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Fact Or Fiction: Money Devalued As Price Of Money Skyrockets

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After fluctuating wildly this morning between $1 and $35, the price of money spiked to an unprecedented $90 a dollar in afternoon trading, plunging international financial markets into chaos.


Markets In Turmoil As Price Of Money Skyrockets To $90 A Dollar


Wall Street erupted into absolute pandemonium once the price of a dollar jumped past $50 - if this keeps up, I wouldn’t be surprised if the dollar reached $275 or higher by the closing bell,” said CNBC analyst Marvin Kanisch, noting that the price of 20 dollars had soared well over $1,000 amid frenzied trading before plummeting back down to a more reasonable $430, while the price of five dollars remained steady at $5.

“Everywhere you look, panicked investors are clamoring to exchange their dollars - which can only purchase about two cents apiece right now - for more stable dimes and quarters, which are trading at $18 and $32.25, respectively. And with the price of pennies falling below $140 an ounce, it’s easy to understand the sense of urgency. Bottom line: It’s a seller’s market.”

With the skyrocketing dollar-to-dollar exchange rate prompting Americans to hoard as much money as possible, President Obama is expected to address the nation later today about easing America’s dependence on domestic currency.


(Source: The Onion)


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Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:48 | 3692192 slaughterer
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Huh? Tuesday humor?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:49 | 3692194 fonzannoon
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every day is a joke.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:51 | 3692204 TheTmfreak
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Just like PM, if you ain't got physical you ain't got shit.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:55 | 3692221 kliguy38
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There will be that Force Majeure coming that rocks the once safe fiat FRN ponzi....but it will be their own trigger....."it will come out of nowhere"......and of course "No one could have seen it coming"

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:59 | 3692231 Manthong
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I do not understand..

For some strange reason the same, pre-owned, 25 year old watches as mine just keep going up in price.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:06 | 3692253 James_Cole
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Can't we just replace CNN with the Onion already? Would be a great public service - 24/7 truth. 

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:06 | 3692254 The Juggernaut
Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:19 | 3692283 Beam Me Up Scotty
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90% junk silver!!!


Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:19 | 3692288 francis_sawyer
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Nickles bitchez!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:34 | 3692316 THX 1178
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I wonder If those fellers down at the Onion realize that money actaully DOES have a price. Debt based money is a bitch. And it VERY SOON will be nothing to laugh about.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:19 | 3692420 economics9698
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I am going to wait until a dollar is $25.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:37 | 3692469 disabledvet
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i'm going to wait until my 1911 real copper penny is worth...25,000 dollars. and then maybe my F-150 pick up truck will be worth something as well.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:23 | 3692894 ratso444
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Tungsten bitchez!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:20 | 3692285 Pladizow
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Not Far From Reality:

One Dollar = $16.60


A dollar is 371.25 grains of .9999 silver

1oz = 437.5 grains of .9999 silver

371.25 grains of .9999 silver = 0.85oz

0.85oz of .9999 silver = $16.60


Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:18 | 3692767 The Navigator
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At my local coin shop, I'm paying $23 today for old Morgan silver Dollars - quite a premium based on your breakdown of numbers.

Still, sometimes (as evidenced in the story above) the price for (paper) dollars doesn't matter whereas the number of stacks does.

stacks, Stacks, STACKS!!!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 21:06 | 3692977 TheFourthStooge-ing
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1oz = 437.5 grains of .9999 silver

While not wanting to be nitpickingly pedantic, I must point out a common error.

1 avoirdupois ounce is 437.5 grains.

1 troy ounce is 480 grains.

371.25 grains is 0.773toz

@ $19.53 per toz,

0.773toz of .9999 silver is about $15.10.

It's just one of those things (like a barrel of oil being 42 gallons, not 55 gallons) that frequently confounds calculations.

To make matters more confusing, although a troy ounce is heavier than an avoirdupois ounce, a troy pound is lighter than an avoirdupois pound:

1 avoirdupois pound = 16 avoirdupois ounces

1 troy pound = 12 troy ounces

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:15 | 3692406 CPL
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DHS uncle stories...sigh...

