Thursday , August 17 2017
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Nuclear is New (Again) Part 1

Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station

When gold argues the cause, eloquence is impotent. Publicus Syrus, 1st Century BC This following has nothing to do with mining, but it struck a chord with me and will I suspect with many readers… “Behind the success of plausible denial [in accounting] is an already longstanding North American disconnection …

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The Squeeze

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

You have to choose (as a voter) between trusting to the natural ability of gold and the natural stability and intelligence of the government. And with due respect to these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold. George Bernard Shaw You can …

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Who Wants to be a Billionaire?

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

“Like gold, U.S. dollars have value only to the extent that they are strictly limited in supply. But the U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or, today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost. By …

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Gold Manipulation – Nothing New Under the Sun

Abraham Lincoln Memorial

“The fact that their scheme might bankrupt innocent men, destroy commerce, ruin the country’s standing in the world credit markets, and cover themselves with scandal never entered the conversation”. – The Gold Ring A small clique of speculators, industrialists, and bankers, aided and abetted by a few Washington insiders and …

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Running with the Bulls

Bull Sculpture

As part of my summer reading I delved into 3 books: “Irrational Exuberance” by Robert J. Shiller, “The Bubble and the Bear – How Nortel Burst the Canadian Dream”, by Douglas Hunter and recently, “Adventure Capitalist” by Jim Rogers. As well, I attended the NY Gold Investment Show at Times …

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Funny Money

Monopoly Money

The following words were written in 1976! “To consider what is immediately practicable as well as desirable, we believe that it would be very unwise for any country or for the IMF to pursue policies (e.g. large gold sales or purchases) that would cause big fluctuations in the world gold …

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Bull Riding Ain’t Just for Texans

It never fails to amaze me; the material that passes for informed financial journalism these days. Most of it is complete fluff – the worst of it is actually hazardous to your financial well-being. The gold story continues to be dumbed-down into bite-sized, easily-digestible morsels by the mainstream media. This …

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Let’s Get Physical!

Every few days or so I get a question from someone about purchasing physical gold. Randall Oliphant of Barrick Gold recently said in an interview that most new gold production goes into the jewellery market, predominantly in India, and talked about the gold business benefiting from a jewellery marketing campaign. …

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There’s gold in them thar hills!

Mining for gold

Market commentary Gold is now sitting at a 2 year high and things have never looked more golden. Marshall McLuhan said “The medium is the message.” Many commentators overlook an extremely important factor in today’s market reality and that is getting your message out – not so much the content …

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