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  • Exchanges investigate mistaken orders from Goldman [View news story]
    "Many of the trades are likely to be cancelled."

    Why? Why don't they have to eat the loss? (Besides them being GS of course)
    Aug 20 04:49 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Berlusconi's party threatens to bring down Italian government [View news story]
    How can this be considered anything but blackmail/extortion?
    Aug 4 06:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Curious Case Of Physical Demand For Silver Versus Gold [View article]
    If the price goes down even more, us little guys will buy more.

    Nothing has changed in why us little guys see silver to be a good investment. None of the problems have been fixed, inflation hasn't stopped, and industrial uses for silver are only increasing.
    Jul 10 03:22 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold slips another 2.5% in evening trade to $1,181 per ounce. Silver falls 1.2% to $18.34. [View news story]
    What makes either of those two safer than gold? Not too long ago the CAD was something like 0.60/0.70 USD and the swiss franc has been intentionally devalued like crazy over the last few years, to not stray too far from the Euro. Their values can just as easily be changed by their central banks.
    Jun 28 01:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • States aren't waiting around for new federal gun legislation as they take matters into their own hands. The latest: A new South Dakota law will allow teachers to carry guns in schools and Georgia approved a measure which will remove a ban on firearms in college classrooms and churches. About 25 other states have similar bills pending. Meanwhile, gun sellers Sturm Ruger (RGR -1.2%) and Smith & Wesson (SWHC -1.2%) continue to try to keep with robust demand[View news story]
    Your calling it "playing with guns" shows how little you understand what's actually being discussed.

    It's not about toys, it's about a right to defend yourself, and remembering who it was and the political environment in which those constitution items were added.

    They added them for a reason, a reason of knowing what can happen, not because people might one day want to "play with guns".
    Jun 19 05:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Record Hedge Fund Short Position In Silver [View article]
    That's not the sole reason they're rioting... They have decades of mismanagement, corruption, and almost oppression at levels the US hasn't seen.

    To say it's for bus fares alone is disingenuous at best, or ignorant at worst.
    Jun 19 12:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Record Hedge Fund Short Position In Silver [View article]
    It didn't save the economy from a collapse, it just shifted the timeline, and made it so the bubble went elsewhere, with more money printed to make the potential collapse even larger.
    Jun 18 11:17 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The New York City Employees' Retirement System becomes the third pension fund to sell its stake in gun makers Sturm Ruger (RGR -0.8%) and Smith & Wessen (SWHC -0.3%) following the nightmarish school shooting in Connecticut. CalSTRS and New York's Teacher's Retirement System sold their shares in January and February respectively. Comptroller John Liu says the company's products "tear apart families and shatter communities." ( Reuters[View news story]
    I like how they sold it when it was at $51 rather than when it was significantly lower immediately after the shooting.
    May 8 01:52 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Worldwide Silver Shortage As Premiums On Silver Eagles Reach 40% [View article]
    In your previous comment you said they're sitting on inventory, and now you say there's an 8 week wait?
    Apr 24 04:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • States aren't waiting around for new federal gun legislation as they take matters into their own hands. The latest: A new South Dakota law will allow teachers to carry guns in schools and Georgia approved a measure which will remove a ban on firearms in college classrooms and churches. About 25 other states have similar bills pending. Meanwhile, gun sellers Sturm Ruger (RGR -1.2%) and Smith & Wesson (SWHC -1.2%) continue to try to keep with robust demand[View news story]
    The wild west was far less violent in reality than the films would have you believe. Do you always believe what you see in the films? Do some research into the real number of bank robberies that occurred for example.

    You know Lincoln never hunted vampires, right?
    Mar 8 04:23 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • States aren't waiting around for new federal gun legislation as they take matters into their own hands. The latest: A new South Dakota law will allow teachers to carry guns in schools and Georgia approved a measure which will remove a ban on firearms in college classrooms and churches. About 25 other states have similar bills pending. Meanwhile, gun sellers Sturm Ruger (RGR -1.2%) and Smith & Wesson (SWHC -1.2%) continue to try to keep with robust demand[View news story]
    It's not a perception, it's a very real shortage. Manufacturers have backorders and ammunition is hard to find or very expensive.
    Mar 8 04:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The CME cuts the initial margin for gold (GLD) to $5,940 from $6,600 and silver (SLV) to $10,450 from $12,100. Maintenance margins are cut by a similar ratio for both metals as well. [View news story]
    Given they raised margin requirements twice in the space of a few days, facilitating the big drop you see in any longer term graph (for silver at least), I wouldn't be so sure.
    Feb 11 02:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Finding overlapping viewpoints from the gun control lobby and the NRA is exceedingly difficult, but one area that stands a fighting chance of seeing some compromised reform could be rules (federal and local) governing gun shows and background checks. Though the NRA won't say publicly it endorses tighter rules, analysts speculate that behind closed doors the issue could be on the table. [View news story]
    Fair point. Lets hope it never gets to that.
    Jan 11 03:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Finding overlapping viewpoints from the gun control lobby and the NRA is exceedingly difficult, but one area that stands a fighting chance of seeing some compromised reform could be rules (federal and local) governing gun shows and background checks. Though the NRA won't say publicly it endorses tighter rules, analysts speculate that behind closed doors the issue could be on the table. [View news story]
    That's what the amendment states, yes, though more practically you don't really need nukes. They're no good for a rebellion. It doesn't state "may have small arms".

    Private warships, as well as ownership of heavy weaponry, wasn't unknown at that time. If anyone knew how rebellions were run, they did.
    Jan 11 03:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Finding overlapping viewpoints from the gun control lobby and the NRA is exceedingly difficult, but one area that stands a fighting chance of seeing some compromised reform could be rules (federal and local) governing gun shows and background checks. Though the NRA won't say publicly it endorses tighter rules, analysts speculate that behind closed doors the issue could be on the table. [View news story]
    As good a point as that is, I'm just going to leave this here:

    "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

    For those who question what a Militia is, the US Militia code clearly states it to be both organised and unorganised groups, i.e. individuals.

    Right, back to investing.
    Jan 11 01:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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