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Its just noise and drivel.

 

RH has infected this site by posting the same charts multiple times a day (why? what is the point?).

 

Its clueless ramblings.

 

I think many posters have just got fed up with this posters style the waffle covers up a distinct lack of knowledge.

 

There is no point coming here and having to wade thru this bilge just to find some common sense.

 

I'm sorry, but I have to strongly disagree with this.

 

RH is one of the posters that keeps me returning to this site.

 

His posts are always informative and balanced and his knowledge is wide-ranging. I am always glad that he is prepared to share it with those of us who are less knowledgeable.

 

What you consider "waffle" is, in fact, essential background information for any investor. I am always more than pleased to explore the wider view that RH so generously takes the time to present - it is only by so doing that one can get a sense of where we are at any particular point in time. He who refuses to learn from history etc...........

 

I have to say in all honesty that whereas I would miss RH's posts and would consider him a real loss to this board were he to leave, I wouldn't miss your posts - and that's just an observation, it is not intended as an insult.

 

Therefore, please exclude me from the "many posters" that you mention.

 

 

 

 

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Reading between the lines, the underlying complaint from recent post(er)s, is RH's repetition with the same view stated many times on numerous concurrent threads.

 

I'm sorry, but I have to strongly disagree with this.

 

RH is one of the posters that keeps me returning to this site.

 

His posts are always informative and balanced and his knowledge is wide-ranging. I am always glad that he is prepared to share it with those of us who are less knowledgeable.

 

What you consider "waffle" is, in fact, essential background information for any investor. I am always more than pleased to explore the wider view that RH so generously takes the time to present - it is only by so doing that one can get a sense of where we are at any particular point in time. He who refuses to learn from history etc...........

 

I have to say in all honesty that whereas I would miss RH's posts and would consider him a real loss to this board were he to leave, I wouldn't miss your posts - and that's just an observation, it is not intended as an insult.

 

Therefore, please exclude me from the "many posters" that you mention.

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Reading between the lines, the underlying complaint from recent post(er)s, is RH's repetition with the same view stated many times on numerous concurrent threads.

 

 

I can't speak for other posters but I am of the opinion that his balanced views bear repetition - they act as an antidote to excesses in either direction. And since such excess is freqently demonstrated, it is always useful, imo, to be brought back to balance.

 

But perhaps that's just me......

 

In any event, I very much appreciate RH's posts and have never found any repetitiveness irksome - rather it helps me to maintain a balanced view and not to be caught up by excess emotion in either direction.

 

 

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What you consider "waffle" is, in fact, essential background information for any investor. I am always more than pleased to explore the wider view that RH so generously takes the time to present

 

I also like RH posts so that another to be excluded from the 'general noise' category. For a poster to claim knowledge of what the other posters think of an individual without discussing it is a little silly. There are many good posters on this forum but some are too complicated for me and I really don't understand the implication of what they say. Hence I like it when I get a bit of an explanation.

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The complaint is the "explanation" is repeated `ad nauseam`.

 

I also like RH posts so that another to be excluded from the 'general noise' category. For a poster to claim knowledge of what the other posters think of an individual without discussing it is a little silly. There are many good posters on this forum but some are too complicated for me and I really don't understand the implication of what they say. Hence I like it when I get a bit of an explanation.

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The complaint is the "explanation" is repeated `ad nauseam`.

 

Maybe I am not on here enough or most likely I don't pay enough attention but I hadn't noticed it. I also thought that was a general teaching technique where the same thing is said many times in just slightly different ways in the hope that one of them will enter the head of the student.

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I'm sorry, but I have to strongly disagree with this.

 

RH is one of the posters that keeps me returning to this site.

 

His posts are always informative and balanced and his knowledge is wide-ranging. I am always glad that he is prepared to share it with those of us who are less knowledgeable.

 

What you consider "waffle" is, in fact, essential background information for any investor. I am always more than pleased to explore the wider view that RH so generously takes the time to present - it is only by so doing that one can get a sense of where we are at any particular point in time. He who refuses to learn from history etc...........

 

I have to say in all honesty that whereas I would miss RH's posts and would consider him a real loss to this board were he to leave, I wouldn't miss your posts - and that's just an observation, it is not intended as an insult.

