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Volatility Chasing Goes Gold: Precious Metals Drop On Year End Profit-Taking Rumor

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Both gold and silver are having a rough day to say the least. After a forced slide in the gold complex pushed the metal to sub $1,380, fueled in part by recurring rumors of a large macro/commodity fund taking profits ahead of the year end, numerous stops were triggered, bringing it to nearly $1,370, almost $50 below the all time high reached, oh, yesterday. And since traders are now desperate for volatility, which has disappeared from stocks, the daytrading crowd has taken over both the precious metals space... and the bond market. That said, momentum chasers entering the gold and bond market may have the makings of the greatest comedy witnessed in markets in the past several years.


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Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:33 | 788792 ReeferMac
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D'oh!!! This one's a stomach turner....

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:40 | 788837 66Sexy
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take a ride on the 'Dizzy'...


DZZ, that is.


Then use the profits to buy physical. Simple enough idea.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:44 | 788856 ReeferMac
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Thanks Sexy... DGP's been kind to me in the past, so I may use that to play the other side.

Just sorry I didn't see Tuesday coming (now if it can get back before expiration this month, it'll just make for a funny war-story (assuming the ulcer doesn't kill me))

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:58 | 788920 Slash
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It was asking for a drop. It (silver) moved up there too quick. Don't bet (in the short term anyways) against the people with the printing presses or commercial banks.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 14:52 | 789453 edwardscpa
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Psych 101:  yesterday, I wanted to buy PM.  Today, I do not.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:03 | 788926 66Sexy
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higher rates across the board is bad for ALL equity, except anti-equity: shorts..

Got Cash?

This could be a significant reversal. If there is a semi crash in PM's the physical demand at some point will extinguish supply and there wont be any availability.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:26 | 789018 Syntaxkat
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Funny how APMEX and other sites don't reflect the drop in spot to the price in physical, still offering them at the high.  Guess the run's bigger than expected.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 14:02 | 789221 Red Neck Repugnicant
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This is fucking bonkers! 

Monday morning, after watching a cartoon on YouTube and reading some comments on a blog, I bought a bunch of silver. After paying retail value, plus juice, I own these damn silver bars at $32/oz. I didn't think much of it because a trillion dollar bank on Wall Street was (supposedly) going to implode very soon, and the price of silver was going to hit $75/oz or more. This was a fact, and the only variable was whether or not the world was going to end.   

Tuesday, I went and bought a Jaguar, based on this inside information that I had and the enormous profits that I mentally booked for myself. 

48 hours later, I still haven't received the bars, and my dealer said he'd buy them back from me at the wholesale value of $27/oz. He said the rumor of JPM going bust turned out to be just a bunch of mania, driven primarily by silver/gold dealers trying to dump inventory at record high prices to a record numbers of idiots.   

Nucking' Futs!

Anyone want to buy my Jaguar? I can't afford it anymore. 




Wed, 12/08/2010 - 14:16 | 789343 Whizbang
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You didn't seriously buy precious metals at 10 year highs did you? Tell me you're joking

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 14:45 | 789413 Red Neck Repugnicant
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Yes, I did.  I wish I hadn't. And I think it's more like 30 year highs.

There was only one poster on this forum this past weekend that advised on selling silver/gold on Monday.  He said that while fundamentals are certainly strong, the current price movement was indicative of pure mania, rumor and speculation by dealers trying to unload inventory at record high prices. 

That person got junked over 40 times and ridiculed by EVERYONE.  So I assumed EVERYONE was right.

I bought.  Not only did I buy, I used my head as collateral and now I'm getting calls from a neurosurgeon representing Mr. Lucifer.  Anyone know who Mr. Lucifer is?


Palin/O'Donnell/coins/cans/conservatives 2012

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 14:57 | 789477 RafterManFMJ
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Pretty sure he is the chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 15:24 | 789598 Chupacabra
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Uninteresting troll is uninteresting.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 15:37 | 789654 GoinFawr
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Wed, 12/08/2010 - 15:51 | 789693 RockyRacoon
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Day trading is not wise.   When I was paying $7.33 each for Silver Eagles back in 1995, I thought dealers were nuts asking $8 for them in the numismatic periodicals.   Not so much any more.

