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When Money Dies - Part 1

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
01/04/2002

While the term "money," doesn’t indicate life, it is necessary, for civilization as we know it, to exist. A medium of exchange, that is compact, valuable, acceptable to the masses, and divisible into various sizes, is...

Remember the Alamo

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
01/01/2002

This is a quickie, just to wish one and all a most happy and prosperous New Year! In watching the History Channel this morning, the subject was the Alamo, and my memory was refreshed. I love American History, the west, and...

An Argentine Trailer

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/28/2001

I was in the theatre business for 11 years. I had 6 theatres, and a lot of fun. I’d like to have a dollar for every hour I have spent in a projection booth. Of course there is no longer a trade called...

The DC Maginot Line

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/20/2001

Anyone out there old enough to remember the Maginot Line? The Maginot line, was a long fortress built by the French to keep the Nazis out. They figured if they built this long, high wall, with guns and other armaments, the...

Another Cut. Whoopee!

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/14/2001

What it took Japan 7 years to do, Greenspan and his private, mostly European owned, Federal Reserve Central Bank, has done in a year. He has cut the interest rate for the 11th time in a year, with more to come, it is rumored....

Why is the Stock Market Going Up?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/07/2001

A basic law of physics, says that for every action, there will be a re-action, and it is all too true with the stock market. As I write this, the Dow has passed 10,000, Enron is a heap of rubble, P/E Ratios are way off base,...

BULLION or NUMISMATIC?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/01/2001

As in a previous piece, I must first make a disclaimer. I deal in bullion coins, not numismatics. There are two sides to every question…or more. I offer my side of the controversy, and will attempt to offer the other side...

Gold! Stocks or Physical?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
11/22/2001

Let me begin by saying that I am a precious metals dealer. I have been such since November, 1977, and do not sell gold stocks, or any other stocks, for that matter. I have clients in all 50 states and Singapore, and enjoy what...

$6 Billion A Week!

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
11/14/2001

What is $6 billion a week, you ask? $6 billion a week, is the number of dollars that are currently being inserted into America’s money supply, not counting the actual deficit of billions per year over taxes collected....

Why are silver prices so low?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
11/07/2001

NOTE: This column has been revised, because one paragraph assumed that everyone knew I was a precious metals broker in 1980 and before, and could indeed refuse to sell to clients who requested silver when it rose to $54 an...

Greenspan Will Become A Verb

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
10/26/2001

As the economy weakens, and almost exactly duplicates the horror of 1929-31, many rightfully blame a lot of the mess on Alan Greenspan. Greenspan, a one-time member of an intimate group of Any Rand’s, seems to have...

The Strong Dollar

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
10/19/2001

Certain myths seem to persist forever. Certain phrases are so common, that no one ever questions them, or realizes they are frauds. Common today, is the trite, "strong dollar." Excuse me, but would you repeat that?...

Suppose The Government Takes My Gold?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
10/12/2001

I hear this on a continual basis: "Suppose I buy gold, and the government tells everyone to turn theirs in?" Or, "What if the government comes around and seizes my gold like they did in the 1930’s?" Or, "Suppose they pass...

What happened to the middle class?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
10/04/2001

The middle class in the American Civilization is all important in our society. The middle class are the ones who travel, eat out, buy new cars, homes in developments, and generally are the absolute backbone of America. Without...

Adding Liquidity! - (urp!)

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/27/2001

For crying out loud people, this is a disaster, not waiting to happen, but actually happening! Just forward this to everyone you know, and see if it can knock some sense into their heads. Stott’s rule #1 "THE MORE OF...

Suppose they took delivery?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/21/2001

Ever play the futures market? I don’t advise it, as it is a lot more fun to gamble at Las Vegas. I’ve lost more than I made, and have given it up. I don’t advise it. But there are millions who regularly do...

AMERICA ATTACKED

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/11/2001

What will happen? As the dust clears from the World Trade Center Towers, Pentagon, and others, what will happen? I can only guess, but being a man with logic tattooed on his brain, my sense of logic tells me the following...

SHERMAN and the HALF BAG

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/29/2001

This piece entirely deals with what to do with dollars. Of course it can also apply to Francs, Pesos, Yen, Pounds, or what have you, depending on what the economic situations are in the nation in which you reside. I say this,...

UPSIDE-DOWNSIDE POTENTIALS

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/23/2001

Whenever one makes an investment, it is smart to look at the upside and downside possibilities. To explain, look at the NASDAQ at 5,000. A quick look at the stocks that drove it to 5,000, indicated their potential was pretty...

ONE DOWN, AND ONE TO GO?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/16/2001

Economics 101, Logic 101, Physics 101, and every other "101," says that what goes up, must come down, and furthermore, a balloon cannot be forever inflated, without it bursting. The way I see it, there are two bubbles or...

 

 

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