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Some investing and hedging alternatives for beating inflation.

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 some investing and hedging alternatives for beating inflation. (See the Precious Metals, Inflation Watch, and Tangibles Investing sections.)

Precious Metals:

USN&WR: How to Invest in Silver as an Inflation Hedge.

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How to Increase Portfolio Performance With Precious Metals During Inflation.

Economy & Finance:

An aggressive Fed has global ramifications. Here are three ways the world could be hit.

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Even the leftists at CNN admit: America is on edge, and that’s bad news for the White House.

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US Recession This Year Is Now More Likely Than Not: Nomura.

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A new video market analysis segment, at Wolf Street: What’s Behind the Collapse of so Many Stocks since February 2021?


Some web searching on La Niña weather patterns led me to this: Potential 2022 Fall Prices for Corn and Soybeans Based on History.

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OilPrice News reports: The Perfect Storm In Oil Caught Markets Off Guard.

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Copper Markets On Edge As Chile Adopts New Constitution. A quote:

“Chile awaits the completion of a new constitution. The constitutional assembly already voted to reject plans to nationalize key parts of its mining sector. However, if adopted, the new constitution will veer the country sharply left as it expands social rights and environmental protections. This will also create a National Health Service, include reparations related to historically Indigenous land and eliminate the Senate from the bicameral congress to create a Chamber of Regions instead.

Revisions began on May 14 with the final draft slated for completion on July 4.  The document then enters a referendum. Chilean voters can either approve or reject the new constitution on Sep. 4 as decided by a simple majority.”

Inflation Watch:

Do you want to know how inflation impacts your savings? The ‘rule of 72’ may help.

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At Consumer Reports: Seven Places to Put Your Cash Now: With inflation spiking and the Fed raising interest rates, it’s time to rethink your savings strategy.
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Inflation Is Hitting Everyone’s Budget. Here Are 4 Ways to Hit Back.

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This was published in late 2021: Five Ways You Can Get Ahead of Inflation.

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California strikes again… Mendocino has the most expensive gas in US at terrifying $9.94 per gallon.

Forex & Cryptos:

The Economic Times (of India) reports: Currency Gainers

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CNBC: The biggest winners and losers in a strong dollar economy.

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Bitcoin Long-Term Holder Loss-Taking Now Highest Since 2019.  A qute:

“As pointed out by an analyst in a CryptoQuant post, BTC long-term holders are currently realizing the largest amount of losses since 2019.

The “spent output profit ratio” (or SOPR in brief) is an indicator that tells us whether Bitcoin investors are selling at a profit or at a loss right now.”

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Jameson Lopp: Has Bitcoin Ever Hard Forked?

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Why the crypto market crash may play in Bitcoin’s favour.

Tangibles Investing:

Seven Apps I Use to Beat Inflation at the Grocery Store.

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At The Survival Mom: 13 Ways to Prepare for Hyperinflation.

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Fight Inflation: Buy These 10 Items Now Before Prices Go Up.

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Investments To Hedge Against Inflation: Farmland, REITs, Precious Metals.


SurvivalBlog and its Editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for our detailed disclaimers.

News Tips:

Please send your economics and investing news tips to JWR. (Either via e-mail or via our Contact form.) These are often especially relevant because they come from folks who closely watch specific markets. If you spot any news that would be of interest to SurvivalBlog readers, then please send it in. News items from local news outlets that are missed by the news wire services are especially appreciated. And it need not be only about commodities and precious metals. Thanks!

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