Hang in there.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 19:29 | 790670 Lord Koos
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I started buying silver two weeks ago, at $27, 28, 29 and 30.  I am so not worried.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 14:41 | 789411 Slartebartfast
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Don't be such a putz.  Take delivery of your bars and wait.  You will do very well.  The shyster here is your dealer, trying to panic you so he can make money on bars he doesn't even have.  Tell him you want delivery and see what happens.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 17:10 | 790008 UncleFurker
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The mistake wasn't buying the silver, it was buying the Jaguar.


Wed, 12/08/2010 - 18:16 | 790347 Red Neck Repugnicant
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Yeah, there might be some truth to that.

The Jaguar salesperson told me the $10,000 addendum to the MSRP was due to the rarity of the car, and that I probably could sell the Jaguar on Craigslist for $20,000 over MSRP, netting me an instant profit of nothing since the taxes on the purchase would eat almost all of it. But at least I (supposedly) wouldn't lose money. 

Well, that was bullshit.  I went to the other Jaguar dealer this afternoon and tried to sell it to them, but they offered me $20,000 less than MSRP, and the vehicle is only 26 hours old with 14 miles on it.

I'm such a fucking sucker!  First I take the advice of all you idiots and buy silver at 30 year highs, because everyone here told me it was going to $75/oz and that the failure of JPM was imminent. Then I buy this Jaguar with the imaginary profits and loose another $20,000.

For me to break even out of my silver trade that I made on Monday, silver would have to reach $34/oz., because I only get wholesale when I sell it back to the dealer.  At today's prices that puts me $7/oz underwater!

You fuckers!  BOB SAGET!!

I don't understand why the Jaguar dealer lied to me, and I don't understand why the silver/gold dealer lied.  Are they just trying to make money off me?  That's ridiculous!  Fuck Obama!

Palin/O'Donnell/coins/cans/conservatives 2012


Thu, 12/09/2010 - 02:38 | 791706 Elitist Lib Dum...
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What I really mean to say is: please, please, please do not save my statements from this thread and use them against me when gold/silver go back up. My ego is far too inflated and fragile to handle ever being told I'm wrong. As a matter of fact, I'm never wrong. Never wrong, and markets do not change, got it? All markets move linearly. Gold and silver down today; gold and silver down forever. Capice?

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 17:15 | 790051 Exposer of Inte...
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sniff sniff

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 16:24 | 789820 DosZap
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Yep, and why?, because no one is DUMPING physical.

At least anyone with a brain.

Supply & demand, this is DECEMBER.

Happens every year.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 13:12 | 789144 DoChenRollingBearing
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Yes, it is never a bad idea to have some cash, best of all would be some FRNs, both for emergency purposes as well as for PM dip buying.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 16:21 | 789807 RockyRacoon
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Does anyone remember the old days:  When silver broke $20 and gold broke $1,000?

Didn't think so...

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 16:43 | 789891 Maiden Lane
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I thought it was exciting when it went from high 500 to around seven briefly then back and ground sideways for a year.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 23:03 | 791291 GoinFawr
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Wow, you must be shitting your pants on a daily basis over the last couple of years then. I pity your drycleaner, and your fellow carpoolers.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 13:40 | 789228 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Not equity in gold.  When Volker began to raise rates, gold followed lock step.  Gold peaked when interest rates did.  Raising interest rates shows a loss of faith in policy; a loss of faith in policy is a boon for real assets, ie gold.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 14:17 | 789346 Slash
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gold kept rising b/c real rates were still negative. It took some time for them to turn positive.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:45 | 788858 Arius
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yeap - that's exactly what Goldman kept doing... 

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:43 | 788855 hugovanderbubble
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Long TLT

Long Financials CDS´s


Long PUT ES 1110 JAN 2011

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:55 | 788902 Whizbang
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Hope this cheers you up. I thought it was hilarious.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 15:32 | 789638 midtowng
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It's just weak hands being chased out of PMs. Its the sign of a bull market in action.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:34 | 788795 MichaelNY
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I'd call it a buy opportunity...

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:36 | 788811 papaswamp
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probably not for a day or 3.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:41 | 788839 MichaelNY
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(...if I were not already all in.)

