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    You are right of course, but I guess it boils down to whether you believe we're going to see inflation or deflation.
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    Oh I fully intend to leverage the hell out of this purchase - but it's a big farm, and I can only borrow so much!
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    I don't really want to put my life on hold in that way, have things I want to achieve. We've started down a path which leads us to a particular point. It's no set in stone, but it's a path we want to follow. I think I'll sell in stages, maybe starting in a month or so, and see how its looking later in the year.
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    It doesn't have to be, but that's what would work best for us.
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    This is what was at the back of my mind - we will see QE3 this year, which will push up the price quite a bit. How silly will I feel if it's at $2500 in Sep and I've already sold most of it. But I guess my focus should be on achieving my main goal.
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    That sounds like a very sensible plan! Thanks.
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    I have a question. Say you had a pile of gold accumulated over the past 5 years, and you know you need to sell 70% of it by Sep 2012. Not selling isn't an option - need the cash to buy a farm out in the hills (not in the UK I might add). Would you sell now, or wait until summer?
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    All good points. I am not really hoping for an overshoot, as I don't intend to ever buy property in the UK again. I'm just an interested spectator. But my gut feeling says that interest rates will have to rise eventually, which will trigger the last step drop (maybe 20%).
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    But the market always overshoots (that's how you end up with 'very cheap' in 1996).
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    The Fuel Cell thread

    Nice article in this week's New Scientist about Ceres. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg1932...-hot-cakes.html I like the idea of fuel cells running on a range of hydrocarbons, being used in a wide range of applications. This means you don't need to resort to generating, transporting and handling hydrogen, but you can use methanol, ethanol, nat gas etc. to generate both heat and electricity at the same time.
  11. Thanks Yogi, much appreciated.
  12. What is the best way of buying these Canadian Energy Trusts? I usually use Selftrade, but they don't seem to allow these to be traded - any ideas?
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    Gold bullion accounts

    I can't comment regarding security, I only know about as much as you do. After going through the process I chose to give BV a go, and I have to say they're as slick as they first appear. Everything works just as expected, and any questions are dealt with quickly and efficiently.
  14. Thanks for the explanation BP, it is much appreciated. It takes a while to learn all this stuff I am looking at the Canadian trusts, and also considering buying some oil company stock.
  15. Thanks for the heads-up, I will avoid OILB.