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Steve Netwriter

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  1. Hi All I thought I'd pop in and see if everyone was jumping off tall buildings lol A bit disapponted by the lack of suicidal tendancies lol Maybe not a very representative group here, too intelligent and knowledgeable. Funnily enough I've not been watching the price of fiat currencies much recently. I guess this is a temporary spike before a massive drop
  2. It is lol But measuring anything against a varying/flexible metric is bound to make things tricky and is liable to be unreliable and give a false picture A good metric doesn't have to be gold, it could be a basket of commodities, time averaged to remove short term market variability. I like to watch the price of tins of pineapples lol 99c, then $1.39, then $1.49, now back to $1.39, all in the last few years in Countdown Likewise cheese, was $5, got to about $12.99, now back at around $9.99. So prices have doubled in the past 6 years?! Or more accurately, the purchasing power of the NZ$ has halved?! If the doubling time is 6 years, 70/6 gives 12% per year. Seems a little higher than the official CPI increases lol If "gold has gone up by 23% per year", that's a purchasing power increase of more like 11% per year. Not very much during such a turbulent and dangerous economic period. Methinks there's a lot of catching up to do
  3. A bit out of date, but my Gold Index, showing how the basket of major currencies have fallen against gold since 2000: I look forward to updating this when a catastrophic change occurs (as in catastrophe theory) I still think this is quite likely
  4. Hi Romans I see you're in the same time zone A few points from me 1. I don't see "gold as an investment". To me, "an investment" is something you go into in order to try and "make money". I see gold, and to some extent silver, as a way to "not invest", ie to avoid all the speculative investments, whether paper "money", stocks, etc. 2. The Gold charts seem to be following the general trend since 2001. It's rather boring. One day that trend will be broken, and the paper currencies will drop much faster than they have been. 3. I don't see gold appreciating at all. I do see the paper currencies continuing to fall. I haven't created any new charts for rather a long time now lol. Wow doesn't time fly when you're busy on other things! Looks a bit outdated now doesn't it lol It looks like I thought the GoldUS$ rate of change was 23% per year:
  5. What do they say, "buy when all else are selling" lol It looks to me like we've been through a long enough period of boredom and depression for those who think lines up should be straight I do remember commenting on Jim Sinclair's 1650, and how the GoldUS$ rate went straight through it, but now looking at the chart, maybe he did pick an important level. Onwards and upwards
  6. Pictures of NZ, tales of a Roman Holiday, and apparently the "Goldbugs" have left? I haven't been following the charts much recently, I just check occasionally. Am I the only one who thinks those charts are screaming one thing? If this was Star Trek, Scotty would be screaming "the pressure is too great Capt'n, she's gunna blow" lol
  7. I'll be interested to see how this works out. On my site people register as normal but have to fill in a reason field. I don't get that many, but I get an amazing variety of reasons written, from "FFFIUGYTD" to short essays, many of which demonstrate a real knowledge out there. I doubt you'll get many emails from spambots, or spammers, so it may well work well, because only those who want to join will bother.
  8. No, it signals loss of faith in the currencies. Gold is not an inflation hedge. If it was, you would have seen gold rise from 1980.
  9. Article updated with a few extra charts, including this one:
  10. Explanation: A Quick Summary of my Learning & Progress Along the 2008 Gold Prediction http://www.neuralnetwriter.cylo42.com/node/3605
  11. The fall of the US$ also surprised me: Laura, wanderer posted a VERY large rocket going up. I'm not sure why
  12. Yay, it's an audio and I can get it here in NZ Thanks, going to record it for my personal listening pleasure
  13. I didn't read any reason for GoldUS$=200. Maybe it's just a number picked out of the air, or maybe it's just mimicking the large fall callers. Or maybe there's an assumption that some people/traders will still think paper gold has some value. It's not an aspect of the article I particularly made note of.