Don't believe a thing on that website, there is nothing free about Canadian press, never has been.  It's right up there with Before it's news.  You want to know when something is happening you look at sales contracts.  All govie RPF's are public and thanks to NAFTA you can see them from the procurement websites for both Mexico and Canada.  Follow the unbacked bits of paper.

Or if you want to see the world in a snapshot.

Grows rice in a radioactive Japan, has a geniune knack for finding buried stuff and whoever the kind anon is he does it because he likes it.  Read about a month in and you'll get a better picture of the situation (we're all hosed, all social stratas)


Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:08 | 3692258 fonestar
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The good stuff anyway... Rolex, Tudor, Omega, Breitling, etc...

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:21 | 3692290 francis_sawyer
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I have a watch made out of bitcoins... [I think Fred Flintstone does too]...

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:31 | 3692310 LetThemEatRand
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I'm pretty sure Fred sported a SunDial.  

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:53 | 3692693 francis_sawyer
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Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:37 | 3692466 ATM
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Vacheron, Patek, Nardin, IWC....

Momma's gold president is a piece of shit. Hate that fucker. I wear an IWC every day and think I've had to adjust the time twice in 20 years. Not what I would consider high end but I could sell it for double what I paid for it in the mid 90s.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:12 | 3692384 Cacete de Ouro
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I understand....but admittedly it only clicked halfway through article.
The scenario is hyper inflation in real time. The fiat in circulation cannot be printed quick enough so the existing currency (notes and coins) is worth a lot less, so trades at higher prices, since its worth a lot less. The notes are losing value quicker than the coins so their prices are rocketing more. Even cheap metals have more value than paper.

This velocity fall in value of a currency can happen this quickly, read about Weimar 1919 to 1923.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:00 | 3692240 SafelyGraze
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does it sometimes seem like you are just being played, as if you are pitted against a chess champion or something?


Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:55 | 3692519 Herd Redirectio...
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They're not even that smart, IMO, they are just cunning and ruthless, which through their sheer audacity and doing things in plain sight, are able to fool about 90%+ of people.  Most people are naive, they want to be told the truth, and they will by default believe what you are telling them.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:13 | 3692755 CynicLaureate
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The average voter is so dumbed down today that it doesn't take much genius to outplay them.

Trade promises of bread and circusses for votes, and keep sucking the people dry.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:09 | 3692261 BanksterSlayer
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Jim Willie, on the coming declaration of Force Majeure by the gold cartel:


If the courts recognize and endorse the corrupt lower paper Gold price presented by the COMEX, then the big bankers can legally escape from catastrophic losses and slither like snakes into the forests of Paraguay. 


That is their goal, and they do not care if the public laughs at the process, or if the financial analysts harshly criticize them. 


They care about the legal escape route offered by Force Majeure, then establishment of a fascist police state.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:22 | 3692428 kito
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oh for chrisssss sakes.....enough of this bullshit from jim willie............and king world news..............and every other fucking broken clock out there who knows the comex is just about to break.....just about........almost.....just..................its always coming.........they always know.............because some fucking unnamed bullion dealer in hong fucking kong told them at my fucking breaking point...........and it ISNT COMING....ITS RIGHT HERE AND FUCKING NOW!!!!!!!!!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:29 | 3692438 fonzannoon
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I think if you pay for a subscription you will get a better understanding of his viewpoint.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:42 | 3692493 kito
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you pay for his subscription?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:40 | 3692487 CPL
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Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:00 | 3692538 fonzannoon
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Of course not I am still waiting for Morgan Stanley to collapse from 3 years ago. Supposedly 900 accountants are feverishly still working on preventing it.

I can't stand that guy.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:34 | 3692644 kito
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ohhh yes!!! the brother of the dude whos fathers best friend was one of the higher ups at ms.............i sold my house and all my gold teeth just to short ms...........................still waiting.................

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:43 | 3692669 CPL
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Penny millionaire news letter titles might change but the content never does.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:18 | 3692281 Translational Lift
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"No one could have seen it coming"

No one except the connected ones (chosen ones)...........

