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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...

What About the GDP?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/09/2001

Everywhere I look, it’s the GDP! Graphs and charts about the GDP, and the GDP forever. As if the GDP means something important. I say it doesn’t. Who cares? Why don’t I give a non copper penny about the GDP?...

"It’s like a train wreck in slow motion"

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/01/2001

So said David V., a client of mine who, if there ever was someone in the thick of the financial world, it is he. David, on a daily basis, trades the big stuff, for a large New York company. He’s sharp, experienced, and...

The rats are leaving the ship!

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/25/2001

I get a lot of things forwarded to me by clients and friends, and I, in turn do the same to them. I thank Jeff L for a story from the (London) Times of July 9th, whose headline is, "Share Selling By US Directors Reaches...

"Send in 35 Cents and a Box top"

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/18/2001

In a previous column, I noted that if you lived in the west, and loved old radio like I do, that you could tune in KNX, Los Angeles, 1070AM at 9PM and 2AM Pacific Time to hear an hour of old radio every night, 7 nights a week....

DEFLATION? I DON’T THINK SO

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

(I had an e-mail letter from a reader of a previous piece, who was outraged when I called dishonest Abe Lincoln one of our worst presidents. I e-mailed him chapter 11 of my book "Consequences," which covers the wrongly titled...

FDIC - YOUR DOLLARS ARE SAFE!

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/05/2001

Most of us have insurance. Auto insurance especially, since accidents do happen, and one can never predict when some nutty, pimple faced, testosterone soaked, teenage male will attempt to test GM’s differential gears...

 

 

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