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:51 | 788885 ReeferMac
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Popping the Tum's w/ ya Mikey!

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:56 | 788912 thetruth
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i'm levered agq and ugl...

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:07 | 788951 ReeferMac
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LOL! Stuffed the liquid part of the IRA into calls in AGQ and GDX on one of the bounces yesterday (that were masquerading as a bottom)!!!!!

I'd suggest great-minds-think-alike, but clearly we're just a couple of shitheads!

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:20 | 788991 thetruth
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hahaha yes that looks to be the case.  could have bought today...should come back eventually

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 13:01 | 789113 ReeferMac
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It bottomed at 28.01 right about where a channel's setting up, but I dunno if I've got enough extrinisic left before it gets to the other side of the channel again. Maybe lighten up a little if there's enough of a bounce today. See what comes when it gets to the MA's? Do those still work, or is TA completely flown the coop?

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 13:38 | 789219 thetruth
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if i can get a bounce back to monday's levels i'm going to switch to physical i think.  just not sure how to time this one

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 15:54 | 789703 RockyRacoon
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People making buying/selling decisions on 50 cent swings are day trading.

That's not how physical metals are used for wealth storage.

If you're getting burned on ETF trades, then knock yourself out, but you'll not get much in the way of sympathy from true goldbugs.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 13:06 | 789129 ColoradoBikerChic
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Yes, there was a 'masquerading bottom' yesterday.   Ah, the trials and tribulations of reading charts, just when ya think ya have the answers, they change all the dam questions on us..... but uh... looking at the hourly in the moment on SLV, we're now at the 200ma with a DOJI and and HAMMER following... could be time to back up the truck.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 15:55 | 789710 RockyRacoon
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There are no tops or bottoms in silver/gold -- just relative "prices" in fiat currencies.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 16:52 | 789939 jahbless
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Wed, 12/08/2010 - 16:24 | 789822 MichaelNY
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Thanks Mac but truth to tell, I'm not the least bit worried...  ;-)


You see, I have long known that the PM's would retain their value and the goal of the EE is to destroy the USA through the systemic flaw of its monetary system.  My concern is not for the metals, but rather what the neighborhood will look like when that and food and ammo are the last remnants of fungible goods. 

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:21 | 789000 Henry Chinaski
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Good timing for my IRA packed with GLD and SLV that gots to be rolled into a Roth this year. 


Think about it.  Gold only broke $1,000 about a year ago and Silver sat below $20 forever...  Wake me up at $1,200 so I can buy more physical. 

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:30 | 789027 docj
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That's about what I figured - at 1200 for AU and 22.50 for AG I start buying again.  Thanks, COMEX Crime Syndicate!

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 13:12 | 789090 docj
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Heh - I thought I commented on this.  I suppose I should have known better.  Oh well, another day another server burp!

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 14:47 | 789430 reload
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I started accumulating Physical Gold in March 08 at $1000, it went down to $700 by October. My attempts to finess my additional purchases were not great and for ages (until Apr 09 in fact) my average price was offside. I did not loose ANY sleep!

Since that first purchase in 08 I have exitted the equity market completely and continued to buy gold every eight weeks. In October 09 I started to acquire Silver every 8 weeks. So once a month I make a cash transaction with a reputable bullion dealer, Gold and Silver on alternate months.

I no longer put any money into a pension, mutual fund, money market fund or any other `product`

My pension holdings from previous contributions are commodity, resource, energy and food production focussed.

As long as the printing of Fiat money continues I will stick with my strategy. I am not nimble enough to finess my purchases, let alone worry about day trading the stuff.   

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 15:51 | 789696 Strider52
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Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:35 | 788800 malek
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Buy these f'ing dips!

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:06 | 788943 Pegasus Muse
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Just bought 100 more 1 oz Ag Rounds.  8 weeks to deliver.  Bullion broker said they're going crazy.  Huge order volume, 5:1 buyers to sellers.

Also upped my positions in GDXJ & SIL.   Both on sale thanks to JPM's market manipulation.  

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 13:19 | 789158 DoChenRollingBearing
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Looks like the physical shortages have started in the last couple of weeks or so.