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:29 | 3692306 SILVERGEDDON

The paper dollar is currently fluctuating at market value.

The silver dollaris still ahead of the curve - ever since it went out of circulation in nineteen sixty fucking four.

Buy the real dollar, bitchez. 

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:18 | 3692416 CPL
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That Onion article just flew right over your head didn't it.  oh boy...


So if you aren't comfortable holding your silver, I can name about 100 people in here that will fist fight to be the first guy in line.  Make your offer.  We'll trade all the bits of paper for your worthless silver right now.


Can't figure out a transaction method, there are enough financial sharks in here to help with that.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:29 | 3692440 SILVERGEDDON

Which dollar is real, bitch ? It sure as fuck isn't the paper one. All that gangagreen is rotting your head off. 

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:36 | 3692463 CPL
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So you got something to trade or not Mary?  If you don't play, get off the field.

It's pretty simple, I'm sure you can figure it out.  I give you dollars and you give me all your worthless silver .9999% pure please.  Easy as pie.  If that is too hard for you I can arrange some puppets illustrating the exchange of your need of bits of paper and my need for your silver.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:59 | 3692533 Herd Redirectio...
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They use silver in tomahawk and hellfire missiles.  And it can't be recycled or salvaged after use.

Are you telling me the world is going to use less tomahawk and cruise missiles going forward?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:29 | 3692630 CPL
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"NetBraze 1205 has a low melting temperature with good flow properties. This filler metal is used to minimize the stress corrosion cracking of nickel or nickel based alloys. It is often used to braze stainless steel in food handling equipment. Because of its white hue it is sometimes used for stainless steel and silverware applications when color match is important. NetBraze 1205 contains 56% Silver"


Bit broader than that, but all electronic systems rely on a certain content of silver in the grade of the solder.  PS4's, Wii's, Dildoes that attach to ipods.  All of it.   The sterile nature of silver is necessary in all medical equipment that goes into people's bodies.  Lots of industrial applications because it's a clean, strong and conductive metal.

That's not a mistake btw, it's 23-28 bucks for half an ounce of silver in this specific product.  So that's about double of the market rate.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 21:16 | 3693006 SILVERGEDDON

Read the lines over and over again, gangahead - silver is real, paper is not. Clarification of my reality included below.

I have to poop.

 Paper sucks, you Wall Street fucks! I'll see you vampires in the sun,
with my loaded silver gun.

Yer goin' down in flames,

from Lower Manhattan to the Thames. Your paper is I know not where,

I'd rather shit my underwear! 

For, be there bull,

or be there bear,

silver is the suit I wear!

(With gratitude, and apologies to Dr. Seuss.)


The only paper I own is the stuff I wipe my ass with. Market paper is worthless, because I cannot do a good job of wiping my ass with it. Gold was worth $28.00 an ounce when I was a kid. Silver was worth whatever was printed on the coin you spent. Any one think those days are coming back? All of the lying bum fucking aristocracy of the Age Of Paper Power can burn in their paper suits soonest. I won't even bother pissing on them to put out the flames.

I collect gold, silver, lead, copper, real dry powder, food, tools, diesel fuel, and other useful commodities. There is a community of folks all doing the same, so skill sets and extra eyes and hands can guard each others sixes, and "break on through to the other side, break on through to the other side, YEAH  "

HFT ain't good for me. 

Credit defaults far as the eye can see.


CDS's gonna make some messes. 

Boo hoo hoo as thieves confesses. 

TBTF gonna fall off a cliff - REAL NEAT.

Wall Street is a bunch of fucking dead meat.


Banks used to be so overleveraged bold.

Now, they're layin' bankrupt,dead and cold. Gonna be nothing but prepper people,

all the rest gonna be surprised fucked up Sheeple.

God bless this mess.

I must confess.

I'm a fucking poet,


and didn't even know it.



Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:05 | 3692249 Pairadimes
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I must have a broken rib or something. It hurts too much to laugh.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:19 | 3692284 Smiley
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And We The People are the punchline.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:13 | 3692402 Silver Bully
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'every day is a joke.'

