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  • In Xanadu did Goldman Sachs Decree a Rare Earths Surplus for all to see  [View instapost]
    Another great analysis Jack and I've already made money based on some of your writing! Thank you!

    I'm afraid I have to take issue with your position that Goldman Sach's analysts are wrong. They're not. They're just liars. Once you view them through this lens, you'll understand why they say what they say.

    Best of luck to you and yours,
    Jun 21, 2011. 04:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Silver Is Grossly Undervalued and the Myth of the 'Primary Silver Mine'  [View article]
    Yup. Just like last year eh?
    Mar 8, 2011. 06:41 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fed Is Not Monetizing U.S. Government Debt  [View article]
    Nice stat vs. GNP.

    How about the energy cost as a % of the average US household income? Go ahead and trim out the top 2% of earners so you get a realistic measure of what real household income in the US looks like.
    Feb 10, 2011. 10:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Much Is Gold Worth?  [View article]
    I think what he means is that he wouldn't part with an ounce of HIS gold for anything less than a new truck.
    Jan 19, 2011. 02:58 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Gold at $1000 Overpriced?  [View article]
    You ask a relevant and revealing question but I fear you're wasting your own (much more valuable) time.
    Jan 13, 2011. 01:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Could Trip Gold Up?  [View article]
    I'm a little curious how overt default would send gold plunging. The dollars in my bank account would be worth a fraction of their previous value but the gold in my safety deposit box would still command the same price in euros or renminbi. It would also buy the same amount of oil. Then everyone stuck holding dollars would be racing to spend them on something that will preserve their value. What is it again that's supposed to be a good store of value?
    Nov 19, 2010. 03:47 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Most Heavily Shorted Stocks  [View article]
    Alphaman, you're hilarious and I suspect simply a troll here on SA getting his kicks. I've now seen you post anti-gold comments around nearly every gold thread for about a week. None have contained any substance.

    I'm no bug so I'll extend you the benefit of the doubt. Show me a compelling argument against owning gold in today's environment. I've read nearly every "bubble" article that gets posted here and they ring pretty hollow and sound like "old" arguments based up on the system under collapse right now. So do me a favor and list or link a few of your favorite arguments against using gold in this environment to preserve my wealth. I tell you, right now I'm looking for a place and I just don't see anything else out there right now. (Still looking for a local granite dealer.)
    Nov 18, 2010. 06:07 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Rush to Gold, Commodities and Currencies  [View article]

    Perhaps you have an alternative store of value in mind?
    Nov 16, 2010. 05:41 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bernanke's Unfortunate Patterns  [View article]
    I think the biggest thing preventing the American people from "waking up" and doing something to fix this is that the argument continues to be framed as Republicans vs. Democrats. This is not an accident as it keeps us fighting against each other while the elites take the money and run out the back door.

    I found this on Zerohedge.com yesterday.

    Sounds like the best party platform I've heard in a loooooooong time.
    Nov 9, 2010. 11:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Markets' Early Reaction to QE2 Is Bullish  [View article]
    Chris - "The fact gold is lagging silver tells us the economy may be better off than most believe – not strong, but not headed for a double-dip."

    Can you clarify this please? I see many reasons why silver is catching up with gold but I don't necessarily see it as an indicator of a healthy economy.
    Nov 4, 2010. 02:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Socialism Winning the Wealth Game?  [View article]
    Thanks for the reply!
    Nov 2, 2010. 05:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Socialism Winning the Wealth Game?  [View article]
    I'm kind of an armchair investor/seeking alpha snoop so I may be asking you a question that would require a lot of work to answer. I'll understand if you want to skip it.

    I'm curious however about how this data would change if we excluded the top and bottom 2% from the average personal wealth calculation for each country. Here in the U.S. the gap between rich and poor has become so wide that a simple mean would not represent the "average American".

    Thanks for any insight you may have.
    Nov 1, 2010. 10:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rare Element Resources: Potential Short Opportunity  [View article]
    I think we agree that Rare Earth Elements are not all that rare on a global measurement but finding a deposit with high enough concentrations to mine commercially is why they command the price that they do. This price has obviously skyrocketed recently and will make more deposits commercially viable to develop.

    Maybe we disagree on what constitutes "easy to mine". The article linked below suggests that Rare Earth mines need much more than "just a bunch of water" to extract the ore from the Earth. If you have evidence to the contrary please share it as I'd rather have a more accurate world view than win an argument on the internet.

    Oct 29, 2010. 10:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Green Revolution in China  [View article]
    I'd also suggest that ICE cars represent a form of "distributed pollution" in that they each pollute a little bit, but the pollution is released across every roadway on the planet. Stationary sources of pollution would be much easier to focus on, capturing and filtering the pollution at fewer locations.
    Oct 29, 2010. 09:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rare Element Resources: Potential Short Opportunity  [View article]
    As do I IndidnaJohn!
    But the speed at which this stock jumped scared me out of it. I took my 170% profit last week and I'm calling it good for a while on this one. Still in on a few other RE plays including Great Western Minerals which isn't reccommended by Dines but is by Jack Lifton, a contributer here on SA and a guy who sounds like he knows more about the RE industry than Dines does.

    I recommend reading Lifton's work and contrasting a few of his ideas with Dines' if you're really interested in this sector.
    Oct 22, 2010. 06:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment