Economics & Investing For Preppers

Rental Property IRA

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 rental property IRAs. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

First,  there’s this: CEO of the CME Tells Fox Biz “Gold Should Probably Be At $5-$6k/oz”

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Next, Jim Wyckoff offered this: Friday’s Charts for Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium, July 14

Commodities:

The latest commentary from Nick Cunningham: “Oil Market Rebalancing Hasn’t Even Started Yet”



Guest Post: Fine Gold versus F.I.N.E. Central Banks, by Gary Christenson

Fine Gold

Gold is one of nature’s finest creations.

On the other hand central banks create trillions of fiat currency units – dollars, euros, yen, quataloos, whatever – from nothing and use those currency units for purchases … Apple stock, salaries for a thousand Ph.D. economists, office buildings, lobbyists, politicians, gold bullion etc.

It is unfair that the Fed creates trillions of dollars from nothing and values those dollars equally with other dollars created from the efforts of millions of businesses and individuals.

Unfair? Of course it’s unfair. That’s the point! With their “unfair” ability to create fiat currency that spends the same as existing currency, central bankers increase their power and wealth at the expense of citizens. They own or control governments, congressmen, CEO’s, commercial bankers and more.



Economics & Investing For Preppers

Dollar Decline

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 Dollar Decline.  (See the Forex section, below.)

Precious Metals:

First off,  here is a headline at GoldSeek: Gold and Silver Market Morning: July 13 2017 – Gold and silver are rebounding!

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Next, Steve St. Angelo opines: GOLD & SILVER MARKET: Four Interesting Developments

Commodities:

Reader L.B. sent us a link to this at Zero Hedge: BofA Stunned By Drop In Gasoline Demand: “Where Is Driving Season?”



Economics & Investing For Preppers

Ammunition

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


Precious Metals:

First,  here is an essay from Daryl Robert Schoon: The Bankers’ Endgame And The Rise Of Gold And Silver Prices

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Next, this from David Luo, at Seeking Alpha: Gold Falling In Tandem With The Dollar – Bet On Gold To Survive


Commodities:

Now, on to this news: Oil Price Rally Unwinds As Markets Doubt OPEC’s Intentions

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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 Nickels. The U.S. five cent piece “Nickel” is the only currently minted U.S. circulating coin that has a metals content close to its face value.  It costs the U.S.  Treasury around 7.2 cents to produce each Nickel. (See the Tangibles section near the end of this column.)


Precious Metals:

First, this from Warren Bevan: Precious Metals Massacre

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Next, at Investopedia: Top 4 Platinum Stocks for 2017 (SBGL, PLG)


Commodities:

Now, on to this headline: Continue reading



June in Precious Metals by Steven Cochran of Gainesville Coins

Economics and Investing

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, by Steven Chochran 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 June?

Gold made another run for the $1300 mark in early June. It closed at $1,294 an ounce on June 6th. This was not acceptable to the market manipulators, so they engineered a “take down” in gold later in the month. By trading 1.8 million ounces of gold (61.7 U.S. tons) in one minute, this “mystery” transaction chopped the gold price to a six-week low.

Gold prices stabilized at the end of the month but still posted the first monthly loss of the year. Even after June’s losses, gold is still 8% higher for the year (Continue reading



Economics & Investing For Preppers

Venezuela unrest

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 crisis in Venezuela.

Precious Metals:

First, there is this news: Gold inches higher as dollar weakens, central banks point to end of QE

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Next, here is a phone interview: Silver versus Time, Cryptocurrencies & JP Morgan – Mike Maloney and Jeff Clark



Preparing For The Cashless Transition

EC-Karte

Most western nations will soon adopt digital currency. Already, more than 80% of day-to-day transactions in the First World are settled with debit cards, credit cards, PayPal, or checks. In Europe, the use of the EC card—a sort of interbank debit card—has become ubiquitous. Going “cashless” is the Big Trend.

With the now widespread use of smart phones, payment for many small transactions is as simple as just waving a phone at the checkout counter. (This is a so-called “contactless” or “mobile wallet” purchase.) Mobile wallets, such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay, are catching on rapidly.  So rapidly, in fact, that some urbanites no longer carry any cash. At many stores, kiosks, and even restaurants this will likely become obligatory in the next few years. No smartphone? Sorry, “No soup for you!”



Economics & Investing For Preppers

Peter Schiff

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 Economist Peter Schiff”s predictions.

Precious Metals:

First, there is this: Gold marks lowest finish in nearly 8 weeks.

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Next, some charts from Jim Wyckoff: Monday’s Charts for Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium, July 03 [2017]



Economics & Investing for Preppers

Randall Knife

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 collectible knives.  (See the Tangibles section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

First, there is this monthly newsletter: Sprott Precious Metals Report – June 2017 (PDF)

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Next, is some commentary by Steve St. Angelo: When This Massive Bubble Pops… What Will Happen To The Precious Metals?



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 buying Sterling Silver. (See the Tangibles Investing section near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

First, the big news this week is that spot gold gave up about $5 in early trading on Wednesday. This left the Gold Bull “Longs” unfazed.  They know that the long term trend for paper currencies is down, and gold is up.

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Frank Holmes: Brexit One Year Later, In Five Charts



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 Rhodium.

Precious Metals:

First, there is this: Gold Steady Ahead Of US Data This Week, Weaker Dollar Supports

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Some good news: Louisiana Ends Sales Tax On Gold And Silver Bullion



Economics & Investing for Preppers

Liberty Bell Postage

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 Forever stamps sold by the U.S. Postal Service.

Precious Metals:

First, by way of the excellent The Daily Coin web site, we found this cross-post from The Daily Reckoning: The ONLY Gold Chart You Need

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Gold Steady Ahead Of US Data This Week, Weaker Dollar Supports



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