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Mon, 03/14/2011 - 08:37 | 1049726 tiger7905
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If silver's going to $50/oz then I'm glad I hold McEwen plays like MAI.


Of course I think $50/oz is just the next step, McEwen has said $300/oz isn't unreasonable, and Sprott has been calling for $50 for a while now.

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 08:49 | 1049758 Harlequin001
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$50 is a temporary step. You can't print twice as much money and go out and buy twice as much oil, or wheat or copper. Eventually you run out of oil or wheat or copper and the price goes up. When interest rates pop and Govt funding costs rise you will see bigger QE and more frequent. That's money creation.

Nobody can say how high silver and gold can go because no body can quantify the future even short term cash needs of a liquidating market. The price target is therefore infinite. And by that I mean until gold is back in money; a long way off

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 09:05 | 1049802 johnQpublic
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if both wheat and copper goes up, what happens to the price of my wheatback copper pennies?

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 09:10 | 1049808 Harlequin001
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If you save up I could trade you some copper plated wheat biscuits...

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 09:52 | 1049954 oddjob
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Dump MAI and its copper exsposure and buy UXG!

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 08:37 | 1049727 Cash_is_Trash
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What will be the straw that breaks the fiat's back?

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 08:43 | 1049737 Arch Duke Ferdinand
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""What will be the straw that breaks the fiat's back?""


.....Starve the Government.....

Posted 2011-02-11 11:30
by Karl Denninger

""All governments exist only with the consent of the governed. That consent does not have to be "withdrawn" via unlawful force at-arms or even via the ballot box.

Indeed, it is most-effectively withdrawn when the citizens refuse to go to work!
The Beast of Government exists on tax revenues. ALL governments share this fundamental reality. ALL governments fail when the economic capacity to tax is destroyed.""


Mon, 03/14/2011 - 10:28 | 1050070 Zero Govt
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don't know why you got junked twice, seems a pretty good idea to me ....slightly better would be small businesses (90% of the real economy) and taxpayers simply refuse to pay tax ....starve the f'n parasitical beast of its money which would in turn kick off one hell of a clown show in US and Eurozone Govt Bonds (would i love to watch that;)

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 10:40 | 1050103 InconvenientCou...
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"The Beast of Government exists on tax revenues"

Bullshit. Government exists on borrowing and patronage.

The coporate elites are running the show people! Isn't it obvious that they are above the legal system? They want humans to behave like little gears in their machines. Wake up before it's too late.

Dumping tea was a tax protest. A general strike is the obvious answer to modern productivity parasites.

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 14:50 | 1051315 Zero Govt
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Govts still get the bulk of its income from taxation, the balance between the grotesque orgy of spending and tax takes (socialised theft) is the deficit financed by the borrowing you mention.

You're right it is Big Govt and Big Corps in a parasitical collusion to rob society... the correct term for this is fascism now the practice of both left and right wing parties (the left have almost entirely given up trying to manage industries in their previous practice of socialism).

It's all now one big fascist elite scum... The Parasite Club  ...or as they like it to be called, "democratic government" ....yeah right, pull the other one you MF's

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 08:41 | 1049734 jkruffin
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Many of us said for the past 2 years this would all end badly, and the dominoes are starting to fall into place to end the biggest ponzi scheme ever created. How many will end up homeless and left with nothing? We will find out soon enough.

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 08:44 | 1049740 tiger7905
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The Camels back is already broken, just no one has notice the 2X4's strapped to each side as a splint to hold it together.

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 08:49 | 1049747 Paper CRUSHer
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Yes,I know its rid-i-kill-i.o.u.s too be in cash.I jus' ain't got the guts .....so ain't buyin' jack shit...and that goes for silver too....jus' don't like buyin' those parabola's as the hair on my back is beginning to stand up contemplating $50 silver.

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 08:52 | 1049768 Sudden Debt
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just wait untill they give you 1/10oz of silver as your salary this month



Mon, 03/14/2011 - 10:34 | 1050089 Zero Govt
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cash is fine, in fact it's a 'safe haven' for now... the real threat to humanity is the credit/debt mountain, that'll be first to blow, during which 'Cash will be King' ....after the hyper-deflation (debt implosion) that's when to worry about inflation and how many Benny Bucks he's printed ....so Debt will be 1st to go, then 2nd the Benny Bucks funny money

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 08:47 | 1049752 sudzee
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Vietnam will soon have to print trillion dong notes to buy gold from residents for worthless paper. Watch this situation closely as it may pretain to the developed world gov'ts last kick at the cat. 

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 08:50 | 1049763 Sudden Debt
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Silver is not a option for the Japanese because Nickle absorbs the radiation!



Mon, 03/14/2011 - 09:01 | 1049787 G. Marx
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Martin Armstong's lastest word on the gold market:



Mon, 03/14/2011 - 09:02 | 1049797 Silverhog
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Well, were back to the battle of $36. This should fall soon. The real battle ground will be $50.

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 13:51 | 1051042 DosZap
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The real battleground is $37.00...............have you seen the WAR at / in the #$36.00 range, there's a MAJOR reason.


