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We've all seen some of those other sites; their 'blog' started about six weeks ago and has maybe 12 posts.
Well, they've to start somewhere...
Here at the CoinMine, we've been analyzing things in quite a bit of detail for the past seventeen years; and we've been
spot-on more than a random roll of the dice would indicate. Since 2000! Browse below through a few hundred pages of observations, picks, calls, diatribes, rants, and raves and mine your own nuggets.
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3.10.17 Coin Shows This Weekend
Though around here, given the nice weather, estate sale season starts to bloom. Just bought a large box of stuff, now going to find out what's in it...
3.10.17 Record Prices Realized for Comics at Auction
Tangible Goods and Vintage Paper - get yours now!
3.10.17 Neat Article on Some Beautiful US Currency Designs
3.9.10 Friend Deposited Check, US Bankcorps
Couple months later they discovered bank never credited account for the check deposit. Writer of the check had to go to their bank and order a copy. Copy showed, indeed, that the check was cashed - but the endorsement stamp was so faint as to read illegible.
Had the friend not lucked out and find the original deposit slop in the to-be-shredded pile the bank would have kept the money.
Wonder how many times a hear the banksters pull that scam for small amounts and the plebes never even know!?!
tl;dr - keep your checking deposit slips!
3.8.17 Sure, CIA is Spying on You through your Devices
Most folks with iphones realize that facebook is listening all the time and turning your speech into search results; there are many threads about this topic on the web.
What really interested us this morning was that Amazon picked up part of our conversation via laptop microphone and turned it into a search result - we are sure of this (and no, we don't have alexa et. al). Have seen no other mention of this anywhere...
3.2.2017 Price of Bitcoin Reached Parity with Price of Gold Today
And a lot more people own gold than bitcoin...
3.2.17 Marissa Mayer Stripped of Bonus
Dang, she ran Yahoo into the ground. Nothing but fraud and deceit, and she still get's paid!
Gotta admit, providing government doublespeak propaganda sure pays the bills....
2.24.17 2017 first time since 1987 Dow logged 12 higher high closings in a row...
Streak ended today!
2.24.17 Upcoming Heritage Fine Silver Art Auction
2.24.17 Mayhaps a Reason for Record Collectible Prices including premier Coins, Sports Cards and Comics
Here's a musing:
tldr: blame the fed
2.24.17 Upcoming Coin Shows this Weekend
The market has showed more strength this year to date...
2.23.17 Lightening up some US Equity Positions Here
First time raising cash since December/Jan 2015 (lucky timing then!
Last couple weeks of February typically show an equity pullback (though often a good buying point for nice March/April time fame)
This run up in equities may be losing a bit of steam
Always a good time to harvest a rich equity profit
2.23.17 Interesting – Stratfor looking for forum manager
2.18.17 Occasionally Worth Looking at the Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns
to track the return of the various asset classes over a period of time.
Below is a Callan chart for nine asset classes ranked between the years 1993 and 2012.
This chart I provide here tracks just five asset classes (stocks are grouped rather than split), and the period of performance is longer - 1972-2015, showing how many times each asset class came in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th:
We can see that over that 33 year performance period a few trends:
* Cash generally performs poorer than the other four asset classes
* Stocks and Bonds tend to perform neither the best nor the worst over the years, but tend to perform in the middle of the pack.
* Gold and REITs tend to either perform very well, or very poorly
* REITS in particular tend to outperform the other market classes
Hence, making investment sector choices - heavily weighting one over another - will provide for a better than average return (so long as you generally pick right!)
2.14.17 FEDS Refuse to Support a Safe Oroville Dam Overflow
Just as the FED EPA failed to act on Flint Drinking water despite their requirement to do so, just as FED EPA poisoned a pristine river in Colorado etc., on and on, ad nauseum….
2.12.17 Forced evacuation of 160k downstream of tallest dam in the US
Any shocks to California’s water system – the bedrock infrastructure in this 6th largest world economy that supports all other state industries – is something to watch…
2.3.17 Editor-in-chief of the Silicon Valley Business Journal sues Yahoo for discrimination
Not only does Missy Mayer have a documented track record of illegal hiring discrimination, she has a track record of destroying what was once a prominent brand and business.
2.2.17 Man finds incredible sketches by a master (really!) in his inherited collection, what dreams are made of: http://tinyurl.com/jpxo8gr
2.2.17 Study – children with Autism Spectrum Disorder have higher levels of mercury
1.18.17 China to Ban Ivory Trade by end 2017
Going to become increasingly difficult to make a market for this type of material...
1.15.17 Moody's Criminal Action in Credit Rating Fraud Helped Blow the Housing Bubble
They agree to a pittance fine less than a billion dollars for their part destroying hundreds of thousands of american family lives, intentionally separating them from their homes.
Warren Buffet the greatest inside trading scammer of all time, holds more Moody's shares than anyone.
He has the gall to say 'Golly, I had no idea they were shady" nyuk nyuk!
1.14.17 EPA Poisons Pristine River and then Claims they don't need to make things right
Of course they can't make it right. But, if you dig an illegal ditch on your property they'll send agents with guns to ruin your life:
1.13.17 Famous Inverted Jenny comes to Auction Block
Sold for a cool six figures.
Really enjoyed the image that tied together all the various stamps to recreated the original sheet...
1.13.17 Lady Liberty is a Beautiful Black Woman in 2017 US Liberty Coin
Would be interesting to find the original female model for the design.
Also curious how many of these are going to sell...
1.8.17 The Glass Penny
1.5.17 Treasure hunting villagers ignored police to dig up over 500kg of Qing dynasty coins
Bit of a strange tale. Around here if you ignore the police they arrest you. Or sometimes they mace and body slam you then arrest you.
Also - the pensioners and children were looting an archeology site. Where were the young men. Oh yea - THEY were the police officers letting their family loot the site because a) The families are desperately poor after 60 years of communist rule and, therefore b) no respect for the government 'law'.
Poor story for the chicom authorities...
1.4.17 Researchers found master hub and dies for 1964 Morgan Dollar
There was no way they were going to let Kennedy keep the US on honest money...
1.4.17 Lithium Roundup
Tesla begins battery production at Reno plant:
International Lithium drilling in Ireland
Australian Producer Neo Metals:
Critical Elements Exploring in Quebec
Nevada Energy Metals is Exploring in Nevada:
Production in the US is primarily in Texas or Nevada.
I've posted much on the Nevada sources/companies/pictures/secnarios especially Western Lithium, now:
ACDF LITHIUM AMERS CORP NEW COM
You can read more by ctrl-F through my 2012-2014 blog where I posted a bunch on the Nv lithium situation...
1.4.17 PCGS Coin Forum Rolls Out New Format
1.4.17 Krause announces their Coin of the Year Winners
Some real beauties...
1.3.17 Purchase Price Index up 9 of last 10 months
...against a background of a stronger dollar. Rather impressive. Trade has led the way, which provides some slack for tariff threats both real and imagined.
1.2.17 Great Bechtel Album of Confederate Notes offered by Heritage:
1.2.17 Anybody think we're due for a boring year?
12.30.16 Sold GLD a bit over 110, bought at 106.5 Dec 22.
@2% profit in a week.
High probability trade paid. Was a larger position so profit will ride...
12.22.16 Glad I sold Macy's (M) Yesterday
Today they tanked 3.5% after giving off a worse than usual stench yesterday.
Who shops there anyway?
Guess I'll miss the parade, 'Z'uckerberg's pride parade' doesn't possess quite the zing now does it?
Even worse - down almost 5.5%.
Better to be lucky than good!
Should've shorted the stocks, already short the demographic!
12.22.16 Had clear protective window film installed
Great stuff, 8mm thick, made by 3M.
If you have anything worth protecting - the security film is worth getting, worth getting the good stuff, and worth having it professionally installed.
There is an even better product just now entering the market:
12.22.16 Went Long GLD
Looking for a bounce to trade...
12.21.16 Review of my 2016 Public Trades:
(Two for two @12.5% actualized gain).
Not quite as good as 2015, but works for me...
12.21.16 Sold M (Macy’s) @$37.4
Bought about $34 on 6.3.2016. Trade yielded @10% in 6mo.
On trendline, not a bad place to buy, actually, but will take my profit as the latest action suggests 4th Q results might display sad emoji.
6.3.16 Bought M and JCP
Retail due for a bounce, short to medium term.
12.21.16 Sold JCP (J.C. Penny) little over nine.
Bought at a little under 8. Trade yielded @15% in 6mo.
Underperforming, as expected, but you can still make money on the pigs.
6.3.16 Bought M and JCP
Retail due for a bounce, short to medium term.
Great bounce, but also another bad fade, retail sector not looking good no matter how you slice it.
