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  1. Sure, but these have nothing to do with "money printing" its just "hot money" chasing one asset yield after another. It always has been thus, only now, as the global economy digitizes, there's more hot money than there was before, and global transactions are escaping the death grips of the old families in the new netocracy. Much of these problems the westernized economies are facing are not so much a shortage of assets, but rather a shortage of assets denominated in Royal/Federal Currency.
  2. No. The Royals print money as economic warfare against their enemies. Something similar is happening in Rhodisia Zimbabwe now, after Mugabe expropriated all the Royals lovely farms and mines, after such a successful transfer to "independence".
  3. The British printed lots of Weinmar notes and went on an international spending spree as "reparations" for the naughty Germans starting a war. Of course, I think it was us that started that one too. yup http://www.historyonthenet.com/WW1/WW1_timeline.htm 4 Aug 1914 British declaration of war Germany did not withdraw from Belgium and Britain declared war on Germany. Guess the King didn't take to kindly to having his family usurped in Belgium.
  4. mSparks

    Electric Cars

    Like I said: http://www.glassguide.co.uk/News/GlassGuideNews/?NEWS=901
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    Electric Cars

    Li ion, Lipo and fuel cell are a big advancement in battery technology. Whats going to be interesting to watch is these batteries have a life of about 3 or so years, and cost 25% the value of the car. Not sure how many are going to be willing to take that hit
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    GOLD

    Can I throw a conspiracy theory out there. Those TV ads are government printing in action.
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    GOLD

    This entire year is going interesting. I've run some simulations that estimate we are through to the other side of this collapse at 50/50 - something I never imagined was possible this side of 2015, there's one or two unexploded bombs lying around, and a very rough ride ahead for home owners and pensioners, plus a few rather nasty orderly wind downs, but the waters feel positively warmer. The prospects of circa 3rd century Rome, still a very real possibility just 6 months ago, seem so unlikely now its a surprise whenever something interesting happens.
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    GOLD

    The Rothchilds sold their gold mines in 2004? I doubt they would do that willingly. More likely something along the lines of: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business...nes-462519.html Or http://www.resourceinvestor.com/News/2008/...ld-Mine-in.aspx
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    GOLD

    That may well be true. But they cannot rig the market, that would imply it is possible to make the other side of the trade willingly commit to something that they know is not in their interest. At the geopolitical level this can be done by bribery - your typical moral hazard problem - but it is still insider trading rather than rigging, if the information was public bribery would not be possible.
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    GOLD

    in http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/ind...t&p=2350011 you said: Market rigging is where you can set the price to what you would like, no-one can do this, the market is bigger than any one institution, a price requires at least two agents. What your "Legatus" and others can do is get information before anyone else, and use this information to see what the market will price at once it gets this information. The difference is acute.
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    GOLD

    Its not "market rigging" Its insider trading Same applies to Central Banks/IMF/World Bank/Private Banks etc - in fact any organisation that has first dibs access to information.
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    GOLD

    Although the BoE are now voting whether to sell off the assets bought under QE rather than buy them.
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    GOLD

    Does this count? Not really "chartist" tho.
  14. mSparks

    GOLD

    The 23rd of November Theory insists on not being proven false.
  15. mSparks

    GOLD

    Don't you mean Let's hope they like us when they find out.
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    GOLD

    sack that. I like my slaves.
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    GOLD

    So profit there then? Buy Kruggers extract the extra metal sell the gold thats left as Maples and Nuggets for the same price you paid for the original kruggers.
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    GOLD

    And it never occurred to you that house prices crashing was a good thing for the future?
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    GOLD

    On the contrary, it is an example of how people are programmed to concentrate something irrelevent, such as gold, and ignore something incredibly valuable, such as someone looking to buy up all of something for £3.29 that you can currently buy for £2.80
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    GOLD

    What a pessimistic fellow you are. you sound like Malthus.
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    GOLD

    ->The first modern competition between gold and paper money ended like the pre-modern ones. Gold won.Herewith, a short summary: [insert irrelevant gibberish here] vs [repeat prescription] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Gold_Pool
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    GOLD

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Gold_Pool
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    GOLD

    I see two main problems with the whole idea that the global economy could ever go back to a "gold standard". Firstly, price fixing is illegal in all modern states. Secondly, price fixing pretty much guarantees corruption and black markets.
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    GOLD

    Well I wouldn't be getting my hands dirty. There's people who like that sort of thing. I'm not sure which is worse. That I didn't know how to spell it. That its wasn't entirely unintentional. Or that it only took a fraction of a second to realise that was probably the best way to spell it anyway.
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    GOLD

    $1,104/1,104.7 in other news. NWG.L responded quite well to the news someone wants to buy them, those are the kind of moves I like. not quite 100% detection ratio, but then right now its better to have a lower detection ratio and no false positives, than a higher one with some, max leverage, double the money in that tranch in a little over 60 hours. Love it.
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