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Japan Is Losing The Race-To-Debase

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While some of the smartest chaps on the street suggest that being long of Gold in cowbell terms is the trade of the decade, it appears the winner off the March 2009 lows remains long of Gold in plain-old USD terms. Gold in USD terms has risen 84.5% from the 2009 equity lows and leads the race-to-debase while JPY (until very recently) was the big loser among the majors - debasing itself a mere 52%. It seems Mr. Abe had better get to work...



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Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:02 | 2996288 SheepDog-One
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Golden Cowbells? Sweet retail Christmas gift idea!

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:53 | 2996417 Cognitive Dissonance
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Silver Bells is my favorite.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:03 | 2996292 razorthin
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Chairsatan rules.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:04 | 2996294 Lost Wages
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Japan needs to buy more UST.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:12 | 2996314 oak
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yes, print more yen to buy ust.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:06 | 2996298 bugs_
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since the Japanese were (at least in recent memory) pioneers in unlimited central bank bailout/propping it would make sense that they would also be first in ending it.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:10 | 2996306 yogibear
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Our Treasury secretary proposes no debt limit. No budget. A signal for everyone that we are on a path to infinite debt and US dollar debasing.

In the meantime Fitch and Moody's goes along with the sham. The rating companies that brought you junk debt rated as AAA. 

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:12 | 2996317 SheepDog-One
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Yea where are bigmouth Fitch and Moody's ad S&P now? Last year at the 'debt ceiling crisis' they were yapping all day that unless a 'real meaningful resolution' was reached, then they'd have no choice but to slam ratings. Where are they now, spending their hush money?

All just a huge pile of BS.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:27 | 2996355 Winston Churchill
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Looking at what Uncle Sam tried to do to Egan Jones.they are keeping their

heads down, and  waiting for the statute of limitations to run out on those AAA

ratings  'mistakes' on RMBS.Else bagHolder will go after them.

May as well be handcuffed.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:14 | 2996318 oak
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do not worry, usa has gold as reserve.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:31 | 2996369 yogibear
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Plenty of tungsten for all those electric filaments. 


Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:12 | 2996315 fuu
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They have short little legs though.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:15 | 2996321 otto skorzeny
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Godzilla vs Bukkake Monster

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:41 | 2996394 Broccoli
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In a sane world losing the debasement race would be a good thing.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:51 | 2996410 Cognitive Dissonance
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We jumped the shark a long time ago. It's just that at first very few noticed.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:24 | 2996529 Clint Liquor
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It must really pucker a Central Planner's ass when the only thing left to debase against is Gold.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:35 | 2996589 Silversem
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I love gold! To own it, but even more to trade it. Trading gold is a very good way to increase your income.  

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:42 | 2996633 edb5s
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A shot at Gartman, perhaps?

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