The Small Player as Unofficial Interloper

Exploring the Niche of The Private Investor

Work 'til you drop

No need to worry about which mutual fund to pick. No headaches about whether you can buy HUI or short bonds inside your account. No need to worry your pretty little head about anything, your friendly benevolent government will take care of EVERYTHING for you. It’s Guaranteed by the Government ™. And of course, for those who so choose to remain reckless and take needless risks, individual IRAs and Roth IRAs are still available. For now…

TFMR Podcast - Friday, January 31

A down-and-out Turd wraps up the week with a podcast before hitting the sauce.
 

Week End Chart Wrap

Well, it wasn't quite as crazy of a week as I thought it would be and it will be gold's first down week in 2014. What will next week bring? Let's take a look at the charts for some clues.

A2A with Stephen Macaskill, CEO of Amagi Metals

Online precious metals dealer, Amagi Metals, is also one of the largest Bitcoin retailers in the world. Earlier today, CEO Stephen Macaskill joined us for an insightful discussion of gold, silver, sound money and crypto-currency.

SSDD

I would imagine that most everybody knows what that stands for.

What Does An Ounce of Gold Cost?

This is a metals site, right?  Is this not a simple, basic question that one would ask when one first decides to investigate the purchase of an ounce of gold?  Of course.  But, think long and hard about this simple question, because it sets up the whole discussion:
 
What does an ounce of gold cost?
 

TFMR Podcast - Wednesday, January 29

The Turkish Lira round-tripped in short order. Then, we got a second BLT which caused gold and bonds to rally. What in the world is going to happen tomorrow? Will gold continue it's 2014 bull market renewal? C'mon in. Turd'll tell ya.

Pre-Fedline Open Thread

With just five hours to go, here's a thread for your guesses as to what The Bernank and The Fellen will announce this afternoon.

TFMR Podcast - National Holiday Edition

There's so much going on in the world that I couldn't help myself. I'm in a little trouble with MrsF now but it was worth it.

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