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    Quote Originally Posted by The Toninator View Post
    BID ASK +/- LDN
    GOLD 1,113.5 1,114.2 -20.5 12:57
    SILVER 14.79 14.84 -0.02 12:57
    PLATINUM 978.0 983.0 -11.0 12:55
    PALLADIUM 607.0 612.0 -4.0 12:57
    Interesting day for reviving this thread.

    Here's today's update:

    Gold prices per ounce:
    July 8th 2010: 1198
    Today 1113
    Down 7.1%

    S&P 500:
    July 8th 2010: 1070
    Today 2128
    Up 98.9%


    And in other news, After 5 days of Jade Helm, Obama has still not taken over Texas.

    I do see a strong correlation between those that believe in a gold economy and those that believe the government is taking over texas and sending us all to walmart reeducation camps where we will all have to get gay married.

    Commodities are a viable part of any investment portfolio - in moderation. And staying away from the volatile ones like gold where there is too much speculation. It just shouldn't be the basis for your investment strategy. If it is, you're probably already painfully aware of the risks by now.
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    Platinum at $970 but all the coins have dried up, cant find them anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Toninator View Post
    Platinum at $970 but all the coins have dried up, cant find them anywhere.
    When it was trading at close to $2K a couple of years ago you probably could have found them. The best commodities are the ones used in industrial applications, not speculation.
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    the place was filthy with them. I have found a few but teh $90+ premium sucks. wont pay that. Some places have them for $1300 or more.
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    Almost 2 years since last check in, new administration...
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    Gold is still trailing S&P, anyone that went heavy on gold and eschewed the market would be missing out.

    That being said, markets like stability and I believe we are headed for a slump. Most likely that money will not go into gold, it will head towards quality bonds, short and long term, more as a holding pattern than a long term play.
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    Palladium is on a run to match or beat Platinum...
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    Yeah, and I have my money in the market. If I earned 0% for the back half of this year, I'd beat last year. It is irrational but I can cash in on it.
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    And in china now, so I can't get to google, only BaiDu that says gold is in the $1260 range. So pretty flat over time I guess.
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    Austin will have the Texas Bullion Depository:

    Texas taps private vendor to manage first state-run gold depository in U.S.

    Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced at a news conference at the Capitol that his office had selected Austin-based Lone Star Tangible Assets as the private vendor tasked with building and operating the Texas Bullion Depository.

    “The Texas Bullion Depository will offer Texas safe, fully-insured storage of precious metals providing an alternative to the depositories largely located in and around New York City,” Hegar said.
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    I'm 18% up for the last 12 months, no metals. I did just have to switch 401 plans due to company acquisition. I was heavy in nasdaq but the new portfolio is heavy djia. Hoping the new funds preform well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    And in china now, so I can't get to google, only BaiDu that says gold is in the $1260 range. So pretty flat over time I guess.
    so what actually happens in your web browser when you try to get to google or other restricted websites?
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    Basically 404's, can't load the pages.

    Interestingly, I was in Beijing (political capital of China) and doing an event at the JW Marriott which is connected to the Ritz Carlton. The Ritz and JW are both owned by the Marriott HQ. Access to social media was sporadic. I run a VPN server in my house, so I could occasionally connect to my VPN and browse from there.

    I accessed 5 different WiFi networks while I was there, here's a weird rundown of what I was able to access:

    China Mobile (cellular): Facebook, Twitter, Google, VPN=Yes
    JW Marriott: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google, VPN=Yes
    Ritz Carlton: none VPN=No
    Event Wifi: Google, VPN=Yes
    Great Leap Brewing: Google, VPN=No

    Since everything is supposed to go through "The Great Firewall of China" it is odd to see such a disparity across the different locations. I was in Shenzhen last spring and there was far better coverage within the hotels, but that is closer to the Guangdong economic zone (special administrative district) so the rules are a bit different down there.
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