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  1. grunff

    GOLD

    You are right of course, but I guess it boils down to whether you believe we're going to see inflation or deflation.
  2. grunff

    GOLD

    Oh I fully intend to leverage the hell out of this purchase - but it's a big farm, and I can only borrow so much!
  3. grunff

    GOLD

    I don't really want to put my life on hold in that way, have things I want to achieve. We've started down a path which leads us to a particular point. It's no set in stone, but it's a path we want to follow. I think I'll sell in stages, maybe starting in a month or so, and see how its looking later in the year.
  4. grunff

    GOLD

    It doesn't have to be, but that's what would work best for us.
  5. grunff

    GOLD

    This is what was at the back of my mind - we will see QE3 this year, which will push up the price quite a bit. How silly will I feel if it's at $2500 in Sep and I've already sold most of it. But I guess my focus should be on achieving my main goal.
  6. grunff

    GOLD

    That sounds like a very sensible plan! Thanks.
  7. grunff

    GOLD

    I have a question. Say you had a pile of gold accumulated over the past 5 years, and you know you need to sell 70% of it by Sep 2012. Not selling isn't an option - need the cash to buy a farm out in the hills (not in the UK I might add). Would you sell now, or wait until summer?
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    All good points. I am not really hoping for an overshoot, as I don't intend to ever buy property in the UK again. I'm just an interested spectator. But my gut feeling says that interest rates will have to rise eventually, which will trigger the last step drop (maybe 20%).
  9. grunff

    UK House prices: News & Views

    But the market always overshoots (that's how you end up with 'very cheap' in 1996).
  10. I appreciate your honesty I guess that's the kind of thing I was thinking about - more upside than Disney stock, but less risk than totally new talent. Now that is an interesting site, thank you. Sounds intriguing. Can you outline the basic economics of making such a film? How much does it cost, how is it usually financed, how do you go about distributing it, how do you minimise the risk of a total flop, that kind of thing? I'm sure most of us here don't know much about this subject. If you'd rather PM me, that's fine too.
  11. Thanks very much, that looks like a good set of starting points. I'll keep the bb posted on my progress (and on how much money I manage to lose!)
  12. Thanks FP, I'll do some reading about Azure Media.
  13. Thanks drminky, that's quite fascinating. I wasn't really thinking in terms of buying Disney (or similar) stock - that doesn't interest me so much, I'd rather stick to stocks in sectors that I at least know a little about. What attracts me is the possibility of investing in a low budget film with large upside. But I guess as you say, they only come along once in a blue moon. But I don't even know where one might come across people wanting to make such a film - where do they hang out? How do they seek investors?
  14. grunff

    The Fuel Cell thread

    Nice article in this week's New Scientist about Ceres. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg1932...-hot-cakes.html I like the idea of fuel cells running on a range of hydrocarbons, being used in a wide range of applications. This means you don't need to resort to generating, transporting and handling hydrogen, but you can use methanol, ethanol, nat gas etc. to generate both heat and electricity at the same time.
  15. Being a long time movie fan, the thought occurred to me - how about investing in new films? There seem to be lots of opportunities around. Obviously the risks are high, but so are the potential returns. Does anyone have any experience of this?
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