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Chris Greene
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Mar 1st, 2012 11:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It seems that metals were on the news daily last year, now, the only commodity I hear about is oil. The gold merchants are running their ads on the radio 24/7 but I haven't heard much buzz lately.

Would you be buying currently? Not me but there's very little to feel is a solid investment out there these days. Real inflation is running 8-10% but real estate, stocks, bonds, and all the usual suspects haven't shown anything solid for some time.

It used to be that in times of high inflation that you could at least stay even with money market accounts but because of propped up low interest rates (4% mortgages) money markets are paying a quarter to half a percent.

Frankly, I'm puzzled where to put my money these days.

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Mar 1st, 2012 11:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm back into small caps, as of last week.

And keeping my fingers crossed.

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Mar 1st, 2012 11:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Pork bellies -- never fails.

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Mar 1st, 2012 11:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't follow gold prices often, but noticed it took a heck of a hit yesterday.

De ville
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WA

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Mar 1st, 2012 12:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They're going to keep printing money, and their going to keep increasing the debt.

Money is going to continue buying less and less in spite of DOW being up.

I think anything is possible right now.

(This message was last edited by De ville at 09:57 PM, Mar 1st, 2012)

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Mar 1st, 2012 12:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The stock market's at its highest point since 2008.

(You pays your money you takes your chances.)

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Mar 1st, 2012 12:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Frankly, I'm puzzled where to put my money these days."

We are putting ours into our house hoping to improve our living conditions for the future.

Edited to add: Queenie is contributing to her 401K at a decent clip, I have become more focused on the house.

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 12:19 PM, Mar 1st, 2012)

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Mar 1st, 2012 12:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I keep buying stocks that pay dividends. I don't understand the gold market, or any commodity item for that matter, so I stay out of them.

Regarding the ads, I figure anything they advertise on TV must have a lot of markup / profit in it for the people selling it. And I see a lot of gold ads on TV these days.


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Mar 1st, 2012 12:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Gold will continue to drop as the economy improves. But will the economy keep improving? That's the question. Will Israel bomb Iran? Will Europe keep Greece, Spain, Belgium, Italy from default? Will Iran try to block oil out of the Persian Gulf? Will US debt keep increasing and will interest rates on the debt rise? Will the US seriously address energy issues? Lot's of questions. I think there is more going against the economy improving that for the economy improving. And we're talking sustained improvement. 3% or better for 3-4 quarters. Personally, I'm not buying because it's just out of my league. And it's hard to say whether I would or not if I did have the means. An ounce of gold is $1700+!

Jake
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Mar 1st, 2012 12:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My credit card balance spiked late last year, first time in a couple decades actually, so I stopped the 401K contributions (index equity fund) to take care of that. In two months I should be able to start the contributions back up.

Jake
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West Chester PA

Wait, what?
Mar 1st, 2012 12:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"My credit card balance spiked late last year"

Weird how it did that, lol...

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Mar 1st, 2012 03:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If it's on tv or radio, then it's all over.

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Mar 1st, 2012 03:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey CG, me and Mrs BnB are putting a significant portion, 20-30%, of our expendable income into junk silver. Just in case.

I do not trust the "pillars" any longer.

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Mar 1st, 2012 04:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ammo.

:p

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Mar 1st, 2012 04:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Had I acted back in, what was that August?....when it was $1200?....I woulda made a nice pile of money.

As usual for me, however, I was too lazy to follow through and even research how to buy/sell gold. Sometimes I just plain suck at getting things done.

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Mar 1st, 2012 06:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I know a guy, my age (52) invested heavily into gold back in the 80's. He's retired now. Now get this.

He's a drummer.


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Mar 1st, 2012 06:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

AAPL

you cannot lose.

CheesyBob
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Kinda like a turtle,

sticking it's head out!
Mar 1st, 2012 06:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not long ago I asked about the Iraq Dinar. Some suggested Gold. I said then that I would short Gold if I could. The pickins are prime.

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Mar 1st, 2012 09:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Military manufacturing.

Thommie
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Mar 1st, 2012 09:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This caught my eye several months ago but I haven't done any more reading to see exactly what the catch is.

Perhaps some pros can shed some light on it.

At first glance, it looks too good to be true.

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