12.19.16 Conviction for IMF Bankster Lagarde
Too bad they never prosecute for the real crimes…
12.17.16 Microsoft Point Program now accepting bitcoin.
Yep, bet they would rather have your bitcoin than their worthless points...
12.17.16 Target charges 16% for the luxury of purchasing a stupid gift card.
Guess that is the profit margin they need to allow hackers to gain information on 110 million credit card holder customers/dupes.
Forget them! Sent cash instead, long live cash!
12.11.16 Democrat Introduces Bill to Insert Tracking Chip in Humans
12.9.16 US Accuses Russia of Attempting to Hack US Elections
Instead, US attempts to hack US Elections
12.9.16 Fukushima Radiation Reaches US Shores
Remember that fact when the anti-drillers squeak and demand US shutdown domestic fuel production
Radiation reached the west coast last year:
EPA refuses to monitor the massive pollution source threatening citizens and ecological receptors:
The EPA stopped all efforts to protect the US oceanic and aquatic resources and threats to millions of people living on the US western seaboard.
Of course, the US EPA was not able to do something had they even tried (EPA nuclear sensors fail to work, employees unable to understand technology):
Japan and International Atomic Energy Agency fail to collect and report required data:
The fake news sites (state controlled mainstream media owned by six major corporations) wants you to believe all is safe (keep consuming dupes!)
12.8.16 Major Banks Illegally Rig Precious Metals Trade Prices
Deutsche Bank pays fines (and everyone is allowed to keep cheating)
...illegal bank collusion to prop up their monopoly, same as it ever was!
12.8.16 The Illusion of Reality
12.8.16 Sharia Gold Standard Established
12.4.16 Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi, resigns over a 'No' Vote
Supposedly the vote was to reform the system, yar!
Italy has had 60 Prime Ministers and 65 governments since the end of WWII.
Fact is, 'Italy' is a very modern political construct, not a historical or cultural one.
Politics change, sometimes exceedingly swiftly.
There is no reform coming, Italy knows grandeur and collapse (banking, military or otherwise) and does not negotiate in between...
12.4.16 Heard a Great Interview with Alex Markovsky
He studied Marxism in the USSR and has written about how the US did not defeat communism, it has instead adopted such (Liberal Bolshevism).
Book already sold out at Amazon, sigh...
12.3.16 Coal Companies Catch a micro-break
EPA relaxes regs via Revisions to Procedure 2-Quality
Assurance Requirements for Particulate
12.2.16 World Economic Forum develops a graphic of most traded items on the 'dark web'
And guns aren't even traded on the dark web? yar! (fake news WEF?)
12.2.16 Krause Nomination for Coins of the Year Announced
Some beautiful specimens...
12.1.16 Bansky Prints Set Auction Record
Collectible Paper, nothing quite like it...
11.30.16 Nice Coin Variety Website You Might Want to Peruse
11.25.16 The World's Most Valuable Coin
11.24.16 We Are Incredibly Grateful and Give Thanks
for the wonderful people in our live and those who visit our site.
Thank you for your patronage!
11.16.16 Free Art-Making Session at the Crucible This Weekend (Oakland, Ca)
11.9.16 Either the Political Fraud Campaign Suffered from a an Unusually High Level Incompetence
Compared to standard government operations, or the rigging hasn't quite become ubiquitous quite yet.
An even worse scenario – Trump somehow agreed acquiesced to fall guy role for all the problems that are (planned) to come...
11.7.16 Yay - politics!
Electronic Voting Machines count votes the way the Owners Want Them Counted.
So, the central banker controllers install puppet Hilary, though doubt she will get re-elected or even serve a full term.
Next she appoints possibly the worst choice on a historical basis to the SCOTUS, possibly Obama. Don’t see Bernie as Chair of Senate Finance Committee since the senate will likely remain in opposition (mildly, as republican’s are wont).
The good news: That is all puppet Hillary will accomplish. Look how little the last president got done in 8 years. Try to find little clinton’s accomplishments over the past 45 years = scant to none.
The good people will provide an opposition senate and house as gridlock proves desirable when sycophants reach power.
The central bank now possesses the green light to raise fed funds rates on cue, driving the next recession which in turn will allow for even more draconian proposals that the dark powers have crafted as the next agenda. Namely:
11.6.16 President Finally Decides on His Legacy: Treason!
Caught on Tape - O Encourages illegal aliens to vote = encouraging voter fraud (yes, that is an illegal activity)
11.1.16 Amazing How the World Economic Forum and Terracylce Deny the Obvious
People don't recycle for the same reasons they don't proactively build a better economic world for themselves or progeny - the entire system is set up against initiative and action.
In California you can take in more money by scamming the social system (taxpayer waste) rather than getting a job, much less building a business. Hence, why bother?
10.31.16 You Want to See Something Really Scary?
Citibank named Obama's Cabinet, before the Clown was even yet installed:
10.21.16 One Cent Worth One Grand
Kudos to Ally Bank for trying to get folks interested in their pocket change
Find one and it is your lucky day!
10.21.16 Clearly the Fed Funds Interest Rate should not Remain at Emergency Rates
For seven years after the emergency.
Clearly the fact it remains so shows the fed compelling interest to support the current regime.
And just as clearly, now that their political independence is demonstrated as nothing more than a charade, so to goes the rationale for their existence.
10.21.16 Steven Wynn Takes a Swipe at the Almighty Fiat Machine
Pretty interesting when the top dogs that benefitted from the fiat pyramid scheme start biting their master's hands....
10.10.12 Yahoo 'secretly' Spied on US Citizenry Emails
Yah, what a surprise!
As I mentioned when that beast mayer took over YHOO - she was put in that position to dance like a puppet for her overlords. First thing she did was build a nursery to server herself and then commenced upon her duofold mission - spy for the secret police and destroy the company. She certainly did both of those (and not much of anything else!).
Here was the plan, all along, as I presented to you four and a half years ago...
10.1.16 Not Enough for the fed to Support their Crooked Politician by Policy
Nope, they're also funneling emergency cash into the campaign...
9.30.16 Etrade Just Called and Left a Message for Me
They are upset that I have so much cash position, they want to make it 'work for me in the markets'
Yep. So many institutional investors are pulling money out of the banking sector right now (just look at yesterday in Europe) before the intentional market correction after the election that the financial whores are trolling the lowly individual investors.
There will be quite a bit of conglomeration in the financial sector during this next downturn. In fact, the sector is already preparing for such an event. Look at the news yesterday that Scottrade and Ameritrade are looking to merge. Look at Wells Fargo already beginning to panic and commit massive fraud, in the open, with no concern for recrimination (b.c. there won't be any - too connected to fail), look at Deutchbank begin to implode.
Not going to be pretty...
9.29.16 Bloomberg propaganda desk Yesterday had another 'Federal Reserve Wednesday'
They did mention Janet Yellen's continuing struggle to link together more than two cogent sentences. However, Bloomberg has provided well over five hundred hours of 'news' (more like commentary and talking points) on the federal reserve/interest rate 'story' over the past three months. And not one mention on how the Fed, despite promising to raise rates multiple times this year, has not done so - in a obviously bid to prop up the economy (at emergency fed fund rate levels) and aid a mortally damaged candidate Hilary.
After the election, the fed raises rates and tanks the US economy, on purpose, by design.
Crime. Intentional. Forecast. Deliberate.
9.27.16 The War Over Oil may not be winding down,
But the War For Water is just ramping up.
Are India and Pakistan on the verge of a water-war?
9.16.16 Manufactured Marketing Hype by the mainstream Presttitutes:
"If you haven't bought your iphoneX yet, you may be out of luck!"
Yah right - Here is an actual picture of demand for apple products taken the afternoon after the phone was announced on Chestnut Street, San Francisco:
Nobody was buying the product, but I guess the dupes might still believe the hype!
Even more ridiculous in Asia "oh, you can't get the *black* case because of the massive demand. Har, more like artificial scarcity coupled with crappy supply chain management. (Look at apply stock decline over the last couple years for confirmation).
In other words, their marketing/pricing model is akin to Beanie Babies.
9.14.16 Knowledge on The Right Way of Living is indeed becoming (intentionally) lost
As I wrote on 4.27.06:
"Of course, type in allodial patent in the search engines and u soon realize maybe a few dozen people left in the country even
understand the concept of owning your own land w/o subservience as liege to the tax crown..."
Yep, sure enough. I remember writing that sentence over ten years ago. I remember the google returned over 36,000 hits for the term 'allodial title' that day. Now, the google demon has scrubbed the hit for that phrase down to 25,100.
(and now, the microsoft software doesn't recognize the word alloidal either, go figure.
Removing knowledge on how to live a free life is now the bread and butter of google. Remember when their motto was 'don't be evil'. Yah, that didn't last!
Scrubbing truth from existing in the internet vernacular, what a way to spend your life...