Like Gordon G and FOFOA have said, the physical is going to start getting real hard to get.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 15:59 | 789730 RockyRacoon
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Yep.  A counter-intuitive thing:  The higher the price, the less availability.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:25 | 789010 traderjoe
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Totally. Don't care about the day to day volatility. Congress and President have demonstrated that they will never pay back the debt, and BB will PRINT, PRINT, PRINT. The $ is going to zero, don't know when and how, but it will get there...

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:35 | 788805 spartan117
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Blythe's last stand.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:38 | 788807 smeagol
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odd how the sell off happens everyday at 9.45 NYT just in time for the london pm fix

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:38 | 788829 Quintus
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Isn't it?  You'd almost think that someone was creating a selloff in the Ponzi Paper gold market so they can get a better price buying physical on the LBMA.


Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:51 | 788883 Spalding_Smailes
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Really ?


A trade thats been built upon paper since the 80's... Derivatives ( Via CB/Miners ). WMD

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:03 | 788940 Quintus
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You think the Chinese and Arabs are interested in buying paper gold?

Doubt it.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:08 | 788948 Spalding_Smailes
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How big is the (physical market) in relation with total gold traded every day in the markets ?


Tyler just posted about a new ETF trading in China .... Lol'

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:09 | 788957 Quintus
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I don't see what that's got to do with it.  China can dump a couple of thousand Contracts on the Comex in 30 seconds and knock $10 off the price just before the PM fix then buy 50 tonnes of physical at the Fix price.  Why wouldn't they do that?

Do you have an alternative explanation for the recurring price weakness at the AM and PM fixes?

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:25 | 788981 Spalding_Smailes
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The paper market is huge.

The great " gold " market is a paper ponzi like the rest. A trade/bet.


The Impact of Derivatives on the Gold Market


..."In the long
run, yes these derivative positions will have to come to maturity or will be
closed out but in the short and medium term they created a bubble of
accelerated supply to market. This badly distorted the annual supply/demand
balance and the short to medium term turned out to last for more than a
painful decade, during which the gold price came under persistent pressure.".....

...."Note the marked increase in output from North
America and Australia during the 1980s. All this increased production, as it
rolled off the drawing board and into d’ore trucks, required project financing.
At that stage, US Dollar interest rates were comparatively high. The
differential between the cost of borrowing dollars and borrowing gold was
wide enough to convince the miners of the wisdom of the gold loan – the
original prototype derivative product. The miners borrowed gold from a bullion
bank, sold it to raise capital with the intention of paying it back through future
production from the developed mine. Once financed through metal borrowing,
this new output was subject to price risk, which the miner elected to managed
through increasingly sophisticated bullion base derivatives. This created a
very ready market for a whole range of derivative products for basic forwards
through to vanilla and then exotic options and any combination of these
products that one might care to imagine."......

..."Back in 1994, after following what I called the derivative revolution throughout
the 1980s, I commented on this very issue. …”what may
benefit an individual mining company does not necessarily augur well for the
market as a whole…. On occasions, producer hedging will not only influence
the price, but may even act as a major price determinant.”....

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:34 | 789033 Quintus
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I still don't see your point.  The Chinese (Or other physical buyers of size) could be using the paper market you describe so accurately to lower the price for their physical purchases which generally take place at the agreed London Fix price.

They are not trading.  They are not flipping contracts.  They are loading up Airplanes with gold and shipping it to a vault from which it may never emerge in our lifetime.  I contend that this is behind the London Fix price movements.  The wider picture of paper gold and derivative shenanigans isn't really relevant to a sovereign state looking for permanent accumulation of physical gold reserves.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:51 | 789075 Spalding_Smailes
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I'm talking about the entire gold market. Maybe 10-20% is real. Your at the mercy of a trade.

The fake paper has helped drive the price.


If gold/silver started tanking who is going to buy it ???


Wed, 12/08/2010 - 13:11 | 789139 ForWhomTheTollBuilds
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"Your at the mercy of a trade."


No we aren't.  We are not traders.  We keep going over this and over this with the trolls again and again.


While we wait for a more reputable financial system to evolve, most of us hope gold is driven to $1 an ounce by the biggest naked short of all time. 


This event would make you as happy as it would make us.


Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:18 | 788987 smeagol
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Perception management, they usually like to get the pm lower than the am.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:37 | 789048 qussl3
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The problem with your theory is that it assumes the sellers of physical are idiots.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:56 | 789097 Quintus
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They must be if they haven't noticed by now that the Fix prices they sell at are often the lowest of the day.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 19:11 | 790589 kubrick007
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why buy gold or silver etfs or even gdx/gdxj/sil?


buy physical, buy shares of good miners, if u r great at technicals maybe dabble in options...but each of these need different skill sets and time frames.


great miners out there just have to look (i am in AUNFF, AUY, BCEKF, BRD, FVITF, GPRLF, JAG, PAL, SWC, SLW, and SNDXF - anyone else out there found other good miners?). they will rise with physical but GLD/GDXJ/GDX/SLV will collapse if the system collapses.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 13:24 | 789175 Commander Cody
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In the end, all paper will be proven worthless.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:36 | 788808 cbaba
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buy buy...big opportunity.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:38 | 788824 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Yes.  We broke both levels of support (1st line of support was at $1395, second was at $1385).  This is a buying opportunity.  I would not be surprised if we end the day back around $1400.  I will be surprised if it trades any lower than $1372.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:13 | 788971 geminiRX
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The volatility is so huge, it is setting up for a pretty ferocious snap up soon.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:23 | 789005 oddjob
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$CAD agrees.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 13:23 | 789172 GoinFawr
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and Mark Carney (another GS alumni) is doing his level best to help!

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 13:38 | 789223 apberusdisvet
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The Asian Blythe fukkers are just salivating, waiting for HK to open tonight.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:35 | 788809 jesse livermoore
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Time to start buying gold and silver,  me thinks

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:37 | 788816 unwashedmass
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long time gold/silver person here, okay by me if they push it down. took profits the other day now looking to get back in.

thanks JPM for reloading our guns to shoot you thru the heart.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 13:23 | 789174 DoChenRollingBearing
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Yes, thanks JPM!

Jamie D, get JonNadler´s butt back in here and MAKE SURE the prices of PMs is a lot lower in 10 days when I get back.  Say $1200 and $24 would be alright, muchas gracias!

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:38 | 788820 Arius
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i suppose more lambs being lined up for slaughtering...good luck on daytrading against Blythe et al

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:42 | 788847 smeagol
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Don't trade against her, piggyback her

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:46 | 788868 Bastiat
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Have to wait until Jamie's done.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:23 | 789003 espirit
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Nasty thought!

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:24 | 789007 Al Huxley
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Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:38 | 788822 Cognitive Dissonance
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Ah yes, the persistent "rumors" that seem to move markets. A wise old sage 25 years ago told me that markets don't move, they are moved.

You'd think all Wall Street was is a bunch of gossiping (and desperate) housewives discussing who's screwing whom and what scandal will break next. Maybe there's some truth to that idea. I do agree that volatility is profitable, especially for those who induce it or who can trade in milliseconds.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:39 | 788832 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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You'd think all Wall Street was is a bunch of gossiping (and desperate) housewives discussing who's screwing whom and what scandal will break next.

They are.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:45 | 788862 Cognitive Dissonance
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I agree for the most part.

Which is why I started out by saying markets are (deliberately) moved. People who have much to gain by moving the markets with rumors use the gossiping Wall Street housewives to their advantage.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:49 | 788878 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I liked your analogy, and wanted to drive it home.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:48 | 788863 etrader
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They're worse, when someones  upside down on the basic long GC short TYZ .

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:50 | 788879 BobPaulson
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I was thinking it right before I read your response.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:39 | 788833 dojiman
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just bought some GG, bullion next if we revisit 1300

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:49 | 788880 Arius
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you might as well for 1000$...Lol

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:44 | 788840 bigdumbnugly
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same time of day each time this happens.  looks more like another raid than year-end profit taking to me.  profit taking now coming as a result of the raids.

which came first? chicken or egg theory.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:47 | 788872 Cognitive Dissonance
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We might be able to answer that question if Wall Street and the banking empire weren't run as a crime syndicate.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:06 | 788886 bigdumbnugly
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yeah, you know i was starting to fool myself into believing i could tap into the criminal mind of the EE and position myself accordingly - but i see even a lowly sinner like me has a long, long way to go to catch up.

rat bastards

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:41 | 788843 lsbumblebee
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The cartel pulls their bids and the hedge funds do the rest. If this keeps up my credit card will max out on APMEX.


Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:44 | 788857 Sudden Debt
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Mine already did.

Seems like it takes Visa at least 3 days to notice it :)

maybe my cellphone broke down or they just have to many calls to make.

But monday is bonus time! So it'll be oké by then.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:45 | 789065 Xibalba
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Did you get popcorn?  I know I did! 

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 19:18 | 790623 kubrick007
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hey how do you get APMEX to accept cc orders over 5k? today they made me do a bank wire for 10k - i don't get it in the past i used my debit card but now can't!

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:42 | 788848 swissinv
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Maybe Keiser told his community that the silver buys from the retails market is not sufficient to build a JPM bomb

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:44 | 788860 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Nope.  He is sticking with it.  He argues his case here, as Jones plays devils advocate.

Max Keiser: The Buy Silver Campaign Round 2 - Alex Jones Tv:

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:00 | 788932 swissinv
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that was ironical -> Keiser will achieve a shit with this but the hedge funds will finally help to rule it

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:42 | 788851 Sudden Debt
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It doesn't really make sence.

It'll be up bigtime by next week.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:48 | 788873 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Exactly.  Moves like this (massive selling/manipulation) usually results in a huge move up soon after.  This is the main reason the US/UK stopped selling gold on the open market in the '60s.  It was creating price volatility.  Now since the cat is out of the bag, well, they have no choice but to continue the manipulation.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:54 | 788904 Arius
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i suppose double down..."no choice" reminds me of someone writing of great minds of JPM who would have solved it if a solution exists...give me a break...

they are arrogant, playing a fixed doubt it, if you are sinking your own ship

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:03 | 788937 Spalding_Smailes
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Perth couple Brian and Eileen Bowden are among thousands reaping the benefits of the states robust economy as they prepare to extract a $100,000 profit on their home in just six weeks.The people who we bought this house from made $100,000 off us, so its a non-stop cycle Mr Bowden said.

"West shows way but east trembles" by Anthony Klan and Alana Buckley-Carr, The Australian.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:10 | 788961 Cognitive Dissonance
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...reaping the benefits of the states robust economy......

One man's "robust economy" is another man's "bubble". 

This is a perfect example of the (Australian) mainstream media fanning the flames of the bubble rather than asking simple questions such as "Why is a $100,000 "profit" on a home in six weeks considered part of a robust economy".

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 13:29 | 789183 NumberNone
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Asking questions is no longer part of a reporter's job description. 

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 17:00 | 789965 jahbless
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speaking of Perth I just ordered a metric assload of 1oz koalas - thanks perth mint!

(thanks ZH too)

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:45 | 788859 Rogerwilco
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Uh, the guys at the local coin shops are all out of silver. They just smile at me when I ask if they have any Eagles, rounds, anything? WTF, it's goin' to the moon and these "experts" don't have any?

Guess I better hurry and buy some on eBay, rounds are only $60 from a dude in Nigeria. Says he takes cash if mailed discreetly.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:45 | 788861 gaoptimize
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This may be the dip hesitant buyers have been waiting for.  I'll get snapping up some SIL today, thank you!

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:48 | 788871 Spalding_Smailes
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Or a dip that crushed everyone after jumping in at all time highs.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:10 | 788960 tmosley
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Except for those who bought physical.  Premiums for physical silver are blowing up.  I've seen 100oz bars with a $2/oz premium on them!  These are just regular bars that normally carry a premium of 30-70 cents.

But yeah, you keep selling.  It makes it a lot easier for smart people to participate in the trade of the millennium.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:29 | 789025 SheepDog-One
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Physical PM holding isnt for daytraders, its for hedging against long term currency destruction policy.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:51 | 789086 tmosley
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Correct.  But silver has the added benefit of being an out of favor form of money (this suppresses price) that was once stockpiled just like gold (meaning there used to be a huge supply, and there remains deep seated understanding that silver is less valuable than gold, even though it has a higher demand and a smaller supply), but industrial uses have destroyed that stockpile(meaning lots of industries are about to hit a wall, and most of them don't see it coming).

