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 potential for an orchestrated market crash. (See the Economy and Finance section.)
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Is The LNG Glut Real?
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This television news report from 2016 is thought-provoking: When Wal-Mart leaves small towns behind.  JWR’s Comments: The great unspoken here is that Wal-Mart pulled out of some poor, predominately black communities. They are building many of their newest generation of “Super Centers” in wealthy suburbs. Here is a key quote: “90% of Americans live within 10 miles of a Wal-Mart.” Following their little-publicized 2016 restructuring, Wal-Mart is now back up to more than 5,000 stores, including 3,552 Super Centers. An aside: There are just 12 Super Centers in Wyoming, but 386 in Texas. But oddly, Wal-Mart if the biggest employer in Wyoming . That shows you just how low the population density is, there.
Economy and Finance (Orchestrated Market Crash):
Moving on to this at The Los Angeles Times: Strong economy boosts Trump among otherwise skeptical voters . JWR’s Comment: That sort of political psychology works both ways. The Powers That Be probably want to use the inverse to this situation, to push Trump out of office, or at least to orchestrate a One Term Presidency for DJT. They also want to see the Republican Party lose its majorities in the House and Senate. So the chances are high of an orchestrated market crash followed by a very deep recession or even a Depression, to begin sometime in the next two years. (Plan accordingly, folks!) This crash can be triggered just by manipulation of interest rates by the Federal Reserve Open Rate Committee (FOMC). Remember: The Federal Reserve is not a government agency. It is private banking cartel.
Vacant Property Rates Soar In Over Half Of U.S. Local Housing Markets . (See the included map. Notice how the American Redoubt shows lower vacancies than the coastal regions!)
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