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  • New 600 ton silver vault opening in Singapore [View news story]
    The Real price of spot silver is $2+ poss dollars over the quoted price (excluding commission, helping define the difference between silver and SLV.
    Mar 24 08:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Stock Market Crash Is Imminent [View article]
    Very reckless to call John McCain a Nazi, I don't care for many of his views, but this really cheapens the meaning of the word and as well as slandering someone.
    Mar 23 08:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Stock Market Crash Is Imminent [View article]
    We only had 13 active duty brigades (reduced now to 11). There are only 5000 men in a brigade. Comes a little short of 200,000. Don'y let facts get in the way of a good argument. And if we did have the rangers, might they need some armament, or do you just play Risk a lot (you know where men are represented by little red squares).
    Mar 23 08:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Stock Market Crash Is Imminent [View article]
    That is what we said about electric utilities and oil refineries in the early 1980s and now we haven't built any. We face brown-outs as possible as months next winter (should weather conditions warrant and if the new coal burning regulations go into effect). Bills sky-rocket, people freeze, but who cares, the base is happy. Stop building anything anywhere, but pay me much more so I can do nothing) goes double if you're a public employee (like a teacher); oh and double by benefits - someone can always pay higher property taxes. (Our national motto)
    Mar 23 08:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Stock Market Crash Is Imminent [View article]
    When pigs fly (what you think China cares? What leverage does U.S.A. or E.U. have against the natural gas pipeline. The only economic and political backwaters are those created by U.S.A. leadership and its rotten to core brazen lies about virtually any subject you can name (from there's not a smidgen of evidence in the IRS scandal) to the keep you doctor and plan garbage. As Benjamin Franklin once said when asked what type of government was created: "A Republic if can keep it". Outs is indeed under attack, by a wave of exec decisions the likes of which have never been seen before (even liberals are getting concerned (some)).
    Mar 23 08:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Japanese quake seen affecting Micron's DRAM output, stabilizing prices [View news story]
    Ed Porter is right about this quarter ending. I would think that the firming of prices would more than offset the loss of $.02 from lack of inventory and therefore be a net positive.
    Mar 18 09:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    We can just bail them out again, maybe even boost the pensions of those who designed the faulty ignition. No one needs to take responsibility for anything these days. How many teachers, government employees (to whit IRS) have been suspended or fired for incompetence or criminal acts these days.
    Mar 18 09:27 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Stock Market Crash Is Imminent [View article]
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    And again, would we have appreciated it if Russia got involved in Wisconsin during the attempted recall of its governor. The new States, like Georgia were part of a large nation (remember the U.S.S.R. years ago, not long standing countries. Even Germany only dates its creation to 1848 when the 100+ principalities combined. </font></font...
    Mar 18 09:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Stock Market Crash Is Imminent [View article]
    Yes, very well put.
    Mar 18 09:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Stock Market Crash Is Imminent [View article]
    Why would a community organizer who had 3 years of national politics sound or indeed be Presidential? Or are you so enamored of his domestic glories that it mists your eyes. He even loses his union supporters with a bill so bad that it hurts everything it touches. In my opinion Putin (Russia) is 100% in the right. Putin would lose his very bread-basket by allowing the Ukraine join the EU, as well as vital access to the Black Sea. Now Obama (or Valerie as the case may be) might think you can make demands without a credible military force or the willingness to use one, but the rest of the world understands this.
    Mar 18 09:13 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Putin addresses lawmakers, annexes Crimea [View news story]
    A see Master Putin at work, but must ask, who is the other (surely, you're not referring to our bloviating politicians.

    When did we have the right to Mexico in 1848 (remember California, New Mexico, Arizona) and Texas (also stolen at gunpoint). Do the years make an action disappear or change its nature). We even had a name for our policy (manifest destiny). We tried for Canada in 1812 (war of 1812 for those that may have forgotten). We also grabbed Oregon and Washington from the British, creating the Oregon Territory). We forcibly pushed the Spanish out of Florida in the 1898 Spanish American war and grabbed New Orleans in 1836 after the peace treaty (by General, later American Press named "King" Andrew Jackson".

    Perhaps you say we've changed. We forced Mubarak out, creating complete disorder in Egypt, try and stand by the election (not free) of an enemy of our very way of life, Morsi. We forced the Shah of Iran in and then out, creating the monster that threatens Israel and us with our very destruction by Nuclear death. But who do we put pressure on? To Israel, to commit suicide at the hands of the Palestinians (who still doesn't recognize Israel's right to exist).

    In Syria, we back the rebels, who we are fighting in Afghanistan (like anybody can tell the 2 sides apart). At least Assad recognizes there are 2 sides, secular and Muslim.

    I could go on.

    Mar 18 08:46 AM | 22 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Expect A 10-20% Surge In The SPDR Gold Trust Next Week [View article]
    Yes, I do believe that the Fed actively fought the rise of gold as it first began its test of $1400 in 2012 and (without proof), I believe they sold much of our gold and even worse, Germany's gold (talk about a violation of international law as well as a law of basic trust). If one recalls, this all occurred about the same time that ex-congressman Anthony Weiner was trying to undress Goldline as a fraud (with no documentation a la Harry Reid) to attack the entire industry and destroy Beck's advertising and get him off the air for daring to tell the truth. As we later learned, only one thing was being undressed. Not to be a shill for Goldline but I did do very satisfactory business with them in 2011 when I began to build my positions (Gold and Silver).
    Mar 16 12:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Weekly COMEX Gold Inventories: Is Slow Action Showing Uncertainty Among Physical Gold Players? [View article]
    "As we've mentioned earlier, March has seen no action in registered gold inventories, but we've actually seen a slight rise in the owners-per-registered ounce ratio, as it rose from 61 to 66 over the last two weeks. "

    To me this is a frightening ratio. GLD is essentially backed by less than $.02 of physical gold. In essence not much more than paper currency. In a true crisis this no protection at all. Despite the inconvenience, were I a very large holder I would want the physical bullion. Even as a smallish holder, less than 1000 ounces, I am weighted 80/20 to physical gold. My GLD ETF is used as the underlying for calls.
    Mar 16 12:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Expect A 10-20% Surge In The SPDR Gold Trust Next Week [View article]
    True to an extent, black swan events over-ride everything (not just gold or silver or oil and any other single item). It is known as the fat-tail phenomenon. A std. deviation chart always has a fat tail (i.e. a likelihood of a 50 year event occurring much more frequently than should occur - this has destroyed many a trader). They trade for next year's bonus with house money, not their own. Leads to many excesses.
    Mar 16 04:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can U.S. Markets Avoid A Serious Correction Again? [View article]
    "So far this year, both gold and bonds have rallied strongly while the U.S. stock market has also rallied, reaching a new record high two weeks ago. It is highly unlikely they will continue to rally together. Which will reverse, gold and bonds, or the stock market? And how soon?"

    To me, this is the most important part of the article. Academically, this can't happen.
    I thought Friday's action instructive; when the market fell fairly sharpl in the last 10-15 minutes. bonds did not rise, while gold did. Perhaps this is telling us the tradional safe haven may be fully priced, time will tell.
    Mar 16 03:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment