February 2021 in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, where we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. Each month, we cover gold’s performance, and the factors that affected gold prices. What Did Gold Do in February? Gold didn’t have a very good month in February, closing at a second monthly loss in a row. This culminated in a $53 drop in spot gold on the last trading session of the month, hitting $1,716 an ounce before recovering back to $1,730. This puts gold on track for the worst month in four years. The pain this month …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we further examine the ammunition shortage. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: See Steven Cochran’s monthly precious metals recap report, also posted today. Economy & Finance: Personal income leaps 10% in January thanks to stimulus, but inflation still in check o  o  o At Zero Hedge: Rabo: We Are About To …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the ongoing commodities boom. Precious Metals: ‘Gold is going to be outpaced by silver and platinum’ – Bill Baruch o  o  o Kansas Bill Would Make Gold And Silver Legal Tender In The State Economy & Finance: At Zero Hedge: Got Inflation? The Fed Just Printed Another $100+ BILLION …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the gold-to-silver ratio. (See the Precious Metals section.) Precious Metals: Have you noticed the shift in the silver-to-gold price ratio?  I repeatedly urged my readers to ratio trade out of gold and into silver when the ratio was north of 95-to-1. With silver now up to $27.26 per Troy …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the rising value of Bitcoin. (See the Cryptos section.) Precious Metals: We’ll start out with this from Kelsey Williams: Gold To Monetary Base Ratio Says No Hyperinflation o  o  o #SilverSqueeze hits London as SLV warns of Limited Available Silver Supply Economy & Finance: Budget Deficit Totals Record $735.7 …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the ammunition feeding frenzy. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Gold price pressured by bearish outside markets o  o  o The Big Bluff in Silver – Weekly Wrap Up Economy & Finance: The top 5 internet companies are worth almost $8 trillion combined. Just 5 companies are worth …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at some expatriation and offshore banking options, legalities, and statistics. Precious Metals: Arkadiusz Sieroń: New POTUS, New Gold Bull Market? o o o o o o Why was silver targeted? Analysts point to a price move in silver Economy & Finance: Showing his socialist true colors: Mitt Romney has a plan …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the fate of the U.S. Dollar. (See the Commodities section and the Forex & Cryptos section.) Precious Metals: US Mint Warns It Can’t Meet “Surging Demand” For Silver & Gold o  o  o Investor Gold Demand Running At Red Hot Levels Economy & Finance: Despite Terrible US Economy in …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at high lumber prices. (See the Commodities section.) Precious Metals: Brett Owens, at Forbes: Inflation Is Coming. Here’s How I’m Getting Ready o  o  o The Reddit Revolution” – Key Battle Tactics o  o  o Goldman Sachs sees silver price rising to $33 an ounce, Reddit squeeze was doomed to …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the now chronic gun and ammunition shortage in the US. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) But first, an important note on physical silver, that I’m repeating from yesterday’s blog. Precious Metals: Mike in Alaska sent this: Reddit Forum Sparks Physical Silver Shortage on Major Dealers’ Websites. JWR’s Comments: I expect …




January 2021 in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, where we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. Each month, we cover gold’s performance and the factors that affected gold prices. Year-End Gold Market The fourth quarter of 2020 was not kind to precious metals. Losses in both October and November seriously dented annual returns for both gold and silver. Gold’s December gain of 6.3% was barely enough to erase October and November’s losses. Still, gold posted a gain of more than 24% in 2020, a ten-year high. Silver traded up 17% in December, enough for a …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the recent GameStop stock fiasco. (See the Equities section.) Precious Metals: Peter Krauth: Gold Bull Will Run For Years – Here’s Why o  o  o Gold to push above $2,000 as Saxo Bank sees 2021 as the start of broad commodity bull market o  o  o Inflation or deflation? …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the ups and downs of the classic car market. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: First up is this, over at Zero Hedge: Massive Silver Bets as Treasury Wants More Trillions o  o  o Erik Lytikainen: The Gold Bull Market Is Just Getting Started Economy & Finance: National …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the economic implications of Joe Biden’s policies. (See the Economy & Finance section, the Commodities section, and the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Gold off 2-week high as investors book profits. o  o  o Even if you’re not a geologist, you can tell if a gold stock is legitimate …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at some more indicators of mass inflation ahead. (See the  section.) Precious Metals: First up, from Jim Curry: Gold Update – U.S. Stocks Bracing for Correction. o  o  o Gold and silver prices react to this week’s events in some unexpected ways Economy & Finance: A bond market alert: For …