 

Therefore, please exclude me from the "many posters" that you mention.

 

I agree with Methinkshe 100%.

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RH lost is temper, with some real justification, and has suspended CJ for one month.

 

I will back him up, as I do all my Mods here.

 

CJ seems to be operating with a "hair trigger" now, which is a shame.

 

FWIW, my only problem with this is that the injured party was the one using the stick.

When emotionally involved I would suggest another mod dealt with the situation.

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I agree with Methinkshe 100%.

 

Me too.

 

I have never understood the hostility thrown his way.

 

He is never anything other than courteous and generous with his time when I have asked for his opinion.

 

Some of his posts recently on pragmatism vs. theory have been 1st class.

 

It would be good to see Catflap back, but otherwise I think the site has returned to its good old self of late.

 

 

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IMF takedown failed. Raise the discount rate.

 

doesn't look like that's worked either. :lol:

 

RH lost is temper, with some real justification, and has suspended CJ for one month.

 

:blink: blimey! what happened to good old Steve Netwriter? He used to just delete the viagra adverts and leave us to it.

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When emotionally involved I would suggest another mod dealt with the situation.

This is a good point in general, but can be tricky if no one else is around.

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This is a good point in general, but can be tricky if no one else is around.

FWIW, my only problem with this is that the injured party was the one using the stick.

When emotionally involved I would suggest another mod dealt with the situation.

This is a good point in general, but can be tricky if no one else is around.

Then the mod should back off, not continue posting and hand the decision over to another mod

 

The whole banning, suspension and modding has gotten as completely out of hand as the baiting and trolling that came before it.

 

Mods also have no consistency between themselves because there is no set of rules here for them to be consistent by. The place has grown and like most communities that grow rules need to be defined so that people are treated consistently.

 

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RH lost is temper, with some real justification, and has suspended CJ for one month.

 

I will back him up, as I do all my Mods here.

 

CJ seems to be operating with a "hair trigger" now, which is a shame.

Hi Bubb, didn't lose my temper, neither was I emotionally involved. The poster was suspended [third time now] due to disruptive posting [check out the last few posts], which only distracts the forum from discussing economic matters. Nothing personal in it at all. As a rule, I don't discuss moderation decisions on threads, but since you mention it here....

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Hi Bubb, didn't lose my temper, neither was I emotionally involved. The poster was suspended [third time now] due to disruptive posting [check out the last few posts], which only distracts the forum from discussing economic matters. Nothing personal in it at all. As a rule, I don't discuss moderation decisions on threads, but since you mention it here....

 

One month?

 

This is getting to be too much...

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I just this article on TaxFreeGold(Chards) website, its a brief summary of the monetary history of Gold, the reasons why Gold is hitting new highs why they believe it could be going higher. There is nothing new in the the article and most of us here know all this stuff, but it could be useful information if your talking to someone new to the subject and trying to summarise the basic reasons for gold ownership.

 

Highest Ever Gold Prices in 3 Currencies - Why & Where Next?

 

http://www.taxfreegold.co.uk/highestevergo...ywherenext.html

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When oh when is silver going to step up to the plate?

 

Still holding my physical I bought circua 8 quid, by the way. My next pile of cash is going into gold not silver.

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Will history rhyme this year? Comparing 2010 to 2008:

 

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If the Gold Price Does Not Quickly Move Up, Then Before Us Stretches Another 12 or More Months of Frustrating Sideways Trading

Franklin Sanders

 

http://goldprice.org/silver-and-gold-price...ly-move-up.html

You need no X-ray vision to perceive that gold is leading the way while silver labours. That is normal in corrections. About now I am forced to re-evaluate my December conviction that the 3 December peak at $1,226 was not long term but intermediate. All hangeth upon gold's performance here. It must quickly run through $1,132 resistance, then $1,150, the last high. If gold does not quickly move up, then before us stretches another 12 or more months of frustrating sideways trading. Oh, I suspect the lows for silver and gold have already been seen, but whether they rally will be decided in the next few days at $1,120.

 

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After the previous spikes, gold has taken a year or so to work itself out of a consolidating inverted triangle.

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Does any knowledgable folks out there know when the option expiry date is? I believe it's sometime this week. Lots of options at $1100 so the 'dark side' are going to go all out to smack it down below this number.

