Practical Prepping for Financial SHTF Scenarios

Practical Prepping for Financial SHTF Scenarios By Stefan Gleason Preppers – the sort of people who build bunkers, stockpile supplies, and bear arms – aim to survive “SHTF” scenarios. When war breaks out, when the power grid goes down, when the banks fail, when the U.S. dollar collapses, when social unrest spreads, when the stuff hits the fan… will you be prepared? Risks are rising. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists maintains a “Doomsday Clock.” For 2019, it “sets the Doomsday Clock at two minutes to midnight—the closest it has…

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2019 Money Metals Outlook

2019 Money Metals Outlook By Stefan Gleason Precious metals markets enter 2019 with an opportunity to shine. Several major bullish drivers are lining up to start the New Year – including technical, fundamental, monetary, and political drivers. Before delving into each of them, let’s consider where we’ve been over the past 12 months. To be frank, 2018 wasn’t a particularly bright year for gold and silver prices. Gold will finish with a slight loss; silver with a larger loss just shy of 10%. It could have been worse. Sentiment toward…

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Will Unapproved Opinions Be Censored Off the Internet?

Will Unapproved Opinions Be Censored Off the Internet? By Stefan Gleason “False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.” – Joseph de Maistre You wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t value alternative points of view. After all, you could easily click your mouse right now to CNBC, CNN, or The New York Times for conventional news and opinion. The fact that you have the slightest ability to bypass…

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The Swamp vs. Alternative Currencies

The Swamp vs. Alternative Currencies By Stefan Gleason In Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell’s testimony before Congress last week, he reiterated his intent to continue the central bank’s gradual rate-hiking campaign. Among those who are “not thrilled” about the prospect of higher interest rates: the President of the United States. Trump Tweeted: ….The United States should not be penalized because we are doing so well. Tightening now hurts all that we have done. The U.S. should be allowed to recapture what was lost due to illegal currency manipulation and BAD…

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Contrarians See Precious Metals Opportunity in Negative Sentiment

Contrarians See Precious Metals Opportunity in Negative Sentiment By Stefan Gleason Gold and silver markets entered this summer with sentiment toward the metals in something of a deep freeze. For several months, precious metals prices have gone essentially nowhere. No sustained rallies to attract momentum traders; no washout plunges to attract bargain hunters. The long, protracted stalemate between bulls and bears has frustrated metals investors and, frankly, bored the public. As a consequence, bullion buying volumes dipped. The U.S. Mint’s sales of gold and silver Eagles in the first half…

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