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 industrial metals. (See the Commodities section.)
Reader Chris B. suggested this piece: Jim Rogers says ETF holders will get mauled by ‘the worst’ bear market ever
Commodities (Industrial Metals):
Metals Massacre – Iron Ore Enters Bear Market, Copper Collapses To 1-Month Lows. JWR’s Comments: This collapse in industrial metals could be a precursor of a stock market collapse. It shows us how weak the real economy is. (The current illusory prosperity of equities market was created by artificial stimulus, rather than the market cycle.)
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Taxes and Regulation:
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I spotted some significant news for anyone with connections to the Philippines. OFW group hits Customs rules on balikbayan boxes
First Equifax, now this: SEC Discloses Edgar Corporate Filing System Was Hacked in 2016
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This dated 2015 article still has some good information: Investing in books ‘returns 8.8pc a year’: £246,636 Great Gatsby tops new index. JWR’s Comment: As I’ve mentioned before: It is wise to watch the Hollywood press. Look for news about big budget movies being produced in the next few years. This can give some clues on the rare books will become popular with collectors in the future.
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And this 2014 articles offers some key details: How to buy rare books the right way
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