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There are currently 38 million
Americans, including 12 million children, who are struggling with food
As inflation and supply chain
disruptions continue to push food costs higher and higher, families are feeling
the weight of financial distress…
What I wish for you in this new year is health plus wealth, a very
high goal in an uncertain world. But I believe it is doable.
There is a requirement on your part... that is to keep your focus
on reality paying no attention to political noise, the controlled media, the
economic establishment, or indeed the medical cartel in America. This is all
noise and interferes with a calm and sober psyche.
I wish that I could talk with you one-on-one, but I cannot, and
still get my vast amount of reading and work done. I just hope that I can get
through to you in these Alerts.
Now here it is as I perceive it: The U.S. is deteriorating at a
very fast rate, even perceptible now to millions who up to now have not
noticed. It doesn't always matter "who" is doing it to us. The main
thing is that "it'' is being done.
We wish to choose Personal Liberty as much as possible within the
law of the land, whether or not we agree with those laws.
Our great and overpowering advantage is our accumulation of
special information that we dig for. But to take maximum advantage, we do have
to think outside the box. Sorry, this is a requirement.
I hope that you know the parable of the mustard seed in Scripture.
Some seeds sprang up and withered, some took shallow root and grew for a time
and died, and some took root and grew and thrived.
The lesson is that many are planted but few become permanent. And
so it is with people. Only a few focus and can hold their focus until they
achieve Personal Liberty upon a foundation of health and wealth.
We need to quit looking back over our shoulders at the system and
quit being influenced by the system.
Therefore the main and powerful issue facing everyone in the
United States is the depreciating currency. This is very simple to understand
but seems to be an illusion for most people. Somehow people cannot grasp that
they can be impoverished simply by accumulating, saving, and holding the
currency of the land.
Why is this mass illusion perpetuated?
The answer is that the myth blinds the masses because they have
childlike misplaced faith in "authority" ... They are politically
naive. Few can imagine that the system is not honest, that indeed it is very
Remember, the majority believe in propaganda until it is too late
for survival. The rest rationalize that things are bad but that times will get
better long before there is a reign of terror. This was the mindset of the
German people in the 1930s. While few escaped, most believed the propaganda and
you know the endgame in Nazi Germany.
If the face of tyranny is pretty enough, people can be manipulated
to adore it and embrace it. Modern tyranny is so sophisticated that it actually
appears benevolent to the masses. How Herr Goebels would love it! He must be
smiling now as much as those in the Liberty movement are frowning!
All this is what we get when depreciating currency is used to
confiscate the wealth and savings of the people. All fraud, social, and
economic chaos has its origin in depreciating currency.
When prices rise (inflation) this is depreciating paper money. But
the people don't make the simple conclusion, so the fraud goes on.
I became so concerned with our economic decline and the affront to
your personal liberty that I decided to launch these Alerts to keep you apprised of
all the issues that affect you on a more regular basis than my monthly Bob Livingston Letter. Thank you for
subscribing and reading!
Now for some information that you can use right now: Yes, I do buy
stocks and commodities as the system burns. My expectation is profit by
outrunning depreciating paper money before the endgame of collapse (I hope
not!) or change in the system (we hope so!).
As you know, we own and recommend gold and silver coins in your
possession not in a bank. We also feel that we are still in a long commodity
supercycle despite a slight pause during COVID times.
As Seeking Alpha correctly pointed out: "Grains and base
metals enjoyed a healthy bull run since the COVID threat in the developed world
subsided and hope of new infrastructure spending took hold. The confluence of a
smaller infrastructure bill in Congress and China's crackdown of commodity
prices have dampened the sentiment to some degree.
"However, the electrification drive and infrastructure
spending that will be led by America and Europe, along with worldwide
government stimuli should carry the momentum for the likes of copper, corn,
coffee, and hogs. Commodity supply is currently short across the board..."
In the last 100 years, there have been three commodity bull
markets, 1932-1951; 1968-1980; and 2001 to the present. The first bull market
resulted in a cumulative rise of 689 percent; the second a rise of 215 percent,
and we are still in the third now.
Clark Fenton, manager of the RWC Diversified Return strategy,
explained that we have "numerous regions trying to stimulate their
economies post the pandemic by investing in infrastructure. Many industries are
also coming back on stream post the pandemic, putting more pressure on prices.
As demand takes off, on the supply side we've seen many parts of the
commodities complex starved of capital for some time, meaning there has been a
lot less capex. Higher prices are the inevitable outcome."
Is that bad for gold and silver, which are typically found
alongside copper deposits? In other words, will gold prices come down because gold
production might increase simply because it's a byproduct of copper production?
Gold started rising back in November, and has not stopped.
But it is very important to understand that long-equity bear
markets (in real terms measured in gold) have in the last 120 years always
occurred during commodity super cycles. The exception of course is gold,
silver, and commodity stocks.
Likewise, secular (long) equity (stock) bull markets have always
occurred during secular commodity bear markets.
To us, the trends to
1. We are in the beginning of the unwinding of the
over-indebtedness of the western nations, most especially English-speaking
economies. As Yra Harris of the "Notes from Underground" blog pointed
out, "The Washington Post published an article by Allan Sloan titled,
'With Rising Rates and Rising Debt, the Taxpayer Bill is Finally Coming Due.'
Sloan said the interest on 2023 U.S. debt could come in at $580 billion, up
from $399 in 2022 but if the Fed keeps searching for its inner-Volcker well the
projected interest costs rise ever more." Over half a trillion dollars just in
interest payments on the national debt. Not debt, just interest on the debt.
Consider the scope of that.
2. We are at the same time in the commencement of a long-term
commodity supercycle upswing. Perhaps the biggest commodity supercycle in
history. Please take note! Do not take your attention off this. Inflation
guarantees it and involvement in the supercycle is the only way to survive and
Yours for the truth,
Editor, The Bob Livingston Letter®
Editor's Note: You can easily buy U.S. Mint coins near your home for private purchase. We recommend getting our exclusive Directory of Dealers Specializing in Gold and Silver Coins and Bullion for a complete list.
And the number one item
that most of those individuals stockpile is survival food.
will often invest in a year's worth of survival food for their family in case
of a major catastrophe...
categories like food and housing remain stubbornly high on a historical basis.
Core inflation tends to be “stickier,” both slower to rise and slower to
decline. (In fact, if we drill just a little bit deeper, turns out the only
categories that declined were energy and new/used vehicles.)
So what happens next? Nobody knows. As Lazard's Ron Temple put it, "both hawks and doves can find fodder in today’s report."
Here’s something to think about, though… a recent study by Rob Arnott and Omid Shakernia set out to figure out just how long we can expect this inflationary episode to last. (It’s a great paper, and I strongly recommend reading it.)
They analyzed bouts of high inflation across developed markets and measured how long it took inflation to decline to “benign” levels. Here’s the kicker:
Once inflation goes above 8%, it takes between 6 and 20 years to decline – 10 years on average.
16 Inconvenient Truths About SHTF
Every year, the world seems to get a little crazier and a little
more dangerous. Maybe that's why rich people are buying doomsday bunkers and
stocking them with survival food.
If you have a doomsday bunker of your own, it’s important to
stock it with foods that are not only nutritious and tasty, but also
long-lasting and easy to store. In addition, they need to be foods that
can be eaten right out of the package or at least require minimal preparation.
With all that in mind, what are the best foods for your doomsday
bunker? Read on to find out...
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