9.11.16 Tom Torlakson, the California Secretary of Education, just knocked on our door.
Told him the charter schools with better performance should command more resources.
(Bernie and Hilary were nearby earlier this year, our zip code is an important demographic)
Anyway, the politician pretended to care, but he’s only here trying to get his wife elected to another position of lifetime graft…
9.9.16 Heritage Offers Great Ethnocultural Collection at Auction
When you look at the prices for these objects, many (if not most) are completely unique as in one of a kind hand made - their value looks rather reasonably priced to some other tangible asset classes.
9.10.16 Man Finds Large Gold Nugget
California may have lost a bit of shine, but is still the Golden State!
Sure, the journalist may believe the nugget is only worth scrap weight, but serious collectors pay a premium for gold nuggets (and other outstanding mineral/gem expressions)
9.9.16 Ok, Summer is Over - Time to Get Back into the Fold and Serious -
So, why not start out the fourth quarter acting out your favorite superhero (and/or) villain at Long Beach Comic Con!?!
8.12.16 UN Causes Mass Cholera Outbreak in Haiti
Takes one year to admit primary involvement.
Pretty common for those 'protecting you' to be the cause of so much misery.
And some wonder why so many resist 'world government'...
(Did I ever tell you about the time the US Public Health Service willingly and knowingly injected children with syphilis)
8.6.16 Only Fitting that US First Gold Medal in 2016 Olympics
Is in shooting...
8.5.16 Economic Indicators
7.29.16 US Election Convention Circus
Mildly Entertaining watching the unraveling of the parasite caste.
At least the republicans kicked out the Bush and Romney criminal cartels to the curbside. They should be in prison, but ignominy is a close second.
Yet - voting Trump is like dropping acid. You are in for a wild, fun and sometimes terrifying ride but deep down you know it is not a real viable long term solution.
The democrats fared worse. Beside the constant booing the show was overshadowed by the extremely damaging wikileaks that show how rigged their game is. Not often you see the sausage making memos. All the racist, jew baiting, deplorable internal communications provides fun reading. Isn't that often an insider (DNC chair) is forced to resign - incompetence and corruption is typically rewarded.
"Don't follow my lead - do what I am paid to tell you to do!" ~Bernie
7.28.16 US Durable Goods Orders now Down Six Consecutive Quarters
and this miss was larger than expected.
7.12.16 Starbucks (SBUX) Raises Employee Hourly Rate ("Living Wage" scam)
And, raises their prices of good and services the very same day.
What a coincidence!
6.22.16 Required Minimum Distribution
For Those Turning 70.5 this year you must begin Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for most IRA’s and some retirement plans.
You can find more information here:
Just wanted to make sure this was on your radar screen and your CPA had advised any necessary strategies such as Rolloevers, etc.
6.11.16 Tangible Assets Selling Very Well, Setting New Records
New Record Sale for Spiderman Comic
Heritage 2016 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction performed very well!
6.5.16 Terrible Jobs Report
US has lost, likely permanently, over 1.3 million manufacturing jobs in the last eight years according to the US government bureau that tracks such figures:
At one point the lost had been over 2 million, but lower end hires, during the weakest economic recovery from a recession in over 130 years, has pushed the numbers to a less spectacularly ghoulish figure.
These stable good paying middle-class building jobs have been replaced with temporary or part time jobs waiting tables and serving drinks. Why hire and pay a full time wage that requires the massive health care tax when you you simlpy hire two for the price of one - and offer benefits to neither?
Exactly, there is no reason...
6.3.16 Bought M and JCP
Retail due for a bounce, short to medium term.
Long term, they both get folded into better run companies.
5.30.16 The Living Memorial - Life is good
Food is plentiful, food is good, good is cheap = Life is Good
Why is food inexpensive?
Because the weather has been nearly perfect over most the world for 3 plus years! New lands are coming into production faster than old ones are fallowed. Productivity continues to rise.
Mostly, the climate is more favorable to agricultural growth than at any time in the pat 10,000 years (last little ice age).
Increase in US Feed Grain Ending Stocks (stores) over last three years
Large increase in wheat production, with estimates for future production only increasing
Corn deficits were common all through last decade. Now, for seven of the last ten years production has met or outstripped demand!
Of course, the globalist asshats at the UN had erred in their predictions of future soft commodity output, just as they've been wrong with almost everything else -
And even better news for the world - price of these food commodities has either been steady or declining since the increase in production!
5.29.16 How Can the Federal Reserve Raise Rates When the Economy is So Poor?
The Fed turns hawkish?
Yah right. Why would we believe them this time?
This is the ONLY president to not grow the economy (GDP) over 3%. Moreover, the regime has issued more more debt than previous 44 presidents combined!
We can't afford to pay the debt back, ever (which of course was always the plan).
Now we keep interest rates at artificially low rates so we don't even have to pay back the interest!
5.20.16 Never, ever, Give UP the Gold
(Well, if you can't pass it on gold should be the last thing you give up before giving up the ghost)
It may well be valued much more by someone after you pass this mortal coil...
5.20.16 Interesting article regarding the great silver melt.
The article was from 1999, basically the bottom of the commodity (incl. silver and
coin markets). The article also harkened back to 1985, another trough in the metals markets. Fascinating psychology at market lows. I mean, look how wrong most the opinions in that article were. Doom and gloom about the hobby. The experts COMPLETELY missed the mega boom in coin collecting and major bull run up in silver that started, literally, just a few weeks after that article came out. By the end of the first leg silver, languishing near all time lows had gone up 10x.
The lull in coin collecting completely evaporated and a new generation of young collector spawned with the advent of the US State Quarter Program introduced just a few weeks after that article. Millions of people were again collecting coins, from pocket change.
And, the third major lapse was a complete misunderstanding how the internet would forever change coin collecting! They simply did not see how ebay could bring collections straight into your living room without ever leaving the house. The web was also the great equalizer for information, lowly collectors were able to have access to real time sales and became savvy in a fraction of time it took heretofore. Another great silver melt ensued. And yet, you can still buy a roll of uncirculated 1958P quarters or 1955 halves, easily, with a couple mouse clicks today – both issues are available on ebay right now.
When the folks are ringing their hands over the storm clouds, plant some seeds – because the rain will bring a bumber crop.
Man, was I lucky to find kitco in 1999 after I had come to the conclusion buying silver, gold and collectible coins was the next big thing. Too bad I only started with a $4.50 grubstake…
5.19.16 Problem in the Bond Market
Least difference in basis points between two and five year US debt issues since 2007.
Every recession in last 100 years preceded by a flattening of the yield curve. Recession 2017 is baked in the cake. Standard procedure to tank the economy at the presidential change.
The ‘economic crisis’ allows yet another series of increasing burdensome regulations and controls on the populace.
5.18.16 Salon Believed Venezuela is a Modern Economic Miracle
5.18.16 Bernie just finished giving a speech in our town.
He drew a large crowd, open air at the waterfront. I got stuck behind his motorcade coming home.
Meanwhile, Hillary is in the city at a 20k/plate dinner with the glitteratti. Can't imagine the desire to purchase influence from such a beast.
Sure, she’ll get the vote of the fat/ugly women, most evil and the stupidest of the poor folks, but that’s the only groups she’ll carry.
The bad news: That’s a lot of folks nowadays….
5.11.16 Bank of England/Carney,
promises to punish Britizens with a recession if they vote for freedom and independence
5.4.16 Australia Cuts Rates
Why, cuz Japan did so first?
So much for the Australian school of economics…
5.4.16 US trade gap shrinks in March as imports fall
Imports of industrial supplies and materials lowest in over a decade!
5.3.16 Sold the US Dollar Position (UUP)
Had a nice run, time to profit…
5.3.16 Mario Draghi again blames German savers for low interest rates and slow economy.
Just another arrow slung against industrious German people. Those who build their personal portfolio and future, are being penalized – all in an effort to eliminate cash toward the ultimate goal of total control.
Those who hold cash are first demonized, criminalized next...
5.3.16 Higher Yen - not working out how Abenomics predicted
The lower (and then negative) interest rates were supposed to drive the Yen lower, instead the Yen has increased and the USD has lowered.
Not a good sign…
4.26.16 NASA Unveils James Webb Telescope - Coated in Gold
My Father-in-Law helped design this space telescope...
4.25.16 SWIFT Financial Network Hacked, in Bangledash
Mainstream programming runs story of activist getting hacked instead as a cover story
4.25.16 Nice World Currency Coming to Auction in Chicago via Heritage
4.25.16 Moody's Lowers California's Credit Rating
Per KCBS 740
Wonder why the headline isn't in any of the US Press?
