold market this week. After a jumpy day of trading on Wednesday, the gold futures and spot markets saw some profit taking on Thursday, with gold closing below $1,247. Ditto for silver, with a 2.02% drop to $16.56.

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Sarah Benali over at KITCO reports: Is Silver a ‘Strong Buy’ Right Now? This Analyst Thinks So…



Economics & Investing for Preppers

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

This column is posted on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 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):

Precious Metals:

First of all, some news from The SRSrocco Report: Chile Silver Production Down Stunning 26%

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Here is latest coin hunt video from Silver Searcher: Huge Coinstar Haul. Crazy Amount of Coins! (Note that these are free (forgotten) coins available in the machines’ external “reject” trays. I have found a few silver dimes using this method.)  OBTW, the “Sverige”-marked coin he mentioned is from Sweden, not Russia. It is probably a pre-Euro era … 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. 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, a bit of satire from Gary Christenson: 17 Reasons To Avoid Gold

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Arizona Legislature Ends Income Taxation On Gold And Silver

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H. Moolman in South Africa: Gold Price Forecast: Gold’s Big Move.  (JWR’s Comment:  Although I’m not a believer in “chartism”, I can safely say that stocks are presently over-bought and gold is over-sold.)



Prepping on a Budget- Part 3, by The Newbie

Prepping on a Budget

This article series is written to help people prep on a budget because an economic collapse is coming. Many people new to prepping struggle with where to begin. This article offer many ideas. We’ve covered a lot already, but there is more in this final part.

Oil and Fats

I haven’t done this yet, but I read you may can shortening. Oil has such a short shelf life before it goes rancid. If things really fall apart and you can’t eat without being totally self sufficient, you will use it all. I might try to use a food saver and canning jars for storing oils. I’d make sure they stay in the dark. Everything I’ve read gives us only a year or two with cooking oils.

Most people don’t know how to render fat. Those people who’ve hunted their whole lives might know, but I’m … Continue reading



Letter Re: Reliability of Stock Market Predictions?

Inflation and war

HJL:

I think prediction of a stock market crash are wrong.  The market is certainly inflated unreasonably and harmfully. They are right in that it is inflated unreasonably and harmfully. I believe the harm will manifest itself in the form of a general price level and not a crash. In other words, the DOW represents the new normal. Everything will rise to meet it and achieve equilibrium. It will be the inflation that the bankers want. The worst thing you can do is stay out. The second worst thing you could do if you are out is jump all the way in at one time. Ride the inflation or be crushed. – R.V.

HJL’s Comment:

I’m quite confident that the economy will continue it’s downward spiral. You are probably right. Barring any sort of outside influence, the congress critters and banksters  keep the system propped up and functioning. The transfer … 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. 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 some metals market analysis over at Gold-Eagle: Gold: Summer Doldrum Tactics

Commodities Economics:

Next, over at FX Empire comes this: Commodities Daily Forecast



Prepping on a Budget- Part 1, by The Newbie

Prepping on a Budget

It’s good to prep on a budget, as economic collapse is coming. I believe many people are new to emergency preparedness. It is hard enough to come up with the funds to get a good start of just having enough food for your family and yourself. That’s alot without all of the things you need for a bug out bag, cache, and all the tools to be self sufficient. We would need a homestead and a thousand other things, if we were without modern convinces and technology. We take so much for granted, including that we can just run to pick things up at the grocery store. For those of us newer to prepping, preparing is all quite overwhelming.

Certain Economic Collapse

The economic collapse isn’t like a “possible” Y2K thing. It is 100% for sure going to happen. The question is when. It is going to start when our debt clock hits 20 trillion. Forecasters have more firmly established the date as 2021. This means we are running out of time. We don’t have to just worry about the dollar being worthless. We need to realize we could very well face hyper inflation. So being prepared, even if order is kept, is critical… 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. 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 our recommended metals market analysis: CPM Precious Metals Outlook of May, 2017

Commodities Economics:

Next, over at The Business Standard: Commodity Picks: 8 May, 2017

Forex:

On to the foreign exchange (Forex) news: Dollar Higher But Sensitive to Growth of US Economy in Q1

Global Stocks:

Moving on to stocks: Macron handily wins French presidential election—seen as an upbeat sign for the stock market Continue reading