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Gold In Euros At New Record As Fears Of European Contagion Get Worse

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Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:33 | 1447127 freethinker4now
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Music to my ears..I love the Sound of musiccccccccc

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 08:18 | 1447217 ratso
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Finnish finance minister Urpilainen today insisted that the Greek bailout ca only go forward if there are loan guarantees in accordance with the agreements on which the new Finnish coalition government was formed. How this can be done has not been determined.  It may sink the current Greek plan.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 11:43 | 1447876 nontaxpayer
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A mere wool over Finnish taxpayers...a smoke screen so to speak. The bitch will sign. Gold - get you some.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:38 | 1447137 GeneMarchbanks
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Well, now that there is Academic proof, I really should consider getting some.

Oxford= Captain Obvious.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 08:06 | 1447189 RichyRoo
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respect the sentiment, but now PhD Economists say...

contrarian?

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:38 | 1447138 A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000
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Are they related to that other Oxford in England? If so they just lost their credibility.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 09:47 | 1447493 jerry_theking_lawler
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nah, they are now related to the oxford in OH and the oxford in MS....they just regained their credibility....

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:41 | 1447142 Dr. Richard Head
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Just imagine the nominal value of gold when it does reach its bubble stage. Like a priest on viagara during alter boy camp, gold be going up.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:44 | 1447148 weinerdog43
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That is a disturbing, yet hilarious analogy.  Well done.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:52 | 1447164 francis_sawyer
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That analogy sort of redefines the James Coburn movie line...

"candy @sses & jesus freaks"

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:53 | 1447165 Sean7k
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Great analogy! 

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:45 | 1447150 Zero Govt
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Trichet said last year he would stop contagion.. what's this, no it can't be!!!

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:47 | 1447153 razorthin
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Again with AH ES gaps and retracements before the open.  They'll never give a good short the satisfaction.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:48 | 1447157 misterc
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Errr... looking at the concept of CDS (collateral), am I right thinking that an Italian downgrade would likely trigger a CDS explosion for all the intertwined institutions couldn't possibly put up all that new collateral, just to make up for the downgrade, not even the default itself?

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:55 | 1447169 GeneMarchbanks
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Um... on the surface it appears so, but(as someone on this board pointed out) it is a game of Calvin Ball and so you gotta keep up with the rules.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:49 | 1447158 Hedge Jobs
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eurozone is a disaster. interestingly (on Bloomberg) Iceland just reported a Eurobond auction was twice over subscribed and it now costs less  to insure Icelandic debt than it does Italian or Spanish debt. Seriously, tell these greedy bankers and their paid for politicians to fuck off and like Iceland we might actually start to see a real recovery.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:55 | 1447170 razorthin
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+1000

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 08:02 | 1447179 Oh regional Indian
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Excellent point. I'm sure that news will not get much coverage.

ORI

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:51 | 1447163 Sean7k
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Wall Street Journal Headline, "CHINA BUYS EUROPE!"

Now, where to put all those europeans...probably could disperse them equally to Africa and South America. I'm not sure if a trip to Italy will retain its' cache, but the prices are bound to be better.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:56 | 1447171 Oh regional Indian
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Nice. And all that. But with headlines like this, the can-kickability of the Cartel becomes so obvious.
Oil, PM's, Currencies. That pretty much covers the money front.
Add tin-pot dick-taters, compromised politicians... the works...

So, pretty meaningless. Near Term anything is just so open to manipulation.

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/july-15th-aug-15th-month-long...

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:56 | 1447174 MiningJunkie
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Gartman just exited half positions because he claims it is now a "crowded trade". Brought to you by the advisor that shorted copper at the lows a couple of weeks ago. Just buy bullion and sit back. As Richard Russell has stated numerous times, this bull will do anything and everything to buck you off.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 08:44 | 1447271 GetZeeGold
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Gartman is such a pussy.....he needs to packup and leave.

 

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 09:30 | 1447430 oddjob
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Gartman can sell half his gold forever. He is truly the most vile shill out there.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 09:27 | 1447421 hamurobby
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If thats "5%", I tote a ten man tent.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 08:04 | 1447181 FischerBlack
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This just in, Oxford economics, using chromatographic spectral analysis, has confirmed with 99% certainty that gold has a yellowish color.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 08:08 | 1447193 GubbermintWorker
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It says that investors should allocate 500 percent of their portfolio to gold to best offset the effects of both inflation and deflation.

 

There, fixed that for them.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 08:12 | 1447204 Sean7k
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Gubbermint worker and 500% of portfolio, now the national debt is starting to make sense...:)

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 09:25 | 1447408 Sudden Debt
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and like that, hedges are created...

Can you put that on paper so I know it has true value? :)

 

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 09:51 | 1447504 Smiddywesson
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Gold should not be 100% of any portfolio.  Food should be the majority of your portfolio.

In a real bad meltdown, which is what any meltdown would be in a fragile society like ours, you would need massive stores of food for each person to last long enough for things to settle.  Food for the win.  It's a risk free trade.

It may only take $5 to dig silver out of the ground, but it takes nothing at all to dig gold out of a withered skeleton's pocket.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 11:08 | 1447747 Hugh_Jorgan
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I like the "4 G Philosophy"

God

Guns

Grub

Gold

and in that order...

 

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 11:19 | 1447756 Hugh_Jorgan
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Tue, 07/12/2011 - 11:19 | 1447757 Hugh_Jorgan
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Tue, 07/12/2011 - 11:17 | 1447759 Hugh_Jorgan
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Tue, 07/12/2011 - 11:16 | 1447770 Hugh_Jorgan
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Tue, 07/12/2011 - 11:17 | 1447783 Hugh_Jorgan
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Tue, 07/12/2011 - 11:22 | 1447803 mess nonster
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Yes , yield upcreep shows the shocking instability of criminal ponzi world- everyone's going gold, in a panic. Yesterday's safe haven was Treasuries, but yield creep will happen there, soon (paybacks are a bitch, except when you default) + (Aug 2, Obama's b-day), so gold is all that's left. Of course there will be NO physical delivery, as all fiat assets get devoured in debt-destruction tornado. All the gold frenzy will do is suck any avaialable capital into another massive black hole, thus adding more pressure to the already inescapable deflationary dynamic happening everywhere real people live, but not in the vampire-banking world, or in ZeroHedge-land, where hyper-inflation continues its rampage across the virtual landscape.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 11:30 | 1447837 mess nonster
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To re-phrase- What does oe call it when your house is worthless, and your paycheck remains the same, (or is less) and any investments (except gold) aren't making any money at all, but food and fuel prices have gone through the roof? Why don;t we just call it "GrapesofWrath-tion"???

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 11:32 | 1447839 mess nonster
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To re-phrase- What does oe call it when your house is worthless, and your paycheck remains the same, (or is less) and any investments (except gold) aren't making any money at all, but food and fuel prices have gone through the roof? Why don;t we just call it "GrapesofWrath-tion"???

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