4.16.16 As an Electronic Freedom Frontier Fan
'Tis nice to read a good insight into how John Barlow first became interested in freedom of electronic media:
4.12.16 Nice World Currency Lot in Upcoming Heritage Auction
4.9.16 Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Show
Returns to the Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA
Exhibit Hall D
Friday April 22nd, 2016 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday April 23rd, 2016 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday April 24th, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
You can get a coupon here:
4.9.16 Quick - how many phases does water possess?
Is that your final answer?
The Fourth Phase of Water: Dr. Gerald Pollack at TEDxGuelphU
4.8.16 International Mine Water Conference
In Pretoria SA May 11-13
IMWA, Lappeenranta University of Technology, WISA's Mine Water Division and Waterlab Pretoria are giving a Mine Water Short Course (“From Ground Water to Acid Mine Water”) between May 11th and May 13th 2016 in Brookly, Pretoria (Gauteng, South Africa). This Short Course will focus on general mining aspects, which help to understand the formation of mine water. It will cover key aspects of mine water geochemistry and the management as well as treatment of polluted mine water. The lecturer will be Prof Dr habil Christian Wolkersdorfer, SARChI Chair in Acid Mine Water Treatment and Finnish Distinguished Professor for Mine Water Management (you can find details about the course on the website).
Regular registration fees are R 4000 for the first two days and R 1500 for the field day. Discounts for IMWA / WISA members (R 3000 / 1200) and registered students (R 1000 / 300) are available (Registration includes course material and coffee/tea breaks. Lunch not included).
4.1.16 Bloombergs’ New Energy Conference kicks off today
on the same day Sun Edison (solar scam) announces bankruptcy plans!
Naturally, the firm is also under a SEC investigation.
(no, not an april fools joke – just can’t make this stuff up; reality bites better)
3.26.16 They're Finally Coming Clean on the "Booster Shot' Scam
Gov't mandates 300% more Tetanus and Diphtheria shots than necessary.
Think they'll ever come clean on the 'flu shot' scam?
Nah, me neither...
3.25.16 FTC Broadly oversteps bounds, slapped by Judge
WASHINGTON--In pursuing its challenge the Staples Inc. and Office Depot Inc. merger, the Federal Trade Commission wanted Amazon to testify that it wasn't ready to serve large corporations' office-supply needs, a statement the company considered untrue, according to newly released testimony.
U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan called the matter "very disturbing" and this week chastised the FTC for asking Amazon to sign a document that contained such assessments with which the company disagreed.
Ongoing Criminal Fraud Waste and Abuse at Veterans Affairs
And everyone keeps their jobs!
How about providing abject care to a patient, then covering it up and destroying or falsifying records – yep, standard practice Occasionally (sniggles) someone even gets aught!
The same corrupt puppets stay in charge, Eric K. Shinseki still kept his post at the top of the dung heap even after the damning Inspector General (IG) report was released.
Independent investigation found massive fraud waste and corruption in 2014…
Independent investigation found massive fraud waste and corruption in 2011…
And on and on and on….
This goes back decades!
Whistleblowing and Retaliation in 1999
3.25.16 Useful Site to Screen a Hotel Room
3.13.16 Great Crypto Currency Statistics Site
3.1.16 For All the Super Tuesday Suckers, err, Voters
Feed the beast...
2.28.16 Global Warming Alarmists Have Been Wrong, for a Long Time
2.28.16 First Gold Coin Ever
2.10.16 The Commodity that Really Matters - Water Worth the read...
2.19.16 EPA Required to act on Flint Water situation in 30 days, instead waited nine months…
There would have been sufficient time to provide bottled water (for drinking) and prevent a significant amount of child exposure.
2.15.16 Put some new coins books on the Reference Page
2.12.14 The Commodity that Really Matters - Water
Worth the read...
2.10.16 Another Obama Scam/Directive Blocked by Courts
This time the tax on the air you breathe met a stumbling block – name, that it isn’t legal by any stretch.
Love the comments on this one, Yahoo spends millions (while going broke/becoming irrelevant) pushing the statist agenda yet almost every ready takes a dig at their benefactor.
2.5.16 Just a so-so Superbowl
Last year I say a concert at Levi Stadium. 1.5 Billion to build the stadium. Thing is such a nightmare that long time niner season ticket holders are turning back in their season tickets.
The supershow was pretty humdrum. Only Bruno Mars displayed any real talent. For that matter the commercials were all rather pedestrian also. Guess we've been lucky with a number of good games in recent years, time to revert to the mean as with everything else.
Sloppy game in most aspects. No lead changes, not many great plays but many mistakes and miscues. Was fun watching cam have a meltdown. That play where he was sacked (again) in the endzone and immediately whined and cried for a foul? Too bad pumpkin, you lost the game. When it got rough - you folded. The set before, you should have gone after your own fumble instead of taking the easy way out. No class, no character.
2.4.16 Girl finds 500g gold bar while swimming in lake
Wonder what the story is behind that one...
2.4.16 Do Women Really Earn Less than Men for the Same Job?
No, not really….
2.4.16 "He serves the State best who opposes the
1.29.16 End of January Trading
US equities down 5-8% for the month.
As goes January, goes the year?
1.29.16 300 Scientist Call NOAA fraud on fudged 'global warming' data
this Committee’s oversight role to ensure that federal science agencies are
transparent and accountable to the taxpayers who fund their research,” Smith
told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Americans are tired of research
conducted behind closed doors where they only see cherry-picked conclusions, not
the facts. This letter shows that hundreds of respected scientists and experts
agree that NOAA’s efforts to alter historical temperature data deserve serious
1.6.16 Those Entrusted to Serve and Protect Steal From Future Generations
Park Superintendent takes home human remains he is supposed to protect.
1.6.16 Why isn’t EPA Investigated for Pollution a River?
If a company polluted a river to this massive degree through negligence and then stymied efforts to determine why it happened, someone would be jailed!
1.5.16 Dime Sells for Almost $2 Million
1.4.16 Is Price of Oil to Begin an About Face and Start
1.2.15 Mercury Mewl - 1/2/2016 - Major Change in Outlook
In May 2013 I became very bullish, even more so than I had already been, on the US equity and housing markets. My previous position had also been bullish US equities, as posted in October 2011. (The underpinning reasons and timeline are provided below; as originally posted May 1st, 2013.)
At that time I predicted 3-5 years of a very bullish US equity and housing market. Now, 2.5 years later, we are potentially near the end (or at least half way through the run). Hence, now provides a good opportunity to take some profits, pause and reflect.
I am now neutral the US equity and housing markets and cast a skeptical eye almost everywhere else.
There are plenty of folks becoming very bullish right now, there are many folks becoming quite bearish, and there are those that have been bearish for a while (and wrong).
Not many have been bullish and are now pulling back - but that is my stance.
2013-2015 US Equity and Housing Performance
2013 and 2014 were very good years in US equities and housing. Moreover, my trades went really well in that two year period. 2015 was a stock pickers year. The SPY and DOW ended down, yet some sectors and stocks outperformed.
2015 was very lackluster for wall street in general. Many trading houses could not even beat the equity averages. It was downright poor for some main streets across the US. 2016 may not be much different. The US residential housing market has also shown some poor results in the past 90 days, possibly symptomatic of future worsening performance.
Summary of my 2015 Public Trades
(Seven winners, one loser)
8) Sold GLD
Bought Dec 17th, high probability trade worked out for small profit.
7) 12.30.15 Sold Whole Foods
Bought Oct 27 a little under 31, sold for a decent trading profit.
6) 9.3.15 Sold SPY wannabe trade for a small loss (bought August 21st)
5) Sold RRD May 6. 2015
Nailed the 5 year bottom within 8 weeks (I bought 10.19.2012); paid a VERY nice dividend too, double or triple the 10yr bond. RRD is now down almost 20% from that peak in May.
4) 3.25.15 Sold PSQ for a small (2%) profit
3) Sold XLE at @80.44.
Good for about 3.5% gain over 8 week trade.
2) 2.12.15 Sold CSCO (a *very* old position) around @29.50 - within just cents of the 2015 high.
1) 2.12.15 Sold PAAS
@ 15% gain in 3 months
Notable Current Observations
In 2014 the Dow ended up for six years in a row, first time this has ever happened. 2015 was a down year, just barely, possibly a consolidation move in a longer trend that may last six months to 2.5 more years.
2016 - Funny Election Timing
1998, 2002 and 2008 all provided decent market panics. This year's US presidential election is significant and provides a higher than usual probability window for a finance or market panic (which are also about due chronologically). A wicked little trifecta.
If you look at recession timing over the years, you can see that a) we are overdue, and b) they tend to occur either right before or right after presidential elections.
When you look back at historical US equity action during presidential years, the S&P 500 has returned a very nice 7% each of those years. That is the figure the typical shill analyst will throw out, since they rarely go back more than 50 years.
