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And The Best Performing Asset Class Since 'The Taper' Is...

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Gold...

 

 

S&P 500 (green) and Dow are approaching unchanged; The Long Bond is modestly higher in price; The USD is unchanged but Gold is up 3%...

 

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Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:27 | 4364000 _ConanTheLibert...
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GOLD BITCHEZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIIIIAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

hehe

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:32 | 4364056 aVileRat
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Just don't forget to cover.

The last two weeks would make for an awesome behavioural econ. paper if your jr. associates or principals are looking at hitting the ejector seat (or are being ejected) this year.

 

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:44 | 4364126 hedgeless_horseman
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A great way to safely store a little gold is by placing 1/10th ounce krugerrands in an L.L. Bean money belt, and hanging it in the closet with a bunch of other belts.  Hiding in plain sight, and readily portable.

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2014-01-24/lets-talk-disintermediat...

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:21 | 4364363 Levadiakos
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Sounds more like a recipe for walking around with your pants around your ankles

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:24 | 4364800 NotApplicable
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So that's why all the homies got dey pants on the ground!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:43 | 4364858 Rukeysers Ghost
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I like keeping my gold in my teeth. It also helps in keeping my pimp hand strong.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:37 | 4364083 midtowng
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Don't expect much. It's only going up because all the weak hands have already sold. expect the climb to be slow with lots of corrections (like 2002-2007)

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:22 | 4364380 madbraz
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Best performing asset is...the zero coupon long bond, trouncing gold since the taper: +7%

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:38 | 4364448 Levadiakos
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Flagged! I challenge that chart. The headline is plainly misleading. Cherry picking the competition, the timeframe, the results are clearly rigged. About 2 dozen "asset classes" missing. Compare SPX w GLD &c. Besides when was there any taper?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:22 | 4364381 madbraz
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Best performing asset is...the zero coupon long bond, trouncing gold since the taper: +7%

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:42 | 4364481 Levadiakos
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Last I looked gold is 1/3 off its high. That's a alot of anal dialation.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:24 | 4364002 fooshorter
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< Gold

< Bitches 

 

Choose. Wisely.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:25 | 4364018 slotmouth
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I want both :{

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:09 | 4364281 Agstacker
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If you have gold you get both :)

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:37 | 4364086 HamRove
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Apparently there are a few bitchez here...good to know.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:24 | 4364008 IridiumRebel
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I'm such a battered owner....when it crosses 1500 I'll begin to notice. Until then KEEP STACKING!!!!!!!

 

keep stacking afterwards too

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:49 | 4364517 Levadiakos
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Is it hard work to average down that $50 silver?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:55 | 4365069 oddjob
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WTF does a Greek know about hard work.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:25 | 4364011 fonzannoon
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gold is best performing asset since taper, and as well documented on here, they can never taper, or undo QE...so what happens when they untaper?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:26 | 4364019 IridiumRebel
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unglued

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:28 | 4364031 NoDebt
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Oh, come now, Fonz.  They would never do THAT.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:28 | 4364036 frankthomaswhite59
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I bet they don't taper

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:34 | 4364076 SilverDOG
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fonzannoon

 

Drive your vehicle in rush hour with low tire pressure at HFT speed.

CWAZY.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:36 | 4364089 fonzannoon
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now thats cryptic

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:44 | 4364138 eclectic syncretist
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They do it covertly.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:26 | 4364017 ebworthen
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Anyone want to buy my Obama Chia Pet?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:29 | 4364040 IridiumRebel
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no

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:37 | 4364087 SilverDOG
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ebworthen

 

 

Same company sell Pet Headstones ?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:46 | 4364149 eclectic syncretist
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I got as a Christmas gag gift for a friend and told him he had to salute it as the Commander in Chief every time he walkes past and he said he's putting it outside where he can piss on it.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:06 | 4364242 Long-John-Silver
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Anyone want to buy my Obama Chia Pet?

Only if you'll throw in a few hundred Ty Beanie Babies.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:16 | 4364344 lakecity55
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I let mine grow an afro, drew on some sunglasses and painted a red star at the base.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:27 | 4364025 NeedleDickTheBu...
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Mean reversion bitchez!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:28 | 4364034 gaoptimize
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Those with margin calls waiting to end of day, hoping this would have ramped, now sellng into close?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:38 | 4364094 FieldingMellish
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No. 1800 will be taken by the close and a dash for 1806 maybe. Volume? Who needs volume? They are probably bending some esoteric currency pair to do this.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:31 | 4364044 stant
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martin armstrong says its time for gold

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:31 | 4364051 delivered
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Emerging markets in trouble. Ukraine ready to explode and others looking helpless at defending their currencies (South Africa, Turkey, Argentina, etc.). Problem is, the EM issue is now basically impacting every continent in the world. China credit/debt pressure building with first "event" set for late January. My guess is far more heartburn in China to follow given that $4 trillion has left the country over the last ten years. A number of parties indicating $1,270 is an important gold level for the shorts to feel some real pain (we'll see). All leaading to pressure on major indexes around the world. Is this just a temporary correction or something much deeper? We shall see but you have to figure some highly marginned players are not feeling easy going into the weekend. 

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:48 | 4364156 eclectic syncretist
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Ya know, seems to me that what they're calling an "emerging market" issue, would be more properly called a "central banking" issue, but of course they're always so worried about that "confidence" thing.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:03 | 4364218 Seeking Aphids
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Precisely ES. The inflation that was exported to EM countries is now starting to have a real impact on currencies....this is all due to the Fed's massive printing of $$'s.....the global currency at this point in time. An incredibly irresponsible act that will go down in history as the cause of the Global Depression of 2014 - 2024. Gold should be a reasonable hedge but you never know.....they have ways of getting your assets - even those which are at the bottom of various lakes/bodies of water. No debt,  a house with land/big garden are good strategies right now. I am also considering selling all stocks (even mining stocks...sigh) as this could get very ugly......any thoughts anyone about gold/silver mining stocks? They tend to follow market sell-offs but this time might be different if gold goes parabolic..which it should.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:13 | 4364323 Australian Economist
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Mining stock have been on a good run for the past month, might take some profits.

