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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...

WHEN ARE PRICES GOING UP?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/27/2001

Of all the questions I am asked, practically on a daily basis, the most common one is, "When are prices of gold and silver going to go up?" It’s a logical question. After all, we gold and silver enthusiasts have been...

Developing Nations, Greenhouse Gases, Military Intelligence, and Prices are going up

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/21/2001

There are so many non sequiturs going around these days, that one can hardly tell fact from fiction. Take the trite expression "Developing Nations" which was coined by some liberal apologist from the United Nations, which name...

Professional Economic Advisors

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/15/2001

I just completed a telephone survey of all the registered, approved, financial planners in my town. They have various degrees, diplomas, and certificates of achievement, which certifies them as experts in economics. They have...

Where has all the Silver gone?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/06/2001

The picture below was taken on Sunday, June 3rd at Yankee Boy Basin, 40 miles from my home, in glorious Colorado. One can’t Jeep there in winters or even spring, because there is perhaps 50 feet of snow there. But now...

Want to Help Stop the Gold Manipulation?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/28/2001

GOLD-EAGLE.com is read by millions. It is our forum for gold, silver, and stock trends, theories, graphs, estimates, plus assorted opinions and predictions. Wonderful web site, and thanks to its suppliers. Whether we are into...

I Just Want Facts Mam, Just the Facts

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/12/2001

Of course we all remember Dragnet, with Joe Friday telling everyone that he just wanted the facts. (If you are in the west and love old radio, LA 50,000 watt KNX radio, AM 1070, has old radio shows twice a night, at 9PM and...

GOLD OR SILVER? WHICH?

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

As a precious metals broker for close to 24 years, I almost daily get questioned as to which precious metal is the most desirable, or prudent one in which to invest. Both have definite advantages, and both are wonderful. To...

What Would Happen if....?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/26/2001

We all wonder what would happen if certain things take place, just as we wonder what our life would be like if we had done so and so, married that gal we still think about occasionally, or had bought IBM 50 years ago. It is...

COIN CLIPPING AND INFLATION

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/19/2001

All readers of GOLD-EAGLE know, I hope, that inflation is caused by increasing the supply of "money," regardless of what form it may take. I must use "money" in quotes, because current "money" isn’t money at all, as it...

The Emperor Has No Clothes

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/09/2001

We all remember the tale of the weaver who made a wonderful cloth which was invisible to one of royal birth or of the nobility. All the others of common status, naturally could see the cloth, and if the Emperor wore his new...

Gold, Silver, and Electricity

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/29/2001

Silly comparison? I think not. First, let’s look at "electricity." Consider electricity on the left coast especially, and that is California. For years, California regulated electricity to the ultimate degree. No new...

Dependent on Japan?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/23/2001

I honestly wish I could agree with the P.C. (non-Austrian) "economists," who today seem to believe that we are dependent upon Japan! This is about as true as saying that we are dependent on blood sucking welfare recipients for...

A Tiger in Your Tank?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/16/2001

Those of us with a bit of age on us well remember the Standard Oil commercials with the tiger urging us all to "put a tiger in our tank," meaning of course, that the gas sold by them was powerful, and similar to placing a...

Flight to Safety?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/01/2001

If all the roads were closed, should you sell your Chevy and buy a Ford? If there is a food shortage, should you buy new silver service? If the stock market tanks should you buy bonds? In other words is a so called "flight to...

 

 

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