However, Brian Belski looked at the data since 1928 and found that the SPY actually provide a 4% percent loss in the election years when Americans HAD to choose a new president, such as will be the case this year.
Furthermore, when you consider that equity markets do not like uncertainty, and then compare the very different set of beliefs the current candidates at least pretend to profess, the uncertainly level rivals many significant presidential elections in the last 120 years.
Of course, very few people look even 120 years into our political and economic past, such is the shallowness that passes for analysis today. Look at the Panic of 1896 and resulting election. Look at the Panic of 1907 and resulting election. These panics and elections served as critical socio-economic pivots points in our fair republic's history.
Non-US Correlated Asset Classes
Moving on from US-centric indicators, and looking at more international trends...
Though the major US equity markets were just barely lower several sectors, especially those not correlated with US equities, were creamed:
· Hedge Funds worst year since 2011
· Currency ETFs had worst year since 2011
· Commodities continued major declines
· Oil began a major free fall
· US municipal bond market increasing problems in last quarter
- Parker Global Strategies LLC down 2.3% for the year
- Carry trade worst performance in seven years
Brazil's currency, the Real, was down almost 50% against USD in 2015.
Due to increasing Brazil problems, there is no reason to believe the performance of the Real will change direction in the short term. When you consider that almost unbelievably the Real had a record low at just 0.01 USD in January 1993(!) the drop may actually accelerate.
Emerging markets now constitute 40% of world GDP. The BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) nations have comprised much of that ratio. If you consider lack of growth in Brazil (continued problems, Olympic debt isn't pretty [Think Greece]); remove Russian growth (decline in oil prices; [US sanctions levied in 2014 have mostly been a farce] and consider a slowing China - there isn't much of an engine left. Continued US dollar strength, deteriorating international bond arrangements and lowered commodity values will remain a drag.
Continued Currency and Interest Rate Trends
Against this background has been a Very Strong US dollar. Essentially I don't see any of those trends changing anytime soon. Continuance of the stronger US dollar will cause increasing pain in emerging market bonds.
Sovereign Debt and Bond Market Troubles
There are other distressing signs in the bond markets. The transfer of default from private capital markets in 2008/9 to the public sector is gaining steam (Puerto Rico default this week, Greece still and again, Spain yet to come). Also, the decline in the municipal bond market the last three months has been orderly, but clearly the market is not healthy. Dodd-Frank screwed this market up by essentially removing banks from having the ability to buy muni-bonds directly. Now, they basically act as market makers. In other words, easy to buy muni-bonds, tough to sell. Hope this doesn't take a further downturn, could get ugly.
Possible Long Ideas
(These are NOT recommendations, just things I am looking at. Some are just setting up and a good entry point may still be off a ways)
Nikkei, DAX and FTSE related ETFs
SunAmerica International Div Strat I (NAOIX)
Boeing (BA:NYSE), Dow Chemical (DOW:NYSE); Starbucks (SBUX:NASD); Toll Brothers (ALLERGAN AGN: NYSE); CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC COM CMG: NYSE
Gold will probably still decline with the rising dollar, but later this year may set up for the first buy signal in a number of years.
Possible Short Ideas
US Residential Housing and Commercial ETFs (Class B and C multi-family excepted)
The time between now and May-July should provide better clarity for the next two year period going forward. The major US equity and housing and dollar boom could continue, and perhaps accelerate into 2017. But prudence dictates protecting profits and putting the ear down to the ground for the time being.
My long term bullish outlook for US equities and housing market has changed to neutral for the medium term (6-9 months). I am expecting continuation of some large macroeconomic shifts currently underway. As a result have been raising cash (Cash IS a position, especially in the USD) and will be looking for new opportunities in the next 6 months, which likely portend how the next 12-24 months will play out.
Hope you find this helpful, or at least semi-interesting.
If not, feel free to make fun of me...
12.30.15 Sold GLD
Bought Dec 17th, high probability trade worked out.
12.30.15 Sold Whole Foods
Bought 10.27 a little under 31, sold for a decent trading profit.
12.29.15 Tragic Death of Miner at Barrick Cortez Mine
Prayers to the family....
12.29.15 Dirty Harry Wants Federal Listing for Superfund Site
None of the Yerington Residents that I have talked to want this designation. They know the criminality of EPA (remember how EPA 'helped' Colorado last year by intentionally poisoning the river?)
Basically, a backdoor mechanism to tax Hollow Pumpkin and the other ore and mineral reserves that will supply Tesla superplant.
'EPA wallows in corruption'
EPA corruption in Gainseville
EPA Illegal Use of Communication to Evade Sunshine Laws
The documentation of EPA Superfund fraud goes all the way back to the beginning of the program...
Nobel Laureate Smashes the Global Warming Hoax
Rise (nearly immeasurable) has been going on steadily since before the
12.20.15 Historic San Francisco Mint - Stripped from the Historical Society
and access given to just-in-time shell firm so the 1% can hold cocktail parties without the ragtag public attendant in a public building.
12.18.15 If you Ever Doubted that US Democrats and Republicans are on the Same Side
Look at the 2016 budget and process...
12.18.15 Bear With Me
Great video of Russian Bear rehab operation and eco school...
12.18.15 Most Americans do NOT support ban on automatic weapons
12.18.15 Amazing - when you take out the doctored NOAA- 'adjusted' temperature data
The earth temperature data averages then decrease.
Go figure! (har)
This level of data fraud should result in jail time...
The Fraud of 97% of Scientists believe in global warming:
Think about it, have you EVER gotten a large group of folks to almost unanimously agree on ANYTHING?
12.13.15 Loaded a Few Nicer Barber Quarters onto the Site,
Check them out...
12.8.15 Mandatory Reading
12.6.15 Story in A Picture
12.4.15 Armed Women on Campus
A beautiful sight!
(1925 Drexel Shooting Team)
12.5.15 Guess Who?
- Push to import illegal aliens,
- Settles these aliens, illegally, in communities that don’t want them
- Aliens snap and kill the hosts, made defenseless by ‘gun free zones’
- Then blames the defenseless citizenry and further tries to restrict guns away from law abiding citizens against constitution protection
Your mission: Guess who this person is, and try to determine why they don’t meet this
definition: Domestic Enemy of Our State
12.5.15 Hillary's Accomplishments
Hey look, someone finally found a picture of Hillary’s accomplishments during her tenure as secretary of state:
12.5.15 Homeland Security Record
- 95% Fail Rate
- 72 DHS employees actually on the terrorism watch list
The War on Terror is not about protecting YOU from terror. Rather, it is a war using Terror on YOU.
11.29.15 Millennials Got Some Serious Issues
Love the comment!
(Broke and Clueless is NOT a great combo)
11.30.15 Folks Cry about the Koch Brother Donations
They are way down this list of influence peddlers -
11.29.15 For those that us a Neti Pot for Colloidal Silver or perform Ritual Ablution
Something you may not be aware - use caution to not transmit Naegleria Fowleri amoeba Though uncommon, this bacteria can cause sever sickness or death. Infection typically caused by exposure via contaminated water in the nostril. Utilize proper decontamination of equipment via sterilization or bleach. Only use boiled (and cooled), distilled or sterile water for rinse solutions.
11.22.15 NASA Climate Data Altered to Suit Political Agenda
Analysis here -
11.22.15 Pay Day at Paris Welfare Office
11.22.15 Great Anti-War Movie Made by One of Original Nine Disney Illustrators
11.20.15 Upcoming US Coin Shows this Weekend, maybe One Near You -
11.20.15 Some Great Chinese Currency Notes in Upcoming Heritage Auction
11.20.15 Financial Times hacks attack at Bitcoin
They even try to come up with their own school of economics to disparage the new technology and creation:
11.19.15 Global Trade is Slowing
11.19.15 While the Fewls Follow Scripted Televised Farce
The BLM says it will remove ANOTHER 20 Million Acres from productive use for TWO Decades.
Cuz of the grouse. Har! Cuz the reserves were sold to the chinese in partial payment of debt. Just like OPM sold the background clearance of every US employee to the chinese earlier this year.
The stakes are getting higher...
11.19.15 Pershing Gold Releases PEA for Relief Canyon Project
This claim started as a 1,100 land locked parcel, now over 25,000 acres. Last time I drove up Coal Canyon Road (August) I was passed by miners in a Hurry to get to their job, har!
On the other end of the Humboldt Range is the Florida Canyon Mine.
Florida Canyon has produced gold for many years. However, active mining is dormant - in large part - because the last few operators have had little ability to run a mine.
Jipangu was a hot mess
The current operator had a decent start...
and attempted some creative power operations
...but they shut down active operations again earlier this year.
Word around the Pershing County campfire: lack of experience.
11.18.15 So, Here is What 'Refugee Placement' Looks like
Coming to a town near you~
(or, maybe your town)
11.18.15 Do you Have BitCoin?
You *might* be a terrorist!