 

So other than PMs where would you put your money? I'm mostly in cash, PMs and miners atm and everything else I look at looks dangerous.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:32 | 4364060 FieldingMellish
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But wait... Ladies and gents.... its time for the 3:30 ramp!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:36 | 4364085 Unknown Poster
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K Hen is a killjoy.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:52 | 4364171 eclectic syncretist
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Not on days like this my friend.  Who knows what could happen over the weekend with this conflagration blowing up.  We could open up down another couple percent on Monday.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:32 | 4364066 Dr. Engali
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We can't be having that. Yeller better untaper so they can use the extra digital fiat to beat gold down.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:35 | 4364077 cynicalskeptic
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Looks like they're losing ground with COMEX fixing - the East is buying physical like mad at every dip but TPTB are still working hard at slamming the miners.  Gold is up again today but the miners are getting hit.

In the long run this can only end badly for those working so hard to keep prices down - but then appearances are everything and if you can manage perceptions for a few months longer......   Am expecting Armageddon in the Middle East as the final 'distraction' when things start collapsing but then they've been trying for some time - first Iran and now Syria.  Seems like the military is getting fed up being used as cannon fodder in desperate efforts to prop up a collapsing empire.   When our own citizens will no longer serve will we start hiring Visigoths?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:34 | 4364078 Johnny Cocknballs
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OT - who's the guy who's bananas for bitcoin?  Fonestar?  What thinks he of this:

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/01/24/bitcoin-is-not-yet-ready-for-the-...

?

It actually tends to make me agree with him more  {not that I quite agree with his largely baseless confidence}.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:35 | 4364080 planet psyop
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are flea markets still free markets , i'm afraid to ask

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:37 | 4364097 debtor of last ...
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Where is silvers boner?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:54 | 4364184 eclectic syncretist
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Getting banged at the moment too.  Probably too many inexperienced better who don't know how to NOT use margin.  Their sales will be to the benefit of those who do.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:26 | 4364406 Levadiakos
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Up your ass bagholder

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 23:51 | 4365571 ArrestBobRubin
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Wait... "anal dialation" and now "up your ass"?

 

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:41 | 4364109 fonzannoon
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I wonder if the fed is unloading all the bawnds they bought at 3% and locking in some gains and using them to btfd before the next announcement that sends the market ripping higher so the fed can unload the stawks they are buying today.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:41 | 4364114 Itch
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Its strange that the asset that should have benefited the most from QE, is the one asset that has benefited the most from its end. That's the perversion of QE in the cold light of day i suppose. One swallow doesn't make a summer, but i would be nice to see things returning so effortlessly to the way they were (market wise).

I think silver is a steal long term, at $20! If a young man starts buying that now in moderate volume, and has a cheap way of holding it, they will certainly have a nice retirement. 

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:37 | 4367266 Greenskeeper_Carl
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I'm 29, and that's what I've been doing. Ill let you know in 30 years. Also been doing that for my infant son with the Christmas money from relatives, so he should have a nice little stack by the time he is an adult. The ride up from '71 has been pretty good, and seeing as how we will double our national debt by 2025 if we are still a country/currency, I think it along with gold will play out pretty well.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:44 | 4364135 GrinandBearit
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And you ain't seen nothing yet.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:44 | 4364137 hugovanderbubble
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Not gold¡ Detroit Homes Prices¡¡¡¡¡¡¡xd:)

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:55 | 4364187 disabledvet
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actually I just looked it up.
http://seekingalpha.com/symbol/GAZ?source=search_general&s=gaz

up 11 percent today alone.
"Gold's not even close."
I'm sure we can go long the recovery with all that extra purchasing power we're getting as well.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/1912671-12-hydrogen-and-fuel-cell-stocks
Counter-intuitive that "as natural gas prices soar the price of the engine that runs on it goes through the roof"?

Not according to history.
That is exactly what happened going into 2008.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:05 | 4364245 RockRiver
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What? Not Bitcoin?

 

I am shocked

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:10 | 4364294 JamesBond
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In 1970, my savings account earned 5% interest....

 

jb

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:10 | 4364299 lakecity55
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Undeterred by the naysayers, my stack would still be growing if not for the thefts of the PMs from the bed of my pickup truck.

Undaunted, I continue to stack and try to figure out how to prevent these losses. The recent sale has been a boon!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:26 | 4364401 scubapro
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TLT, long Treasuries is the best performing 'asset class' up over 4% since taper and almot 6% off its Dec lows.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:30 | 4364422 The Duke of New...
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MEMO from the FEDERAL RESERVE;

Tell Goldman/JPM to issue new PR blitz to tell the Muppets to stop buying physical Gold - that Gold's going down.

Doesn't those phucking Mutts at Goldman/JPM realize we haven't bought enough Gold to pay back to those phucking Kraut's yet.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:32 | 4364428 shutdown
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In the past few weeks the gold market has moved me from an allocation of 10% to 11% in gold. The more the equity market "corrects" the more I smile.  

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:33 | 4364435 scubapro
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long treasuries, TLT  is beating GLD  fom Dec 17.    

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:21 | 4365143 SuperCycleBear
Sun, 01/26/2014 - 13:10 | 4368454 koffmann
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Looks very statistically insignificant...

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