Gold-to-Silver Ratio Soars By Most In 2012

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From the open of the US equity market day-session, gold and silver have diverged aggressively. Gold is notably outperforming silver - in fact today is the biggest jump in the Gold/Silver ratio of the year. The Gold/Silver ratio has also retraced upwards to its 50DMA. It seems there is overall pressure on precious metals post-Bernanke but the relative preference is for Gold so far.


From the start of the US equity day-session, gold and silver have diverged...


Gold/Silver ratio jumps by most in 2012 to catch up to its 50DMA...


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Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:41 | 3060489 SAT 800
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Roger that. 25-06 with handloads; got ATT beat all to shit for "reaching out and touching someone". 

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:40 | 3060488 Piranhanoia
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The cuckold?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 22:00 | 3061586 Pope Clement
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Armageddon already happened and we are the lucky descendents of those that survived. The fire and brimstone memories seem to have been burnt into our DNA....

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:57 | 3060284 Oldballplayer
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I would imagine that if the metals are exposed to radiation, they might be too hot to handle. Then tossing them in the streets really just makes the problem worse.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:38 | 3060479 SAT 800
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Well, I'd rather stumble on my iniquity, (whatever that means), than do a face plant and take a dirt nap forever because I followed your advice. But, whatever.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:44 | 3060508 SAT 800
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FUCK THE WRATH OF THE LORD. Yeah, just like that; FUCK YOU GOD. Now come down here and do something about it, you non-existent brain fart.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 18:17 | 3061012 Ratscam
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atheist or agnosticist?
i guess you agree FUCK RELIGION

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 18:27 | 3061035 IrritableBowels
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Sounds like a great guy.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:01 | 3060303 trollin4sukrz
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Has no one seen the folly? Everyone here STILL measures g and s in ratio to fiat. When/if tshtf the day fiat dies,will anyone in their right mind take some shiny trinket in exchange for a hard asset? THINK about it.


Cash out now and BUY something tangible while the fiat still buys something.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:08 | 3060342 Bay of Pigs
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Gold and silver are not tangible?

Get.The.Fuck.Out you retard...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:14 | 3060366 trollin4sukrz
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Now yes.. but when/if the golden horde roams the country side it wont be worth anything unless melted down and made into bullets.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:50 | 3060529 laozi
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I welcome your fresh view on things. I admit that I am not prepared for a Mad Max scenario, but even there I doubt some gang leader would turn down a pile of gold.

In a slightly less critical situation, world trade would probably continue, and gold could probably be used as payment. This will hold demand up.


Thu, 12/13/2012 - 17:16 | 3060878 Bay of Pigs
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LOL. How is having your head in the sand on currency destruction a "fresh view"?

This guy has no idea about gold and silver when it comes to a store of value. 

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:14 | 3060363 SmallerGovNow2
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yes, they will take the shiny trinket just like has been done for 5,000 YEARS....

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:15 | 3060375 trollin4sukrz
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Sorry, but the bible and I disagree

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:23 | 3060406 akak
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I was not aware that the Bible encompasses all of human history.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:28 | 3060431 trollin4sukrz
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Humans future is more important than the past. Want to know tomorrows headlines? Open the bible and take a peak. 

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:50 | 3060532 zuuma
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I'll be handing out shiney, copper-colored, valuable trinkets to all the Golden Horders that come my way.

... 147gr each @ 2850 fps.


I know they'll be in a hurry, that's why I'll be handing 'em out fast.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 17:27 | 3060901 SAT 800
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I'm a firm believer in gun control. It's important to use both hands.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 17:31 | 3060910 MrButtoMcFarty
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Everyone has a plan until you shoot them in the face.


Thu, 12/13/2012 - 18:49 | 3061071 JonNadler
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OK, this new troll is not oe of mine, I wouldn't abuse the Bible to give credibility to my screename

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:26 | 3060422 SmallerGovNow2
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the biblical passages you recite do not mean literally gold and silver.  It is a message to greedy money changing maggots (read bankers) that made peoples lives a living hell on earth....

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:35 | 3060465 Freddie
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??  Is there a part in the Bible that teaches us how to make Claymores?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:52 | 3060541 tmosley
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Of course.  It's in the Book of Armaments, a few passages after the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 16:10 | 3060612 I Am Not a Copp...
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haha - good one

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 16:53 | 3060788 Calmyourself
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The number of thee counting shall be... three no less nor more.  I'd feel better if we had Tim on our side.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 17:29 | 3060906 SAT 800
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I'd feel better if Monty Python was president.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:27 | 3060426 Freddie
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5,000 years ago they were not able to lay down suppression fire with NATO 5.56x45 and NATO 7.62.  Bring it. 

