Jim Rogers: "The US Has Already Lost Its AAA Status...I Am Short The US Bond Market As We Speak"

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Mon, 07/25/2011 - 09:40 | 1490258 caerus
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my man...

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:15 | 1490331 redpill
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Might finally be time to pull the trigger on some TBT this AM.

 

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 11:20 | 1490566 Pladizow
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Better Yet: TMV

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 12:11 | 1490763 gmrpeabody
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HURRAY!!!

So much for policing pictures.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 12:29 | 1490837 caerus
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Check out TBX...someone sure liked it on 7/14...

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:03 | 1491198 Setarcos
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Not quite sure what you mean caerus, but I do know that Cantor (and no doubt others) have shorted bonds.

He and his ilk actually want a crash, so as to make a fortune out of others' misery.

Self-interest rules, OK.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:40 | 1491649 IQ 145
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Natural gas in Chicago; hmm. A chainsaw. He's gonna be hard to convince, apparently.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 09:41 | 1490262 Mongo
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That means gold will fall... BTFD (Gold of course)

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 09:44 | 1490271 GetZeeGold
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Little late to BTFD.......EPIC FAIL.

 

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 09:46 | 1490279 Mongo
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Late? You aint seen nothing yet.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:28 | 1490372 Long-John-Silver
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I remember people commenting that the price of Gold was too high when it was $300 an ounce.

Eventually the Gold to US Dollar ratio will hit infinity just like the ZIM Dollar.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 09:42 | 1490264 rajat_bhatia
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Ani I was short Gold earlier, Now i'm Long Gold and Silver

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:10 | 1490295 Overflow-admin
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How painful was to get out of your shorts? Seems that they were full of ****. (Reminds me someone shorting 1275 between sep-nov. LMAO)

 

Update: Gold @ 1614.2 -> ROTF

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 09:58 | 1490300 A Man without Q...
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If I ask you nicely, will you fuck off?

 

 

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 11:43 | 1490658 equity_momo
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No no no , dont tell him to fuck off , hes the new RoboTroll : great to have around to boost ones self-esteem.  When i realize there are asshats out there like these two it gives me comfort that i might last longer in the sheering process than i thought. You dont need to be the fastest Wildebeast afterall , just so long as you outrun the slowest.

Where would gold investors be without these cretins? With a much higher average in price.

Thanks to these chumps my ave is 500 pts lower than it would have been.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:06 | 1490314 fuu
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No one:

A) Really believes those are your positions

B) Cares if they are 

C) Takes you seriously after calling short gold/long Indian Government debt after claiming you chose this position based on your belief that American politicians would do the right thing

D) Can mod your comments below the threshold of visibility

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:11 | 1490326 Overflow-admin
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+1

But for the moment it's amusing. Will D) when bored.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:37 | 1490399 Lord Welligton
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How do you "mod" comments?

Thanks.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:01 | 1491489 IQ 145
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Good. 

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 09:43 | 1490266 apberusdisvet
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I wonder how the Ministry of (dis)Information will spin an AA

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:13 | 1490327 IBelieveInMagic
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It doesn't matter as long as all the other reserve currencies are on similar trajectory -- UK is considering QE, Euro is f'ded, Yen is constantly being topped up. As long as we have our foot on the throat of ME oil and other commodity deficit countries such as China/India do not flinch, this game can go on. MAD at work.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:47 | 1490436 dracos_ghost
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They'll spin it as a budget cut. Saving on the letter "A" should take in 500Billion over 10 years.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 09:45 | 1490273 Franken_Stein
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Have you noticed that they replace the 1 dimensional barcode with the 2 dimensional pixel code ?

Also to be found everywhere on ad posters.

 

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 09:45 | 1490274 Version 7
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The reckoning day will arrive not when the US defaults, as that probably will never happen, but when China decides to effectively start dumping their 3 trillion $ or so.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:23 | 1490357 ATM
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I agree the US will not techically default but will print to oblivion. As that starts to happen the Chinese will dump their $3T back on top of us just as the inflation death spiral begins. They'll get all sorts of good US goods nd property at cheap prices while their dollars have some value and the rest of the people in the US will sit around and watch their dollars shrivel up and blow away.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:37 | 1490398 Long-John-Silver
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Real estate in Fascist America is worthless. You rent it from Federal and Local Governments. What happens if you can't pay the property tax? You end up with Detroit where thousands of acres of abandoned property is bulldozed flat and leased to farmers for pennies on the acre. Even if you can pay the outrageous property taxes designed to force you off they simply move you off via imminent domain laws.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 11:39 | 1490644 Bastiat
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The Chinese have been dumping USD for years -- some say they've dumped about 1/2 now.  The dumping is actually spending in the form of long term resource/commodity aquisitions. These are a not matter of single upfront payments but payments over time, in USD.  When those dollars hit the 3rd world, they will effectively be going from the deep freeze (China's reserves) to high velocity.  If we are not already in hyperinflation due to loss of confidence, this increase in velocity as latent price inflation goes to manifest will get things rolling.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:06 | 1491511 IQ 145
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 I agree that this is a significant effect. We exported inflation to China for thirty years; now it will come back; kind of like Chickens coming home to roost; except in this case we might have hoped they would all die, or get lost.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 11:59 | 1490717 the tower
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The Chinese want ROI, they will dump their $$$ into the EMF. Europe is safe, but what will the US do...

