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  • Chart of the Day: 2010 Consensus GDP Growth Estimates for Various Countries [View article]
    About India GDP growth:

    The International Monetary Fund has forecast India's economy to grow at 6.75 per cent in 2009/10 and 8 per cent in 2011/12.

    Finance Minister of India, Pranab Mukherjee, said Budget 2010-11 is aimed to give the required direction to the economy and assured that 9% GDP growth is achievable again.

    Mar 22 11:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Is Safer than Treasuries as an Inflation Hedge [View article]
    [shorting] treasuries as an inflation hedge
    Jan 14 05:38 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Is Safer than Treasuries as an Inflation Hedge [View article]
    Good advice on TBT to mind the decay! (many people are not aware)
    TBT is a good play once treasury collapse or decline starts off, but the timing is not something predictable and waiting is costly due to that decay.

    Jan 14 05:34 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Art of Silver Manipulation [View article]
    Hi, Bob

    answering to your question, "Why shorting silver makes the price go down?":
    Because when one shorts, there comes an amount of silver into the market. In other words, their is more supply. And more supply decreases prices given unchanged demand.
    Jan 14 05:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chinese Commodity Imports: A Record Year in 2009 [View article]
    China is putting the commodity super cycle back on rails...
    Jan 13 12:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jim Chanos Is Wrong: There Is No China Bubble [View article]
    The massive growth in China is putting the commodity super cycle back on rails...
    Jan 13 12:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Metal ETFs Have Stamina to Keep Going? [View article]
    In the short term, drawbacks are a possibility. In the long term the upside is much more plausible due to DEMAND from emerging markets. Demand really is the keyword, and China much of a sentiment driver in the short term.
    Jan 13 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2010 Outlook: Bullish on Gold, Negative Returns for Treasuries, More Housing Weakness [View article]
    Gold moved higher in stealth-phase last decade, expect it to continue at a much higher pace in the coming year(s)...
    Jan 11 11:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • China Downturn Would Have Huge Ripple Effects in Emerging Markets [View article]
    It's tricky to get in front of a raging bull. Chinese are catching up the world economy by growing faster than maturing economies. They have been working towards this goal of prosperity guided with strong leadership and lots of saving and investments, .
    I'm not saying there won't be drawbacks but they have a buffer for those moments and are decidedly moving forward in the league of global economies. Becoming no 1 on many domains. By 2020, the Chinese economy will be the biggest in our world whether we like it or not.
    We can either deny the situation like Mr Chanos or accept the facts like many already do.
    Jan 11 11:33 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Gold Play on the Dollar's Demise [View article]
    And for those investors who pay their gold in local currency (e.g. like I pay gold in euro's when I buy), learn why investing in gold is not only dollar-related or dollar play as they say. The price of gold will also rise expressed in euros, pounds, etc... Gold stands as a protector of property rights against all fiat currencies. Read more about it:

    Jan 9 03:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here It Comes: Consider Yourself Warned [View article]
    Alan Greenspan, former fed chairman, warned us (in 1966 before he was a fed member):

    excerpt from: 'gold and economic freedom'

    “The financial policy of the welfare state requires that there be no way for the owners of wealth to protect themselves. This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists’ tirades against gold. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the statists’ antagonism toward the gold standard.”
    Get a copy of the whole paper at

    And now, some forty years later, this 'scheme' is going berserk. When or if there is going to be hyperinflation seems to me a very difficult question, but that the fiat currency isn't sound is certain. I rather see a new globally united fiat currency being deployed.
    Jan 8 01:57 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Short-seller James Chanos called the fall of Enron, and now he's on record about the coming biggest crash: China Inc. (FXI) (PGJ) (GXC) (XPP) (FXP). Real estate there is “Dubai times 1,000 - or worse,” he says.  [View news story]
    Jim Rogers also explains that China WILL have bumps across the road. But that's only normal. In the long run, growth and economic prosperity is going to be for those who produce and save anyway. And that is Asia.
    There is a rare video debate with Jim and Marc Faber, recorded in 2005, where they outline in a brilliant fashion the economic future we are headed to and which role the US, Asia, Europe and Japan will play herein. Must see!

    Jan 8 01:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Gold Is a Viable Alternative to Fiat Currencies [View article]
    Risk-averted individuals should only hold an amount of gold that suit their budget. A small portion of their total savings, eg. 5% this can be done by buying one or more coins from a bullion shop or online marketplace (ebay).
    Jan 8 12:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Gold Is a Viable Alternative to Fiat Currencies [View article]
    1. Gold is by any means the standard, always been in large transaction economies.
    2. The value of gold as perceived by the financial market will rise even more than it did last decade - in any currency - because of fundamentals. And, because of the fundamental fact that fiat money looses value over time.
    3. The whole commodity theme is interrelated with exponential population growth, a power shift to Asia and central bankers' monetary policy throughout the world.
    4. Do not be surprised at all. The information is everywhere on the net.

    Jan 8 12:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on the Rise and Fall of Urban Economies [View article]
    The biggest economic events of the century are in the make. The impact of exponential population growth, a power shift to billions of Asians building up wealth and an explosive monetary cocktail are threatening the western economic hegemony.

    Discover the rationale behind it at
    Learn form the most knowledgeable persons like Jim Rogers, Peter Schiff and Marc Faber.
    And never forget: Mainstream financial analysts did not saw the 2007-8-9 events coming. They don't see the unfolding commodity boom coming either. So watch out for biased opinions, listen to those few who are knowledgeable and you will outperform.
    Jan 7 11:21 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment