Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Brief 2000-Year History Of Silver Prices

by Stephen Simpson,
Silver has always been the redheaded stepchild of gold throughout human history. While its beauty, scarcity and utility have certainly been appreciated since pre-history, silver just isn’t as rare as gold and has never been esteemed as highly. For much of history, though, silver has been money. While the average laborer (or peasant) probably never saw a single gold coin in their hands in their lifetime, silver money was a different story.
Pricing Silver
Given that for so much of human history silver wasmoney, it can be a little challenging to talk about the historical price of silver. To a certain extent, it’s like talking about the value of a $5 bill in terms of $1 dollar bills. In any case, an examination of prices throughout history shows inexorable inflation, both as the supply of gold and silver increased and as governments increasingly debased their coinage and/or turned to paper money.
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Embry: Catastrophic Loss Of Confidence To Spike Gold & Silver / December 24, 2012
Today John Embry told King World News that a coming catastrophic loss of confidence will push gold and silver to price levels that most investors can’t even fathom.  He also spoke about what to expect in 2013. Here is what Embry, who is chief investment strategist at Sprott Asset Management, had to say:  “I have been following the manipulation of the gold and silver markets for over 14 years now, and I can honestly say that I’m not sure I’ve seen a more blatant attempt to drive prices lower for no reason whatsoever.”
John Embry continues:
“There is no reason out there which could be used to explain why gold and silver prices would be under pressure.  So I would love to know what the central planners are thinking here.  I believe, and this might have been referred to in the interview you did with Gerald Celente, that this is all about confidence.
When you are running a pure fiat currency system, confidence is the only thing you have to keep things together….

Richard Russell – Put 33% to 50% Into Gold & Sidestep Bubbles

from KingWorldNews:
With the end of 2012 rapidly approaching, the Godfather of newsletter writers, Richard Russell, boldly told his subscribers they should put 33% to 50% of their money into physical gold. He also warned them to steer clear of the many bubbles that have formed. Here is what Russell had to say in a note to subscribers: “The smart talk now is that you should switch your bonds to equities on the thesis that stocks “should” move higher. I know that the major stock analysts believe that stocks should advance during the year 2013. On this thesis I’m not convinced. It bothers me when the great majority of analysts agree as to the future direction of the stock market. The majority of analysts are seldom correct.
“Below, the euro. When the euro advances, as it’s been doing, its mirror competitor, the dollar, usually declines. When the dollar declines, gold usually rallies. But that’s not happening now. As the dollar declines, gold declines with it. Patience … I think matters will return to normal and gold will rally with the euro.
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2012 Calm Before Stock Market Storm 2013

by Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, The Market Oracle:
Red Sky at Night, Sailors Delight,
Red Sky in the Morning, Sailors take Warning!
We have a new era dawning in Global Monetary policy. It is a new day with the monetary skies already red.
Within 90 days the captains of monetary policy have steered the world into uncharted waters and on a course that history warns us against.
Federal Reserve: QE3 “Unlimited” and QE4 within 90 days, ECB: OMT “Uncapped”, BOJ: QE 10 and the newly elected Prime Minister Abe’s mandate for “Inflation at any cost” BOE: UK’s newly appointed BOE Governor, Mark Carney’s Monetary Evan Rule targeting.
These untested and newly commissioned captains all have PhD’s from the finest Economic schools in the world, but they clearly have not studied nor grasped the key lessons of history.
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The Great Depression- Mean Things Happening

10 Fascinating Economic Collapses Through History

Since 2008 the United States has been in economic trouble. The current debate over the “fiscal cliff” has placed this economic distress and its origins back on the public radar. In retrospect, the origins of the housing bubble and Wall Street meltdown seem inevitable. There have been numerous financial meltdowns in the past that have their origins in even more bizarre and obviously flawed schemes. From ancient times to the present we seem to fall for economic schemes and the disasters that often result. This list takes a look, in chronological order, at some of the most intriguing economic collapses of history. We can feel a little better about our current situation as we consider the mistakes of our ancestors.
Diocletian Destroys Rome’s Economy
Fourth Century AD

The Roman Empire was in decay when Diocletian became emperor in the fourth century. The economy was in disarray from a series of costly wars and previous emperor’s building projects that left Rome near collapse. With Rome’s currency worthless, Diocletian introduced a new system of coinage. At many times in history countries have risked economic turmoil to artificially increase the value of their currency. The issue with Diocletian’s new money, however, was that it did the opposite. There was more gold in the coins than the face value stamped on them; the denomination on the coin lowered its value. In response to this insane idea most citizens melted the coins to make use of their higher scrap value. The result was rapid inflation within the Empire. Diocletian increased problems by placing a price ceiling on most goods to counter the inflation. (more)

The Value Guys – December 20, 2012: DuPont Formula Edition

Two Veteran Wall Street analysts have taken on secret identities in order to freely provide a few candid stock ideas each week. As veterans of well known Wall Street firms, you have seen them quoted in the press and their faces on TV, but their employers would never allow their unvarnished views on the air, so we’ve electronically altered their voices so they’ll never know! Listen to The Value Guys! offer an ‘after-hours’ view of a few favorite stock ideas. Warning: This show is for Entertainment Purposes Only! Copyright 2012 The Value Guys, LLC
Listen to the Value Guys! discuss: BYI, HPY, JBHT, PZZA

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Top Stocks to Buy 2013

Are you looking for the Best Stocks for 2013? Year 2010, 2011 & 2012 I recommended AAPL when stock was $185, $350 share, Now AAPL was high $700 in October 2012 which is biggest gain ever in my profile.I do believe  that AAPL could see $1000 share next 12 months. 

I do believe year 2013 could be missed because market could be another correction. Bank stocks will be higher at the end of the year because my Bank's stock pick will be at low risk stock. Below are the list of my top stocks for 2013.These are my favorite stocks  to buy for 2013.The best time to buy these stocks in any correction in 2013. I will update weekly 2013 Stock's Weekly/Monthly Resistance & Support 2013.Also check out my Top 2012 Stock Gainers.Also more stock to watch for today  Right Here.  Check out my blow Top Stocks to Buy 2013.

Apple Inc (AAPL)-Share of Apple Inc. (AAPL)  is trading $600-$700 last few months.I am looking for long entry under $600 area in any market correction in market.They are a cash cow already sitting on a mountain of cash.  I can see the company going over $800-$1000 before the end of 2013.I will keep watching 200 day moving average to get long entry near future.

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Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR)-Share of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR) under $10 last few months in 2012.Stock is trading just over all moving average.Share Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR) of  is next real resistance area is $12 which is big resistance. If ANR  has next support level near $5-$6 which is good buying opportunity for long term. I think time to buy long term  buy near  low $6s because there is some bounce stock can go $20-$25 area.  (more)