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  • Special Edition On Gold: What Are Long-Term Investors To Do? [View article]
    This is not a given. Think about your logic.
    Jul 28 06:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FATCA: Good Intentions, Poor Design [View article]
    Isn't part of the problem the idiosyncratic America culture where many believe that they do not need to contribute money to society. Paying taxes is for the dumb. Not paying taxes is for heroes. As for America twisting the arms of many countries and their individual companies and subsidiaries of multinational companies is nothing new. Nowadays the world is mostly in a financial war. A war that many do not know about. Many Americans will not know or care about FATCA or even see it as an act of American aggression on the world.
    Jun 27 03:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Accumulate More Precious Metals? [View article]
    Sprott hasn't missed anything. The issue is a currency war. This is nothing to do with stocks. It is to do with the US dollar and the validity of the US dollar, something that is not well understood. It is relatively common for currencies to be backed by IMF loans etc. It is not common for the US dollar to backed by loans from anyone. It has only been backed by gold until it became obvious that being backed by gold could not go on and so began the fiat currency regime.
    Dec 23 10:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Gold And Silver Bloodbath [View article]
    It is in effect a perpetual motion machine that to this day has yet to be found in nature............
    Dec 16 10:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Gold And Silver Bloodbath [View article]
    And beware of anybody selling you the idea that a large proportion of your investment portfolio should be in stocks or bonds. Its the same story wherever you look. Boom and bust. Its all about when you buy and when you convert back to some fiat currency. Can we please get rid of emotional biases and talk about what really happens.
    Dec 13 10:46 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Always A Great Day To Buy Gold [View article]
    But people do hold on to stocks during bear markets becasue the stocks do recover..............
    Dec 2 12:11 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Buying Gold Is Un-American [View article]
    "If the dollar loses its status as the world's reserve currency, then the US government loses the privilege of printing money to resolve debt through inflation."

    This just not true.............
    Oct 1 12:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Better Inflation Hedge Than Gold [View article]
    Economic and financial Armageddon never happened........not yet, but it is inevitable. Why you cannot see that is beyond me.
    Aug 28 02:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Fed Primer: Mechanics Of QE, Money Multipliers And Inflation [View article]
    It takes two to tango. The idea that you reduce interest rates and make money almost free means that the consumer will suddenly start consuming again at a fast pace is ludicrous. The issue lies with the consumers not with the banks. There are no longer sufficient consumers that can borrow enough money to spin the US economic flywheel fast enough. I am at a loss to understand why the consumer is always forgotten in articles like this. Without sufficient consumers willing to borrow against a sound future everything grinds to a standstill.
    Aug 7 11:31 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Time For A Vacation Snooze? [View article]
    The chart showing job losses by month after the start of each recession is not being given sufficient weight in anybodies thinking at present. The two years 2001 and 2007 show a significant departure from past trends with the difference between 2001 and 2007 being very marked.

    The extent of government and banking sector intervention in the economy that results in the curve for 2007 has been massive. To consider the current stock market as even close to a stable environment is perhaps foolish. In fact, it can only be considered unstable. It will repeat the sawtooth crash that is so evident when the appropriate timescale is used to view the instability in the stock market that started some years ago.

    What is the point of this comment. It is simple. The fear trade of gold has not gone away, as you assert. The gold trade is not about inflation/deflation. It is about the instability of the current economic system.
    Aug 5 03:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fear Trade Has Been Demolished [View article]
    When you only focus on America you see only part of the story. You have put yourself in a box and that is all you see, the inside of the box. And that is what is misleading about this article. The fear trade has "gone away" in terms of the USD value per oz of gold. The USD value per oz of gold is now less. The purchase of gold in the world has not gone away. It has shifted from the West to the East. Large quantities are still being purchased using either fiat currencies of something else of value like oil.
    Jul 22 09:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Gold's Future Price Be $2,154 Or $984? The Equation That Drives Gold's Returns [View article]
    There is no recovering economy. Where do people get this idea from?
    Jun 12 10:17 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Want To Know The Future? Look To The Past. The 1950s Are Coming Back [View article]
    Everything is pointing down at the moment. There will be no tapering. FED support for government and commercial banks will continue until something gives.
    Jun 12 10:04 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Really Happened To Silver: A Different Perspective [View article]
    Edit or Perish,

    You are absolutely correct. For some reason I cannot fathom every commentator here and elsewhere assumes the customer/consumer is going to behave in a specific way in the economy. Further, the customer/consumer demand is high and constant. High, constant customer/consumer demand in the US is not coming back. That is the new normal.

    Everything is going to be reset to a different level of economic activity.
    Jun 11 11:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Really Happened To Silver: A Different Perspective [View article]
    Investing in stocks and bonds involves substantial risk!
    Jun 11 10:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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