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todays metals drop! don't worry... be happy!

good to read to understand what is going on!

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From a member of LeMetropoleCafe.com...

"I urge you to Google: FINANCIAL RESERVES OF THE FDIC

Go to the article: HOW SAFE IS MY FDIC INSURED BANK ACCOUNT?

The article goes an to discuss that one medium-large BANK FAILURE could wipe out the FDIC by a factor of nearly 8, what would happen if there were multiple, simultaneous BANK FAILURES?

I would urge everyone involved in precious investments to realize the potential explosive fundamentals of this article before they keep giving away their precious metal on every downtick."

Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

Communist Vietnam gets it, why not America?

VN the biggest gold consumer in first quarter

17:31' 27/05/2008 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam's retail investment in gold in the first quarter this year amounted to 31.5 tons, making the country the biggest gold consumer in the world, the World Gold Council says in its most updated quarterly survey Gold Demand Trends

Using figures compile by independent research house GFMS Ltd., the council says the consumption of 31.5 tons in the first quarter shows a steep increase of 110% year-on-year and accounting for 43% of the world's net retail investment demand of 72.2 tons in the period.

Vietnam's arrival into pole position in the retail investment sector ousts India from the top slot with 31 tons, a decline by half from the first quarter in 2007 as Indian purchasers withdrew from the market and waited for lower and more stable prices.

The report says the surge in Vietnam's demand was partly a response to soaring inflation, which hit 11.6% in 2007 and prompted a rush to buy gold, reflecting its perceived qualities as a hedge against inflation…

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Lisa C.

http://www.women4ronpaul.com/

Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

Gold and silver went up while New York and London

were closed for holidays and Asian markets open -- only to get slapped when NY opened.

Oh, and it's an option expiry day.

'Nuff said.

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Lisa C.

http://www.women4ronpaul.com/

Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

Stocks are a good buy right now

Sorry to rain on your parade, but it's my opinion that anyone getting heavily leveraged in 'metals' right now is committing slow suicide. Get in on stocks now and you'll be much happier over the long term. Commodities is a short play. Stocks are a long play.

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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

Buy stocks if you want to

but be sure to take physical possession of your certificates. They probably won't be worth much with respect to the long play, but I have I have been told that if you crumple up each individual sheet and un-crumple it about 40 times you can wipe your ass with it.

Clearly you have no idea

Clearly you have no idea what you are talking about, especially because all you can offer is a lot of bluster and defensiveness.

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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

It's people like you

who are going to be responsible for a paper shortage when the food shortages start to get serious.

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"the only thing that keeps the banking system from failing is general ignorance about how the banking system works."
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Are you familiar with the

Are you familiar with the saying "buy low, sell high"? This is the time to buy low. Stocks are at their best levels in recent memory to buy at bargain prices. I'm not a stock broker, I've done my own homework and I'm still buying.

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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

Get in on stocks now...

U.S. consumer confidence hits 16-year low in May

NEW YORK, May 27 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence plunged unexpectedly to its lowest in 16 years in May as rising gasoline costs and falling home prices made Americans nervous about the future.

The Conference Board, an industry group, said its monthly measure of consumers' mood fell to 57.2 this month from 62.8 in April, well below Wall Street's median estimate of 60.0.

The index has dropped by almost half since last July, when housing market troubles triggered the most severe credit crisis in at least a decade.

Inflation expectations rose to an all-time high 7.7 percent, well above April's 6.8 percent.

The pain was felt across the board, with consumers worried about both what is happening now and what might be to come. The present situation index dropped to 74.4 from 81.9, while the expectations barometer dived to 45.7 from 50.0.

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Lisa C.

http://www.women4ronpaul.com/

Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

Yes, by all means go and buy

Yes, by all means go and buy all your "underpriced" stocks --- and let us know a year from now, when inflation is running at 30% and the Dow is at 7000, just how well it turned out for you.

First of all, I don't like your user name. Second, I'm not sure

if I like the way you type 'S'. Oh wait. My bad. I think I misunderstood the intent of your user name. Sorry.

"first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks...will deprive the people of all property" -Thomas Jefferson

government of the people, by the people, for the people
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LOL!

In case FreeRonPaul hasn't noticed, most of us in here listen to Schiff on Bulls and Bears. Many of the rest of the voices on the tube are interchangeable and have a track-record of being wrong in the long term.

My Shelfari page

Thanks for your advice -- we should talk again in 20 years.

No one here has talked about "leveraging" into metal. Do you know what that term means?