11.11.15 Imperial Prussian Hermann Julius Wilm Silver and Cut-Glass Centerpiece
This is gorgeous! Prussia doesn't exist anymore, but her art lives on.
In the end Tangible Assets are the ONLY assets that remain...
11.11.15 Coins Of The Year Awards
Some real beauties here!
11.2.15 Last Year's Flu Shot Did Not Work
Why do they 'give away' the 'prevention' when they make so much money on the 'cure'?
Ever think about that one???
11.2.15 Climate Court
Who elected these overlords?
meanwhile, Antarctic ice continues to grow....
11.1.15 Gun Violence lowest at any time in decades, and continues to decline:
11.1.15 Added some nice Seated Dimes and Quarters to the Inventory
Just more doublespeak for 'taxing the air'.
California already tries.
Amazing how poorly even they can implement the scam...
10.27.15 Went long Whole Foods (WFM); hopefully for a tradable bounce. Seven down days in a row?
10.25.15 Added some Nice Half Dimes including a Tough 1800 to the inventory page
10.6.15 El Nino Begins in Southern California
Mudslides close I-5 and Ca-58
58 hardly ever closes. There's been times where every pass over the Sierra was closed (snow) and I've had to drive 250 miles to go over Tehachapi pass. 20 feet of mud on the highway, currently, in some locations.
better find my galoshes...
10.6.15 Some Fantastic Picasso Ceramics in Current Heritage Lot:
And some fantastic art pieces in this writeup:
(A History of caricatures and political cartoons)
few years back I came across a small lot of ceramic tile, decided to keep a few pieces and name it a 'collection'. (As a point of fact, some pieces out of San Jose are rather sought after).
Remember a friends father years ago that kept a nice assortment of collections, one of which was Italian fresco tiles. As one of his sons kept the property, I imagine the collection lies intact.
(in years passed I have pined over some of the great Nevada collections that had been broken up and filleted for fiat by undeserving heirs. It's hard to tell even if the Wynn collection is still growing, or if he has been selling off into what had been a great market last few years).
10.6.15 An Ode to Dan De Quille
Of all the great wealth produced in Virginia, the literary nuggets proved finer than most.
all have read and enjoyed Twain, indeed hardly a week goes by I don't read one of his oft quoted quips in some dumbed-down swill passing as culture.
Yet rarely see a quote by Twains mentor, Dan De Quille. Each visit at VC I dedicate some time to reading more of De Quilles work. An amazing writer and editor, absolutely on par with Clemens at his height, yet relegated to the tailings of history. Not only was the man one of the most and respected western writers of the era, his absolute understanding of the mining industry out assayed the majority of 'engineers' who played the trade.
After the ores played out, and historians reflected on whose estimate of Virginia City ores proved most fair - Dan De Quilles geologic reckoning proved almost dead on. The writer quietly functioned as one of the elite geologists during amercia's most storied precious metals boom.
An amazing American Renaissance man nobody knows
time to batten the hatches?
10.6.15 Coincidence theory:
The sheltered domain of those that cannot see sets in math, designs in nature and patterns throughout history.
10.16.15 US Navy Training Video
Since about 1950 the Navy and Army have trained to use offensive biological weapons on populations to kill and maim and devastate food production.
Why would they not use the same on their enemies within the states ('extremists', 'conservatives').
Too big a stretch for you?
10.16.15 No Matter What it Does - India Can't Stop her People from Buying Gold
Curbs on imports didn't work So now the government will try to....sell gold to their people?
10.6.15 Nope. POTUS still hasn't lowered US Flag or come on TV proposing to ban bombs
Even though more folks, including US personnel, were killed in a bomb blast the same day an avowed Satanist shot up a school full of people disarmed by force by the US Govt.
10.6.15 Sweet Run of Fantastic Four Comics!
Tangible assets are the penultimate assets...
(spiritual gifts are higher)
10.6.15 Eric P. Newman Currency Collection
not too shabby:
10.2.15 Civil War Era Baseball Card sells for 180k!
9.18.15 Kovel's Top 20 Searched Terms for Antiques
1) Fenton glass
2) Occupied Japan
3) McCoy pottery
4) Depression glass
10) Capo-Di-Monte ceramics
11) Hull pottery
15) Haeger pottery
18) Satsuma pottery
As usual, the comments are more enlightening than the 'story':
"You can't GIVE away most of the items on this list, let alone sell them. Searches are from old folks nearing the wrong side of the grass checking to see what their stuff is worth & relatives of folk already dead looking to see what to sell this stuff for at a yard or estate sale. Speaking of Estate Sales, the Kovals would do well to visit a few of them at the end of the LAST day to see hundreds of items from their list sitting on tables ready to be packed for the thrift shop or landfill. The antique/collect ible biz is still strong (see Flea Market Flip, Salvage Dawgs or Pickers) but, alas, I fear it has left the Koval family behind."
9.7.15 Added some more Indian Head Cents to Inventory
9.7.15 Lightning Kills 19
Why are there not 'common sense' laws to prevent this 'needless tragedy' and 'protect the children'.
NO - of course I am not anti lightning, or want to take away your lightning.
I just 'feel' that you need regulations, and an entire bureaucracy that goes along with it, to make sure that you are using properly grounded electrical devises, have no frayed wires, use GFI where required and a simple background check to ensure you can properly operate such devices. Naturally, there will be a small 'fee' to build the database to register your GFIs, blenders (and all other electronic devices) and monitor your use with registered agents of the state. I am sure there won't be any objection to making sure that you don't go outside when the state declares a 'weather event!
Common sense, right?
9.4.15 Coin Shows this weekend:
There's a few, business typically picks up here in the fall months (especially if the stock market antics continue).
9.4.15 This day in 1908 a fire destroyed the mining boom town of Rawhide Nevada
In essence, since Rawhide was the last the great Nevada mining camp extravaganzas - the great Comstock Boom era evaporated with the smoke...
9.3.15 Just Seven Years ago ABC News promised Environmental Apocalypse for 2015:
Well, sure we were completely wrong then, but not this time!
Pleeeaaassse pass the tax on air, for the kids you know…
9.3.15 Sold SPY wannabe trade for a small loss
Would like to put some money to work, had raised cash earlier this year by selling some positions...
9.3.15 Folks asked my Thoughts on Burning Man
(FBI Spying on Burning Man)
(I like the comments on this one!)
Whadya expect from the total surveillance state?
uh-hu - only since 2010, righto....Hell, the ATF was sending folks out there in the 90s. You could always spot them easily, they were way out of their element and typically 5-10 years behind on the technology. Imagine the FBI has fallen even further behind.
And, of course, the women were laughing at them...
8.29.15 Street Economics, literally
Picked up the last Ten ATM Withdrawals receipts I found on the ground. Here was their withdrawal amount followed by balance:
Wdl: $80 Bal: $493.43
Wdl: $200 Bal: $297.02
Wdl: $20 Bal: $5,680.19
Wdl: $80 Bal: $443.77
Wdl: $100 Denied; $100 from savings Denied; Wdl from savings: $80; DENIED
Wdl: $100 Bal: $678.35
Wdl: $120 Bal: $1,997.80
Wdl: $200 Bal $23,874.59
Wdl: $80 Bal: -$282.63
Wdl: $100 Bal: $3,442.37
Of those ten random people, only one had more than $5,000 in their checking account. Five of them had less than $500 available, and one of those was negative with another having less than $80 available.
Does this look like a booming economy to you? This is not outside the welfare office in Cleveland or at a Walmart in Alabama, this is Chestnut and Union streets in the Marina district - one of the most chi-chi and expensive booming places to live in North America. Plenty of high tech denizens and German tourists. Average two-bedroom apartment rent is over $2,500 a month. A modest 3-bed, 2-bath flat, with one parking spot (no yard) and $350/month HOA to paint the one wall showing to the street is $3.1Million USD.
And these folks are having trouble keeping $500 in the bank!
Street economics is a harsh mistress, no false answers here...
8.29.15 Neat Graphic Which Shows Change of Baseball Logo's Since Beginning of Professional League
8.29.15 Molycorp closes her doors, again
You can not mine these rare earth elements at a profit in California, by design.
In fact, you can't find rare earth minerals anywhere in the US today!
Not a good development...
8.21.15 Bought SPY
First long position this year....
8.19.15 Abortionist cuts through a baby’s face, heart still beating, to harvest organs
Hey a profit is a profit, right?
8.16.15 Added some more Large Cents to the Inventory
8.14.15 Massive Release of poison by EPA into Animas River was on purpose!
The did it for the money. What's the damage in killing a river or two (or the private business sector) when it looks good for the resume!
Directed malfeasance, the standard modus operand of the FED EPA - a criminal cartel.
