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  1. bonobo

    GOLD

    Dr B, I would be interested in your reasoning for drawing that white descending line on this kitco chart. It seems to me if you plotted those 3 days of gold price action end to end (as they should be) then there would be no justification for drawing such a line. It is an artefact of the way the graphs are drawn with daily overlays that makes you see a pattern that is not really there. edit: perhaps this will help explain my thinking: Now you can draw your line between the blue and red "mountain tops" but there is no fit with the green data along that line.
  2. bonobo

    GOLD

    Even better returns than property over the last decade? That would be gold, silver, and platinum http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/persona...investment.html
  3. Just read this post on the caltech website concerning the development of solar cells with efficiencies approaching 90-100%. If the process can be scaled up cost-effectively then this looks a very exciting development.... http://media.caltech.edu/press_releases/13325 Abstract from Nature Materials: http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v9/n3/abs/nmat2635.html
  4. bonobo

    SILVER

    Just done the survery. Mentioned what you posted about the commission and also pointed out that taking delivery of gold from goldmoney (who use bairds) is more expensive than selling gold at goldmoney, transferring the cash back to my bank, then ordering direct from Bairds. don't hold out much hope for them doing anything, but why would I want to pay a premium for a 100g bar that has "goldmoney" stamped on it instead of "Bairds".
  5. bonobo

    SILVER

    Last time I checked for a 100g bar of gold it was considerably cheaper to sell your gold at Goldmoney, transfer the cash back to your bank account, then buy the bar from Bairds. I would be very surprised if anybody gets their physical through Goldmoney, which is a shame is it was something I was going to do till I saw the mark up. Not sure what the situation is with silver...assumed it was still 1000oz bars only
  6. bonobo

    GOLD

    This site might help if you fancy filling in all the boxes: http://www.ebaycalculator.co.uk/
  7. bonobo

    GOLD

    Quite like a bit of Senser myself...not sure how to embed a you tube vid tho. hey ho. I am tireless, sub zero, comin' from the wireless Won't be no scenery, no part of the machinery I go on and on, but never below, So now you see me and know You can check it and go 'Cause I'm so bored That I can't even pretend no more, It's so pathetic that I'm rolling around on the floor Laughing at one big gag And every now and then they pull another rabbit out of the bag of sad diversions, useless tedious excursions, Roll into unrealistic, crypto-fascistic, Comedy doctrine, kick the ballistics Again and again and again, just say when Ya had enough, sad enough or mad enough To do something simple and kind, Now is the time A change of state of mind. I am a loner, a zoner. I utilize the microphone And if they try a tap I leave 'em hangin' on the telephone. They're wasted, so wasted, so They're waiting for the visitors so they can go and try again On the next step, on the next one. Come on and get some, jet some, static, solid-state, automatic. Sporadic and random - 'cause nobody planned 'em. Anarchy, free thought can't be bought, So disregard the lessons and the shit you've been taught. I'm saying it and now they're playing it to me Larger than life every day and this is what they say: Shut your mouth and get back in line And if you don't like it - Well it suits us just fine. We pull the levers We hold the strings And these are just a few of our favourite things. Learn the words of the company song "White is right is right is strong". Come on children all sing along 'Cause if you think you can change You were never more wrong. No f*ck that - you won't take me You won't break me and you'll never make me Step in line or step march in time. Well you can violate my body but my soul is still mine. You must think that I'm f*cking stupid, man, If you think I'm gonna hang with the program, Some fool schedule. I don't give a sh*t about What is or what isn't cool. I make the rules, I stand alone And if they try a tap I leave 'em hangin' on the telephone. One of these days I'm gonna get sectioned, I bet they even say it's for my own protection. Rejection leads straight to correction. Look out, here comes a strange injection They've got a drug to numb my erection, But they won't take this from me: My state of mnd.
  8. bonobo

    GOLD

    Looking at goldmoney's chart there doesn't seem to have been much of an increase on gold held this year. Silver has shown a steady increase during 09:
  9. bonobo

    GOLD

    Aplogies if this has been posted before... Gold over $1000 and still no gold bubble - Eric Janszen, itulip http://www.itulip.com/forums/showthread.ph...0303#post130303 "Over the past ten years, thousands of Ivy League university trained money mangers, schooled in the “science” of modern portfolio theory, spent in aggregate hundreds of thousands of hours analyzing the stock market, rotating holdings from one sector to another, carefully selecting entry and exit points to maximize returns, costing tens of billions in fees, all to try to beat the horrid -8% nominal return of the S&P index over that period. Still few were able to mimic the 260% return on gold they could have earned if they bought gold at the start of each year since 1998 and then did nothing at all."
  10. bonobo

    GOLD

    Does anyone ever read this blog? http://fofoa.blogspot.com/ Hi thesis seems to be that, far from being re-monetized, it is in the process of complete demonetization from the dollar. Quite complicated for my tiny mind but an interesting read never the less.
  11. bonobo

    Sunkar Resources SKR

    I'm averaged in at 18p. There's talk (i. unsubstantiated BB rumours) on ADVFN of a possible JV/takeover possibility, though of course a large pinch of salt is required. Will hang on to mine until at least the IPO price I think. At the end of the day it was valued at £1.20 at IPO before the test results etc. Can see £2 personally in the future, though fund raising for the phosphate plant would need around the £750M mark through a mixture of debt / equity. If the plant can be built though, this company would appear to be able to generate large profits. And some people seem to confuse phosphate mining with potash mining, when the two chemicals are completely different. Potash = K (potassium) Phosphate = P (phosphorous)
  12. bonobo

    GOLD

    A strap on?
  13. bonobo

    SILVER

    Here's a decent size copper nugget... http://www.mlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2008...nal_park_b.html
  14. bonobo

    GOLD

    just tried a trial run of the gold redemption process and delivery is £25 per kilo or part thereof. Poor value if you just fancy redeeming a 100g
  15. bonobo

    SILVER

    I got all mine from ebay.
  16. bonobo

    SILVER

    I think most of my purchases were at or below spot and all were buy-it-now items if I remember correctly. If someone chose to list silver below spot I'd gratefully swoop in and snap it up! I haven't bought much in the way of silver recently - I picked up a few silver thalers (re-strikes of the 1780 maria thaler) a while back, as these are often available nearer to spot. I don't see much point in paying £15 plus postage for a 1oz silver coin or bar when you can get a 0.75oz thaler for £7-8. I've also bought scrap pre-47 uk coins, sterling silver reproductions of stamps, commerorative medals etc. Anything as long as it is near or below spot, really Buying physical gold at the moment with silver held at goldmoney. Once you have a few kilos of silver storage becomes more of a problem. Definitely not selling at the moment though.
  17. bonobo

    SILVER

    Here's a few of my purchases: sep 2004 5oz bars: £27.99, £28.50 oct 2004 10oz bar: £51.02 feb 2005 20x1oz bars: £110 Oct 2005 24x1oz bars: £100 mar 2006 1 kilo coin: £225 june 2006 1 kilo ingot: £225 jan 2007 5oz bar: £43.65 jun 2007 10oz bar: £75 all from ebay except the 1 kilo coin which was from Weightons. All the rest (a couple more kilos) I've picked up an ounce or two at a time so I've excluded those. HTH
  18. bonobo

    GOLD

    I was under the impression IMF gold sales require approval by the US congress. That would not have happened without word leaking onto the web I would have thought.
  19. bonobo

    GOLD

    All my fault I'm afraid - stocked up at goldmoney this morning, then baam, gold down $20+
  20. You are probably quite correct. The reward of a £119 sovereign is far out-weighed by the risk of being asked for £235 for a victorian penny by a bunch of shysters
  21. I suppose you could accept the first one, then write to them immediately by recorded delivery and request to be taken off their "reservation list" with immediate effect and that failure to do so will result in any and all future coins being considered a "gift" that will need to be collected by The London Mint Office if return of the coin is demanded.
  22. bonobo

    GOLD

    Mintages are listed here for sovereigns - as it says, a large number paid to the US were melted down into bars. http://www.cruzis-coins.com/sovs/Sovmintage.html#kgvi HTH
  23. I'm looking to put this years isa allowance (£3600 as I've already done a cash one) into OILB and CRUD etfs. Possibly PHAG/PHAU as well to supplement my physical holdings. But which ISA provider to go for? Hargreaves Landsdown is one I've investigated, but are there any others worth checking? These are going to be 1-2 year holdings so I won't be buying in and out..I just want low dealing fees, low yearly management charges etc and just buy, say, £1k worth of OILB and hold it. Any help much appreciated.
  24. Indeed. It seems only yesterday they were castigating the irish for doing similar. I did note though that at the press conference following the UK/France/Italy/Germany meeting that Sarkozy said the time was right for a replacement to the current system on the scale of the change to the Bretton Woods system. Not much seems to have been made of it in the press today
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