Finally, a TFMR Bullion and Coin Affiliation

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It has been over a year in the making but it is finally ready.

So many of you have supported my efforts and you know how grateful I am for each donation and pageview. To recap, after the initial success of the blogspot site, I rather sheepishly began to include Google ads after about a month. (https://tfmetalsreport.blogspot.com/2010/11/very-encouraging-day.html) Almost immediately, it was suggested that I add a "donate" button so that people could freely give money to the site. I thought this was crazy but I did it anyway and hundreds of you have generously donated your hard-earned money in support. It was then also suggested that I establish a bullion and coin affiliation. The thought from several Turdites was: "I buy bullion and coins all the time. With an affiliation, at least TFMR could benefit from my purchases". This sounded like a reasonable idea, too, so I went off in search of the ideal company with which to partner.

Before I go on, let me state this clearly: There are a multitude of very good companies out there. Some, like Provident, advertise on this site and this new partnership should not discourage you from their services. They do a great job and should always be a part of your physical metal purchase process. ​That said, I had to pick one so, after significant due diligence, I settled upon Gold Bullion International. For background on GBI, you can check them out here: https://www.bullioninternational.com/. You may also recall this FOFOA piece which I first linked back in September of last year: https://fofoa.blogspot.com/2011/08/treasure-chest-2-game-changer.html

But then there was a problem. GBI was working on several other corporate initiatives at the time and was not ready yet for a retail affiliation with little ole Turd. I could have gone the easy route and moved on but that wouldn't have been the honest thing to do. I wanted to work with GBI so I was forced to wait. And wait. And wait. And wait some more.

Along the way, a retail platform emerged. For scale and efficiency, GBI decided to develop what they call the "Hard Assets Alliance". By going this route, GBI was able to offer affiliation services to a whole host of websites similar to TFMR. Today, I'm happy to announce my affiliation with the Hard Assets Alliance and I hope you will give it your consideration.

First things first, however. Please take 15 minutes to listen to the attached podcast. I'm joined by Ed D'Agostino of Hard Assets Alliance and Joe Yasinski of GBI (he's a Turdite, by the way). Hopefully, the podcast will answer many of your initial questions. Then, please head over to the HAA site. You can use this link:

https://www.hardassetsalliance.com/clk/cl/11/?affid=TFM&guid=&cid=

There's also a permanent ad for the service that I'm placing on the right side of the homepage. Clicking either the link or the ad will direct you to HAA and tag you as a referral from TFMR.

Thank you all for your continued support of the site. I hope you find this new service to be beneficial for all your stacking and preparation needs.

TF

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bamsteveo
Aug 14, 2012 - 4:03pm

@steveo

I think that actual derivative total is closer to $1.4 quadrillion. Back in 2009, the BIS or FASB (can't remember which) altered some accounting rules in terms of how derivatives are valued on the books. The result chopped the 1.4 quadrillion in half to the 700 trillion number you are quoting.

There's apparently been some unwind in positions over the last couple years. I remember reading a MSM article (reuters?) which claim that at least 200 trillion of derivatives had been unwound worldwide. Depending on how that 200 t was calculated (I highly doubt it was under estimated), that would bring down the total figure to at least 1.2 quadrillion.

And these are the derivatives they think they know about. I'm sure there are far more out there. It's ludicrous.

GoldistheFuture
Aug 14, 2012 - 3:36pm

Silver Manipulation Explined

I am sure this has been posted 1000 times but a great video explaining the manipulation of Silver.

GATA's Chris Powell on the Silver Manipulation Probe & the Fed Gold Audit!
steveoDagney Taggart
Aug 14, 2012 - 2:20pm

I don't think the difference

I don't think the difference between derivatives and and others assets is important except to the extent that we are gambling with far far more than exists on earth, and that is the only point.

Now look at the other crap.....in the chart, which ones are "real", which ones could be useful in a madmax world. Not a whole lot of it.

steveo
Aug 14, 2012 - 2:17pm

Summary of all the "money" in

Summary of all the "money" in the world

Took some time to tally up all the assets in the world.

Hope you enjoy it. All of these figures have a real basis, except for the value of unlisted companies, I made up a number of 10,000,000 companies average value of $425,000. I could not find anything on the net.

Funny about that....well you know entrepreneurs didn't build that anyway now did they? 196 Trillion in World Assets. Now keep in mind that derivative bets are around 700 trillion.

What part of these assets shown below represent actual "Wealth" --- well start stacking up on those, know what I mean?

https://oahutrading.blogspot.com/2012/08/summary-of-all-money-in-world.html

PhyzEd
Aug 14, 2012 - 12:51pm

It's nice to know

The DHS will be well positioned with stacks of ammo, but are you?

"Second massive ammunition buy this year fuels fears of civil unrest"

https://www.infowars.com/dhs-to-purchase-another-750-million-rounds-of-a...

1.2 billion rounds of ammo people, that's ~3 for every man, woman and child stateside.

Now move along, nothing to see here.

Dagney Taggart
Aug 14, 2012 - 11:03am

@steveo

This is excellent, not that I'm an expert on what excellent is in these matters. A question: Is it possible the 504 trillion difference could represent loans in anticipation of having future collateral or just inflated values of current collateral?

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steveo
Aug 14, 2012 - 6:40am

Summary of all the "money" in

Summary of all the "money" in the world

Took some time to tally up all the assets in the world. Hope you enjoy it. All of these figures have a real basis, except for the value of unlisted companies, I made up a number of 10,000,000 companies average value of $425,000. I could not find anything on the net. Funny about that....well you know entrepreneurs didn't build that anyway now did they?

196 Trillion in World Assets. Now keep in mind that derivative bets are around 700 trillion.

What part of these assets shown below represent actual "Wealth" --- well start stacking up on those, know what I mean?

https://oahutrading.blogspot.com/2012/08/summary-of-all-money-in-world.html

lakemike49Moderator Jane
Aug 13, 2012 - 10:40pm

dangney

who gives a shit whether or not , dagney is a man or a women. I read these posts, for there context. in fact thats why we come here to see all kinds of information. I swore I would not post again, unless I had something to add to the metals. I seem to be breaking that rule. just to put this into perpective , I have watched this site go from, we are a group to we are spitting at each other. NOT GOOD. turd has given us a place to come together, and we are a diverse group. let us take a small history lesson here, I have lost a LOT of money, thinking I knew , per turd ,that silver was going to rise, right when they smacked it down. do I blame turd NO I DO NOT. Ishould do my own DD. Ihere so many of you blame turd, because it did not work out your way. If you go back and read he never told us what to do, he only points out what he thinks may happen. there are so many bright people on this site, so much info to be gleened. unless you come here as a troll, just to fu-k us up. then you are worth lisening to 'i cannot spell for shit' but I do know this, you will be hared pressed to find a better place then this. now here is what I think. It is all about the election, stackers do not have to worry. but players do. we sit on a cusp, one direction we come out america, the other side we are nazi germany. If i was smart, I would stack, then when i thought i was losening i would stack again. this is a site that says the end of the kenseyine 'told you i can not spell' experimemt. we are all here for one resone, to find like mined people

I told you i cannot spell

lakemike

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