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  • Market Reads Too Much Into Yellen Prepared Remarks [View article]
    I have been thinking the same. I see no reason why yields have fallen so much in response to Yellen's comments. Nothing new.

    But this sort of artificial volatility provides trading opportunities. If you think that bond prices fall long term, the recent rise allows one to short from a less risky position. Best short is to sell at a very high price.
    Nov 15 12:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Not To Run A Central Bank [View article]
    You are playing a language game. In your world it is either failure or success. Zero or one. Degrees of success are not recognized.

    A more pragmatic and less ideological approach is to recognize that the real question is whether the benefits have exceeded the costs. It would be quite naive to think that QE could by itself offset the effect of a massive balance sheet recession.
    Nov 15 12:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • End Game And Silver's Heart Of Gold [View article]
    You need to grow up. You tried to make a bogus distinction between economics and finance when finance is just applied economics and the field was founded by economists who developed modern portfolio theory and the Black-Scholes option pricing model.

    By the way, there was no crash in 2008. The last crash was 1987.
    Nov 13 05:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Much Ado About Nothing [View article]
    But that is normal. Why would anyone want to take delivery? What is the advantage?
    Nov 13 05:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Not To Run A Central Bank [View article]
    John,

    Why should we care how you think a central bank should be run? You don't provide any arguments to show its performance would be superior.
    Nov 13 04:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Dollar Is Losing Utility As World Reserves Shift - But What Of Gold's Role? [View article]
    This article is a paper tiger. There is not a single statistic provided showing that other currencies are gaining bigger shares of transactions.

    In fact, the evidence suggests the opposite. In many countries US dollars are being more heavily used. Local currencies are just too unstable in many countries even when they are pegged to the dollars.

    The author should study finance. The US dollar is unchallenged in global financial transactions and a bunch of highly unstable emerging markets is not going to change. Investors like countries have organic stability as opposed to iron fist stability of the sort that China espouses.
    Nov 13 04:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Commodity prices break amid taper talk [View news story]
    Good week to be short ...
    Nov 12 06:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Commodity prices break amid taper talk [View news story]
    Fed will taper by mid 2014. Only the delusional believe in QE infinity.
    Nov 12 06:08 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Much Ado About Nothing [View article]
    To the contrary, to be bullish on gold is financial suicide.
    Nov 12 05:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Much Ado About Nothing [View article]
    It is a phony distinction to talk about "real" buyers. Anyone who buys a futures contract is tracking the price of gold and faces the same impact to their net worth as someone who buys spot and takes delivery.
    Nov 12 05:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Much Ado About Nothing [View article]
    Well, it is nonsense to call gold money. No one is using gold to buy goods and services.
    Nov 12 05:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Much Ado About Nothing [View article]
    Conspiracy theories are the refuge of the intellectually challenged
    Nov 12 05:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Why Gold's Best Days Are Ahead: Sean Brodrick [View article]
    Talk about professional suicide ... How do you call a bottom in an asset class that generates no income?
    Nov 12 05:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Trust ETF Falling As Expected [View article]
    Happy Tuesday,

    Gold Bugs.
    Nov 12 03:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Trust ETF Falling As Expected [View article]
    Doug,

    As a percentage of GDP US debt fell during the Clinton era.

    In fact, as long as the debt rises more slowly than inflation, the real debt is falling.

    I don't why you guys have to be so perverse. You are constantly twisting the truth. I find it unbelievable.
    Nov 12 03:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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