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 rising interest rates. (See the Economy and Finance section.)
First off, at Seeking Alpha: An Update On The Outlook For Platinum Supply
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Next, at Zack’s: U.S. Banks Stock Outlook – November 2017
A Very Bullish Case For Commodities. Here is a quote: “Goldman Sachs has put forward a very bullish case for the commodity sector, with metals set to continue their hot streak and oil looking to rebound.”
Economy and Finance (Rising Interest Rates):
U.K. Hikes Interest Rates: ETFs in Focus. The article begins: “Bank of England (BOE) hiked its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 0.5%, reversing the August rate hike immediately after Brexit, as widely expected by economists. Despite relatively weak growth and uncertain terms of Britain’s deal with the EU on Brexit, the central bank hiked the interest rate for the first time since July 2007 in order to curb inflation.”
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At The Balance: When Will the Fed Raise Rates?
This was published last May, but it is still relevant: Millennials are Driving the Trend in Real Estate Investment
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