8.11.15 EPA Creates Massive Environmental Catastrophe
Badly and Illegally pollutes a major river with multiple contaminants. EPA refused to follow the regulations (NPDES) it forces citizens to follow = directed malfeasance. This deserves criminal prosecution.
Too bad it isn't the first major fuckup by EPA, more like just another snarl in a very long rope strangling our country....
Broke down under 200 Day EMA support today....
8.4.15 Why it isn't illegal to shout 'fire' in a crowded theatre:
7.31.15 Senior Center for Disease Control Whistlblower: CDC Covering up scientific Vaccine-Autism Link
Typically someone with a vestige of conscience left isn't allowed a senior level at CDC. Can you imagine trying to look yourself in the mirror after covering up your own studies which showed a vaccine caused autism!
7.24.15 Added a bunch more Large Cents to our Inventory
7.4.15 Good Read By Ellen Brown on History of Banking
7.3.15 Free Comic Book Grading at the Convention in San Diego this Weekend
CGC will be grading Comic Books at the San Diego Comic-Con; currently underway:
6.29.30 On the purported Greek Exit from the Euro
Despite the farce and absurd comments from the chorus, do not believe a 'Grexit' is in order.
Sure, the brinkmanship will go to the last minute, only to punt at the latest moment (standard political trope for progress).
Look at it this way - is the world headed toward more national sovereignty, or absolute control via larger and more totalitarian blocs?
You know the answer.
This 'crisis' will not go to waste. The puppet controllers will exert maximum pain on the people, demonstrating a 'problem,' which requires an 'answer'.
The answer "A common Euro without a common fiscal policy has proven unsuccessful".
Hence, there needs to be a common fiscal policy amongst all the nation states.
That is, one europe, no state.
6.29.15 Largest type of Fraud is Control Fraud, committed by the banks.
If you want to rob a man, use a gun.
If you want to rob the world, use a bank.
The best way to rob the bank is to own the bank.
6.24.15 Water Quality Data from the Refugio Spill
So, it the spill never released contaminants above action levels, why spend millions of federal dollars on overtime?
6.24.15 Congress Attempts to Raise Taxes yet Again
This time with a new Environmental Tax on Corporations
Just the salvo shot in a coming barrage of 'environmental taxes' leading up to the big one - Carbon Tax on Everything you Do administered by the world bureaucracy.
Its all for the children donthcnyaknow!
6.24.15 Study Shows Conservatives Better at Self Control than Liberals
Always found this type of psychology study intriguing (and have noted the comparative lack of such).
Doesn't take a rocket scientist to observer folks that vote for big government do so because they are generally incapable of running their own lives...
6.13.15 Doing What I can to Support the Next Best Young Thinkers Around
6.13.15 Today, in 1864 - Mark Twain published his first piece since moving from Nv to Ca.
6.12.15 California Water Resources Board Strikes Again
Another in a long line of massive blunders, Cal Resources Board (appointed political hacks) shut down California Senior Water Rights holders.
First time since 1977. Naturally, they oppose senior rights (1914) and prevent them from pumping since these rights are mostly food production rights and the politically appointed hacks need to protect their bosses, the political whores in San Francisco. Yep, San Francisco is protected since it has 1902 rights. The most unsustainable city on the western seaboard will drain every last drop out of the sierra and continue to come up with even new eventful ways of wasting water and power (which they also don't produce).
And - of course - the Water Resources Board has opposed all major desalinization projects (Cal Am, Carlsbad, etc.) for one simple reason - they don't want a diverse water portfolio in the state. Instead, they crave absolute control so when they wield their incompetence EVERYBODY knows!
As far as I can tell, they are trying to lower themselves to the level Air board, and unfortunately, they are getting there quick in a hand basket...
6.9.15 NGC Releases Token and Medal Census
Great new resource for collectors. Good job NGC!
6.5.15 Upcoming US Coin Shows this
6.4.15 NOAA Does not Enjoy the Fact that the Data Show Global Warming Has Stopped
So they CHANGE the data!
6.4.15 Some Fantastic Mineral Specimens Coming up for Auction by Heritage
6.2.15 S&P 500 Evaluation
Price to Earning Growth (PEG) ratio is high compared to the mean. That said all asset classes all over valued by classical definitions.
The S&P shows relative strength by by bouncing off the 2100 level and 50 DEMA.
However, given these artificial and absurdly low interest rates, the valuations shouldn't be constrained to past ratios. After all, this financial fairly tale dared enter a new chapter in tall tales.
6.1.15 TSA Missed 95% of Explosives in Test
In other words, NOBODY has tried to bring a bomb through an airport in the past decade.
And likely none before that date either...
We knew the guy in charge Johnson (who just resigned) was an appointed political hack not up to the job. The last guy in charge at 'Homeland', Chertoff, was placed at the standard lobbyist legal firm. Same one Eric Holder slithered back to. Chertoff represents the four major firms that sell 95% of security equipment to TSA!
We knew that the TSA would fail, government run operations typically do. They aren't set up to succeed, they exist to funnel contracts to crooked political backers.
What we didn't know is the depth of despair americans have reached where they fail to even speak out against this atrocious injustice, abuse and theft from domestic enemies.
6.1.15 Government Scrubs Vaccine Damage Data
Pulls down website that shows skyrocketing injury claims for damage done by vaccines
5.24.15 Nascent movement afoot to replace Andrew Jackson on the 20$
Click for the PMG Article:
Can't imagine having nothing better to do with my time...
5.23.15 Site to Check for Fraudulent US Postal Money Orders
5.22.15 May 27, at 12 noon, at the Chevy's in Fairfield, Ca (1730 Travis Blvd) Scott Griffin (GriffinCoin.com) will host a presentation titled "Gold as Currency".
Scott will discuss Gold's role in the new economic environment, as well as discuss some practical strategies related to Gold. Light appetizers will be served. Please arrive at 11:45am to register. Scott is a wealth of knowledge and key player in the San Francisco Bay coin arena, don't miss it!
5.8.15 Happy Birthday F.A. Hayek
And our generation has a grifter like krugman getting press...
5.8.15 First BitCoin vendor in US receives a 'banking license'
Rather defeats the purpose, eh?
5.7.15 Some Great Mineral Specimens in Upcoming Heritage Auction Lot
Salt of the earth:
5.6.15 Entered 'smart car virus' Into the ‘search engine’
Nope. NOT ONE HIT.
So, either I just invented a new phrase that absolutely nobody ever coined before….
The search engine happens to be moving away from ‘hits’ to ‘truth’.
(and just so happens to be developing a self-driven smart car)
Ok, ok, fine…I’ve heard the clamor -
And I’ll chat - just this once –a wee bit about Canadian Mining.
5.7.15 GIVE IT UP for Primero!
Practically NOBODY in the Sector is making $$, except for Primero.
And they have performed amazingly admirable turning Black Fox from a surface to a sub-surface deposit!
You think that looks easy?
Impressive, and nary peep out there...
May 06, 2015 07:00:00 (ET)
Primero Reports First Quarter 2015 Results; San Dimas Achieves Record Quarterly Production
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 06, 2015) -
Primero Mining Corp. ("Primero" or the "Company") (TSX: P) (NYSE: PPP) today reports financial and operational results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. The Company is pleased to report strong production of 61,073 gold equivalent ounces(1) , a 54% increase compared to the first quarter of 2014, at total cash costs(2) of $699 per gold equivalent ounce. Primero also reports first quarter revenues of $73.3 million, operating cash flow before changes in working capital(3) of $18.8 million ($0.12 per share), and net income of $3.6 million ($0.02 per share).
5.6.15 RR Donnelly and Sons did well today
Sold!: RRD: NASDAQ
Nailed the 5 year bottom within 8 weeks; paid a VERY nice dividend too, double or triple the 10yr bond.
At this point, the Dividend Players need to be on point.
Janet the Jawbone rambling on about potential ‘high valuations’, and more dangerously, potential sharp increase in rates is purposely shaking the money tree.
Lying stunt, obviously – we are more likely to see negative interest rates than a sharp rise in the rates….
4.29.15 Doesn't Take the Leviathan State Long
California already scheming how to undue 160 years of water rights.
In other words, steal from the users and producers.
Same ol' Same ol'...
4.27.15 Fantastic Ansel Adams Collection coming to market:
Some great National Park material!
4.26.15 Added some new Three Cent Pieces to Inventory:
4.17.15 IF you can't shut down mining via Congress,
THEN use the EPA@
4.17.15 SantaClara Coin Show this weekend
You can get a coupon off admission here:
Other coin shows across our nation this weekend:
Coming up - Chicago International Coin Fair celebrates 40 years
3.26.15 60 Minutes Actually pays attention to Rare Earth Metals
Molycorp even lifter herself off her deathbed for a few moments to look around...
