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It's A Tradition... It's A Religion...It's A Barbarous Relic... It's $1,650

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This the intraday chart of spot gold. Whether the surge is due to JPMorgan's outlook on 2012 GDP, to Fitch saying it does not rule out revising the US outlook to negative by the end of August, or to Gross finally admitting QE3 is possible, is irrelevant. Our work here is done.

And just in case, here is a two day chart.


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Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:21 | 1517864 spartan117
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Now Jim, take TRX to $50!

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:32 | 1517945 flacon
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Jim Sinclair must be celebrating right now! Another angelic landmark

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:36 | 1517974 Drag Racer
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ya, but here is the real story...

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:20 | 1518189 Frog-And-Toad
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I cannot believe that I never ever thought to look this up... 

So now central banks are simply creating their own gold because the realized that they couldn't simply print "money" any longer... This market is a joke

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:34 | 1518264 GetZeeGold
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Tungsten bitchez.


Tue, 08/02/2011 - 18:07 | 1518617 Upswaller
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Aaaaaaand, it's gone.  The new zero is 1660.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 19:13 | 1518856 Mongrel
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It's about time, it's about space, it's about two wankers (Bernanke and Geithner) of the ___________ (you fill in blank) race.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 19:31 | 1518917 Rodent Freikorps
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...and the great love that dare not speak its name.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 20:39 | 1519108 narapoiddyslexia
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Well, I don't know anything about that, but when gold gets to $150,000 per ounce, the US will be able to pay its national debt with the gold allegedly in Ft. Knox. That will be in the year 2525. Of course, a beer will cost $3 million, if its good.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 22:35 | 1519383 thadoctrizin
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Serious question... Let's say Gold goes to 50k/oz.... If I have gold in hand where do I go to convert it back to fiat? Lets say i want to convert back to pay off my mortgage or something...The buy gold guy wants 30% under spot so he's out. With the average Joe more concerned about his next liquid is gold at those prices?

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 00:17 | 1519528 zebrasquid
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Lots of places will pay you almost spot for gold, particularly now, since it is in demand.

Check out, for instance, Liberty Coin in Del Mar, CA. Their website constantly updates the buy and sell prices for various gold coins(Maple Leafs, Eagles, etc), and today, most were bid at just $5-10 under the spot price.

In other words, nothing to worry about....the most liquid market of all, if you know where to look (run of the mill local coin shops will act as a middle man, for about 3-4% commission - but you can do better than that, as per my citation of Liberty.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 00:26 | 1519547 dark pools of soros
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how about just calling up your mortage bank and telling them you will pay in gold?  You think they would reject you in those dire times?

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 08:02 | 1519950 thadoctrizin
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Currently if I called my lender and offered to pay in Swiss 20francs I'm not sure that would work.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 08:13 | 1519983 thadoctrizin
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Again we must ascertain that It is only conceivable that thes prices will be seen in dire straights. Farmers will be guarding their fields with shotguns from looters. Many have mentioned that they are looking forward to trading their pms for some farm land. I'm from farm country and I find it hard to believe that any farmer that has invested his blood sweat and tears into his fertile land would swap it for a gold bar.

I'm a pm stacker myself, but I'm questioning the discussion of what role will pms play in the coming crisis.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 03:13 | 1519714 GoldBricker
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Have a look at a fine book, Stefan Zweig's The World of Yesterday. Zweig lived through the post-WW1 hyperinflation in Austria. It comes to a point where the existing fiat is losing value so fast that it is no longer accepted, or accepted only at a deep discount (to cover the risk for the person accepting it).

As other respondents noted, there are plenty of dealers around, especially in the US. In Belgium, where I live, there are fewer dealers but all banks will buy and sell the major coins and bars. My guess is that, in a crisis, lots of small dealers will spring up, as there will be lots of demand and lots of people who know how to run a store who are newly out of work.

My own take on gold, which comes from Nathan Lewis, is that it's a vehicle to get your wealth to the other side of the crisis, not necessarily a survival strategy inside the crisis. For that, I'd try small silver coins or small-denomination Canadian currency (in the US, here in Europe it's Swiss francs).


Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:40 | 1517998 clymer
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yup - Sinclair's projection of $1650 ON before Jan 16, 2011 - was only 6 months off. Not bad - he made projection back in the early 2000's, didn't he? And all of his lovely detractors spun off like he was a kook for making the statement

jsmineset must be getting plenty o' hits right about now


Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:52 | 1518092 Henry_Hill
Wed, 08/03/2011 - 00:19 | 1519533 TruthInSunshine
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Question:   Why did Bill Gross go into the closet?


Answer:      To change his mind.



Bernanke Unlikely to Raise QE3 Possibility, Gross Tells CNBC (July 14th)
Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:44 | 1518032 hambone
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I remember reading that GOLD had never moved more than 2% in a day?  And today now over 2%...anybody cnfm or deny if this 2% gig is correct?

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:50 | 1518081 1100-TACTICAL-12
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I saw a Peter Schiff video where he stated, $100 swings in Gold would be the norm.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:07 | 1518369 Jolie Pepee
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When gold is over $5000, they're not incompatible.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:00 | 1520095 DosZap
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Mr.Sinclair said to get ready for 2-300.00 daily swings.............................

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:17 | 1518178 Captain Planet
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depends on your defnition of never. if b never you mean since 1971, then maybe, if by never you mean since man first started using gold as mone, doubtfull

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:23 | 1518395 Bay of Pigs
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My man Slav is in the house....good to see you on this historic day for gold.

Blue Sky Bitchez...

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 22:40 | 1519393 MsCreant
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Glad to see Slav over here!!!!!!!

Slav, I used to post as "They Stole my Country" over at Mish's. Always enjoyed your posts and observations. My hottie avatar over there did not work here so I reincarnated as this! And I can't seem to get on over there to post.

I can be bad here. Mish won't let us be too bad. I like being bad.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 00:30 | 1519553 StychoKiller
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Daddy likes naughty girlz!  You are a chick, right?

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:25 | 1518205 slavador
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Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:48 | 1518061 politicskills
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Want to know how high gold and silver will go?  How much $ will The Bernank print? Infinite.  Hold-on Baby...

From August 19, 2005 

But will gold reach $500, $600, $750, $1000, or perhaps even $1200 per ounce?

The answer is almost certainly yes.

However, the reason for this affirmative and quite bullish answer also implies that the price of gold will go even higher than $1,200 per ounce. In fact, it implies that gold will exceed $5,000 and $10,000 per ounce.

Discounting any numismatic value for dollars, the ultimate price of gold will be infinity. That's correct. Those in charge of the printing press will continue to print up dollars until they drive the value of the dollar to zero, making the price of gold infinite in terms of dollars. They will destroy the dollar because they have the power to do so.


Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:37 | 1517981 Pladizow
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Historically a daily 2%+ move in gold is a rarity.

I'd feel better to see a couple of months of sideways movement, up until QE3.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:44 | 1518030 Long-John-Silver
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Under normal circumstances I would agree. Nothing is normal now.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:13 | 1518168 Doña K
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This is the new normal. Stocks up, gold up. Stocks down, gold up.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:56 | 1518328 DoChenRollingBearing
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Long, you got No. 6 from me.  You are absolutely right that nothing is normal, and I would go further by saying nothing will ever be normal again.

This is starting to get out -- that our country is in BIG TROUBLE, and that people are now just starting to buy physical gold.  All kinds of people I know are now worried.  And hate .gov.

Gold goes MUCH higher.  And it looks like its moves will accelerate.  $100 moves on the upside.  Those of us with gold will do fine.

Time grows REALLY short now.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:21 | 1517865 the mad hatter
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it flies like a plane too

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:43 | 1518020 Long-John-Silver
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It can go like a rocket as well.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:48 | 1518064 Sudden Debt
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but it can't kick cans down the road...

it actually blocks them...

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:22 | 1517871 Hulk
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Just a small preview of days to come Bitchez!

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:32 | 1517946 Cheesy Bastard
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Here is a preview also:  1 min video. (notice cameo appearance by Tim Geitner)

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:36 | 1517977 Cognitive Dissonance
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Looks like the bots took over Gold precisely at 3 PM.

