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Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at market reactions to recent Federal Reserve signals. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Why is gold down nearly $100 after Fed shakes up markets? o  o  o Neils Christensen: Panic selling in gold could last a little longer as Wall Street turns bearish on gold, but many look …

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How Amazon Destroyed American Book Publishing

Most SurvivalBlog readers are aware that I’ve been an outspoken critic of Amazon.com’s business practices, their leftist agenda, and their blatant censorship. I even went so far as to very publicly resign from the Amazon Associates program. I did so on principle, knowing that it would cost me nearly $30,000 per year in sales commissions. But I didn’t hesitate, because I knew that it was the right thing to do. In this article, I will lay out some of the ways that Amazon has destroyed American book publishing, in their quest for monopolistic dominance. The Flood of Schlock Books To …

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Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at America’s aging cars and trucks. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Gold and silver both dipped on Wednesday and Thursday (June 16-17, 2021) as traders responded to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s remarks. Gold’s 4% dip marks a good buying opportunity.  In percentage terms, silver has dipped more than …

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Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the deepening US budget deficit. Precious Metals: Adrian Day: What Is Driving Gold? o  o  o Gold price at ‘steep discount’ vs. crude oil: $2,000 gold will be breached – Bloomberg Intelligence o  o  o Arkadiusz Siero?: Will Gold Rally Continue In The Upcoming Months? Economy & Finance: Getting Gold …

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the likelihood of high inflation ahead. Precious Metals: Arkadiusz Siero?: US Government Stimulus Went Wrong. How Will Gold React? o  o  o 70s-style inflation: Biggest risk is ‘invisible wealth destruction,’ gold price going to $20K this decade. o  o  o This piece has an interesting observation on the prospects …

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at continuing risks in the global derivatives market. (See the Derivatives section.) Precious Metals: We’ll start out with this piece by Christopher Aaron: Silver Price Forecast: Breakout Ahead This Fall. o  o  o Gold Seems Stuck At $1900. Are Inflationary Fears Exaggerated? Economy & Finance: Biden and the Fed Are …

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Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the manifold signs of rising general price inflation, with postage stamps as the poster child. (See the Inflation Watch section.) Precious Metals: On June 2nd, it was reported: Gold futures hold above $1,900 as spot gold trades just below at $1,899.30 But then on June 3rd, both gold and …

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May 2021 in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, where we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. Each month, we cover gold’s performance, and the factors that affected gold prices. What Did Gold Do in May? Gold started the month with a morning run at $1,800, being brought up short at $1,799.20 an ounce before settling lower. At the same time, silver briefly tagged the $27 mark. Things trended higher for the remainder of the month. Gold made sustained breaks above the $1,800 mark on the 6th, the $1,850 mark on the 17th, and the $1,875 …

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Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at Joe Biden’s “Sugar High” Economy. (See the Economy & Finance section.) Precious Metals: World’s Biggest Platinum Miner Makes Another Bold Call on Prices. o  o  o Golds gains over $100 this month. Economy & Finance: At Zero Hedge: Biden Unveils $6 Trillion Budget That Will Raise Federal Spending To Highest …

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at how second-hand car prices are soaring. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: U.S. Congressman Seeks Full Audit Of America’s Gold Reserves. o  o  o Some interesting history, from Vince Lanci: Gold is Money. Silver is More. Economy & Finance: Here’s what’s in Republicans’ new $928 billion infrastructure counterproposal. …

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Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at fixer-upper houses. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Egon von Greyerz: Everything Is On Fire. o  o  o Silver Demand for Printed and Flexible Electronics Forecast to Consume 615 Million Ounces of Silver Through 2030. o  o  o A Pitchfork Made With Gold. Economy & Finance: At Daily …

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Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at prospects for the Swiss Franc. (See the Cryptos and Forex section.) Precious Metals: First up, for today: Gold surges to 4.5-month high on safe-haven demand. o  o  o John Rubino: Charts For A Crazy World: Inflation And Other Screw-ups Economy & Finance: Charles Hugh Smith: Inflation or Deflation? o  …

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Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we further examine price inflation. Precious Metals: Mike Gleason: Wall Street Roiled By Hot Inflation Data: Is This REALLY “Transitory”? o  o  o Peter Krauth: Silver to $300 Economy & Finance: Inflation Nation: Consumer Prices Jump 4.2 Percent o  o  o At Zero Hedge: US Core Consumer Prices Explode Higher At Fastest …

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Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at rising steel prices. (See the Commodities section and the Equities section.) Precious Metals: A video interview: Roubini: There’s tech bubble, crypto bubble, Robinhood bubble, ‘I would be slightly overweight gold’ right now. o  o  o Egon von Greyerz: Gold vs $200 Trillion Counterfeit Money. Economy & Finance: ‘$17 trillion’: …

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Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the recent spike in lumber prices. (See the Commodities section.) Precious Metals: Bloomberg: Why Sam Zell Bought Gold for the First Time o  o  o The Dollar Is Not A Safe-Haven — video interview with Lyn Alden Economy & Finance: How COVID ‘Rescue’ Funds Are Mowing Down American Small Businesses …

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Readying Yourself for Inflationary Times

As a boy, I can remember my grandfather, Ernest E. Rawles, saying to me: “If you consistently save ten percent of what you earn, then you’ll never go to The Poor House.” That was great advice, coming from someone who had lived through the truly traumatic deflationary Great Depression of the 1930s. But today, we can see the looming threat of another economic depression, and this one will most likely be a traumatic inflationary depression. And this one may last even longer than a decade. In an inflationary depression, even millions of dollars in “savings” in cash (that is: greenbacks …

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Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the prospects for physical silver. (See the Precious Metals section.) Precious Metals: Arkansas Ends Sales Taxes On Gold and Silver; Additional States May Soon Follow o  o  o The silver price is breaking out and could drag a reluctant gold market with it – Saxo Bank. A brief excerpt: …

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Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at how copper is leading a commodities boom and general price inflation. (See the Commodities section.) Precious Metals: Palladium Tops Record $3,000 Amid EV-Demand Surge, Supply Chain Pressure o  o  o Tom C. sent a link to a fascinating video interview: Why has silver price not yet spiked from demand, …

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April 2021 in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, where we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. Each month, we cover gold’s performance, and the factors that affected gold prices. What Did Gold Do in April? Gold started April around the $1,720 mark, and spent the first half of the month in choppy trade below $1,750. This changed on April 15, when Joe Biden unloaded a pile of sanctions against Russia for cyber espionage and election interference. This gave gold the breakout it had been looking for. Gold hit a six-week high early, breaking heavy resistance …

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Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at global inflation concerns. Precious Metals: It’s just zeros and ones at the end of the day’ – David Garofalo on why gold is better than bitcoin o  o  o Price pressure on gold and silver as bond yields on the rise Economy & Finance: Flexport: Trans-Pacific deteriorating, brace for …

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Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the growing scarcity of some firearms magazines. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: PRECIOUS-Gold firms near 7-week high on weaker dollar, lower yields o  o  o Gold prices can push higher as bond yields have peaked – Metals Focus Economy & Finance: Travel on U.S. Roads Fell 12.1% …

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Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we again look at the nationwide ammunition shortage. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: We’ll start out with a link to this interesting video interview: Gold and silver prices spike, but can the rally last? Jim Wyckoff on the long-awaited bull market o  o  o Singapore Dealer Prepares Vault for 15,000 …

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Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at places with inexpensive land, and even free land. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Silver will outperform gold as inflation and economy pick up – Heraeus Precious Metals o  o  o I missed seeing this when it was posted at Business Insider back in January: Silver and platinum …

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An Update on the Redoubt Land Rush, by Jonathan Rawles

A Year for Relocation The events of 2020 were enough to motivate many to relocate out of cities and towards a more sustainable rural lifestyle. At SurvivalRealty.com, we’ve seen a marked increase in inquiries from patriots relocating to rural areas across the United States. This is driven by a multitude of reasons, but a few headlines will be illustrative: Realtor.com ranks Coeur d’Alene, Spokane among nation’s 10 hottest housing markets Conservatism’s center of gravity is moving to key states, away from DC Some Principles for the Great Relocation This movement is also matched by high rates of inbound moves to …

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