Mon, 03/14/2011 - 09:05 | 1049803 Sudden Debt
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Go figure.... didn't see that one comming....




I wonder how I will  be able to power my deathray now....

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 09:11 | 1049817 SilverFiend
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Seriously,  I need a correction back down to $30 toz so I can add to my stockpile!

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 09:10 | 1049819 Crumbles
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Cliff High (Webbot Clif - TSOTTC) predicts $600 silver in 2011, started mentioning spike in silver in early 2010.


warning:  this is scary shit - just avoid the site if you are easily upset


Mon, 03/14/2011 - 09:24 | 1049839 ivars
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I think there are few weeks left before a short term ( 1 year) correction at 45-50 USD to 26-32 USD, which may last 1 year. The same proportions for gold- peak at 1600-1700, drop to 1000-1200, till April 2012: Summary in the graph below ( its still clearly worth buying if holding time is > 1 year-but remember MARGINS-the correction will be close to 50%):


What if Japan starts to sell gold reserves?


They already released oil from strategic reserves, and there has not been even a nuclear accident yet, but its obviously brewing.

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 13:43 | 1050990 Zero Govt
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Ivars  -  are you making lots of money from your charts?

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 14:37 | 1051277 ivars
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Not yet-timing is the problem, and I have little own money that I loose and then recoup when I get the timing right. Training on own money. But I am prepared to make some more money on the DJIA meltdown in H2 2011. The expected difference is from 11500 in July to 7500 in January-March 2012( timing!) .

Basically, on spread betting, You need to sell some 20 positions with margin 200 ( =5000 EUR investment) to make 20*4000=80 000 EUR in the end. Return 20 times. Margin must be adjusted along the slide, stops adjusted, and profits taken every few hundred points so that sudden peak does not eat up too much of gains. Or, more positions can be added.

You do not need too much margin there, as it continues to slide with +-200 points volatility. Oil and gold are so volatile, You need a lot of money to stay in even few days shorterm. Like 1000 EUR margin, even that might be not enough , per position.

But the middle term timing should improve with every new peak/bottom. Little more data needed. So far things going well. If I only had more money - but people who have can use the ideas in the graphs.


Mon, 03/14/2011 - 14:59 | 1051392 Zero Govt
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yes "timing is the problem" indeed as i've also found out "training with my own money" ....that's why I just invest straight short or long... your spread betting requires almost pinpoint timing which i don't think can be done unless you have a very defined clear trading set-up pattern ..but i can see the temptation if you've a small pot and are looking for fast bucks

I think your Silver and Dow numbers are good BTW.. but timing is everything

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 09:28 | 1049868 depression
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100% bullish sentiment as every news story is now being spun as ultra-bullish for PM. Smells like a top to me.

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 13:56 | 1051061 Zero Govt
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Possible but take Silver for example, it's friggin around up and down through $36 Oz like a Yo-Yo .....tops are usually fast spikes up then down, that isn't happening... it looks like sideways action ready for a blow off to me     

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 09:32 | 1049889 adamas
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Silver is back in contango. hold your core. if you're a member of gamblers anonymous with a billion oz's bought with a credit card deposit on markettrading.com and hoping for no more than a $1.50 pull back prepare for a shock......

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 09:37 | 1049904 lsbumblebee
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Looks like $1430 gold and $36 silver are sore spots from the syphillis that is JPMorgan.

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 10:17 | 1050038 Long-John-Silver
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$ Billions are at stake if one or both exceeds those prices.

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 11:24 | 1050073 speculator
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Silver explorers index is still down 50% from 2007 highs:



While silver producers are at twice their 2007 highs:



Incredible discrepancy - I bet a lot of those marginal exploration or development properties aren't so marginal anymore at >$30, but you wouldn't know it from share prices.

The list of profitable miners (usually a rarity) must be growing every week:


Mon, 03/14/2011 - 11:00 | 1050165 I Am The Unknow...
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Well well...looks like Uncle Benny just gave the Blythe whore a fresh wad of POMO cash and told her to go spend it all in one place....

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 11:24 | 1050229 Rusty Shorts
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Okay, lets man up and go to Africaaa before China grabs everything that's not nailed down, I've already done the legwork.



Mon, 03/14/2011 - 11:25 | 1050233 youngman
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I think PM´s are going to hold for a day or two until we figure out what is up with Japan....and MENA...we know know what is up with the EU.....print more.....but the trend is up and up big....

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 13:43 | 1050989 guasilas
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 Pity, Viet nam had the only sensible system in the world:  Untaxed and free trading gold.  Which meant that as soon as the government behaved stupidly with the local currency, people would exit it for gold.  In fact giving power to the people.  Obviously it could not last.

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 15:19 | 1051496 Bansters-in-my-...
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It seems like the "Fucking Pig-Dog" Manipulators are Willing to allow silver to go to $35.80ish,and Gold to $1425.ish.

After that,it's bang bang Maxwells (JPM) hammer comes crashing down on them.

So speaking of Hammers,when is Benny going to get hammered out of a job.?

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