 

EDIT: Whoops just goes to show how much I'm behind the curve....GIM board gives the low-down:

Originally Posted by 'stateofjefferson'

What a week in gold. The strength in the face of lots of difficult news suggests to me that we are almost leaving the starting gate for a new run. However there are according to GATA today 500 option contracts at $1,100 due to expire on Tuesday and today we saw the stocks down a bit. My guess is that Monday the price gets pounded down to 1098 or so and next week will end up with a higher close than this week.

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Firm Dollar Fails To Spook Gold

 

By: Rick Ackerman

 

http://news.goldseek.com/RickAckerman/1266822000.php

The price of gold has corrected 15% since Comex futures hit an all-time high of $1229 per ounce in early December. How much more weakness will it take for gold to finish basing for the next big move -- a rally that we expect to carry into the mid-$1400s? A definitive answer could come this week, since the U.S. dollar, which has been in a bear rally since Thanksgiving, is close to some key Hidden Pivot resistance points. If the dollar were to blow past them it would be akin to the groundhog seeing his shadow – i.e., yet more weeks of winter for gold investors. However, there is evidence to suggest that it might be winter of the mildest sort, since gold has begun to show resilience whenever the dollar rallies

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For the time being, though, the dollar appears bound higher. Hidden Pivot analysis suggests that the immediate upside potential of the Dollar Index is about 3.3%. A corresponding decline in gold would bring the April Comex contract down to $1085 – hardly a disaster, considering that gold has already been down as low as $1044 since the December top. If that’s as bad as it gets, it should put no great strain on the nerves of gold investors, even if it tests everyone’s patience.

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I just this article on TaxFreeGold(Chards) website, its a brief summary of the monetary history of Gold, the reasons why Gold is hitting new highs why they believe it could be going higher. There is nothing new in the the article and most of us here know all this stuff, but it could be useful information if your talking to someone new to the subject and trying to summarise the basic reasons for gold ownership.

 

Highest Ever Gold Prices in 3 Currencies - Why & Where Next?

 

http://www.taxfreegold.co.uk/highestevergo...ywherenext.html

 

Especially liked this bit:

 

Gold Bulls? Most people would probably expect us to enthuse about gold, talk it up, and always recommend it as a good investment and a good buy. We try to be realistic and conservative in our approach. We hope that most of our readers and customers will understand and appreciate this. Sometimes our apparent neutrality causes some investors to postpone or delay their buying decisions. While we regret this, as do most who procrastinate, we would rather maintain our integrity.

On balance, and most of the time, we do remain gold bulls. It was rather frustrating recently. Since gold hit a sterling high of over £690 per ounce on 20th February 2009, it has languished around £570 per ounce between June and August 2009, and we were at the time strongly (for us) suggesting that the drop represented a good buying opportunity, and that the underlying principles above still held good.

We also never cease to wonder why investors lose interest when prices dip off, then rush in once prices have already risen.

It seems to us that many people only buy when prices appear to be going up, when it should be the other way round, prices should start to rise because people have started to buy. Is this a herd mentality? If so, we would encourage any investors to invest some time and effort into thinking about the market, and taking decisive action before the rest of the herd. Be a leader instead of a follower.

 

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I'm doing some data analysis at the moment on historial gold prices........

 

I'm looking for an excel file that had daily prices back to circa 1971 in GBP. I can only find a file online back to Jan 2000, couresy of World Gold Council. Any help much appreciated :)

 

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I'm doing some data analysis at the moment on historial gold prices........

 

I'm looking for an excel file that had daily prices back to circa 1971 in GBP. I can only find a file online back to Jan 2000, couresy of World Gold Council. Any help much appreciated :)

 

Kitco has tables of London prices back to 1996. You could probably copy and paste into Excel.

 

http://www.kitco.com/gold.londonfix.html

 

 

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I'm doing some data analysis at the moment on historial gold prices........

 

I'm looking for an excel file that had daily prices back to circa 1971 in GBP. I can only find a file online back to Jan 2000, couresy of World Gold Council. Any help much appreciated :)

 

Is it this?

http://www.lbma.org.uk/stats/goldfixg

 

 

VB

 

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