Pining 4 the fjords's Contributions

Doldrums and Summer lows? Pining sez No!

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 1:13am

With analysts at most public PM websites now turning decidedly bearish, with the summer doldrums staring us in the face, with the new rate hike raising interest rates (on paper making gold less desirable as it provides no yield), and with the gold seasonals suggesting that “sell in May and go away” was the play, there is a definite bearish tilt to the sector right now. That’s why (among other things) we have a great risk-reward setup staring us in the face. Pining thinks it’s a great place to go long (with stops)! Here’s why:

Deep Survival: Lessons for investing and trading in the metals

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 1:11pm

A book on who lives and who dies when faced with life-threatening danger? What better place to glean a few lessons for trying to survive and thrive in the take-no-prisoners precious metals markets?

Is The Junior Mining Sector About To Implode?

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 2:43pm

The GDXJ rebalancing will mean 2.6 billion dollars leaving small, selected companied in the junior miners. In addition, this rebalancing will mean JNUG isn't the gamblers tool it once was. If people leave JNUG, it will be felt strongly in GDXJ. The thesis of this piece is that this chain of developments has the potential to devastate the junior miners in the short run, coming on top of the effects of the GDXJ rebalancing.

"The HUI is the new Spot Price. REACTION!"

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 9:32am

We seem to have the makings of a major disconnect, and it is worth talking about: the mining indexes are raging, while the spot price "markets" are looking more and more like the ugly step-sister nobody wants to dance with. Billions of dollars are flowing into gold and silver miners, yet all the while PM "price" continues to lag, largely because it is set by the traditional flawed paper derivative dinosaurs. Regardless of how or why this is occurring (deliberate plan or free market), one thing seems evident: HUI is the new Spot Price, and Spot Price is Dead!

The Wizard of Foresight: Two weeks in Turdville

Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 7:59pm

For folks who aren't subscribers at TFMR, come on in and see what we've been up to. You may find it enlightening and profitable!


Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 1:08pm

Come on in and celebrate!

The Weimar Republic of Venezuela

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 7:24pm

Why the Western Media and Intelligentsia Whistle Past the Graveyard of Venezuela’s Collapse.

Margin Hikes

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 1:59pm

Because somebody needed to get this on record...

Ounces of Truth, Shares of Illusion

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 9:49am

Don’t worry, disheartened Goldbugs- if you can pull yourself away from your shiny rocks for a few minutes, I have a killer stock play that will help ease your considerable pain.

The Hard Way

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 8:30am

Turd’s famous “TEOTGKE” hypothesis is that the great seventy-year Keynesian experiment subverting free markets and the law of supply and demand through easy money creation and central bank control of the economy is grinding to an ugly and inevitable end. I find it interesting that core parts of this idea, and indeed many of the central ideas that have animated the PM community for quite some time, are now leaking out into the wider consciousness in ways that are increasingly visible.

Breaking News: Superbowl Riot

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 9:52am

News you may not have seen...

Welcome to the Insurrection

Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 7:41pm

There are a hearty few who refuse to take the easy way out, who have the courage to accept the uncomfortable truth that these falsehoods are no basis for planning their futures. Who see the lies for what they are and refuse to be lulled into a comatose acceptance of the unsustainable status quo.

Pig-headed Ignorance or the Courage of Conviction? Why I'm Thrilled to Own Gold And Silver after a 3 year bear market

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 11:41am

Make no mistake, I read what they’re saying. I see it virtually every day, from Bloomberg to independent investment blogs to Market Watch . I see the slings and arrows in the headlines and in the comments. Dogmatic. Zealot. Goldbug. Emotionally invested beyond rationality. Bleeding cash for three years straight. Unable to admit being wrong.

The Paper Armageddon Portfolio, One Year Later

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 2:53pm

One year ago, I wrote an article here titled The Paper Armageddon Portfolio outlining a rationale for investing in certain sectors from a “hard assets/tangible value” perspective that would reflect the TFMR understanding of the ongoing Keynesian process of QE, artificially low interest rates, market manipulation, and dollar devaluation.One year later, I thought it would be worthwhile to check back in on this investing thesis to see how these picks and sectors fared and to discuss what we might learn from their performance over the last year.

Meet The New Boss

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 4:37pm

Do you know this man?

You should... he is now in charge of the CFTC, the government agency that "regulates" gold and silver futures trading, now that our buddy Gary Gensler has retired. His name is Tim Massad and he will do absolutely nothing to enforce the rule of law or ensure fairly traded markets.

The Outliers

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 8:31am

At some point people will wake up and understand that although they are following the rules (and following the herd when it comes to investing advice) they are swimming against the tide, and the tide is winning.


Monday, February 17, 2014 - 8:28am

I've often seen these people, these squares at the table. Short stack and long odds against them. All their outs gone. One last card in the deck that can help them. I used to wonder how they could let themselves get into such bad shape, and how the hell they thought they could turn it around.

The Bones of Civilization

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 8:39am

The final chapter of the Roman era closed not with the sudden violence of a barbarian invasion and war, but decades later with the quiet dismantling of the once-grand physical remains of a bygone period of wealth, when the productivity that had supported it was no longer possible.


Monday, February 3, 2014 - 8:56am

The portion of the story that fascinated the host was that the accused man allegedly offering to pay the for the hit either in cash or in silver bullion. What followed was a Tourette’s-like barking of nasty names and random aspersions to describe what she apparently viewed as the typical silver investor.

Beneath the Surface

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 9:08am

An accusation of missing gold, a mysterious suicide, vacuous politicians, and a government pretending to be open and honest about the whole thing... this story has it all!