Today at TFMR

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Wed, Aug 14, 2013 - 3:29pm

You've probably noticed that there's a lot going on today.

First of all, Turd's Vault is finally up and running. If you want to subscribe you can do so here: https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/subscribe

As a member, you'll continue to get daily information as well as the daily summary podcasts and the Access2Access presentations. Of course, you don't have to subscribe. Nothing else about the site is going to be changing. The forums such as Pailin's Corner and Argentus' Big Trade are still free for all to read and participate. There will also continue to be at least one, primary thread each day on "Main Street". There you'll be able to interact and post helpful information, just like you always have. The only difference is that the author of the thread will be Pining or JY or one of the other four contributors. That's it. It's pretty simple, really, and it is my sincere hope that none of this disrupts the general flow of the site. If it does, we'll make further changes to liven things up even more.

The other thing I need to address is the Private Message email that was sent earlier today. In a strange coincidence, the same day I open this new service, I get an email from a disgruntled Turdite threatening to "out" my real identity in order to cast me as some kind of hypocrite. As you might imagine, I'm not going to allow the PM system I built into my site with my own money to be used to against me. Therefore, not surprisingly, the list of banned members has grown to seven.

But here's the funny thing...When have I ever been dishonest with you or otherwise tried to convince you I'm something I'm not. Go back to the old Watchtower site or click the "about" tab in the nav bar above. I'm a "serial entrepreneur who retired from the securities industry in 2008". That's absolutely true. My first attempt at starting a business involved the failed launch of an online immediate annuity sales site. Let me emphasize FAILED because I opened it in March of 2009 and closed it about a year later. (If you want to see what $200,000+ and a bunch of sleepless nights and stress will get you, click here: https://buyapension.com) I foolishly thought that you could sell immediate annuities online just like term life insurance. Oops. It didn't help that I attempted to do this in 2009, right after The Great Financial Crisis, when nobody was going to trust their life savings to an insurance company. Anyway...it failed and it was during this time that I became active at ZeroHedge and the rest is, as they say, history. The buyapension site is still hosted by the company that built it and the only reason you can view it is because I'm hoping against hope that someday, someone will come along and buy it or the domain name. It's not like I sit here and spend the entire day running TFMR and then sell annuities at night. Just typing that makes me chuckle.

So, if all of this makes you want to leave this site and never return, so be it. Ricky Nelson taught me a long time ago that "you can't please everyone so you got to please yourself". IF:

  • Having started a business in 2009 that failed in 2010 makes me a hypocrite...well, not much I can do about that.
  • If having MrsF own a self-serve frozen yogurt store makes me a hypocrite, well, not much I can do about that, either.
  • If trying to turn TFMR into a more self-sustaining money maker that compensates me for my time and effort makes me a hypocrite, then so be it.
  • If buying the occasional gold option makes me a hypocrite, what can I say?
  • If NOT living in the woods, unplugged from society, collecting guns, ammo and silver makes me a hypocrite, it is what it is.

IF, instead, you wish to continue along on this journey with me, I look forward to seeing you back here tomorrow, even if you're not a subscriber. And if you really want to piss off the two ex-Turdites who started all of this today, take the passive-aggressive route and sign up for the nominal $10/month. It'll be worth it!

still and always,

"TF"

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  174 Comments

Aug 14, 2013 - 3:35pm

Btw...

Very, very nice rebound in the metals today. Just as expected, down yesterday but back up today.

Looking forward to seeing what tomorrow brings.

GeraldBostock
Aug 14, 2013 - 3:42pm

Good luck

Good luck with the new site, Turd. Just signed up.

Pocatello
Aug 14, 2013 - 3:43pm

I think it might be time to

I think it might be time to buy a pension.

jaw777
Aug 14, 2013 - 3:43pm

First?

OK - Now that I got that out of my system I'll never do it again.

It is fun though.

proformatrillionaire
Aug 14, 2013 - 3:45pm

2nd

While on vacation. Edit: thurd

jaw777
Aug 14, 2013 - 3:46pm

Rally?

Not sure if the rally if the rally in metals is tied to your website changes or not, but it sure is nice.

Pocatello
Aug 14, 2013 - 3:46pm

It still pisses me off

Was a great idea. Terrible timing. And extremely expensive to get off the ground. Needed more money than I had.

¤
Aug 14, 2013 - 3:46pm

Don't sweat it TF

Haters will always hate and winners just keep moving forward like a plow.

Good luck!

brennan
Aug 14, 2013 - 3:53pm

More Jim Willie.

Don't know where is the best place to post this, since the Jim Willie podcast is buried in last weeks news now. Anyway - Jim was on TruNews with Rick Wiles yesterday. You can listen/download here: https://www.trunews.com/listen/ .

Good luck with the new model Turd.
Add value to universe, and you will be compensated.

I sure hope the vault comments still show up in /comments/recent though; My favorite up-to-date news source.

Aug 14, 2013 - 3:57pm

I used to work at the Danish Food Centre

just wanted to get that out there. And I wore a hair net and hideous checkered outfit.

edit to add: was called up to the office one day, and figured I was in trouble for something, and they told me they wanted to train me for management ... I panicked and quit.

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Key Economic Events Week of 10/14

10/15 8:30 ET Empire State Fed MI
10/16 8:30 ET Retail Sales
10/16 10:00 ET Business Inventories
10/17 8:30 ET Housing Starts and Bldg Perms
10/17 8:30 ET Philly Fed MI
10/17 9:15 ET Cap Ute and Ind Prod
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10/18 Speeches from Goons Kaplan, George and Chlamydia

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10/9 10:00 ET Job Openings
10/9 10:00 ET Wholesale Inventories
10/9 2:00 ET September FOMC minutes
10/10 8:30 ET Consumer Price Index
10/11 10:00 ET Consumer Sentiment

Key Economic Events Week of 9/30

9/30 9:45 ET Chicago PMI
10/1 9:45 ET Markit Manu PMI
10/1 10:00 ET ISM Manu PMI
10/1 10:00 ET Construction Spending
10/2 China Golden Week Begins
10/2 8:15 ET ADP jobs report
10/3 9:45 ET Markit Service PMI
10/3 10:00 ET ISM Service PMI
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10/4 8:30 ET BLSBS
10/4 8:30 ET US Trade Deficit

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9/27 8:30 ET Durable Goods
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9/27 8:30 ET Core Inflation

Key Economic Events Week of 9/16

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9/18 8:30 ET Housing Starts & Bldg Perm.
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9/19 8:30 ET Philly Fed
9/19 10:00 ET Existing Home Sales

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9/11 8:30 ET PPI
9/11 10:00 ET Wholesale Inv.
9/12 8:30 ET CPI
9/13 8:30 ET Retail Sales
9/13 10:00 ET Consumer Sentiment
9/13 10:00 ET Business Inv.

Key Economic Events Week of 9/3

9/3 9:45 ET Markit Manu PMI
9/3 10:00 ET ISM Manu PMI
9/3 10:00 ET Construction Spending
9/4 8:30 ET Foreign Trade Deficit
9/5 9:45 ET Markit Svc PMI
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Key Economic Events Week of 8/19

8/21 10:00 ET Existing home sales
8/21 2:00 ET July FOMC minutes
8/22 9:45 ET Markit Manu and Svc PMIs
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