3.25.15 Sold PSQ for a small (2%) profit
not bad for 30 day swing trade. Third up day in a row, but just doesn’t seem to be going anywhere with conviction. These ETFs, due to built in time decay, simply aren’t good long term holds....
3.10.15 Same San Francisco Apple Store that had Line out the Door for the I6 phone.
Big Reveal watch yesterday - revealed - a mostly empty space…
3.1.15 Took a break but now back in action. Added a bunch of AU Morgan Dollars for sale!
2.25.15 Shorted QQQ (via inverse ETF) this am
First time years...
Can NASDAQ have 11 up closes in a row with a 30PE?
2.12.15 Sold XLE at @80.44.
Good for about 3.5% gain over 8 week trade.
2.12.15 Sold CSCO around 29.50
2.12.15 The Future is Clear
– the Administration wants a piece of YOUR Retirement Account
2.12.15 Sold PAAS
That was Nov 15th with Priced around $10.20.
About 15% gain in 3 months
11.25.14 PAAS Downgraded
"DJ Pan American Silver Cut to Mkt Perform From Outperform by Raymond James "
Somebody is starting to accumulate....
2.8.15 Global Warming Data: Mostly Faked, a Staged Farce
Cheat on your taxes - go to jail.
Cheat the world to implement an new carbon tax - get elected.
2.6.15 Man Find
s Massive Gold Nugget on his Walk
A walk a day IS good for the health (and sometimes wealth)
2.5.15 NGC Announces Label BuyBack Program
2.5.15 CME to End Most Open Outcry
1.30.15 Interesting Blog Article About 'Deep Storage' US Gold Bullion
All that backs up our currency, and it isn't much!
1.27.15 Wells Fargo Smash and Grab
1.27.15 ‘Historic Storm’ predicted
by US Govt meteorologists
1.21.15 General US Equity Market Sentiment Charts
VIX at a seven year low!
1.21.15 Counterfeit Detection: 1924-S Buffalo Nickel
1.21.15 Can 3D Printers Create Counterfeit Coins
I suppose the slabs are already being created w/ 3D printers.
[Since I rarely buy certified coins, it isn't that much an issue with me (I buy raw coins and then get the plastic later).[
However, the coins are a different beast. Extruded coins would exhibit similar tells to cast coins. Not many good cast counterfeits. The best counterfeits IMO are manipulated originals since they'll have all the same specs and nuances, with just one change.
1.20.15 Upcoming Coin Shows
Jan 23, 24, 25: San Jose Coin Club Show at Double Tree Hotel
25th Annual Wasatch Winter Coin Show
Westchester Coin & Stamp Show
51st Annual Coin & Currency Show, Treasure
Coast Coin Club
and many more...
1.14.15 When Everything you Own Spies on You for the Machine
Is your machine the servant or master?
This hasn’t got any press but, naturally, BMW is about the worst offender of all.
Their 2015 e-vehicle is not only frying public charging stations, they are actually causing Prius and Leafs that use the same charger to exhibit a check engine light that must be corrected at the dealer.
Then of course there’s the pay angle. BMW is intentionally destroying public car charger networks because they are trying to build their own, starting in Shanghai where the public is used to absolute graft, fraud, viruses and counterfeiting as a way of life:
There will come a time (after the virus hits, EMP blast or simply when they lock you out of your own equipment) when you look back and realize you could use an analog version of all those items only possessed in digital form.
1.14.15 John Mauldin and Team are Convinced about BitCoin
And explain their rationale here:
Certainly would not pay for his S&P prognostications (has been terrible) but his meta work have been decent.
1.13.15 How come...
when I enter 'smart car virus' into the search engine, I get
1.13.15 Hacking of Sony Bitstamp, Home Depot, Target etc
Guess the government ‘solution’:
1.13.15 10 Year US Note now at 20 month lows
Looks like it wants to go back to 2012 lows @ 1.57 for a
1.13.15 Large Smartphone Theft in France Last Year
Was completely unreported by the press.
12.30.14 Naughty Notes
The hidden world of secret notes engraved on circulating bills
Apparently there is more than one way to debauch a currency!
12.14.14 The Most Important Story of the Month you Never Heard:
December 2014 MarketCounsel Conference
A government powerful enough to provide is powerful enough to take it all away
And that is exactly the goal!
Few stories provide such a simultaneous cautionary tale harbinger of increasing government harassment and confiscation as this story, and it has been absolutely buried in both the press and the industry.
During the week of December 8th the Finance Industry held the Las Vegas MarketCounsel Conference.
The highlight, by all accounts, was the 'debate' between Mark Cuban and Chris Cox (former Secretary of the Securities and Exchange Commission).
For those following the NFL and Kardashians, Mark Cuban in a very successful and outspoken american entrepreneur. (And for that he has paid a very dear price).
The SEC is nominally charge with protecting the American Public by monitoring the securities industry and preventing fraud.
However, the reality is the SEC protects fraud rackets as very well documented by the Madoff example. Citizen Harry Markopolos provided the SEC, over a period of years, absolutely solid and substantiated evidence that Madoff was running a fraudulent Ponzi scheme. Rather than investigating, the SEC covered it up, covering for their true masters and showing their factual mission - protect fraudulent economic crime at all costs.
Instead of prosecuting actual criminals such as Madoff and bosses at SEC charged with cover-up, waste fraud and abuse - the SEC trumped up bogus charges against Mark Cuban and tried for a decade to find an actual problem. Naturally, they failed.
Cuban was able to defend against malicious persecution by the government because he is a billionaire. Even then by his words he lost sleep, suffered tremendously and wasted 20$ Million of his own money to defend his name.
If that is the cost a billionaire must pay, what chance do you have? We all know the answer.
This week, the former SEC chairman could not and did not demand criminal actions by the SEC. Rather, he spilled the beans and agreed with Mr. Cuban. Namely, the SEC is a rogue criminal cartel, prosecuting those that would speak out against the current power structure.
Details (scant) may be found here and practically nowhere else:
Ok, so what. We all know the regime is corrupt beyond redemption and that the mission is to destroy the country from within. What is the news here?
The story going forward is one of startling danger and a signposts of the massive crisis yet to come - the destruction of the US Municipal Bond market.
Once the rates rise, US municipal bonds (general debt obligations of city, county and state governments that allow borrowing from the public to ensure day to day operations) are very fragile. Rising interest rates provided the backdrop where Orange County California defaulted.
The Bond Market is ten times the US Equities markets.
And guess how many folks the SEC employs to oversee the gargantuan municipal bond market that affects countless aspects of all lives on the planet?
Draw your own conclusions and divest or prepare accordingly...
12.11.2014 Stamp Revival?
Recently met a woman that opened a used/old stamp store. Didn't think there were any new stamp collectors!
But the lady told me her biggest group of new customers was developmentally challenged children (and parents), especially those on the autism spectrum. Apparently in depth analysis of stamps, watermarks and color somehow helps. FWIW.
Not exactly one of those intuitive correlations, and not necessarily the best reason for a stamp revival...
12.11.14 Does the Regime Want to Keep Re-flating the housing Bubble?
Well, Does the Pope enjoy his Private Bank?
Fannie and Freddie slush fund revived - the epitome of crony fraud:
12.11.2014 2015 - Return of Stated Income Loans
12.11.14 Will Bitcoin Volatility Increase in 2015?
It should. IRS now treats Bitcoin as a commodity rather than a currency. So, losses are able to be written off against gains - which provides a real reason to trade.
12.11.14 Coin of the Year Award came out
Is it worthy?
12.11.14 Minimum Wage Hurts Low Income Workers
Of course, that is exactly what Austrian Economics predicts.
No surprise the facts once again support the theory (since the theory is based upon centuries of facts).
Nor is it a surprise that the poverty pimp industry wants to keep the poor forever poor (or hopefully even more poor) since that captive underclass is their break and butter dependent demographic.
12.10.14 The New Trotskyites
Not only do they demand that Nevada remain 89% party owned...
They demand that it become completely unproductive:
12.8.14 Went long XLE for better
12.6.14 Added a New Page on Our Homepage
A link to upcoming coin shows in the US
12.3.14 Coin Shows this Weekend:
The 58th MONEY SHOW OF THE SOUTHWEST
Thursday, Dec 04, 2014 to Saturday, Dec 06, 2014
George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall A
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
Las Vegas Numismatic Society Coin Show
Palace Station Hotel & Casino
2411 W Sahara
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
Gold Coast Coin Club
Mardi Gras Casino
831 North Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009
12.3.14 Great Old Mine Mini e-Tour
at least this one is being put to some use:
12.4.14 California in a Big Drought
But cutting back water use not really a priority.
You know, environmentalism is nice in theory, but when it comes to practice - let the other guy do it!
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