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Economic Calendar – 19 July 2010

Filed in Gold Investing, silver by on July 18, 2010 0 Comments

Here’s the Economic Calendar for the week commencing the 19th of July 2010. This week there’s multiple data points out on the US housing market, with June housing starts, building permits, existing home sales, and the house price index for May. The…

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Frontier “perils and promise,” writes Morningstar

Filed in Gold, Gold Prices, silver by on June 1, 2010 0 Comments
Frontier “perils and promise,” writes Morningstar

Morningstar’s Gregg Wolper weighs in on frontier market investing, mainly from a retail perspective, while highlighting the especially pertinent issue of illiquidity.  Moreover, the piece points out the puzzling paradox facing investors looking for added frontier exposure: manager and fund track records are lacking, while expenses in the area tend to be high.  That said,

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New BP Insertion Tube Isn’t Working

Filed in Bank Gold, Gold by on May 20, 2010 0 Comments

BP’s new insertion tube inside the leaking oil pipe – unfortunately – isn’t doing very much. Specifically, the Miami Herald points out that – according to the Coast Guard – the spill is getting worse in spite of the insertion tube: WRH permalink

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California Is More Likely to Default than Iceland or Iraq

Filed in Bank Gold, economy, Federal Reserve, gld by on May 12, 2010 0 Comments

The Federal Reserve isn’t the only one who owns credit default swaps betting that California will default. As Ed Harrison points out, credit default traders have now ranked California in the top 10 governments likely to default, with a 20% default probability: WRH permalink

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Hotness is in the eye of the beholder

Filed in gld, Gold by on May 6, 2010 0 Comments
Hotness is in the eye of the beholder

I’ve mentioned before how chosen color schemes greatly influence how people see surface temperature data. Frank points out that sea surface temperature presentations suffer from the same problem. – Anthony Guest post by Frank Lansner This is no news –… Continuereading →

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Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: It is time for the snow, wind to go away

Filed in Gold Holdings, Gold Investing, silver by on May 2, 2010 0 Comments

The Nevada Appeal’s “Silver Dollar” and “Wooden Nickel” feature recognizes positive achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out others that missed the mark. WOODEN NICKEL: To Mother Nature, while the extra snow dumped this w Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: It is time for the snow, wind to go away

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Which NASA climate data to believe?

Filed in Gold by on April 17, 2010 0 Comments
Which NASA climate data to believe?

Over on Climate Audit, Jean S points out a curious anomaly in the March GISS Temperature data for Finland. Maybe that’s where all of Trenberth’s “missing heat” went. Note the deep red anomaly is in a sea of blue that surrounds it. Jean writes of the data: GISS station values are even more spectacular, the warmest March on

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The insanity of greenery

Filed in gld, Gold, Gold Spot Market by on April 13, 2010 0 Comments
The insanity of greenery

First, let me say I’m a fan of solar power when done correctly and without financial carrots hung out for electricity generation that entice abuse of the system. I put solar on my own home. Bishop Hill points out that some solar power installations in Spain were producing power at night. He writes of what was thought

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dissimilar characteristics Decafin SA and the variety currency of …

Filed in Bank Gold, Gold by on February 16, 2010 0 Comments

decafin sa points out various methods in order to discern real gold and counterfeit. 44. Regarding the gold bar used at the stock exchange, it is the one whose weight is generally between 0. Small gold bullion . …

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Norway’s Prime Minister Fears Social Unrest

Filed in Debt, Gold, Gold Investing by on December 27, 2009 0 Comments
Norway’s Prime Minister Fears Social Unrest

Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg fears that the massive build-up in sovereign debt can trigger global social unrest in with unpredictable consequences.  He points out that many countries have built up huge deficits and huge debt, and that this is not sustainable and can not continue. “The crisis is not over. 2010 is going to be

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Signs of Internal Climatic Discord in Copenhagen – hic!

Filed in Uncategorized by on October 12, 2009 0 Comments

On one hand while they say “Failure is not an option in Copenhagen” it appears that some things aren’t going so well internally. Perhaps a bit too much wining and dining? As WUWT commenter “par5” points out: “Becker has left office with immediate effect after not presenting sufficient documentation for expensive …

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