Economics and Investing:

Cash Crisis in India, ATMs Running Dry

JWR’s Comment: Currency “reforms” like these are all about control of the populace and tax revenue. Governments want full transparency of all private transactions—and thus the ability to tax everything.

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Video: Hidden Secrets Of Money Part 7 – Mike Maloney

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50 Great Jobs for Retirees – H.L.

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17 Reasons Why You Should Own Gold – DSV

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Troubling Signs At Bakken As Oil Production Growth Stalls

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Economics and Investing:

Bitcoin Drives Revolution and ‘Startup Government’ for Syrian Kurds

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Silver Price Forecast 2017/2018: Silver Prices Likely To Rise In A Concentrated Manner

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US Auto Industry Factory Production Falls Most Since August. “Output at U.S. auto manufacturers fell unexpectedly in March by the most since August of last year, according to Federal Reserve data that was released on Tuesday.” – H.L.

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Will The Gold Price Always Face Resistance At $1,350?. “Is there really something to the idea of a psychological barrier for gold at $1,350, and if so, is there any evidence for it?”

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Don’t Believe The Hype: Oil Markets Far From Recovery. Oil markets are in a slow process of recovery, aided by OPEC and non-OPEC output cuts, but the road to market balance remains long and bumpy.

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Economics and Investing:

Why The Permian Doesn’t Keep OPEC Awake At Night. While the much touted Permian basin is a fantastic formation of hydrocarbon holding rocks, the effect of this play on global oil markets is wildly overstated.

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Auto Loans: The Next Debt Bubble?. The auto-loan market has recently ballooned, but the delinquency data raises questions about how much longer these spending habits can last.

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News Bites Geopolitical Events No Longer Main Drivers Of Gold Prices

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Free Money! Banks Paid $22 Billion to Not Lend?

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Letter Re: Coin Rolls – Roll Your Own

Editor:

I decided to make my own coin rolls instead of spending any coins for them. I started with paper, but it turned out like origami gone wild. So I put on my thinking hat and asked, why not aluminum foil (for the coin rolls, not the hat)? But does silver and aluminum react? Apparently, it does in a good way if you add a baking soda solution. So I rolled away and am quite pleased with the outcome. That’s $100 face value in quarters in a pint-size vacuum sealed bag. What do you think? – R.T.



Economics and Investing:

CONSPIRACY vs FACT: How Much Gold Is In The World??

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The war on cash: India Outlawing Cash Altogether in 75 Cities – DSV

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A walk down memory lane: This article was written in 2009, but it’s still good information today – The Great American Bubble Machine – D.F.

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Wall Street banker Cohn moving Trump toward moderate policies

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Economics and Investing:

Why Americans have stopped moving.

JWR’s Comment: What is missing from this otherwise good article is a mention of the fact that people aren’t moving because they recognize that the economy is stagnant, and the “recovery” was just a resurgence of spending propelled by debt rather than a genuine renaissance. In essence, Americans are hunkering down for the Second Great Depression.

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Is Aramco IPO Behind Saudi Eagerness For OPEC Cut Extension? Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Algeria, and Angola have all stressed the need for further production cuts in order to return markets to a state of balance.

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Here’s a new report from PeakProsperity.com contributing editor Charles Hugh Smith that explores the opportunities & challenges of maintaining a separate “Plan B” retreat property – something prudent people are increasingly considering during these volatile times. Maintaining a functional separate … Continue reading



Economics and Investing:

China Ready To Cut Oil Supplies To North Korea. Beijing is ready to cut oil supplies to North Korea as the country continues to conduct nuclear missile tests.

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Miami condo market acting as if it is 2007: Condo market in Miami is saturated with units and inventory is growing.

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Drop In Gasoline Causes U.S. CPI To Fall 0.3% In March

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Tax Day. Excerpt: “The first great lesson to learn about taxation is that taxation is simply robbery. No more and no less.”

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Economics and Investing:

Gold Prices Near Five Month High: Is More Climbing In Store?

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Federal government reports deficit of $526 BILLION despite record-breaking income and payroll tax collection – G.G.

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104 Years of the Income Tax: Then and Now – B.B.

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Goldman’s $50 Forecast May Prove Bullish. Goldman Sachs is standing by its oil price forecast of $50 a barrel, predicting stability but a limited upside in the future.

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Economics and Investing:

Gold Owners See Massive Jump in Value on Fears of WWIII

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Video interview: Peter Schiff: Yellen’s Fed Bad for America but Will be Good for My Investments

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Using Postage Stamps for Money – DSV

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Wind & Solar Technology Won’t Stop the Collapse Of The U.S. Empire

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Economics and Investing:

Deutsche Marks Still Being Hoarded as Hedge Against Euro – DSV

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Stupid Asset Protection Tricks. A short list of things not to do with your assets. You might think this is obvious, but there are apparently those who still do it. – H.L.

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Turkey to Confiscate Gold in New Clever Way – To Help Citizens Earn Money – DSV

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Gold Spikes On Foreign Policy Fears

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March in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, by Steven Cochran of Gainseville 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 March?

Gold started March on pretty good footing, having gained over 3% in February. However, better than expected economic data in the early part of the month soon sent the dollar and stocks soaring and gold falling below $1200 an ounce on expectations that the Fed would certainly hike interest rates at their March meeting. Prices recovered sharply after the rate hike, though, because Yellen sounded like she didn’t want to raise rates again anytime soon.

Precious metals put in a strong performance to end the quarter. Palladium was in first place on the Barcharts YTD … Continue reading



Economics and Investing:

An uncomfortable conversation on a plane ride: How to cut your taxes no matter what your situation

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Is Another Bust Looming Over The Oil Industry? Global demand growth has been slowing over the last decades, which could spell trouble in the coming years if the oil industry does not plan for the change.

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War on Cash: ECB, EU on collision course with Germany – DSV

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Toshiba Warns Westinghouse Nuclear Losses Jeopardize Its Future. “The disclosure came Tuesday as the Tokyo-based company took the unusual step of reporting third quarter earnings without approval from its auditors.”

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Economics and Investing:

The U.S. Rig Count Is An Over-Rated Indicator Of Future Oil Prices. There are many other forces at play in global oil markets other than how a rising U.S. rig count and allegedly massive advances in rig productivity will suppress oil prices forever.

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Cash Is Dead. Long Live Cash. The push to end hard-currency payments in favor of digital ones keeps hitting speed bumps – P.S.

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U.S. Gold Bullion Exports To Hong Kong Surge, 82% Of Total Shipments

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IMF Plan to Force a Cashless Society On World Unfolding – Here’s How – DSV

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Economics and Investing:

How much is $100 worth in every state? Compare that to a similar report done in 2015: How much $100 is really worth in each state . You can see one of the huge reasons some states are losing population and others are gaining. – H.L.

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Chart of the Day: Advance/Decline Line. The Advance/Decline line is diverging from the market. Odds strongly favor that the market will soon push higher to new all-time highs

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Rent Control Makes for Good Politics and Bad Economics

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Florida ‘Boutique’ Linked To South American Gold Smuggling Plot

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Economics and Investing:

The ultimate central bank: IMF De-Cashing: Soft-Selling Financial Enslavement – b.b.

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Reader H.L. sent in this link that may help homesteaders and farmers gain a little extra income: Making Extra Income On Your Farm Or Rural Property

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5 Things to Watch in the March Jobs Report

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Nobody Is Saying Anything About How U.S. Earnings Season Will Go. With such a drastic difference between the real-world and the published economic numbers, is it any wonder?

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