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  1. I have not only read the article I have also read many others, one of the first I ever read back in 70’s was Daniken’s ‘Gods from Outer Space’, it got me interested in many things. I found out later that it like most of this type of material was based on a few facts surround by unsubstantiated ‘what ifs’, misdirection’s and outright lies that the author had to be aware of in order to write the book or article. Your assumption – I haven’t read the material – Wrong Your assumption – I know nothing of the subject – Wrong Your belief that I am not advancing the discussion on the thread – Wrong, it’s just not what you wish to hear My advancement to the thread is not about the points in the article but about points in the thread brought up by WiseBear on the article being ‘Total rubbish’ and JD’s on scientific and philosophical theories. It advances these points but not yours, it is detrimental to your belief in the validity of the article and so you deride it. You have always asked for lurkers to be more active and that posters than have gone away to return and tell you why. I did and I have, you disliked it with venom and responded to polite thread conversation with hostility. What’s next, if posters do not follow your belief then they get banned like the anti-gold believers did in HPC.
  2. The rational of my argument is that of your failure to both understand and then apply the basic logical test of hypothesise, test, record, evaluate, re-hypothesise...you missed the salient point that I made. You fail to do to the scientific what you do in the finance instinctively, hypothesise, test, record, evaluate, rinse, wash, repeat... Instead you stated that I sprout negativity, and indirectly that I have a barrier to my thinking and I am prejudiced. Yet at no time did you ask had I read the article, had I read others in the Fringe section. You did not seem to apply thought, you seemed to instinctively react. When I challenged you what you immediately did was to personally attack, just as people do when their belief is directly challenged.
  3. I have been in engineering and science about as long as you have been in finance. You are ahead in finance and as I said in my previously post 'I have learned from you' but you have a very long way to go in engineering and science.
  4. You would be wasting your time WiseBear, they cannot understand the difference between a scientific theory and a philosophical theory, empirical data or logic means nothing to them and they just create another philosophical idea to ameliorate the empirical or logical, that philosophical idea then becomes a truth to them. You are arguing against belief. This dogmatic following of belief is the reason that I rarely post here. I lurk occasionally for the few financial posts that remain, picking up the odd tip and occasionally dipping in the posts on current affairs. Originally like others I came from HPC following Bubb, CG, GF, etc to get a better understanding of finance, its implications and how I should protect myself financially. I learnt how to begin to do that on this site and I thank all for that education. It’s Bubb’s site, it’s his playground and if he wants to turn it into a conspiracy site because that is his religion then so be it and those that are here for finance will continue to drift away.
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    It is a personal import so up to the money laundering limit is not a problem. I always try to bring something back from whatever trip I take with silver though weight quickly becomes an issue on airplanes so I generally only bring it back when I travel by train or car.
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    You can import as much as you like Wanderer but you may have to pay import duties if it is from outside the Eurozone and those roughly equate to the cost of paying for the VAT in the UK plus you still have to deal with shipping costs etc. The only advantage is in personal importation by beating the VAT difference by going to Germany for example, buying silver there and bringing it back.
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    Every time I buy gold I think that I am a fool to buy at the top but then I remember that is really a currency not just a commodity.
  8. I have been short with you but since 1.53, I am looking for the drop to continue until 1.40 - 1.39 but I will sell a half at 1.41 and then the rest when it bounces
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    Widening trade deficit is one possibility, from -£6.5B to -£7.5B
  10. Think yourself lucky my private sector wage took a 10% haircut last year and no increase this year although hopefully by September when it is renegotiate it will increase but I suspect only by a couple of % maximum.
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    Actually the 100% origin is for each individually. The value is the percentage increase or decrease in relation to each origin where the 5 and 10 year are percentage increase of the averages of the values that make up each set. It may have made more sense if I had used 0% as the origin but the graph would have stayed the same.
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    Push up, I think as there is plenty of headroom. If we treat gold as a currency then TA works just as well with gold as USD or EUR. Lots of resistance at $1,159 but if it pops above $1,215 then up we go.
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    The Beginners Guide to Gold/Silver

    Always ready with an arm to help the old ladies into the path of oncoming vehicles For coins see the advice in the coins thread here but for bar a very light smear of any oil will do then wipe with a dry cloth. The visual condition of bar is really immaterial to its price as it has no numismatic value, it’s just bullion. There are though collectors of 1oz bar style tokens and those should be kept in the same manner as silver coin as there is some premium over bullion value for condition. There are also a few buyers of old hand poured bullion bars that are interested in the pattern and style of the stamping on the bars but these collectors are very few and far between and more often than not their collection is sold or broken up rather than going to a new collector. Again they would advocate a light oiling and darkness as the best way to store the bars as the completeness of the stamps and patterns is of greater importance than the perfection of surface quality.
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    It's been a while since I posted the previous chart for you all
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    It's been a while since I posted the previous chart for you all