True, but when ZH reposts it, then it becomes a headline that might affect the algos. At least one can hope.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:50 | 3692198 maxmad
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ZH has  become The Onion

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:56 | 3692224 tmosley
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So you're saying its all ogre?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:57 | 3692229 Dr. Engali
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It has layers.

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 02:37 | 3693756 e-recep
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...makes you cry.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:57 | 3692230 Al Huxley
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The financial world has become The Onion.  The political world has been the Onion for many years.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:58 | 3692233 Ness.
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(Source: The Onion)


It's fundamental.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:28 | 3692304 Kirk2NCC1701
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JCTFA - Just Click The Fucking Article.  It's all good for web ratings and ad revenues.

I click yours, you click mine.  Site & Blog  hits make for rich owners.  Yihaa!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:32 | 3692442 CPL
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Yes...all those blogger millionares.  Livin large, drivin' style, women screaming for them waiting for the RSS update.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:53 | 3692209 Spitzer
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(Source: The Onion)


I guess the onion is deluded into thinking that higher interest rates will make the dollar more valuble

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:53 | 3692214 insanelysane
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Of course it's humor, a real live CNBS person would have said it was off the lows.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:59 | 3692232 Al Huxley
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WELL off the lows, WELL off the lows SQUAWK!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:51 | 3692511 sudzee
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And better than expected.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:13 | 3692581 midtowng
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The Onion is genius.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:50 | 3692197 SAT 800
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That;s funny. Well, we already have four dollar quarters.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:51 | 3692200 SAT 800
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'More stable dimes and quarters"; I guess. The Silver ones are a lot more stable.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:51 | 3692201 MeelionDollerBogus
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theOnion keeps its own schedule, slaughterer, but it was still an apt article. After all, aren't POMO tuesdays the joke on everyone anyhow?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:51 | 3692202 SIOP
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Some vacuum tube/algorithm is gonna read this and freak out.   lol!!!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:51 | 3692203 Dr. Engali
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The Onion has been on a roll with the financial pieces.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:56 | 3692228 Bastiat
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Which is a good thing -- making more people aware of the absurdity we live in.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:02 | 3692244 dontgoforit
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love onion rolls

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:52 | 3692206 resurger
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Guys, can you translate to english please?! I dont get it..

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:32 | 3692450 CPL
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It's heavy finance humour

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:52 | 3692207 h0oS
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Fuck it, I'm still shorting the dollar even if my dimes are going up...

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:54 | 3692219 Crash Overide
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Pre 1965?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:53 | 3692212 Crash Overide
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Oh shit... here it comes. :)

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:53 | 3692213 fonzannoon
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I will trade 100 points on the dow every day for 8-10 bps higher on the 10yr every day. Let's see if we can hit Joe Lasagna's target.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:02 | 3692243 gjp
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Thing is they are trading together of late, maybe not day-to-day changes, but intraday bonds and stocks are rising and falling together.  And long-term of course, the great 30-year bond bull and equity bulls have coincided.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:54 | 3692218 Iam Yue2
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The Oninion, you're Napalm, you write with your quill, but it's Tyler's arm.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:54 | 3692220 Smiley
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Nonsense, unicorns are jumping over rainbows while shitting Skittles:  Just ask Jay Carney.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:54 | 3692222 Being Free
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Damn, wouldn't you know it - I've been saving nickels and can't even get a quote.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:55 | 3692223 Al Huxley
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They run the price of the paper dollar up, then they pull support and let it crash back down.  Bankers make money both ways, and the naive retail investors get left holding the bag with a bunch of worthless paper dollars that just represent claims on real dollars that will never be honored.  That's why I ignore the paper dollar price and just focus on accumulating physical dollars.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:01 | 3692377 auric1234
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I hear since there aren't enough dollars to satisfy demand, the bagholders are being settled in gold.

Man, since the Philosopher's Stone has invented, keynesian economics ain't what they used to be.


Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:56 | 3692226 put_peter
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i'll start to hoard monopoly money!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:59 | 3692235 ziggy59
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Bartender! Whatever theyre drinking..make mine a double...