  14. Well actually I would say "there are other paradigms, and maybe better ones than your current one". The problem I see is looking at the "gold price". It makes it look as if gold is rising. It looks LIKE a bubble. Invert the chart, showing the currencies falling, which most people KNOW they are, and things look a little different. Saying "will the gold price peak and fall back" is like saying "will the currencies drop and bounce?". Yes, possible, but by how much? And they may not bounce. They could hit zero and disappear. Could the US$ fall to GoldUS$=2000. Yes, very very likely. Could it get to 5000? Yes, very very likely. Could it get to 10,000. Yes, very likely. Could it get to 50,000. Yes. That is one solution to the US debt problem. The only solution I know of!
  15. Well I used to say "gold is money", but FOFOA has educated me a little more recently, so it seems to be "a really good store of wealth"
  16. nicejim, House deteriorate and also get destroyed, as I've recently experienced. They also get created. The market is also elastic, supply and demand varying with price in the elastic market way. Maybe this would help in understanding the gold market: Gold Supply and Demand Dynamics. Does the supply fall when the "price" rises? by Steve Netwriter http://neuralnetwriter.cylo42.com/node/3552
  17. Oh dear, I see the same old arguments. Maybe some facts would add to this thread.
  18. http://spot-gold-price.org/gold-supply-and-demand/
  19. The topic of "what is money?" seems to crop up a lot. After recent discussions with FOFOA, I realise it's really quite complicated. One aspect I've learned is that maybe it's best to start by defining "money", or maybe better still, to talk in terms of the separate functions of money. So first it's possible to say money performs the functions of: 1. Medium of exchange 2. Store of wealth 3. Unit of account For any particular "money", we can then discuss the merits of it by looking at how well it performs each function. For example, the GBP is legal tender in the UK, so it performs the function of medium of exchange, and seems to do it well. But, in another country that function may well be rather limited. It doesn't seem to perform the function of "store of wealth" very well. Gold in the UK does not currently perform the function of medium of exchange very well. It's mainly necessary to convert it into the local currency first. But, as a store of value, it has performed very well since 2000. If I understand FOFOA correctly, he sees gold in a "freegold" situation performing the "store of wealth" function in parallel with a currency performing the "medium of exchange" function. Thus the inflation of the currency does not devalue savings, and the freely floating gold store of wealth allows the free market to keep a check on the currency. It's a complicated subject, this is the discussion, I hope I've represented it fairly: Bill Buckler Discusses The Last Price Standing Of "True Money", Answers The Only Question Relevant To Gold Bugs http://www.neuralnetwriter.cylo42.com/node/3536
  20. I keep banging away at the paradigm, but it seems to persist. It doesn't take MORE currency to cause the "gold price" to rise. It only needs a loss of faith in the currency, for the currency to DECLINE. If you break free of the false currency based paradigm, things become very simple and clear. The "gold price" to $5000? Really? You think the US$ will only DECLINE to 5000 for an oz of gold. I think that is highly implausible. If they pull it off, they will really deserve medals. It will be achieving the impossible. I will salute Ben Bernanke and kiss his shoes.
  21. Which of these two questions is easier to answer? 1. What is the maximum possible price of gold in US$? 2. What is the lowest possible price of the US$ in gold?
  22. Thanks for that IMO the problem is that there are two basic paradigms, one paper currency based, the other gold based. It depends on what you choose as your reference. If you think the US$ is money, and measure everything with it, IMO you are blind to certain realities. Having switched paradigm I now think I see things more clearly, and people like Tom O'Brien appear blinkered and ignorant. A lot of time and currency has gone into promoting the paperbug paradigm, so it's hardly surprising so many have been sold on it.
  23. :lol: :lol: Tremendous, thanks for that, it gave me a really good laugh. :lol:
  24. You've outdone yourself on that one! Maybe you should switch to German so you can get in some REALLY long words
  25. Yes, the US$ has a long way to fall to reflect pre-existing inflation. Then further to fall, to reflect future inflation or increase in velocity due to a loss in faith in the currency.
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