The Sunday SHTF Survival Weekly – Week 19

Sep 30, 2012 by




SHTF Sunday Summary

Back again for another week and we’re seeing a few more articles with a positive economic outlook for the first time in a long time. However, are these just looking on the positive side or real potential? In this week’s Sunday SHTF Survival Summary we’ll take a look at where the possible good news is hiding.

Economy

1. In recent weeks we’ve talked about gold quite a bit. There are several sites that talk up a coming gold spike and just as many talking of a gold collapse. However, actions speak louder than websites.

China is importing more and more gold and when China acts, you need to take notice. China rarely makes bad investment decisions – unless you count US treasuries – ; ). The Chinese hoarding gold is a very good sign for those holding gold.

2. Finding pre-1965 coins has been harder and harder as folks try to find unique ways of getting their hands on cheap silver. However, did you know that even today’s nickels are worth approximately $0.052 each? As the value of copper and nickel are rising, it’s actually a good investment to hang onto nickels. Granted, you need to have quite a few to make it worthwhile but the expectation is that the prices of the metals will continue to climb.

3. Is there truly a rebound in home sales? MarketWatch has several interesting charts on the recent uptick in new home sales. The biggest takeaway for me is that the new home inventories are finally back to pre-housing bubble levels. Does this mean that housing prices will stabilize? While not having a huge glut of inventory is a good thing, who is in the position to buy these homes given the economy?

4. Similar to China, you can’t go wrong following those successful in investing before you.  If we told you George Soros sold all of his shares in Citigroup, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, would you be worried about the stock market?  Well, the guys at Off Grid Survival think the super rich know the US economy is about to tank and we should take note.  Interesting side note about how the Kennedy family made a good portion of their money during this time.

Prepping

5. Is there a coming collapse of the internet? We all know an EMP attack could knock out much of the US infrastructure, so why not the Internet as well? Given how fragile our energy infrastructure is, it is really easy to see how the Internet could be compromised. How would you handle an outage of the Internet?

Politics – I promise this will not become a regular topic heading – ; )

6. Many of you may have seen the utterly ridiculous Samuel L Jackson video Wake the F**k Up! There is a now a rebuttal to Wake the F Up brought to us by the folks at the Daily Sheeple. Jackson has always been a big supporter of Obama but he becomes more bold as time goes on. This one is a bit over the line when you have a 8 or 9 year old girl doing your cursing for you.

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