09 Apr '13, 1pm

The Bullet Bubble: Is Ammo The Next Bitcoin, Or Gold In The 1970s?

The Bullet Bubble: Is Ammo The Next Bitcoin, Or Gold In The 1970s?

Like gold and canned mackerel, bullets are used for purposes other than storing value, but they also could be vulnerable to hoarding-induced speculation. All those silly Internet posts about the government buying trillions of bullets, which some see as a backdoor form of gun control, are one source of upward pressure on demand and prices even if the underlying premise is false (the government never purchases the amounts it puts out in requests for proposals). And the threat of stricter controls on gun and ammo purchases is the equivalent of the psychological warfare the Federal Reserve is waging on fixed-income investors with its well-publicized purchases of $80 billion a month in mortgage-backed securities. The Fed is driving up the price of bonds — and potentially driving down the returns for people who hold them long-term. Are bullet owners running the same risk? This h...

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