Hence, the trade of the millennium.  Not the day trade of the millennium.  You trade dollars for silver now, you wait for the full supply problem to come into the spotlight, and for everyone to go absolutely nuts over silver, then you trade your silver for something else (not paper).  I'm personally looking at gold, as that will fare the best in the currency crisis that will follow hard on the heels of the silver crisis.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 13:31 | 789190 DoChenRollingBearing
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SheepDog and tmosley,

Hey I need you guys to do some work for me with JonNadler´s help.

I cannot come back to the USA for another 10 days or so, and I would REALLY like to buy any physical left then, especially at a lower price.

So let´s see a little constructive action here for us holders of PMs as wealth preserver and insurance.  Get JonNadler (and Robot, JW, TWORIVERS, etc.) back in here so I can get my physical at a discount!

That´s in 10 days JonNadler!

Thu, 12/09/2010 - 15:22 | 793426 JonNadler
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consider it done my friend!

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:17 | 788982 samsara
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Or a dip that crushed everyone after jumping in at all time highs


All time highs  SO FAR.   The Day to Day price is ABSOLUTELY MEANINGLESS.

The ONLY "price" that is inportant (within your paradigm) is the "Price" it is the moment the person sells.

You mean the "Value" of the $USD today is MORE than the "Value" of the $USD was yesterday in relation to Au.


Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:47 | 788867 Azannoth
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Damn I am kicking my selft for not selling yesterday, all my profits just evaporated!

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:17 | 788978 Arius
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cant do daytrading in a fixed market, they hold both cards 

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 13:33 | 789195 damnitalready
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Unless you're one of the few who are getting the signals from JPM about their next move and timing... 


Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:22 | 788984 living on the edge
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all my profits just evaporated!

Really, are you sure you own any PM's? Anyways this is a buy and forget game or you will lose. Time is on our side.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:32 | 789030 Azannoth
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I dissagree, timing the market can give 10x more profits that just holding on

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:41 | 789060 living on the edge
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Perhaps. I have many friends trading the markets and only a few are up. To your point those few are really up big. For most people and gold and silver in particular, it is a tough trade. We have a 1-trillion pound gorilla stuck in silver alone and they are still dangerous. They still have a lot of control.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:47 | 788869 pile of poop
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With interest rates rising around the world, the marginal cost of holding gold over bonds increases dramatically.  If this trend continues, look for gold to sell of dramatically. 

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:51 | 788888 technovelist
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With interest rates rising around the world, the marginal cost of holding gold over bonds increases dramatically.  If this trend continues, look for gold to sell of dramatically.

Right, just like gold sold off dramatically in the 1970's when interest rates rose for almost a decade.

Um, wait...

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:28 | 789023 pile of poop
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real interest rates were falling in the 70s.  And I'm sure you would have called the top in the market before the price crashed. 

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 13:34 | 789206 GoinFawr
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right. Because in 2010 we are in a 'deflationary spiral', unless of course price increases in everything you need day-to-day, but have been excluded from inflation calculations since 1980, indicate something else, like 'stagflation'. Hey, wasn't that term liberally applied to the disco era?


Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:54 | 788906 Yikes
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After reading yesterdays post regarding the inverse relationship of gold and interest rates, I tend to agree. 

I wonder if it's only when the market starts to fear sovereign default that this inverse relationship is broken.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:57 | 788916 Quintus
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How far do you think rates have to rise before the whole financial system implodes?  What will bonds be worth then?

I understand from Blackhawk Ben that unless he spends trillions to keep rates down the world will end. So if rates start going up will he throw in the towel and let the crash happen, or will he print even more demented quantities of new money?

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:27 | 789020 flacon
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He has to do the Keynesian thing - because in his mind the Keynesians will be the ones to write history and he doesn't want to be known as "the banker who *could* have printed but didn't". I think he's going to go all in. 

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:34 | 789039 traderjoe
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Add to that analysis the idea that CONgress will never ever make a tough choice like reduce spending, raise taxes, or adjust entitlements. Spending and borrowing to infinity and beyond!

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:25 | 789013 TheGreatPonzi
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If rates keep going up, that means pressure on States. That means either default, either foolish printing.

Can't see where it is bearish for gold.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:49 | 788882 RobotTrader
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As usual, JPM wins again.

