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  • Focus On Cancer Immunotherapy Results [View article]
    I agree that "Stem cell therapy is the drug of the future"
    Yet, I assume that "individualized medical treatments" will need to be transformed by an economically acceptable ie generic substitution over the long term. "Cost" will become the "leveling force" on which larger population treatments will be covered under ObamaCare.
    It would appear that RNA treatment, for one, may facilitate such a compromise.
    I forecast that "Cost" will become the acceptable generalized format for health analysis.
    My prospective was formulated in part In 1979 as a AAAS Congressional Fellow as I assisted the former Kennedy Health Subcommittee write the 6th rendition of "Health Care for All Americans". What followed was a movement away from "health promotion / disease prevention" to "cost/benefit ratio" analysis (as put forth by Rep. Dave Stockmann and Phil Graham). Shrinking health costs is here to stay.
    Jan 31 05:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Still Time to Buy Dips in Silver [View article]
    I previously postulated that the US Mint was selling Silver American Eagles at a discount relative to their historic "24 times" the American Eagle Gold ounce coins.

    One conclusion drawn was that a silver Eagle ounce coin might trade at $61 based on the historic limited data set used. An alternate view may be that as Silver approached $50, the gold/silver ratio was tightening. As it stands, the US Mint took off its market, Silver America the Beautiful Quarters to create a Silver pricing grid (similar to their gold pricing grid).

    As the Mint is now probably looking at a more constant gold- silver ratio program, we might inverse the way of looking at this accordingly.

    As an ounce of silver sits at $42, and it takes 24 Silver Eagle ounces to one ounce of a Gold Eagle coin, the theoretical value of Gold may get driven down. Should this occur, using these ratios, the 'take away' may be Gold could decline to the region of $1008. This might indicate as high as a 50% interim adjustment.

    As others have shown inverse correlation between the dollar and gold prices at earlier time, an absurd interpretation might be that the 'Fed inflates the dollar'-
    Bernanke recently said' the rise in oil and food prices are temporary' and of course do not count in a Federal inflation index.
    But what do I know,'as its all fiat currency anyway.

    Gerald Butrimovitz, Ph.D. CFP

    Disclosure:
    I acknowledge that I purchased a five ounce" America the Beautiful" US Minted coin recently at the absurd price of $279 and never told my wife the truth about buyers remorse.
    May 3 08:38 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Historical Gold / Silver Ratio and Why It's Time to Buy Silver [View article]
    THE US MINT HAS CAUGHT WIFF.
    THE PLANNED RELEASE OF THEIR 5OZ. "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL" SILVER COIN ON APRIL 28 IS NOW SET AT $279. THAT MAKES THEM "GREEDY" PROVIDING A HUGE 30% PREMIUM OVER BULLION. PRICES NOT THEIR "COSTS". 15% IS "FOR PROFIT" & BELIEVE IT OR NOT A 15% OR $35 FEE TO PACKAGE IT.

    DIRECT BULLION DEALERS PAID BUT A NOMINAL FEE IN 2010 OVER PREVAILING SILVER PRICES AND THEN TURNED AROUND TO GOUGE THE PUBLIC WITH PRICES AT 200-300% ABOVE THEIR DIRECT MINT PRICES.
    CONCLUSION:BLAME THE TREASURY FOR STIMULATING MUCH OF THE HUGE SILVER BUBBLE. HOPEFULLY THE SAME FOLKS BRINGING US QE2, CAN TAKE THE FALL FOR MISDIRECTING OUR OVERLEVERAGED GOVERNMENT.
    GERALD BUTRIMOVITZ,PH.D.
    SAN FRANCISCO
    NOTE: THOUGH I INTEND TO BUY MY ONE PER HOUSEHOLD MAXIMUM, I CAN NOT STAND THE THOUGHT THAT THE INTRINSIC SILVER PRICE CAN READILY RETRACE TO $30 PER OZ.
    Apr 15 06:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Molycorp and Lynas [View instapost]
    Keep in mind Dr Peterson proved that trader decisions come from the prehistoric Part of the brain -Not due to activation of the frontal cortex (the logic rational newer add on to mankinds progress)
    COMES 2 YEARS FROM NOW AND WE WILL. BE ASKING"How did we come up with this googley gob?" IT SOUNDED SO RIGHT BACK THEN??"
    DR J
    Feb 20 05:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More Facts Please, Molycorp Minerals [View instapost]
    Molycorp trades like sex.
    FIRST FOREPLAY- THAN IF YOU GET LUCKY THE REAL THING!.

    AFTERWARDS U MAY ASk " WAS IT WORTH AS MUCH AFTER AS BEFORE?"
    NOT QUITE AS INTERESTING AFTERWARD WOULD BE THE CONSENSUS VIEW.
    BUT THE RIDE WAS GOOD IF YOU COULD AFFORD IT
    DR J
    Feb 20 05:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Historical Gold / Silver Ratio and Why It's Time to Buy Silver [View article]
    "U.S. MINT" GUIDELINES.
    IS THIS THE "STIMULUS PACKAGE" FROM THE TREASURY FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS?

    In reviewing all possible "Public Relations" articles in the US Mint website, I compared the published "Gold one ounce American Eagle Proof coin release price" versus the "Silver one Ounce American Eagle Proof coin release price" as a ratio.

    For every year since the 1996 publication (1996-2004), I calculated the number of ounces of Silver (i.e. The number of one ounce silver proof coins) to equal the purchase price of a single Gold Proof one ounce coin.
    For every year until 2004, this ratio varied from 23 to 24 ounces. Subsequently the US MINT slightly raised the price of the US Silver One Ounce Proof American Eagle Coin.

    From a Federal Policy standpoint, it would appear that the US Mint Committee has a focused intention of keeping this Silver Ounce Coin Proof Release uncorrelated to their Gold Release which may vary through the year.

    Now, fast forward to 2010, we finish the year with multiple price increases in Proof Gold Ounce Coins., The US Mint may have taken an aggressive stance to increase the than current Gold Proof release price (as published every Wednesday).
    So a recent price of $1585 per ounce of "American Eagle" Gold available for release in proof form is now matched by a very recent price quote and narrow release window of $46 for an American Eagle one ounce silver proof coin. It now takes about 34 "Proof Ounces of the Silver EAgle Coins to acquire one Gold Coin. At a theoretical cost of 24 coins at $46, the Gold Coin should list at $1104. Oddly, Silver still lags Gold both on a purchasing power basis as well as on a published absolute basis of perhaps $61.

    Either the Mint was asleep at the wheel, their "Committee" did not address this anomaly in the spirit of Helicopter Ben's' spreading the wealth (not quite a match for their generosity to our banks), they are still offering Silver Proof coins at a 43% discount to Gold Proof Coins and their much earlier historic ratio of 24 from 1996 through 2003 now set at 46.
    Either way, I like it.

    Most interesting will be a new change in policy guidelines, wherein their January early release of a 2011 Mint Uncirculated Gold Set and a 2011 Mint Proof Gold Set as well as a 2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set. Also, later this month we will get the complete schedule of all of its products it will release in the first quarter of 2011.

    As a Registered Investment Advisor, I disclose that I have on backorder for purchase, Silver Proof one Ounce 2010 American Eagle coins. I have not made any recommendation to any other party nor is this to be taken as investment advice. Happy Hunting.

    Gerald Butrimovitz Ph.D. CFP-tm
    moneydoctor@gmail.com
    Dec 3 10:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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