Stacking is Like Golf

Thu, Mar 20, 2014 - 12:10pm

Who needs some irreverence? Good, me too.

Golf is exactly like stacking. There are pundits aplenty that extol the virtues of the game, the relaxing nature of it, the serenity of the courses, the simplicity of hitting a stationary golf ball, watching it travel in flight, alight gently upon the grass, roll softly across the manicured green, and fall into the cup with that unmistakable sound.

But, in reality, golf is FRUSTRATING. It is super technical. It is maddeningly able to dishevel even the most humble of souls. There are countless tips, pointers, magazines, blogs, websites, etc., all designed to keep the average hacker out on the course. The golf product marketers are wizards at getting the average joes to buy the latest, greatest golf balls, shoes, clubs, tees, whatever, year after year, after year, while the poor slob hacker golfer NEVER, and I mean NEVER has a chance to improve.

What happens instead is the golfer HOPES to improve. "If only ________________." Fill in the blank. E.g., "If only I could take lessons and improve the driver . . . If only I could get better, more expensive clubs . . . If only I could get out on the course more often, instead of going to soccer games with the kids, or doing errands, or working . . . Etc." In the end, nothing matters.

Your same sorry lame excuse for a golf swing dooms you to perpetual mediocrity. But every once in awhile, you do manage to hit a great shot. That memory alone spurs the constant desire to play golf, with the irrational thought being that the entire round can be as good as that one, six deviation perfect swing.

How many missed two footers did you make on the last round? How many greens in regulation did you hit? Really, be honest, don't count the fringe as hitting the green. How many fairways did you hit? How many long iron shots actually hit the green and stayed on? How many balls did you lose, but not claim the stroke penalty, but took a drop to "speed up play?" See?


We stack, HOPING price will recover past the point at which we purchased the coins originally. We rejoice when there is a price spike, believing that today is the day we will have a significant price upswing, thus allowing us to reclaim our glorious reputations for financial genius, which were so aptly bashed during the price smashes of the past three years for sure.

I could go on and on about the comparisons, but there is one more point to this story.

Let us not forget that we chose freely to partake in this activity. We do so for reasons as varied as wanting financial security, to a belief that financial collapse is imminent. Some of us enjoy hunting down bargains. Some of us enjoy collecting different coins. Some of us enjoy the raw beauty of the precious metals simply because they are in fact precious metals. Face it, we enjoy the activity, for many reasons.

So, like golf, let us not be frustrated when price drops. Let us all be happy for engaging in the activity that has given us so many fond memories. Let us all remember that stacking is enjoyable, and that eventually, over time, the price of the metals, like the actual scores on the score card are not what matters at all in the long term.

It is the peace of mind and experience that have enriched us all. Remember that as things get crazy in the next few months.

Oh yeah, keep stacking.

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Mar 20, 2014 - 1:46pm
Mar 20, 2014 - 1:51pm

Do you think Nuns stack?

A nun is sitting with her Mother Superior chatting.

"I used some horrible language this week and feel absolutely terrible about it."

"When did you use this awful language?" asks the elder.

"Well, I was golfing and hit an incredible drive that looked like it was going to go over 280 yards, but it struck a phone line that was hanging over the fairway and fell straight down to the ground after going only about 100 yards."

"Is that when you swore?"

"No, Mother," says the nun. "After that, a squirrel ran out of the bushes and grabbed my ball in its mouth and began to run away."

"Is THAT when you swore?" asks the Mother Superior again.

"Well, no. says the nun. You see, as the squirrel was running, an eagle came down out of the sky, grabbed the squirrel in his talons and began to fly away!"

"Is THAT when you swore?" asks the amazed elder nun.

"No, not yet. As the eagle carried the squirrel away in its claws" , it flew near the green and the squirrel dropped my ball."

"Did you swear THEN?" asked Mother Superior, becoming impatient.

"No, because the ball fell on a big rock, bounced over the sandtrap, rolled onto the green, and stopped about six inches from the hole."

The two nuns were silent for a moment.

Then Mother Superior sighed and said, "You missed the f---ing putt, didn't you?"

Mar 20, 2014 - 1:58pm

BO wants to smash the PM & miners too





Is this why the miners got pounded yesterday? Or is it why they are recovering today? Neither of those really seem to make sense but it does send me looking for the best PT & PD miners available. Already own some SPPP. Also reviewing my uranium miners.

Mar 20, 2014 - 2:00pm

golfers should become shooters

shooting is much more useful, far less difficult, and probably on par as far as cost goes.

Mar 20, 2014 - 2:13pm

Human Nature

The timing with which some stackers-

A- get into stacking Silver, and

B- realize that "Silver is Money" and is actually completely separate from the fiat system within which they sort of thought they were investing in (even via Silver)

can make for some interesting dynamics.

Like the guy who is begrudgingly persuaded to start stacking at 35 only to later watch the chart quickly drop to 20. His 'investment' mindset is now angry with his friend who talked him into stacking, but he will also hold his position... probably thinking he will wait until it comes back and then sell.

Now, if he had NOT been persuaded to stack, and then saw the price drop to 20, he would likely have made such a big deal out of being "right" not to stack as his friend suggested, that he would now never get in at any number.

So, stacking at 35 put him in the best position, even though he's going to be angry and confused until he realizes it.

And, NOT stacking at 35 put him in the absolute worst possible position, but he is very happy and will feel great about his decision. (Until it's proven incorrect and too late to change)

That old "investment" mindset is hammered into prisoners of the World Fiat Currency System for the obvious reason.

It's like mental baggage that needs to be shaken off on the way out of the system and into Silver.

But everybody has their own transition pace, their own path, and the chart price milestones along their way. All making for this grand calamitous exodus that is never short of conversation.

Only Silver and Gold are Money. Keep stackin it up, indeed.

R man J
Mar 20, 2014 - 2:15pm
Mar 20, 2014 - 2:47pm


For those interested, Clif High of Half Past Human says that "the herd has been spooked, the stampede has started".


Mar 20, 2014 - 2:48pm

Russian miners

I don't think much gold leaves Russia from their mines, although I might be wrong on that. If I am, all the gormless BO's sanctions will achieve will be to reduce physical supply available to western bullion banks.

IMO, Putin should ban German car imports, that would make the EU squeal.

Mr. Fix
Mar 20, 2014 - 3:31pm

There should be a law against this: . . . . . . ;>)

What A Surprise! It Turns Out They Lied About The Deficit Last Year

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/20/2014 - 14:44

Truth can be a damn difficult thing to digest sometimes. Despite the Obama administration touting a budget deficit of “only” $680 billion in 2013, the GAO’s more accurate accounting shows a total government cost of $3.8 trillion on total revenue of $2.8 trillion. In other words– the administration wasn’t exactly honest with the American people– the deficit was more like $1 trillion, not $680 billion. But it gets worse.

Mar 20, 2014 - 3:38pm

Has Obama ordered Russian troops out of Gatlinburg yet?

I would think it would be a top priority for the POTUS to expel Russian troops from our soil . . . maybe he has? Anybody in Gatlinburg area (or other places they've been squatting) know if they are still here?

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