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  • The Implosion Is Near: Signs Of The Bubble's Last Days [View article]
    Hogwash--it happens in ALL commodity markets, all the time.

    The biggest problem with goldbugs is they only see the tip of their gold-plated noses. They lack all perspective, and are (by far!) the least experienced market participants.
    Jul 19 01:06 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fear Is Your Friend [View article]
    It takes "nerves of steel" to buy AAPL?
    Jul 18 07:45 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Kaminak Gold Gets Funding From Credible Sources, Shares Soar [View article]
    Why would anyone want to "invest" in a gold company in the remote Yukon, where mining difficulties are multiplied several-fold, when companies without those difficulties can't even make money? This isn't any different conceptually than why oil-sand plays are suckers bets in the energy space...
    Jul 15 07:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Preferred Shares: The Answer To Inconsistent Dividends [View article]
    Where do you find those?
    Jul 9 12:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Long-Term Parking [View article]
    Yes, those things are true. They have been true in centuries past, and for centuries to come. You can let the many disappointments of living in the world overwhelm you, or you can make the best of it. Always an individual decision--always.
    Jul 5 09:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Dude Abides: China In The Golden Age Of Central Bankers [View article]
    Very excellent article--thank you. With all its flaws, China just has better "management" than its largest competitors. They will thread any needle that comes their way, and keep moving through history. Most China bears have no real socio-political understanding of the country, often never even having set foot there.

    Anyone running generational money who is not long China, and on a very long-term basis, will have cause for regret.
    Jul 5 09:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Presbyterian 'Divestment From Israel' Hurt Motorola, Caterpillar And Hewlett-Packard? [View article]
    Interesting, off-beat topic for SA to consider. However, for these organized religions, who seem to be doing all in their power to complete their long journeys to utter irrelevance, this just looks like another nail in the coffin.
    Jun 29 01:17 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Portfolio Has 50% Upside And Will Outperform The Markets Again In 2014-2015 [View article]
    This was a good article, with decent analysis on equities the typical SA reader hasn't even HEARD of, let alone touch with a bargepole.

    Not everyone chooses to makes money the Chuck Carnevale way. If you don't at least dip a toe into some very speculative, hang-your-ass-over-the... stocks, you will almost surely underperform. The keys, like always, are watching your stops and position sizing.

    Keep writing!
    Jun 27 07:44 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Iraq Make Gold Soar? [View article]
    Trying to buy "the low" is a time-tested suckers bet. It relies on having a working crystal ball--which you don't.

    Experienced traders do not trade that way. If you are serious about putting money in this, or any other, market, you must put in the days, week, and years involved in creating your own set of trading principles.

    If you want to get started, try "Trade your way to financial freedom" by Van Tharp. I'm sure you will initially find it both boring and hard-going. Nonetheless, you have to start somewhere. If it was easy, anybody could do it--traders who have a muti-year track record of success are as rare as hen's teeth.
    Jun 20 10:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DryShips: Don't Miss The Turnaround [View article]
    Agreed--this company is run by a sociopathic criminal. "Invest" accordingly.
    Jun 19 08:54 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: The Worm Has Definitively Turned [View article]
    "The worm has turned" is a negative
    Jun 19 08:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Minsky Moment Meme [View article]
    Excellent article--as such, I'm sure it will be derided and misunderstood!
    Jun 4 11:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are There Any 'New' Catalysts To Cause Gold To Rally? [View article]
    People miss them because they are programed that way. Europe in 2011, mREITs in 2013, etc. At the lows, all the typical investor "hears" is why they should AVOID a particular asset class, not why they should back up the truck.

    If you want to buy low and sell high, you have to get the first half right...
    Jun 1 10:27 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The World Debt Bubble Is About To Burst [View article]
    A little while ago, Michael Pento told the world rates were going to 4%. He now sees them going close to 0%. Please explain why his views should be given any credibility at all.

    IMO, SA has created a system of perverse incentives: the wilder the article premise, the more it is rewarded. I propose adjusting the system in a way that creates DISicentives for the wild-eyed crowd, and instead directs its rewards to the authors of higher-quality material.
    Jun 1 10:19 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The World Debt Bubble Is About To Burst [View article]
    Then again...
    Jun 1 10:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment