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  • VelocityShares Debuts 4 Pairs Of Leveraged/Inverse Precious Metals ETNs [View article]
    I'm still not impressed by these offerings. I am waiting for a 50X leverage gold product.
    Oct 20 02:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quantitative Easing: Theory Need Not Apply [View article]
    Bernanke's goal is to create inflation and debase the US dollar's purchasing power. He cloaks his illegal money printing operations as tools to "save the economy." Naturally, he cannot admit the truth to the market so he simply lies. But the price of gold is not fooled. Your government is stealing your money through inflation which they sell as a good thing for the economy. Orwellian doublespeak at its very finest.
    Aug 29 02:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sugar: Market and Environment Create Volatility in This Market [View article]
    Great article. Thanks for publishing. Much better than the usual slop on SA. Very detailed and informative.
    Aug 27 02:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 35% Decline In Gold? KITCO Analyst Suggests That Possibility [View article]
    If you have to be bearish on gold please don't quote perpetual fool John Nadler to support your argument. The guy has been bearish on gold since at least 2007--and dead wrong.
    Aug 25 05:24 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 3 Gold Stocks: Yamana, AuRico, Newmont Mining [View article]
    As a momentum trader I too like Yamana gold. It is breaking to a new 52 week high despite the market sell-off. Also like Randgold.

    The gold stocks may play catch-up to bullion. With oil down, that should boost margins for the miners.
    Aug 20 02:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The VIX Can't Stay Elevated Forever [View article]
    I agree selling volatility is a high probability trade right now. I sold a call spread on VXX when the vix was around 40. The only hard part is trying to stomach the volatility. When the VIX recently surged to 48 I had to grab some extra strength Maalox a few times.
    Aug 11 02:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P Does It: Drops U.S. Long-Term Credit Rating on Negative Outlook [View article]
    got gold?
    Aug 5 09:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold and Silver: Speculation, Not Investment [View article]
    "If you're buying gold and silver to protect your portfolio against hyperinflation, you might want to think twice. When you have depressed labor markets, falling bond yields, and corporate profit margins hitting all-time highs, the only way you'll be able to subsidize a case for hyperinflation is by using Chinese accounting or Hollywood accounting."

    No offense, but the author needs to re-take Econ 101. You do not have to have a booming healthy economy to experience hyperinflation. All you need in massive amounts of money printing which acts as kindling wood for the inflationary bonfire.

    Marc Faber remarked that during the Zimbabwe hyperinflation, the economic output gap was somewhere around 90% but yet they experienced hyperinflation.
    Aug 3 05:57 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement's 4% Rule: Surprising Answers You Need to Know About the Inflation Factor [View article]
    Want a better retirement plan?

    Take your $1,000,000 beginning portfolio and invest in 30-40 MLPs yielding 6-7%. This would generate $60-70K per year before taxes without touching the principal. More importantly, MLPs generally increase their distributions by 6-8% per year which easily keeps pace with an assumed inflation rate of 3%.

    So you are in a position of having an increasing yearly cashflow without dipping into your portfolio for funds. You portfolio will gradually increase as MLP earnings grow.

    Best of all---when you die you can leave your children a nice little inheritance.
    Jul 31 02:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bracing for Inflation via Kraft Foods [View article]
    I can't see how you could argue that Kraft benefits from rising inflation. The company will see margin contraction in 2011 as soaring commodity prices take their toll because the company cannot fully pass the increased costs to consumers. How does KFT benefit from this situation. If anything they suffer.
    Jan 3 04:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How to Play Rare Earth Metals [View article]
    How could you mention rare earth companies and not mention Stans Energy. This company owns a past producing rare earth mine which accounted for 80% of Soviet production. This means there is no exploration risk unlike the other rare earth companies. The plan is to have the mine back into production by late 2012. Best of all, the mine is 50% HREE which is where the real money is. I also like the idea that it is still cheap compared to the bubble valuation of REE. The reason people don't know about it is because Dines has not recommended,due to its location in Kyrgyzstan. But the situation has dramatically improved recently with the election of a new goverment.

    click here for my write up of the company
    Dec 31 10:18 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How the U.S. Once Prospered by Debasing Its Currency -- And Could Again [View article]
    I wondered what kind of mentally challenged person could write such a puerile article. Then I took a look at your bio and saw you were a Professor of Economics and suddenly it all made sense. Only an economist could argue that debasing your currency is the way to economic prosperity.

    FDR's illegal and unconstitutional gold confiscation and debasement of the dollar was one of the largest heists in US history. Overnight, millions of Americans lost everything as the dollar was purposely debased by their own government. Of course the smart people simply buried their gold. FDR was nothing more than a treasonous villain!

    While I completely disagree with your assessment of debasement equals strong economy, I do agree that the US government is trying to debase the dollar through money printing. That is why gold is going up. There is still a few people left in the US who are smart enough to protect their wealth. Dump your Federal Reserve notes before it is too late!
    Nov 26 09:59 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Still Don't Like Gold [View article]
    I am so sick of people rattling on about the 1980 peak in gold. Does anyone really remember how long gold actually traded above 800? It was only a few days before it came crashing down. If you use the average price for 1980 of around 450, you see that gold has maintained its purchasing power quite well. Much better than fiat dollars!
    Nov 22 12:47 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wednesday's Vote Will Determine Dendreon's Fate [View article]
    Hey T3Live,

    Dont worry about the criticism, there is a rabid gang of Dendreon pumpers on SA who will attack any critical article. They are similar to the POT heads (Potash Corp) of 2008. Dendreon is a company with an overpriced drug that should be rejected by Medicare. Why on earth would someone pay $93,000 for a few months of life. Drugs like Provenge are what is driving up healthcare costs for everyone. The only treatment that would be worth $93,000 is a cure for cancer, not a life extension drug with dubious benefits.
    Nov 16 11:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Big-Picture Expectations for Stocks, Dollar and Gold... Be Careful What You Wish For - Ian McAvity [View article]
    What an excellent interview. Thanks for sharing it.
    Nov 15 07:50 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment