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  1. I’ve got my last units of Sterling for the year loaded in to GM and I think I will spend it today. Price is currently £8.01 - which is quite a long way below my average buying price for this year.


    I don’t think we will see £7… but I am only guessing. £8ish is a good price and I am happy to pay it.

    I'm going to be patient a bit longer, but might average-in a bit today. We are hopefully close to the bottom for silver in GDP terms.

  2. I was thinking that the shoe shine boy moment will be when the boy at the car wash is telling people to buy gold. After all the preferred form of transport in 1929 was shoes. Now it is cars. :D Tenuous link I know. (I always wash my own car. So I will never know.)


    Hi Belfast Boy


    I think that shoe shine moments are a long way off yet. 'People down the pub' are however noticing these type of enterprises - giving cash for broken and unwanted gold jewellery (but at 30% under spot). There is typically a stall in most large shopping malls in the UK now.





    I've not posted much recently - I'm taking advantage of this temporary sweet spot in the UK economy to move jobs (and get a payrise to boot). I've noticed that there currently remains reasonable employment opportunities for specialist (and qualified) individuals in the public and private UK sector, at least until the next step down in the economy, when I suspect that 'across the board' recruitment freezes will begin.

  3. I don't have a huge amount, but its all with GM. If it comes to the stage where those holdings are not 'safe', so be it; there will probably have bigger problems that require my attention by then.

    If GM or BV were discovered to be untrustworthy, would this not in turn push up the demand (and spot price) for physical gold.


    Would keeping a balance between physical and allocated holdings protect against this?



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  5. So surely people are seeing the coming inflation tsunami as something that will send gold through the roof, and hence they want to ride that train - to get rich, not just to preserve wealth. The risk is they time it wrong, or don't sell at the top, and actually loose wealth.


    Gold is a secure way to preserve wealth over many many lifetimes, not over any particular decade.


    Hi bigtbigt


    I don't expect to 'make money' from precious metals. I just expect to preserve my wealth (and keep it liquid) while 60% of UK owner occupiers loose > half of theirs in the next few years.

  6. Gold isn't currently in an overbought state, check the RSI. Trader dan notes this today on his latest.




    For the right shoulder to complete on cue we are looking at a break through $1000 in the second week of June. Then we will be off to the races :)

    Cheers Pix.


    I know this has been asked before - can anyone recommend a good online resource or book for learning about RSI, MACD etc. I've tried before but found the online explanations a little variable and contradictory.

  7. Could the gold be recovered from a tumour and used again in another tumour? icon8.gif


    Hi Ziknik.


    No way, I'm afraid. The Au/Pt nanoparticles need to get within the tumour cell, in fact usually an organelle like the the nucleus or lysosomes. There's no technology to get it out, even if Human Tissue Act etc. would let you (which it likely wouldn't).


    Really, the amount of gold to recycle would be tiny anyway. Might as well develop a technique for extracting Gold from seawater.




  8. Hey, Steve: here's the next month's thread title:

    Gold - it might be a cure for cancer.



    Targeting Tumors Using Tiny Gold Particles

    ScienceDaily (May 5, 2009) — It has long been known that heat is an effective weapon against tumor cells. However, it's difficult to heat patients' tumors without damaging nearby tissues.


    I've done some scientific research in this area, although unfortunately not to the stardard of this MIT group.


    Nanoparticles of gold (or platinum) have a lot of potential in physical cancer therapies (X-rays, UV etc.) However, they use minute quantities of metal and will not have much effect on global demand, even if they are the next major breakthrough.

  9. I will not even consider shifting Silver->Gold until it hits 50, and probably not until about 25.


    25 seems a little optimistic. Look at this graph for ratio on each day of this decade long PMs bull market.


    I reckon 40-50 is as good as it will get, although I agree that the ratio is falling now.



  10. Gold looking bullish even though pulling back to $850 as volume is light.




    I'm still bullish on gold for the months ahead and am interested to see if gold has a push to 890-900 this afternoon.


    I still think the world banking system is in a 'right state' and believe that confidence in the financial system will continue to deteriorate. Therefore, I think this year may be untypical of normal years and lack (or at least see less of ) a doldrums period.


    I can also see more and more QE occuring in the UK, as no-one is going to but all these government bonds at current return rates, and the emergence of high UK inflation as a consequence.