Gold and silver, while "commodities" they may be, are real money. Your stocks are not real money and neither is the paper you trade them for -- but then, you trade stocks for digital entries, don't you? Can't even burn those.

Good luck on your journey.

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Lisa C.

http://www.women4ronpaul.com/

Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

You wrote"No one here has talked about 'leveraging' into metal."

That was not the impression that I got from reading many of the pro silver gold posts here.

"first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks...will deprive the people of all property" -Thomas Jefferson

government of the people, by the people, for the people
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It means to borrow.

Has anyone suggested you take out a loan to buy silver?

That is the proper usage of the term leverage.

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Lisa C.

http://www.women4ronpaul.com/

Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

is gold or silver a

is gold or silver a commodity?? NO GOLD AND SILVER IS TRUE MONEY! you put your money in worthless paper stocks.. your not raining on my parade.. your just a fool! see how you feel about it by Christmas time!

as for me and my home, we shall worship the LORD

hmm

with 12% annual inflation it's hard to reconcile US dollar stocks as a good buy..

Well if Monday is the day it gets "whacked"

a the article supposes it just means Monday is a good day to buy!

I don't know about Monday but...

Metal usually gets hit at the end of the week in order to demoralize people over the weekend.

It also gets hit at the end of the month, quarter, and year (times used as benchmarks).

Another time it gets hit like clockwork is option expiry dates.

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Lisa C.

http://www.women4ronpaul.com/

Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

at the end of the week? What do you think about Tuesday?

"first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks...will deprive the people of all property" -Thomas Jefferson

government of the people, by the people, for the people
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It was an option expiry day.

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Lisa C.

http://www.women4ronpaul.com/

Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

What if a day like this was when you have to pay your bills and

what if you didn't have enough U.S. dollars to pay your bills?

"first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks...will deprive the people of all property" -Thomas Jefferson

government of the people, by the people, for the people
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if you do not have enough

if you do not have enough money to pay your bills in US dollars then you shouldn't be buying! is it that hard to figure out greed?

as for me and my home, we shall worship the LORD

I thought most of the buy gold silver type posts were very

UNCLEAR on that point.

"first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks...will deprive the people of all property" -Thomas Jefferson

government of the people, by the people, for the people
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You buy stuff with dollars

(as long as you can). You save money by buying gold and silver. If someone has debt, or are living beyond their means, they have no place buying precious metals, because they should be putting all of their discretionary income into paying off their creditors.

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"the only thing that keeps the banking system from failing is general ignorance about how the banking system works."
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I respectfully disagree. If

I respectfully disagree. If I tried to pay off all of my debt, I would have no way to save anything. My strategy is to faithfully service my debt obligations, while also stocking up on consumables which are susceptible to inflation. With what is left, I buy substantial amounts of gold and silver. My expectation is that I will be able to save a considerable sum by using my stores during hard times and watch my debt to income ratio shrink as my debt figure stays the same while my valuation of gold and silver increases. I am not a man of great means, but I think to spend all of my resources paying off my debt and laying up nothing for the dark days ahead is a ticket to the bread line.

Things are only impossible until they are not.
-- Jean Luc Picard

Things are only impossible until they are not.
-- Jean Luc Picard

Perhaps you were confused?

Seems to me that a person shouldn't have to explain to another adult (they do not know) exactly how much that person should be investing. If you can't afford to invest $100 a week, then don't invest $100 a week (or whatever that figure is for you).

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Lisa C.

http://www.women4ronpaul.com/

Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

GREEDisBAD

You keep bringing up the same point.

If this were about stocks, would you understand it better?

If you were investing in Coca-Cola stocks every payday for your retirement (a long-term investment), would you be dipping into your account every time you needed an extra fifty bucks? No, you would try and get your financial house in order but you wouldn't touch your nest egg, would you?

You don't buy $100 worth of silver one week if you know you'll need that $100 to pay your electric bill the next.

It's called a budget. If you can only afford $10 of silver each week, so be it. You buy what you can afford -- but you don't trade in and out each week or month.

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Lisa C.

http://www.women4ronpaul.com/

Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

hum.

"first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks...will deprive the people of all property" -Thomas Jefferson

government of the people, by the people, for the people
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Here's my question

It seems the gold and silver markets are being manipulated. If you agree, what would keep them from holding down the prices until we are forced to sell ours at lower prices or them taking it away from us? Also, if I left the country to live somewhere else, can I carry it with me or would they take it away from me? Thanks

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."