Many readers have requested a glossary of Turdisms that this site uses. For future reference and entertainment, below are a few definitions.
The EE: Is, of course, The Evil Empire. The EE consists of the evil, colluding consortium of "bullion banks" that, at the behest of the Federal Reserve, actively suppress the prices of gold and silver through methods such as the seemingly endless creation of paper metal and "offer bunching". The primary, co-conspirators are HSBC and JPM.
The Death Star: The Comex. This is where the EE wields their power. The survival of the rebellion may ultimately hinge upon its destruction.
The C/C/C: The coalition of the CME Group, The Comex and The Bullion Banking Cartel.
The BoS: Our buyer(s) of size. They first showed up in late August 2010 and have since provided a near-daily bid for physical gold and silver.
Santa: I first discovered the wisdom of Jim Sinclair a couple of years ago. It didn't take long for my friend, Mr. Hyde, and I to get all excited and start trading on Jim's wisdom. Of course, at about that time, The EE attacked and down went gold and down went our trading accounts. Exasperated near the bottom of the move Mr. Hyde asked, "Why should we listen to this guy on the internet anyway? For all we know, he might as well just be Santa, typing gold updates from the North Pole." From that point forward, Mr. Sinclair has been lovingly referred to as "Santa". Coincidentally, this Christmas at the Ferguson house promises an abundance of good cheer, in part due to Santa's terrific insights. http://www.jsmineset.com/
The Canadiens: There are a lot of good mining companies based in Canada. It would follow, then, that there are a lot of good metals analysts up there, too. From Harvey Organ (http://harveyorgan.blogspot.com/) to Jeff Nielson (http://www.bullionbullscanada.com/) to Eric Sprott and John Embry (http://www.sprott.com/Main3.aspx?id=54), much wisdom is to be gained from listening to The Canadiens.
ZH: ZeroHedge.com is the best financial news and discussion website. Period. If you're not on there several times a day, you simply do not know what's really going on in the world.
POSX: The Piece of Sh*t Index. Most everyone else calls it the dollar index or USDX. Also known as Pigatha or, simply, The Pig.
Sylvia: Platinum. Trading it might make you suicidal.
Calvin: Our term for what others call a "dead cat bounce". See here: http://tfmetalsreport.blogspot.com/2011/04/calvin.html
CNBS: The network that passes for "financial news" in the U.S.
FUTF: This is a formation on the intraday silver chart where silver is brutally raided, much to the chagrin of The Turd.
FUBM: This formation follows the painting of the FUTF. When buyers rush back into silver and take it higher than it was pre-raid, the resulting chart formation is called an FUBM.
MOPE: Management of Perspective Economics. The foolish idea that if The Fed and the media create the image of growth and the belief that things are getting better, then the economy will actually grow and things will actually get better.
MOASS: The Mother Of All Short Squeezes
The Wicked Witch and Ruprecht: Our mythical opponent and her monkeyboy sidekick.
Options: When The Turd refers to trading options, he is referencing options on futures. For example, "I'm buying the May 35s" means "I'm buying the $35 calls on the May future contract".
WOPR: Today's high-frequency trading (HFT) is a modern-day version of WOPR, the WarGames military supercomputer. Shall we play a game?
FOAD: Fat, Old, Arrogant, Douchebag. Any powerful media or financial guru who, after years of Fed-induced easy money, has become a closed-minded slave to the status quo.
STATUS QUOTIAN: Anyone who foolishly clings to the belief that tomorrow will be just like yesterday.
LSHI: Steve LIESman is the fat, balding "Economics Editor" for CNBS. When forced to SPIN negative economic data to promote the banker agenda, he begins to sweat. As he sweats, his bald head begins to shine. The more he SPINs, the shinier his head gets. Therefore, the LIESman Shiny Head Index is a measurement of the SPIN needed to massage another lousy economic report.
BLSBS: The monthly non-farm payroll summary (unemployment report) issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Mississippi Leg Hound: Always remember that The Cartel has a little bit of "Leg Hound" blood in 'em. If they've decided it's time to manipulate prices down, it's best to just let them finish.
WoodyII: Our esteemed and illustrious chief executive, President B'rock O'bottom.
Republocrat: Any current member of Congress.
The Bernank: The head of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Goon: Any one of The Bernank's hacks who run the regional Fed banks.
Cueball: The lapdog of the TBTF banks, Gary Gensler. Current head of the CFTC.
Thunderlips: The mullet-wearing, two-faced, "yes man", Bart Chilton. So named due to his striking resemblance to this guy:
Mr. Hyde: My friend who is a regular Dr. Jekyll 99% of the time but 1% of the time, particularly when he is drinking and/or gambling, morphs into Mister Hyde.
Sweetness: Longtime pal, sidekick and wingman.
Turd: If you ever wondered how I found my pseudonym, well, here you go:
Community member titles in the forums:
Taking a cue from history, we took old miner slang and used those terms to create labels depending on user activity in the forums:
- 0-24 posts: Johnny Newcome - novice miner
- 25-49: Nipper - boy who runs errands for miners
- 50-99: Stomachlobber - camp cook
- 100-249: Digger - common name for miners
- 250-499: Muckman - common name for miners
- 500-999: Prospector - independent miner
- 1000-1999: Sourdough - a highly experienced miner who has mined for many years
- 2000-4999: Tycoon
- 5000-above: "Old Fart"
Moderator: Quinine Jimmy - doctor on duty at a mining camp (also known as "Old Pills")