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  • Giving Up The Gold Vice For Lent - And Beyond [View article]
    Since you have to be insane to volunteer to run for election in this environment, I sincerely doubt Washington will have sanity return.
    Apr 11, 2012. 05:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Research Dissects Lithium-Ion Battery Mythology [View article]
    Coincidence or good marketing? When I watched the video you linked to, the video started with an ad for Ford.
    Apr 11, 2012. 04:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Research Dissects Lithium-Ion Battery Mythology [View article]
    Is there a chance that this is a different chemistry?
    Apr 11, 2012. 04:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • REE/Strategic Mineals Concentrator - March 28, 2012 [View instapost]
    Large earthquake in Indonesia today.
    http://wapo.st/ItGxj7
    Apr 11, 2012. 01:10 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Gold Ever An Investment? [View article]
    I agree, I used to live just south of Urbana-Champaign Illinois. Using your description, if you stand in the middle of Kansas and look west you see a lot of farm land that has or will soon have water problems. Anyone buying farmland anywhere isn't doing proper DD unless they check out the water situation as every local situation is different. Farmland is useless without enough water. JMHO
    Apr 11, 2012. 04:16 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Gold Ever An Investment? [View article]
    Paulo,
    I guess we will have to agree to disagree. I respect your point of view and thank you for the discussion. Maybe I am not catching your point properly.
    Apr 10, 2012. 06:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Gold Ever An Investment? [View article]
    Paulo,
    If I buy a stock that doesn't pay dividends, I fail to see what building value has to do with it as it is only a potential profit until I sell it to someone else, the same as gold and silver.
    Apr 10, 2012. 06:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Gold Ever An Investment? [View article]
    Paulo,
    I disagree, jewelry doesn't amount to much gold when refined, its like dumping the last of your beer to water the lawn. If someone is selling gold jewelry then they have already sold the silver. Bullion holders are just that, holders. Sale of jewelry may make a small blip, but won't flood the market. Gold, silver and stocks all go up and down, "ya pays your money and take your chances".
    Apr 10, 2012. 06:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Gold Ever An Investment? [View article]
    There are many questions about how much those ETFs actually hold that is unencumbered. Paper ETFs that don't allow a normal investor to receive the underlying metal when demanded are a dangerous way to play the market. MF Global showed that even allocated stores of PMs are not truely safe. To me, if it isn't within reach I don't own it.
    Apr 10, 2012. 05:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Gold Ever An Investment? [View article]
    I agree that farmland is a great investment, but these days extensive DD has to be done on water accessibility and water rights. The central valley in California has farmland sitting idle because of State mandated water use regulation. This is a problem that is only going to get worse.
    Apr 10, 2012. 05:02 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Gold Ever An Investment? [View article]
    Paulo,
    If I understand your definitions correctly then stocks that don't pay dividends are speculations. So APPL has only been a speculative play on the market? I submit that it doesn't matter which market you play then (I realize that APPL has announced a first ever dividend, but am using it as an example). One difference I would like to point out in precious metals is that if the stock crashes and becomes worthless you have nothing, if you have physical PMs and the spot crashes I can use them to play checkers (sorry, I have an odd sense of humor sometimes).
    Apr 10, 2012. 04:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Solar Bubble Has Officially Burst - Survivors Will Ultimately Capture More Market Share [View article]
    Gebby,
    I think where we differ is that I see solar as part of the solution in a multi tech set of solutions. I may be reading you wrong, but you come across as solar being the only answer with no steps in between. From where I am sitting solar has a lot of potential but needs more improvement and so do energy storage systems to make solar viable. I still haven't heard anyone discuss recycling old solar panels to recover and reuse resources.
    Apr 10, 2012. 02:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat#229, March 29, 2012 [View instapost]
    Can TB wear an old rain coat like Columbo?
    Apr 10, 2012. 02:05 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat#229, March 29, 2012 [View instapost]
    LT,
    Article on SA about solar stocks.
    http://seekingalpha.co...
    Apr 10, 2012. 08:13 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A group of California students suggests equity offers the solution to high college tuition and the student debt issue. It suggests public universities - in lieu of charging tuition - take 5% of students' salary for the first 20 years after graduation. Isn't that called the state income tax?  [View news story]
    DIG,
    They are talking about public college not private for profit college.
    The student decides the degree not the school. Administraters that run the college don't have tenure and have no more job security than anyone else. The State sets the costs for the courses at a public college.
    Apr 10, 2012. 08:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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