Now that is the perfect afternoon delight.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:41 | 1518008 Caviar Emptor
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Sorry, it ain't just bots CD! 

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:23 | 1518207 Cognitive Dissonance
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Damn it CE. You ruined my Will Ferrell "Anchorman" set up. :>)

"This song is about daytime love making."

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:32 | 1518251 Hulk
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UV's a spermacide. Alignment's a bitch!

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:27 | 1518222 Hulk
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And the original

Danoff and Taffy wrote "Take me home, country roads"

We were up nearly 40 bucks today. Not bad, not bad at all!!!

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:41 | 1518009 jus_lite_reading
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PRINT $1655!!!!! HOLY !!!!

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:51 | 1518080 Jonas Parker
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Must be those financial "terrorists" from the TEA Party manipulating the price of gold again! [/sarc]

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:02 | 1518144 jus_lite_reading
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I'm lovin' it!!! GO GOLD!!! CAN WE PRINT $1776 this week!!!!!!!!



Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:04 | 1518361 DoChenRollingBearing
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I just had lunch today with one of the very few I know who owns physical gold.  He just had the great good luck to close on selling his house at a very good price.  And just got the money.

He then went to talk with an investment officer at the bank.  And where are you looking to put that money, sir?  Asked the young guy (early 30s).  "Gold."  The youngster looked at him just like Tyler's picture of the deer in the headlights...

My take on  buying gold from here on is to keep buying!  Save each receipt as long as gold is running up!  Higher cost basis...  Try to buy 2011 dates.  And as soon as the 2012s come out (at $1900 / oz?), buy them!

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 18:22 | 1518677 Al Gorerhythm
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I took a video of me talking to my mutt about the silver story and about gold as money. She sits there attentively, cocking her head first to the left and then to the right, with that quizzical look that they get when there is too much information, that WTF? look they get. That's my family. I'm going to wear the gaudiest Tin Foil Hat when they come to dinner, that has ever been created. 

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 22:25 | 1519368 StormShadow
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Amen. My parents have no clue. Have given them books and articles galore. Lost cause. Funny thing is they're millionaires and I'm not even close. That relationship will reverse itself in short order. Sucks for them but hey, I tried

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 21:41 | 1519271 sullymandias
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With all this tungsten about, I think I might prefer coins with older dates on them..

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:31 | 1520168 GoldBricker
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Um, anyone who can fake a coin can fake a date. I worked for a coin dealer in the early 1980s and can attest that old US gold has been heavily counterfeited because it commands a high premium. The purity and weight is OK, it's just fake. Old US gold should be avoided for non-numismatic purposes. I've heard the same about old British sovereigns, but have never detected a fake.

My strategy is to go with small, less-popular coins (e.g., Netherlands 10 guilder, Austrian 20 korona -- I live in Europe so these are still well-known to dealers and banks). Even though old, these are always uncirculated since they were minted not long before being removed from circulation by the onset of WW1. I figure that fakes can be artificially 'circulated' and thus harder to detect from off-color and poor detail.

I reason that smaller coins with fine details are harder to fake, and if you're going to set up the works needed to fake something you'll probably choose K-rands, small bars, eagles, sovereigns, i.e., something that will sell worldwide). For US residents I would suggest Mexican 5-10-20 pesos, or perhaps South African 1 and 2 rand (the 2 rand is same size and gold content as the sovereign). These coins are familiar enough that any dealer will know them, but not so familiar that a fake shop is likely to find them a good choice.

It should follow from this that bars are also to be avoided. For one thing, they have little detail in the larger sizes. For another, the larger sizes (e.g., kilogram) are poured into a mold rather than struck. The tungsten rumours I've heard all involved large bars.

I would like to hear from anyone who has more recent experience with fake bullion.


Tue, 08/09/2011 - 23:31 | 1545133 sullymandias
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Thanks for that, GoldBricker. I hadn't considered faking the dates.

I guess I never really took seriously the idea of someone faking a coin. Too costly. That is, up until the last year or two when gold prices really took off.

Here's a cool tool that's supposed to check the weight:

There are only two metals that come close to gold in weight. Platinum, which costs more than gold, and Tungsten, which is so brittle it can't be stamped into a coin.

Of course, platinum no longer costs more than gold.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:10 | 1518399 ZeroHour
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Or maybe $1913.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 01:08 | 1519593 mr_T
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Before I left the USA I converted my savings to 65% gold 10% silver.. I just say NO to euro & usd . I pitty the fools which leave their entire savings in the bank . Mobama 2012 ... Don't worry he's got your backside... Heres your CHANGE Biachezzz...

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:23 | 1517875 mt paul
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who needs fiat anyway...

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:24 | 1517876 malikai
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All aboard!

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:46 | 1518048 Long-John-Silver
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You're going to run if you want to catch it now.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 23:15 | 1519445 tekhneek
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That's why it's smart to buy your tickets in advance.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:23 | 1517878 Yen Cross
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Gumby land(.)

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:23 | 1517880 BKbroiler
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hurray, country's fucked.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:27 | 1517910 Cdad
Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:36 | 1517970 Hansel
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Fun fact:  The COMEX has roughly 2,000,000 ounces of registered (dealer) gold; its market value today is $3.3 billion.  Pocket change.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:41 | 1518006 Mugatu
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Maybe you aren't Hans-Stupid!  

Watching gold rise sure beats break dance fighting.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:33 | 1517953 fuu
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Admission is always the first step.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:40 | 1517993 chet
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"It's evolution, baby."

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:40 | 1517999 Bangin7GramRocks
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Yippee! Sold everything I ever owned to buy 2 pounds of gold. The price surge has validated my decision. Now I just sit back and wait for the world to collapse so my gold appreciates more. I will be so comfortable, safe and warm with my 32 gold coins. Praise the lord!

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:33 | 1518254 CynicLaureate
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got lead?

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:56 | 1518302 Abiotic Oil
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Uh... 2 pounds of gold would equal 24 oz... Troy... the way gold is measured.

I'm having a little trouble with the veracity of your statement.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:45 | 1518536 akak
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While the precious metals are of course sold and measured in troy ounces, nobody, but NOBODY, uses the archaic and utterly irrelevant measure of the 12-ounce troy pound.

One ordinary (avoirdupois) pound is approximately equal to 14.5 troy ounces --- so both of you are wrong.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:42 | 1518013 Commander Cody
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Be careful celebrating a demise.  It may not be what you want it to be.  I'm waiting for the stick save from the PPT going into the close.  Let's see if they are still in the game.  Apparently, Mr. Market has voted on the fiscal deficit bill for the obvious charade it is.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:23 | 1517881 Texas Ginslinger
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Interesting how the stock markets have just died during the process of this debt ceiling bill getting passed and signed off.  

Actually the drop seems to have increased.

Amazing...but not surprising...

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:01 | 1518353 JonNadler
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Texas, how the heck are you? Didn't you say gold would never go this guy or was it the other troll

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:09 | 1518394 DoChenRollingBearing
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JonNadler, great seeing you here buddy!  What's Blythe saying around the water-cooler now?

Is it true that Jamie D has gold bars stacked alongside his Lafite Rothschild there at his Hamptons house?  Or has he moved them to his Gulfstream yet?

That was my green for our favorite troll!

+ $1655    (wow!)

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:24 | 1517882 Debtless
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Kudos to Jim Sinclair.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:37 | 1517985 Whalley World
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I have to echo your statement.  I have followed JS before he set up  He used to be interviewed on until Jim Puplava had Prechter on.  That was it for Jim.  Prechter, what a bozo, in his book Conquer the Crash, he stated gold would never exceed $400.

It seems the smarter these guys are the less they know.  I work in Forex and none of the economists have had a warm thing to say about gold from day one.  How can you work in the currency markets and not understand the role of gold?  I suppose it's the schooling. 

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:40 | 1518526 traderjoe
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Gold is money which is anti-thesis of fiat. The currency people need the fiat for their ponzi to continue. Gold as money means no fx-trading.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:38 | 1517986 Whalley World
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I have to echo your statement.  I have followed JS before he set up  He used to be interviewed on until Jim Puplava had Prechter on.  That was it for Jim.  Prechter, what a bozo, in his book Conquer the Crash, he stated gold would never exceed $400.