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:50 | 1492903 hz
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btw, I think around roughly a third of those 3 Trillion in foreign reserves are USD (ie not all 3 trillion).

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:40 | 1490409 DeadFred
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I think you have nailed the death scenario. I suspect even the downgrade threats are part of the good cop/bad cop routine being used so our closet corporate/fascist president will be 'forced' to fleece social security and medicare and keep supporting the banks and military adventures. They may have a nicely scripted plan but if the Chinese aren't on board they are screwed. I imagined the Chinese are pissed about the last year of currency warfare and if given a good opening will counter attack. They did quite well coming through the last financial chaos so they may not fear version 2.0.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 09:46 | 1490278 drivenZ
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It's all but asured there will be no meaningful reform or groundbreaking history making deal correct? so once they raise the debt limit with some BS deal, they're going to be issuing treasuries like there's no tommorow. seems like fundamental supply demand. rates will have to go up.

 

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 09:51 | 1490288 IBelieveInMagic
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But not if Uncle Ben starts buying up as well -- then the interest rate could even go down...

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:00 | 1490304 Hedgetard55
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True, but then you will see the dollar crash and $50 a gallon gas and it's aftermath.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:29 | 1490374 Boxed Merlot
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$50 a gallon gas...

 

Considering one thin pre '65 US dime is valued at about 3. frn, one gallon of US gasoline is an absolute bargain at thirteen to fourteen cents, including taxes.

Mr. Bernanke and his ilk are nothing short of miracle workers.  Why all the fuss?

 

 

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:40 | 1491651 Hacked Economy
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I made a similar comment yesterday.  If a 90% dime is currently at about $3, and silver should (theoretically) increase in value ahead of the curve of gasoline's rise, then a nice Mercury dime should always buy a gallon of gas, no matter how high gas goes.

More or less.

The lesson, class?  Buy gold if you wish (it's always a good idea), but don't ever knock the every-day buying power of silver, especially pre-1965 coins that will be among the most readily recognized and accepted by retail businesses.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:40 | 1492851 laosuwan
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people buy silver when they think gold has become too expensive. that's the way it has always been in my lifetime. nobody bothers with silver here in asia. why should they when there is gold? as for coins in usa, i dont think they will be money any time soon. Where will they come from? who will accept them or differentiate between real or fake? Actually, I have one (one) kennedy coin as a souveneir from my time in usa. I wish it were gold instead.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 18:39 | 1492302 FIAT_FixItAgainTony
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agreed boxed, been thinking in terms of 90 silver or as I prefer to call it - reality, to figure what really costs what. 

yep.  it's a depression.  it's been a depression for some time now.

i suspect when gas is over $4 a gallon, silver will have gone "up" to still allow the value of the silver dime to maintain a gallon (or better) purchase power.

 

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:32 | 1490385 ATM
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but not right away. Rates will drop and people will wonder why the dollar is so strong! We'll see "transient" increases in prices before we see the rocketship up in everything. It's a sucker play.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 09:54 | 1490296 Franken_Stein
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Graham-Rutman Act & the Grayce commission.

 

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:00 | 1490305 ZeroPower
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lol SocGen with a note out this afternooon to sell USDJPY till the 75s

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:00 | 1490306 Cassandra Syndrome
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Jimbo rules bitchez

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:00 | 1490307 TradingJoe
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As usual the INSIDERS will make the most money! And walk away home free! We the little guys need to hedge at all times to not get caught pants down! Still, good enough for me!

Long Gold & Silver, Short everything else!

Simple!

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:35 | 1490388 Jambo Mambo Bill
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What is going to happen with Gold and Silver price when they come up with some kind of crooked deal any time now?

Maybe a HUGE pullback... A better opportunity will come after that!

The long time US debt problems is insolvent!

However in a short play like Jim, I would hold back any big position in PMs and keep it in the greenback. After the hype of some kind of stupid debt deal we then have nothing else holding PMs for new heights.

Took some profit off the table earlier, I am waiting for a lower PMs anytime this week...

Just my 2 cents...

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:36 | 1490395 SheepDog-One
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People who expect some miraculous surprise delivery of Hefty bags full of crack rocks to support the wildly hyper-valued stocks and bonds are in for a very rude awakening real soon.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:01 | 1490308 Hedgetard55
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Wait, little Timmay said there was absolutely positively no chance of a downgrade!

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:03 | 1490309 Arch Duke Ferdinand
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The Federal Reserve Cartel....Eight Families...

http://seenoevilspeaknoevilhearnoevil.blogspot.com/2011/06/federal-reser...

OT: Hilarious 2 Min Vid...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0Uju3tYS2s

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:05 | 1490316 Hannibal
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Silver bars and rounds, keep on stacking them!

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:10 | 1490324 paxxi
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I loved Jim jumping in his box to debunk the last statements of the host.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:13 | 1490328 the not so migh...
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he is long bonds i assume.

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