Note how most of the bank stocks are green, and the poor gold bugs are getting smushed again from all the hype and hysteria:

"JPM is going to fail!!"

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:51 | 788889 Azannoth
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Are you working for JPM, just asking ?

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 13:36 | 789211 DoChenRollingBearing
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I hope he is working for JPM!  Since I need all the help that Robot (and his alter-ego JonNadler) and fellow PM bears can do for me to bash the prices down to, say, $1200 and $24, I would ask you to keep at it.

Just 10 more days until I get back, thanks guys!  To help get you started:

Au to $0.02

Ag to $0.01

Hope my input helps!

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:52 | 788894 Spalding_Smailes
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I told um' buy DB,JPM ...

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:57 | 788913 Arius
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wins what? the war? doubt is just a battle...i bet in less 48 hours u will be impressed by gold's strength...dahhh

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:03 | 788941 samsara
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As the other guy said,  "Win What?"

I didn't see any movement in the number of Phys Coins I have in my possession.

You are a day trader,  Bet on this today,  move it to that tomorrow.

Most of the people responding to you are a Buy and keep people.

Your comments have very very little bearing on them or their strategies.


Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:08 | 788953 Rusty_Griswold
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@ Robot-I thought I grew out of this stage of beating people up about 10 years ago, but seriously. You were a tool in high school and got picked on by the cool kids. You are still a tool now and nobody likes you. You don't trade anything, you have no money and you live with your parents. Go troll craigslist, find a new boyfriend, and stay away from the cool kids.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 15:39 | 789142 GoinFawr
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Rbot: why haven't you posted this chart comparison yet? I don't imagine Eric King can wait forever...

Search your ZH posts Robo, you know it to be true


Wed, 12/08/2010 - 17:19 | 790079 Exposer of Inte...
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sniff sniff

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:50 | 788884 bankrupt JPM bu...
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Over 10% decline in 18 hrs in silver spot...So can they lift the margin requirement now since the market has 'stabilized' and they now seem that the price is not going up and is 'orderly'?

SEC is a joke, CTFC is now bought by Blyth, the Comex is now in Blyths pocket, what a joke. 

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:53 | 788896 Azannoth
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Forget the paper just buy physical, 1 oz of silver is 1oz of silver I don't care what the price is in dollars/euros

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:52 | 788895 RobotTrader
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Chinese IPO DANG is up 70%.

Maybe Paulson decided to dump his GLD and chase low grade Chinese IPO's instead...

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:54 | 788903 Kaiser Sousa
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To: Chilton, Bart
Sent: Tue Dec 07 18:03:49 2010
Subject: Silver Market 12/7/2010

Bart  -
People  r being financially harmed n the midst of what will prove to be one of the most devastating economic cataclysm this country has experienced by virtue of what occurred today n the Gold & Silver fraudulent paper markets.   There is no fundamental market specific justification or greater macro-economic explanation  PERIOD for the price movements n either metals on this day.   Do the citizens of this country have no advocate whomsoever who will protect them from blatant market manipulation perpetrated by JP Morgan & HSBC in there quest to further rob and destroy.  How much of the peoples savings need be destroyed by the bankers before someone takes substantive steps to end the pillaging. 

From an open of 30.64 to an high off 30.75 was Silvers performance only to be naked shorted to 28.66 by the days end continuing into the access markets.   This in what we all know is an environment where "real money" free of bankers ruin should be multiples its current phony paper valuation.  Tough talk, obliquely referencing the fraud we all know is occurring is not enough.  The savers of this country who believe n the constitutional definition of real money and why it is directly tied to the liberty of the citizenry need unambiguous, firm and pronounced action. Please do what is right....


one of many


FromChilton, Bart

Looking at it. Thx.


Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:26 | 789016 living on the edge
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I've been expecting them to knock the wheels off this run and I don't think they are finished yet. Keep sending in orders for physical. Our day is at hand.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:35 | 789040 flacon
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Looking at it. Thx.


Did he really write that?! It wouldn't surprise me in the least. I think Chilton needs to do the right thing and be the whistleblower. 

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 12:48 | 789071 Kaiser Sousa
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he did...and i aint gonna let up on him...if its possible to shame him into turning on those other assholes im gonna push it...

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