It seems the smarter these guys are the less they know.  I work in Forex and none of the economists have had a warm thing to say about gold from day one.  How can you work in the currency markets and not understand the role of gold?  I suppose it's the schooling. 

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 19:56 | 1518916 Diogenes
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I work in a garage and I can tell you nothing depreciates faster than a rusty  Fiat.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:24 | 1517883 baby_BLYTHE
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It's 'tradition'

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:26 | 1517903 Yen Cross
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Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:29 | 1517920 baby_BLYTHE
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Robo's prediction of DOW 13500k & Gold $1650 has just been blown to smithereens

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:35 | 1517971 mt paul
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took the other side 

of robo's dow 13500 call....

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:29 | 1517923 fuu
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Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:03 | 1518152 Miss Expectations
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Traditions, traditions.  Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as a Fiddler on the Roof.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:34 | 1518265 darkhorse007
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It's 'transitory'

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:24 | 1517886 DosZap
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Ok, Where are all YOU SO CALLED "SPURTS", that had the balls to make a call against one the GREATS?.

JS said, it, years ago, Alf, and Martin, have stated far higher to come.


Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:16 | 1518425 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ $1655 (!)

General Jim and Martin Armstrong are to be thanked for making daring calls.

Just wait until we start congratulating FOFOA for his daring call of $55,000 (non inflated 2009 dollars).  We are at Stage One of monumental changes.  There will be no "normal"  Not even  "new normal".  We are in uncharted terrain.

The government has just showed us its real face.  Gold and guns will help keep us (relatively) free.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:28 | 1517888 PulauHantu29
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Some say gold will rise to $50,000 an ounce.

Who knows?

Better "Q" is who knows how much money the Fed will print?

Follow the "True Money Supply" expansion and some say that will predict golds next move. Presently Michael Pollard at Forbes calculates the TMS every month and shows it to be 12% rate which includes June, 2011 expansion.

But does the velocity of money count too?

Who knows?

GL!, I 'm going for a break and eat some green eggs and Ham.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:18 | 1518439 DoChenRollingBearing
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He writes a long and complicated (think CogDis style) case for gold to huge numbers...

Perhaps the easiest way to get started with FOFOA is his recent article "Honest Money".  Then go back into his archives, and watch him build his case, brick by brick.

Disclosure: I contribute to his blog.  And DAMN proud of it!

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:27 | 1518477 r101958
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Unfortunately, $50k gold also = $8 a roll toilet paper.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 18:17 | 1518655 Upswaller
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Too true.  Don't know why you were junked, perspective is paramount in this game.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 20:26 | 1519052 GetZeeGold
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Bread is the basically the same cost as it was at POG $500.

Let's worry about POG 3k before we worry about 50k. 

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:19 | 1520142 DosZap
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Unfortunately, $50k gold also = $8 a roll toilet paper.

WHO would care?............only those not holding.

Besides the .gub, WILL have long taken (i one form or another Ze Gold from you when it even reaches $5k.................NO way, they can allow SERFS to maintain.

If you have not invested in some good PVC and end caps,and a GPS setup.

Suggest you do.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 11:49 | 1520861 GoldBricker
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No no. FOFOA makes clear that he means $50K worth of purchasing power in today's money. I would find the quote, but he's so damn verbose that it ain't easy. The ideas are inherently complex and challenging, unlike anything I've seen elsewhere. In a nutshell, he believes that 'medium of exchange' and 'store of value' are conflicting roles for any money-like commodity. So what makes the most sense is to have depreciating fiat for spending and gold for saving.

But read it yourself, you won't be wasting your time. He writes well, without the usual net errors in grammar, spelling, and usage. He make a persuasive case for his $50K headline prediction.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:25 | 1517889 LivermoreJim
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"In the morning, in the evening, ain't we got fun!"

Bosco the cat, circa 1950

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:25 | 1517890 caerus
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great thing is...this party's just got started

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:27 | 1518474 DoChenRollingBearing
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You have that right.  Stage One.

Much more to come.