Great avatar picture.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:15 | 3060373 PiratePawpaw
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I could measure PM's in terms of .223 and .308 rds, but

A: few dealers sell in those terms, and

B: Im not really willing to give up any ammo.

Now this silly green paper however; I have plenty of and there are still suckers willing to trade for it.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:20 | 3060389 trollin4sukrz
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If you are totally set and have everything in place that is needed for the shtf, then by all means stack. BUT I suggest that is about the last thing on a survivalist list... If you have to flee the storm..whats it gona be? Guns ammo food water.. or  g/s? THINK about it.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:27 | 3060428 A Lunatic
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You're right..........I'm going to need some Sherpas to carry all of my PM's.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 19:26 | 3061146 Burnbright
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That is an easy answer, which is the better value per weight to carry? You cant exactly be mobile carrying your wealth around in guns, lead, or brass. One ounce of gold will easily purchase you a gun and some ammo... and more.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:24 | 3060393 crusty curmudgeon
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Gold may be the only thing that will keep you out of the fema camp. 

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 17:32 | 3060912 SilverRhino
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30-06 is pretty good at doing that too.  


Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:30 | 3060150 Canadian Dirtlump
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Looks like normal free market action. I hope Blythe likes my christmas gift for her - a 1 year subscription to the debilitating disease of the month club.


Guess it's time to buy more (as it would be if it went up, or down).

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:30 | 3060152 AL_SWEARENGEN

Central bank cocksuckerz know Silver represents insolvency and death to them.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:32 | 3060154 slaughterer
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Both will be cheaper next week.  Wait to add to your stacks.  The PM Santa will be coming.  



Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:34 | 3060168 fonzannoon
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phyz prices still above $35. But that is if someone actually wanted to own it.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:50 | 3060247 DosZap
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phyz prices still above $35. But that is if someone actually wanted to own it.

Where is it that high?,should be able to get it for $33.50+/-

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:55 | 3060270 fonzannoon
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depends on quantity. The big online sites I checked before posting were over $35. The place I buy from was as well. If someone sees it cheaper, good stuff.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:56 | 3060280 sharky2003
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ASE's are still around $35

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:59 | 3060298 PenchantForHoarding
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Grabbed a 100oz bar from Gainesville for low 33's a z.  If you avoid the "numismatic" stuff, it's still under a buck premiums.

We're not collecting Star Wars action figures... it's a commodity.  Who cares what it looks like if it's the .999...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 17:34 | 3060921 SAT 800
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We're not collecting Star Wars action figures."  Yes, that's an interesting aspect isn't it. People get attached to the pretty picture on the their money thingy. I can just see it now; "no, no, don't sell that dairy cow to him, look my money thingy has a prettier picture on it".  Somehow, I don't think that's going to work; but who knows.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:17 | 3060374 SmallerGovNow2
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APMEX Silver Eagles 2013...  $35-37 depending on quantity or method of payment....

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:57 | 3060555 DosZap
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APMEX Silver Eagles 2013... $35-37 depending on quantity or method of payment....


IF you do not mind the $$$$$$ going downstairs to JPM(which is their bank).

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:46 | 3060226 kliguy38
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You should be accumulating instead of bottom picking. The smart money is. The real bargains in the miners and they are your leveraged trade not the rigged options markets and ETF

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:49 | 3060242 fonzannoon
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I hear you man. My point is, if you want the real thing, it's not actually on sale as much as the paper instrument tells you it is.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:12 | 3060355 Harbanger
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I wonder if a phys gold dealer might not take some of his inventory off the shelves if he knows the prices are being temporarily smacked down.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 16:12 | 3060619 ThirdWorldDude
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That would be my silver dealer you're talking 'bout... Delaying delivery for three weeks in a row now as prices are constantly monkeyhammered. Fukker! But this is EUSSR and there's no coin shops around...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:51 | 3060531 Boston
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Don't forget the caveat offered by Hugh Hendry---the more the prices of PM's soar, the greater the risk of nationalization of mining assets, and therefore impairment of cash flows

Hendry was long the metals, but short the miners.

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