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 global grain markets. (See the Commodities section.)
Precious and Industrial Metals:
To begin, there is this over at Gold-Eagle: Gold / Silver / Copper Prices – Weekly Outlook
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Trade Wars, Bearish U.S. Weather – Is There Any Hope For Grain Prices? JWR’s Comments: The global grain markets have both direct and indirect effects on survivalists who maintain deep larders. The price of our stored wheat is going up. Please consider that cattle producers and other large scale livestock owners often have a choice in what they feed their animals. This will undoubtedly lead to higher prices for grass hay, too. Buy your hay early, this year!
Wendy McElroy: Does Your Money Serve the State or You? (Thanks to Claire Wolfe fro alerting us to this article.)
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Economy & Finance:
Next, at Wolf Street: But Who Pays the Price of All This Inflation? JWR’s Comment: Remember, folks: inflation is a hidden form of taxation, plain and simple.
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