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11 March 2011

Real Estate vs. Gold Ratio: Getting Closer to 1980s Low

Image Credit: Chart of the Day Being a chartporn aficionado, it’s hard to not to look at such a chart and wonder if precious metals and real estate markets from the late 1970s/early 1980s will do an encore. Real estate still has a long way to fall, in my opinion as well as many others [...]

24 November 2010

So Long Gold, Hello Silver?

 Investing 101         No comments

It appears that technical analysis could be telling us something that few in the gold market want to see. A head & shoulders pattern doesn’t mean with 100% certainty that the price will fall, but with most of the precious metals “love” focusing on the silver market (e.g. poor man’s gold) these days, it wouldn’t [...]

20 August 2010

Google Insight Search Trends: U.S. Population’s Confidence & Pessimism

I’m a subscriber to the thesis that one can gauge how a population is thinking, and what they may or may not do, by using Google Trends or Google Insights for Search. The premise being that, if you can peer into what people are searching for, you can get an idea of what’s hot and [...]

31 July 2010

The Questionable Business Connection Between Glenn Beck & Goldline

 Consumer Education         4 comments

You know how the drill works… Find a product that allows you 100% deniability and inculpability post sale. Create a demand for that product (long term organic demand vs. short term disposable demand is immaterial). Pay the loudest mouthpieces lots of cash to hype your product with some semblance of credibility. Upsell your highest profit margin [...]

7 July 2010

My Favorite Pro-Gold Chart: the S&P 500 to Gold Ratio

I’ve said for a while now that due to gold becoming the world’s latest sure thing investment, it has become a very crowded momentum trade. However, this chart from Zero Hedge (guest post by Brandon Ferro, Managing Member of Hevea Partners) is one of the few pro-gold arguments, aside from almost certain devaluation of fiat [...]

19 May 2010

Goldline’s Gold Coins Only Worth Half the Meltdown Value

Many do not agree with Dylan Ratigan’s politics, but you have to love his outspoken nature when it comes to exposing crooks, corrupt politicians and scam artists. Today, Goldline International, the maker of outrageously overpriced gold coins (e.g. an average of a 90% markup from melt value of gold in the actual gold coin) found [...]

16 May 2010

Meltup: The 20% Educated Public Solution

For anyone who thought it was a good idea to pile on more debt to our existing national debt… The U.S.would need to see the creation of 700 companies like Apple (who generated $2.28 Billion in tax revenue in 2009) in the next year just to generate enough tax revenue to balance our projected 2010 [...]

23 April 2010

Median Home Price Measured in Gold, Not Dollars

 Real Estate         6 comments

When viewing the real estate bubble in a slightly different light — measuring median home price in gold, not U.S. Dollars — some similarities emerge between the 2005-2010 housing crash versus the 1970s housing crash when interest rates were in the teens. Image Credit: Chart of the Day Granted, there are a few differences between [...]

17 December 2009

Investing in Gold? Don’t Forget About Women & Sheep!

Leave it to Colbert’s crack team of writers and producers to catch weeks of targeted advertisements and distill them into an easily observable trend. This time, it’s gold coin and bullion distributors (e.g. resellers) advertising on conservative news sources cleverly designed to make more money off the retail investor by pounding the fear trade. I [...]

7 December 2009

And People Wonder Why I Call ‘Most’ Americans Sheeple

This is probably one of the most damning pieces of evidence of American stupidity that I’ve ever seen. Nixon had Watergate. Clinton had the (white) stained dress. The American public now has this video proving how clueless we are as a nation. Prepare to have your mind blown! People sign petition to “increase inflation to [...]

22 November 2009

Best Reads of the Week: Gold Bubbles, TBTF Banks, & PR Improvements

When one of the best commodities traders around (Dennis Gartman) tells you that gold is going higher, but also warns that gold bubble has formed, then it’s time to hold on for a wild ride. Which is why I keep saying that traders know it’s a bubble, and that gold is a trade, not an [...]

14 November 2009

The Psychology of Bubbles: Using Hindsight to Examine Why We Bought into the Hype

I’ve been pounding the table pretty hard on investment bubbles lately. Probably because in the last decade, I’ve experienced more popped bubbles than I care to remember. Or perhaps it’s that I’m constantly amazed by the herding behavior of humans. After all, we’re not that different from the rest of the animals on Earth, so [...]

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