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:00 | 3692239 TheCanadianAustrian
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Arbitragers the world over just creamed their pants.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:04 | 3692248 Winston Smith 2009
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That report is correct.  Heck, here's $20 that's worth up to $3735!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:18 | 3692278 SAT 800
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Yes; it is literally correct; it's hilarious, really.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:05 | 3692250 hidingfromhelis
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No way am I going to let them trick me into investing my hard-earned dollars in dollars.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:16 | 3692277 SAT 800
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That's the spirit !

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:06 | 3692255 Yen Cross
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  Obunga:   "Give us all your fiats for the 'Patriot Fund'".

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:15 | 3692272 SAT 800
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I'm not laughing at that one. "Effective Monday, all ur money markets r us"; for the nationalsecuritypatrioticterroristdrug fund; it's for the children.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:07 | 3692257 lolmao500
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Meanwhile in ``reality``...

Senate Bill Incentivizes Employers To Fire Americans and Hire Amnestied Immigrants

Under the Gang of 8’s backroom immigration deal with Senators Schumer, Corker and Hoeven, formerly illegal immigrants who are amnestied will be eligible to work, but will not be eligible for ObamaCare. Employers who would be required to pay as much as a $3,000 penalty for most employees who receive an ObamaCare healthcare “exchange” subsidy, would not have to pay the penalty if they hire amnestied immigrants.

Consequently, employers would have a significant incentive to hire or retain amnestied immigrants, rather than current citizens, including those who have recently achieved citizenship via the current naturalization process.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:15 | 3692271 Seasmoke
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stacking dollars  

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:16 | 3692274 Godisanhftbot
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 They are actually mocking and ridiculing gold freaks.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:56 | 3692524 Al Huxley
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If you have to explain it, then it's not funny Steve.  Sigh...

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:19 | 3692286 captain sunshine
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Everybody should own nickels. Seriously.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:26 | 3692435 KickIce
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Great to hear, seeing that's about all I have left...

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:33 | 3692311 tradewithdave
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On a long enough timeline ZH becomes the onion.

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 15:06 | 3696289 Reader1
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You, Sir, just won 10 points of Internet Cool.  They're irredeemable, but you have the pride of knowing you got em'.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:42 | 3692335 KingTut
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Very funny.

But change the name of one side to yen or euros, and it makes sense.   

Of course if one is gold, $35 now costs $1290.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:45 | 3692342 yogibear
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LOL, The onion. Starting to seem more main stream every day. That's how F'd up the current media is.

Presidente Whackbama and his global warming speech while Americans are unemployed and becoming more dependent on the government.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:48 | 3692350 the grateful un...
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somebody should float the value of hard currency versus notional or electronic or investment dollars. while the price of notional investment gold goes down, the value of physical gold actually rises? like what some one wrote on the mens room wall above the urinals, "what are you looking up here for, the joke is in your hand.."

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:56 | 3692364 blindman
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kafka in the house

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:17 | 3692411 Spastica Rex
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I think I heard his morning that you have to be careful reading The Onion as a government employee. You might get flagged as a dissident, or terrorist, or something.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:25 | 3692433 GoldRulesPaperDrools
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The new money will be measured in millimeter, caliber or gauge ... bitches!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:03 | 3692549 Herd Redirectio...
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Bottle caps will also be accepted (Fallout reference for the uninitiated)

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:09 | 3692569 robertocarlos
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Scotiabank quoted me 23.40 US an ounce for Maples today. I guess You would add another dollar and 60 for CDN. So 25 bucks for silver.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:40 | 3692804 starman
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"Obama" is a name from the Luo ethnic group of southwestern Kenya, where Barack Obama, Sr. was born. It was originally the given name of Barack Obama's great-grandfather. It is based on the Luo (technically, Dholuo, the name of the language of the Luo) word bam, which means "crooked, slightly bending."

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:57 | 3692839 Herd Redirectio...
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Slightly bending, you say?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 23:25 | 3693453 Oh regional Indian
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I think it really translates to slightly bending "over".

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