.gov showing us its ugly true face = $55,000 / oz


Tue, 08/02/2011 - 22:09 | 1519329 thadoctrizin
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Serious question here....let's say gold goes to 50k/oz...where do you go to convert an oz of gold back to 50k fiat(let's say you want to pay off debts or something) The only person I can find that wants to convert my pm to fiat wants to offer 30% under spot... So if pm goes parabolic aren't you kinda stuck holding a lump of metal since nobody but sharks are willing to convert back to fiat?

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 22:17 | 1519349 akak
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It's called basic economics.

If it were truly the case that "nobody but sharks are willing to convert back to fiat", then the price of gold would never have reached $50,000 (or whatever other price you care to suggest) in the first place.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 22:36 | 1519384 StormShadow
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No worries. Trust me, if gold hits 50K your creditors will gladly take gold over fiat, as inflation will be well over 100%/day by then. They won't WANT fiat ad it won't be worth crap

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:26 | 1517892 Cleanclog
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The Bernanke shudda been paying attention to the shiny metal indicator - not for inflation but for doomsday.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:25 | 1517893 Ahmeexnal
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Libya's gold dinar about to come online.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:25 | 1517895 A Man without Q...
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It's no man's liability...

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:26 | 1517896 DosZap
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Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:39 | 1517991 homersimpson
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Neither is green toilet paper, but people call it money.

Besides - gold will get you things you want when what the US calls "money" doesn't - even when the concept of money is still used.

In other words, your post is basically code for "I lost a ton shorting gold because I'm so dumb when all the signs on the wall said that gold was going to remain high and go even higher."

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:39 | 1517994 zorba THE GREEK
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That's right, GOLD is better than stinken fiat money.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:46 | 1518045 Sudden Debt
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These days you get more junks for saying something that could sound bad aboud Gold than if you tell a racist joke.

Must be that jews are  more sensitive about when you mock gold then if you mock their family...


Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:46 | 1518285 Hugh G Rection
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Speaking of racist jokes... Did you know Hitler was a standup comedian before the War???

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:31 | 1518486 DoChenRollingBearing
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You junkers are not reading DosZap correctly.


IS the BEST wealth preservation vehicle in town.

Green No. 2 is mine

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 20:02 | 1519020 DosZap
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DosZap @ 15:26,


Vote down!




Should have used the sarc/.........(<;

This was Bernanke's words, I was parroting.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 22:45 | 1519402 MsCreant
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Those of us who have been posting here forever KNOW that DosZap was joking.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:05 | 1520104 DosZap
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MsCreant, thank you and DO Chen for seeing the TRUE meaning..........LOL

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:27 | 1517899 grunk
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And the Dow has lost an engine.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:34 | 1517961 Sudden Debt
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It don't need engines anymore because they're out of corosine...

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:45 | 1518033 fuu
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Pretty sure when it dropped off the dow that engine fell right into the S&P cockpit.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:26 | 1517900 Cyrano de Bivouac
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Why isn't silver going up?

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:27 | 1517907 Shock and Aweful
Shock and Aweful's picture is going up....about 1.5 % on the day so far...that isn't anything to sneeze at...


Be patient yourg patient...

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:29 | 1517919 Bard
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Remember this:


Gold is the money of kings; silver is the money of gentlemen; barter is the money of peasants; but debt is the money of slaves.

— Norm Franz
Tue, 08/02/2011 - 18:18 | 1518662 GeorgeHayduke
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I had heard the first two (gold & silver) of this quote, but not the last two (barter and debt). Thanks for posting it. Very nicely said, hence the reason it is a quote.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:47 | 1518059 Shell Game
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Interesting post, thanks, Gumby from Hell.  ;)

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:55 | 1518111 VisualCSharp
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Tue, 08/02/2011 - 19:01 | 1518806 Shell Game
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Yes, but Domokun is Gumby from Hell..

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:31 | 1517943 fuu
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It's pretty much verticle at the moment.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:26 | 1517901 Shock and Aweful
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Gonna ride this motherfucker till the wheels fall off....and that aint gonna be for some time I'd reckon.

Can you imagine what this shit is gonna do the day the Bernanke gets up and announces his next genius plan?


Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:27 | 1517904 scratch_and_sniff
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Evacuate the room immediately!, Tyler’s head is expanding dangerously, arrrg will we escape...tune in at $1655 to find out.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:27 | 1517905 Roger Knights
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To da moon!

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:27 | 1517906 Sudden Debt
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Today I was going to help 2 collegues to buy some gold online.... I was to buzzy and told them I'll help them tomorrow....

I bet they'll kill me in the morning :)


Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:33 | 1517954 Temporalist
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If I were to guess you've been telling them to buy for years anyway so tell them better to own sometime than never to own.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:27 | 1517909 PhattyBuoy
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"our work here is done"

No Zerohedge, we will need your prescient calls more than ever, for the disaster that is coming down the pipe ...


Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:35 | 1517967 painequalschange
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"Our work here is done."

Snarky comment or are you really done?

That's all you wanted?


Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:54 | 1518103 MsCreant
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You go Buoy, tell it!

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:28 | 1517915 EvlTheCat
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... It's damn good in booze..

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:34 | 1517955 Mae Kadoodie
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I've been underweighted in gold but overweighted in booze.  Anyone willing to trade with me?

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:44 | 1518025 EvlTheCat
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Sorry Mae I make my own hooch ;)

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 00:58 | 1519583 StychoKiller
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Just finished corking 30 bottles of Mead yesterday!

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:28 | 1517916 hunglow
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Please put your seat belt on.  Hands inside the car.  Congrats JS.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:28 | 1517918 monopoly
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We have taken a lot of abuse getting to this point. Trolls, those that hate this site, non-believers. Must admit this feels good. And where is Slaughterer who advised weak shorts pre market and we would dump today.

Have been doing this for a while and this is ok. The sadness is look what has happened to our once mighty nation. But my job is to protect my family and that is what I am doing.

Long a bunch.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:15 | 1518171 akak
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Paging Johnny "Gold will never reach $1400" Bravo, paging Johnny Bravo .....

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:52 | 1518309 Johrny Bravo
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Right here akakakakakakakakakakak. It may have reached $1400, but $1400 is only worth $900 now. You LOOSE!

Goled to $200 Bitchez!

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:09 | 1518396 akak
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Paging JOHNNY Bravo --- I don't know who the Hell Johrny Bravo is.

Who is more pathetic: the troll, or the troll imposter?

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:36 | 1518508 DoChenRollingBearing
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No, you guys have it all wrong:

It only costs $5 to get it out of the ground.

Au to $0.02

Ag to $0.01

I'll give you a nickel / oz for either.  Limited time only.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:14 | 1518413 phyuckyiu
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People always ask who the original GOLD BITCHEZ is. It's Johnny Fucking Bravo, if anyone is curious. The original asshole that methman and dangertime copy, who use(d) expensive cars in their logo. So now it's pretty much expensive car -- descendent of Johnny Bravo asshole. I had almost forgotten his name, thanks for the refresher course.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 19:25 | 1518902 Bay of Pigs
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I've been told it was Chumba who came up with that phrase. It certainly wasn't Johnny Bravo who bashed gold.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 20:15 | 1519050 phyuckyiu
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I remember a few weeks ago when someone guessed it was Chumba. So the story goes, Johnny wrote a headline article like at the top of the page, and indeed the article was bashing gold, but it had a memorable title with Gold, Bitchez being a close derivitave. It caught on. Perhaps someone else can chime in.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 20:43 | 1519120 erg
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I thought I read from someone a week ago that Cheesy Bastard started it.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 06:06 | 1519771 Dangertime
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Go against the grain even once and everyone hates you.  Get it right and they go fucking bonkers.

Long gold, silver and oil.  It's going to be a very rich autumn.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 22:51 | 1519416 StormShadow
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Yes, it is a Pyrrhic victory (seeing gold soar). It won't end well for any of us, gold holder or not. In your wildest nightmare you have never imagined the despair you will soon see all around you.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:29 | 1517921 AmazingLarry
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I like mine in foreign format lately. Still eyeing a 50 Peso to make daddy muy feliz. I'm sure I'll find once this soft patch is over.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:29 | 1517922 GeneMarchbanks
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It's transitory!

... and 1700 will be as well


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