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 prices of pre-1899 cartridge guns. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

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As / meanders sideways, traders in the pair would do well to focus on the end of next week. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to reshuffle his senior ministers next Thursday or Friday – St Valentine’s Day – in a move that will send a strong signal on whether his team will take a hard line in the upcoming negotiations with the EU post Brexit or a relatively softer stance.”

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Tangibles Investing:

As I was gathering inventory in the months leading up to the launch of , I noticed that the prices of pre-1899 guns are inflating more rapidly than those of modern (post-1898) ones. Part of this difference is attributable to their relative scarcity, but a good measure of it may be anxiety over in Democrat-ruled states. I expect this trend to continue, in “Blue” and “Purple” states. Each state that successively closes the door on private party sales of post-1898 guns will ratchet up the prices for the tiny nationwide pool of available pre-1899 guns. The law of supply and demand is inescapable. People are willing to pay more, for privacy. Pre-1899 cartridge guns truly are the last bastion of gun buying privacy!

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“Examples?”, you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 ask. This auction a bit higher than I expected: . This is evidence that there is quite an interest in Boer War vintage guns (thise used on both sides of the fighting.) And ditto for guns of the Spanish-American War. (Again, on both sides of the fighting.) is typical of recent auctions. But by the way, I wouldn’t quite call it “excellent”, with that much wear on the loading gate, barrel band, and front band.


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One Comment

  1. If the economy is doing so well why does the Federal Reserve continue injecting billions of dollars into the repo market?
    The bond yield curve has inverted twice recently and signals the beginning of a recession.
    There has not been a word of this from the talking heads in the MSM.
    This is bad juju but most people ignore what is going on because they either don’t care or they are frightened by bad news.

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