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  • On IMF Gold Sales, Fed Rate Hike, China, Soros and Inflation  [View article]
    Mr. Soros is referring to gold as the ultimate asset bubble because in times of money printing and multiple country sovereign risk, ultimately gold will be seen as the only currency without counterparty risk and the central banks will all need to bid for gold at whatever the price is, thus creating the ultimate bubble. He is not referring to the current price of gold, he is seeing the ultimate bubble as some time in the future, likely around 2018 by my estimates. Plenty of time for Mr. Soros, other hedge funds, and the average investor to still profit handsomely.
    Linda P. Jones
    Apr 18, 2010. 01:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget Gold, It's Time to Think Platinum  [View article]
    P.S. As far as Platinum, I'm a fan of PAL and SWC and I own both. PAL for the reasons Mad Hedge Fund Trader describes above, and SWC because Stillwater Mining is one of the few platinum mines you can buy.
    Linda P. Jones
    Jan 31, 2010. 10:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget Gold, It's Time to Think Platinum  [View article]
    Gold is the ONLY sector to be UP and have positive returns the last 8 years. The Dow, S & P, and Nasdaq have negative returns for 10 years! While I think gold is going to take a rest here, later this year you will need to have gold stocks in your portfolio and physical gold at home or in Switzerland with Goldmoney. The real estate crisis is not over, the stock market has a high probability of negative returns in years ending in zero (2010), and long term, gold is going much, much higher. It is very volatile and not for the faint of heart. But if you see it trading lower and it makes headlines, STOCK UP! Be sure to avoid paper gold like GLD, it's no better than the paper dollars that are going to be worthless soon.
    Jan 31, 2010. 10:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Poland's Economy Is No Joke  [View article]
    Your comments are always right on target! I agree, the Fed controls interest rates and the money supply, thereby supplying the spike in the punchbowl that was taken to an extreme by greedy people trying to make big bonuses by making loans to anyone. It got out of hand and created a huge bubble here that is being made worse by gov't printing more money.
    You are right that it's not over and we need to be protecting our capital by investing internationally, in commodities (especially gold and silver), and foreign currencies!
    Jan 20, 2010. 10:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bankers, Economists Say Gold Is a Bubble: Here's Why You Should Ignore Them  [View article]
    Gold is money and has intrinsic value, unlike paper, I agree. What people don't realize is the US formerly had controls against printing too much money. Now, those controls are off and the level of dollars the US is printing has caused China, Brazil, Russia, and others to seek a new currency as the world's reserve to trade for oil. This is in the works and will eventually cause the downfall of the dollar. The US is printing money and buying its own debt (known as "quantitative easing"), because foreigners are buying fewer and fewer Treasuries.
    Although I agree with most of your arguments, I think the real estate bubble will continue popping, which will likely mean a continuation of deflation (and gold coming down after matching or exceeding it's highs of 2009 in February 2010). You are going to need to know when and how to hedge gold on the downside, because the volatility will be atrocious.
    Dec 28, 2009. 01:29 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will a 'Silver Bullet' Finally Kill the Metal Manipulators?  [View article]
    You can see my last blogpost about time to buy gold at theinvestmentspa.blogs.... John Paulson has been buying and has about half of his hedge fund in gold, plus another hedge fund denominated in gold. It's no coincidence. He does his homework!
    Jun 4, 2009. 07:53 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Showdown Approaches - Buy, Sell or Freeze?  [View article]
    Looks like one more leg down...possibly to Dow 5500. I suggest you raise cash now and wait for a tremendous buying opportunity in a couple of months!
    Bear markets don't end with commentator after commentator coming on tv announcing the end of the bear market or with non-investors speculating on penny bank stocks. They end when NO ONE wants to talk about stocks anymore! We're not there yet, but close.
    Apr 27, 2009. 01:04 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News  [View article]
    The banks are already in a world of hurt. Add to that the coming commercial real estate losses, proprietary trading losses from being short during the rally, and continued home prices falling and they are in a world of hurt with no way out. It's a downward spiral that's in motion and unstoppable. I'm short the financials as of April 20, 2009.
    Linda Jones
    Apr 20, 2009. 01:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Commercial Real Estate Time Bomb Ticking for REITs  [View article]
    Suggest using ETF's instead of shorting because your risk is limited to the amount invested in the ETF. Agree with above comments and
    SRS could be an interesting trade here. Also could look at buying puts on BPO to limit risk.
    Apr 18, 2009. 11:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • High End Joins Low End In Housing Crisis [Housing Tracker]  [View article]
    This is a fantastic article. Many people wonder how the real estate bubble happened. Read about that at TheInvestmentSpa.blogs...
    Jul 31, 2008. 10:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Where We Should Be Investing: The Paradox of Thrift  [View article]
    This is an excellent article and emphasizes the current real estate price situation in a straight forward realistic way. Many people wonder how the bubble happened in the first place. You can read about it in my blog TheInvestmentSpa.blogs....
    Jul 31, 2008. 10:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment