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 volatile precious metals markets. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

Precious Metals:

Video: Gold and Silver Shortage Update: Demand for Physical Gold & Silver is ‘Off the Charts’.

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Gold Forecast: With the USDX Rallying Again, Are Lower Gold Prices in Sight?

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Neils Christensen: Gold and silver need more than a short squeeze.

Economy & Finance:

At Zero Hedge: How QT Broke The Market: As Tail Risk Has All But Disappeared, The Dow Jones is Now More Volatile Than Bitcoin.

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Over at an overtly socialist website: After the Bank of England intervention financial turmoil continues.

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At a more subtly socialist website: The Economist: Global rate rises are happening on an unprecedented scale.

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Video: THE WOLF STREET REPORT: Something Big Has Already Broken: Price Stability.


In the LA Times: California gas prices hit record highs, with OPEC+ move sparking worsening economic threat.

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OilPrice News reports: Germany May Be Unable To Avoid A Gas “Emergency”.

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Danish Company To Build World’s Tallest Onshore Wind Turbine.

Inflation Watch:

Record inflation: Which countries in Europe are being worst hit as energy and food prices soar?

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Kiplinger: Stubbornly Persistent High Inflation.

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Over at Forbes: Countries With The Highest Inflation: How U.S. Prices Compare Globally.

Forex & Cryptos:

ECB Minutes: Latest Rate Increase Leaves Level Still Highly Accommodative.

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At the Perpetual Cheering Section (CNBC): From the Fed to Europe’s currency crisis, here’s what’s behind this selloff in financial markets.

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Reported in India: Rising inflation, strong USD: Forex reserves plummet $110 billion in 13 months.

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XRP Gets 60% Boost In Last 30 Days – Ripple Win Vs. SEC Seen To Lift Price Higher.

Tangibles Investing:

Here is a short video showing one of my favorite antique rifles: Minute of Mae: Swiss Schmidt-Rubin 1896/11. Notably, this is a model that can safely shoot the modern high-pressure GP11 7.5×55 cartridge. I should also mention that the serial number for this model for the transition from the year 1898 to 1899 was 236,500. So if you can find one below that threshold, then you’ve found yourself a Federally-exempt antique!

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Many folks are concerned about the upcoming Federal regulation of AR pistols equipped with arm braces. The easiest way to avoid the SBR  registration nonsense is to convert an AR pistol into a rifle with the requisite 16″ (or longer) barrel. Palmetto State Armory (one of our affiliate advertisers) sells a wide variety AR rifle uppers.   Here is just one example, selling for just $179.99: PSA 16″ Carbine Length 5.56 NATO 1:7 M4 Nitride Freedom barreled upper with no bolt carrier group or charging handle. To find this upper, just paste the SKU # 507819 in their search box.


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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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