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    GOLD

    Never has, never will, fairness is bloody difficult to achieve even to your children Gold is safe the sheeple do not realize that is the huge advantage.
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    GOLD

    Me too, I want gold to crash and cg be wrong - but I feel in my gut he is right.
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    GOLD

    Confiscation means they make you sell at an official cheap price, which is not very different to giving you the real price with some special tax on the "windfall" Virtually all my gold is in my goldmoney SIPP pension; I wonder what they will do with gold in pensions?
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    HPC - Giving it a rest

    Dr Bubb gets a couple of mentions in this Downfall on Edinburgh Property prices. Strong language
  5. Prompted by this article. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-...ays-889754.html Britain's waterways are on the brink of an astonishing revival – and some of the UK's biggest trucking firms are leading the way. The UK's long-neglected latticework of canals and rivers, which once helped to jump-start the industrial revolution, are poised for a renaissance. Growing traffic jams, rising fuel prices and environmental pressures are driving the boom, according to industry experts, to such an extent that many shipping and barge companies say they have received more inquiries about transporting goods by water in the past 18 months than they have had in 20 years. Some companies that have traditionally used roads are now appointing managers to mastermind their expansion on to water. = = = = = LINKS: History of Britain's canals : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_th...sh_canal_system Canal maps, Britain........ : http://www.canals.com/maps.htm
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    Canals - is a comeback coming?

    I guess this tread has died cos oil is again cheap, it may be that oil will never be expensive for a sustained period as the economy can not sustain expensive oil and will shrink accordingly. Anyhow here is a canal being restored in NI http://lordbelmontinnorthernireland.blogsp...al-revival.html
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    SILVER

    I had this with Chard - they were concerned that they would be pilfered from a RM depot when there are few staff around. I got the impression they knew what they were talking about.
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    SILVER

    I gave them a go - all arrived ok. Prices are VAT free so bloody cheap I only bought 10 oz I cannot see this as a way to make substantial silver purchases but like ebay silver spoons it all helps.
  9. There is an oil platform parked in the Humber on and off for a year now - interesting as there has never been one before. Gas field offshore here not oil AFAIK.
  10. http://www.energybulletin.net/node/50923 Long article and quite complex but makes the case, that all the downturns since 1970 are due to preceding oil price volatility though nearly all have been generally ascribed to other causes. 1987 crash is seen as a clincher - oil price volatity (due to OPEC members in conflict) preceded it and no other cause has been identified. It goes on to postulate that those in the know have fleesed the financial system to get out wealthy not as a conspiracy but they have acted independently because they know the system is on the point of total collapse due to peak oil.
  11. Be right sit tight is a kind of patience too. I believe Orlov's, Cgnao's and Martenson's take on it may be right. Trading is a skill I do not have or wish to aquire, novices lose money and you have to be good really good to make profit; I have a job that takes most of my energy and time and makes good money. I think that gold will never be the dog of an investment it was in the 80's and 90's unless the financial system is fixed. If the system is fixed and assuming then government promises are not broken I will be OK even if gold goes to £0. In short gold is insurance for me and it does look more than possible I will need that insurance. Even though I am 50% in gold and silver I do not really have much joy when the price goes up - that's because that is a sign that cg and the others are right. We have peak oil, the biggest ever credit bubble collapsing , a looming demographic crisis, unknown problems with a fiat reserve currency thats in trouble and useless authorities delaying problems with tactics that will just to make them worse later. Samuel Johnson sums it up for me - "those that have gold are in fear those without it are in danger"
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    GOLD

    I am the same, I expect a gradual rise with increasing volatility, the rise in the last two months fits in with this expectation as would a £200 sudden plunge. I do not think gold can become the dog of an investment it was in the 80's and 90's unless the financial system is fixed, I don to believe that to be possible if I am wrong and it does turn out the system is OK it would be a better outcome for me overall even though my investments would be halved or worse.
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    GOLD

    “I made a fortune getting out too soon” J P Morgan I found this one of his as well while looking for the above. Was JPM a bit confused, or hypocritical or thinking of someone else when he said this? "Of all forms of tyranny the least attractive and the most vulgar is the tyranny of mere wealth, the tyranny of plutocracy” JPMorgan
  14. Your relationship with this site reminds me of my relationship with my eldest son. You bring it into the world and work so hard to nurture and grow it. It becomes a teenager - and assumes a life of it's own - some aspects of it's behavour you hate and sometimes you say stuff you regret "Bubbs Trading Diary" should be pinned. I feel that would say more than anything - it's like the parent's home taken over by the teenage sons friends. (a problem i have had) You should not dominate but should have space for the stuff that matters to you most in the front room in your own place. Complicated diciplinary procedures proposed by those who have no intension of paying for the time of those who are supposed to enact them should be ignored, so i guess the least worst thing is mods are gods and you appoint the mods - albeit very imperfect as vividly shown at HPC no forum as far as I know has found a better solution.
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    GOLD

    Bullish IMO a silver spike and crash at the end of a gold run is usual is it not?
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    GOLD

    IMO If you are certain of economic collapse you should not trade but should aquire gold, silver and anything that can be bartered. The 2000 low in the gold price was an extreme low and was IMO caused primarily by the new rising economic powers unlike those in the past choosing to accumulate American debt instead of gold. The fourfold increase in value has got gold to more or less the value it should be in normal times; IMO it is still a screaming buy if you believe your fiat currency will fail.
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    GOLD

    When We Have Gold We Are in Fear, When We Have None We Are in Danger - English Proverb
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    GOLD

    Well worth a read IMO especially if you are tempted to believe the green shoots fairytale.
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    GOLD

    Thanks, this stuff is not easy to find. I am a newbie to this but my interpretation of these data:- 1. earnings have collapsed by about 90% but dividends have not been reduced by anything like that amount. 2. The quoted P/E average does not show this collapse because it is averaged over 10 years 3. Dividend yield has more than doubled since 2000 but is still lower than at the 1929 minimum Irrational Exuberance seems and understatement.
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    GOLD

    I have calculated performance since 1999 and it matches this graph almost exactly $1000 would have become $3703 I would like to calculate the return if I had stayed with the dow however I am finding it difficult to find historic dividend return figures infact all I have found after a good half hour of googling is a quote "Dividends on the Dow fell from 3.94% to 1.47% in the period 1990 to the peak at 1999" A 1.47% return does seem to be very poor it suggests that at that time for many if not most stock market pension funds charges would consume all the income generated by the share portfolio; I am not surprised it is a figure that is not well publisized. Does anyone know where I can get historic yearly dividend return figures for the dow?, historic dividend return figures for ftse indexes as well would be brilliant. I have done the calculation with assumed dividend return figures but it would be nice to have actual figures. $1000 becomes 1.5% - $849 2% - $897 3% - $997 4% - $1106 5% - $1223
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    GOLD

    There are three Victoria heads, young, jubilee and old and I think four QE2 heads. The george and the dragon tail is also used on victorian and pre victorian crowns - these are large coins nearly one oz silver. The beauty of the design is much more apparent on these than on the small sov.
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    GOLD

    Sovereigns are by far the best IMO No GCT Proper historic coin at bullion prices Recognized the world over Not too big - important if prices go up substantially as they may well do if fiat money implodes.
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    SILVER

    Because the silver stockpile has been largely used up by industry I suspect there is not enough mined silver in existance now for silver to be used as the loose change money in a traditional bimetallic monetary system. Perhaps silver is too useful to be used as money
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    GOLD

    No way Jose - the more they know now the more they will be prepared - they will afterall be the ones who have to sort out this paper money debt mess.
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