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 nascent Trade War.

Precious Metals:

Todd Horwitz: Can Gold Rally Continue?

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Next, over at Silver Phoenix: Is This The Most Hawkish Fed Ever?


Forex and Cryptos:

Reader H.L. spotted this: Looming Dollar Shortage Getting Worse As Emerging Markets Implode

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Bitcoin Daily Chart Alert – Bullish Chart Pattern Emerges


Economy & Finance (Trade War):

As the Yield Curve Flattens, Threatens to Invert, the Fed Discards it as Recession Indicator

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U.S. Markets: Rife With Anxiety, Markets Are Churning At The Fastest Rate Since 2008 – Bloomberg Quint

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Trade War begins: US and China exchange $34 billion in tariffs. JWR’s Comment: Of course this article comes from the profoundly anti-Trump CNBC. What they fail to mention is that Trump didn’t initiate this spat. His tariffs were retaliatory–in response to many years of unfair trade and “dumping,”

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Reuters: Loan funds see outflows for first time in 20 weeks amid trade war



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  1. “What they fail to mention is that Trump didn’t initiate this spat. His tariffs were retaliatory–in response to many years of unfair trade and “dumping,””
    Exactly…and IP theft, don’t forget the tech theft. I’m not all in on Trump or any man, but we indeed have been kicked around long enough on trade and commerce and I think it has been, can only be, willful on the part of our congress to submit to the globalism.
    Sir, good call on defensive stocks a couple of months back. I was wrong, well I was right about their valuations, but you were right about the coming price action. They are moving up nicely. And now that I’ve said it out loud they will likely crash, ha ha.

  2. As long as the Wolfowitz Doctrine is in play, the equities of the War Toy Boyz will continue to be good buys. Much of our effort in the mideast is anti-Russia. And Ukraine, of course.

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