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 custom knives (See the Tangibles Investing section.)


Precious Metals:

Gold Edges Up As U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Near 49-Year Low

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Global Gold-Backed ETF Holdings Decline By 23.7 Tonnes In September – WGC


Economy & Finance:

Global stocks are dropping as US treasury yields are at the highest level since 2011

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Verizon’s severance offer goes to about 44,000 employees

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Michael Snyder: We Just Witnessed The Biggest U.S. Bond Crash In Nearly 2 Years – What Does This Mean For The Stock Market?



Bitcoin Price Unexpectedly Rises to $6,600, as Market Adds $5 Billion in Hours

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Bitcoin Price Must Clear $6,800 for Range Breakout


You were warned: Turkey’s currency slides as inflation spikes to its highest level in 15 years

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You were warned: Argentina peso slides after record loan with IMF

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You were warned: October Is High-Risk Month for South Africa’s Resurgent Rand


Tangibles Investing:

The California Custom Knife Show is scheduled for Oct 20 & 21, 2018, in Garden Grove, California. This is a great place to meet custom knife makers, see their work, and to place special orders.

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Quest Custom Knives Planning for Eight New Models

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The New York Custom Knife Show will meet in Jersey City, New Jersey on November 16-17, 2018.



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  1. The internals of the (stock) market are uuuuuuuuugly. This thing is going lower.

    The ‘bond crash’ could be just getting started. A decades long uptrend channel was just broken to the downside. End of a trend is in place. The question is, will we go sideways in consolidation or start a new trend lower? I know almost nothing about bonds, don’t take my word for any of this but it ain’t good.

  2. Still got my Randall No.1 fighter that I received from an uncle in 1976 for graduating high school. He was a diesel mechanic onboard a sub and kept the engines firing long before nuke powered subs came on the scene.

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