argentus maximus's Contributions

Sales and Power: Fear, Reassurance, Criticism, Acceptance, and the "What's That" Moment

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 5:45am
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Personal balance and an enquiring curious critical mindset are essential for making successful investments in financial markets. Personal balance ia also required to deal with bad or partial information, and also to contain inner tendencies for making a tilted inner evaluation of a neutral external situation.

Then there are the manipulating strings connected to us which make us act as puppet, jumping and dancing to the pull of those ever so tenuous and totally invisible "strings".

After a while of looking hard we begin to notice some of the strings, and eventually we trace them back and discover that many people, organizations, random events or even nature itself are all pullers of our strings. We are a part of our environment, gifted with intelligence, and it is better for us if we use it.

Argentus Maximus, May 2015.

Outstanding Resources on How To Make Money with Charts - by Argentus Maximus

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 6:18am
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Several times I have been asked for a reading list which can be used to raise the quality and ability of prospective investors and traders.

Here it is.

Sorry Ben Graham-ites! Your master didn't make the (my!) cut because this list is about the practical use of charts and intended to work on all timeframes. On a more serious note the Graham and Dodds thesis can be alternatively represented on charts as an approximate 10 or 20 years trading range which stock prices, earnings, and returns of assets employed, oscillate within and can be accordingly traded.

Progress Report at end of 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:01am
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Very long term secular trends are turning but this takes many years. Interest rates are at 60, 120 and 300 year lows. Reversal of trends always creates churning and price fluctuations and we should expect more of that.

The Seven Year Shemitah or Shmita Cycle

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 3:48pm
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Is there a seven year cycle in stocks? Argentus Maximus takes a look at the last 100 years of the Dow and how such a cycle measures up against the price movements of US stocks during that period.

Masters of Peering through the Fog - Joseph Schumpeter

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 4:06pm
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Oligarchic capitalistic neo-fascism, globalism, or corporatocracy, whatever you prefer to call it, was predicted a long time ago - by Joseph Schumpeter.

Interesting People: Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 6:28pm
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Day shift leaving, night shift not yet arrived.

Where the long term silver cycles are now

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 5:47pm
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A look at the status of the 5, 7.8 and 8 year cycles in silver.

Is Anything Missing?

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 2:38pm
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Sherlock Holmes mentioned "the dog that didn't bark" at the crime scene and knew the culprit must the the dog's owner. What isn't to be seen can be more revealing than what is.

Parallels Between The End of Bimetallism and Innovative Bond Market Debt Settlement Products

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 7:01pm
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The demonetization of silver during the bimetallic standard period a century ago, and the superior status given to gold as money consequently is a case study for today. But this time it's sovereign debt paper and money, and it's time for the establishment to make the debt paper's value "vaporize"!

The Critical Mind, Inner Scripting, & The "Game" of Trading

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 10:18am
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If you trade or invest in financial markets, it matters a lot whether you are using your inner adult or your inner child to decide your next trade.

Gold & 2nd Term US Presidents

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 7:25pm
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Does it matter for the gold price who is President of the United States? Sure it does!

War Cycles and The Price of Gold

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 4:49pm
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What governs the price of gold? Is war or proximity of war a big component of the gold price? Do cycles of wars replicate in the price of gold?

Trends in the Gold-Euro Cross

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 7:33pm
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Trendlines unplugged in XAU-EUR - Rhythm and Price Issue 173 10082014

"Laundry Day" and Some Gold and Dow Rhythms

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 7:25pm
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Did you know the Market "Laundry" is a hundred years old! We should not be surprised Wall St failed to bring attention to this by having a party!

An In-Depth look at a Major Cycle in Spot Silver

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 8:27pm
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Some people debate the existence of cycles in financial markets. They are certainly not regular, and come and go for unknown reasons. Here I look into two pretty large alleged cycles in silver and we can track them over the coming weeks to verify if they are really there or just illusions!

Price Stabilization is a Manipulation; How High It Goes is Now Public Information

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 11:53am
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Central Bankers engage in "Price Stabilization". Their actions are supposedly private. Professionalism demands secrecy but total secrecy is difficult to ensure. At what level in the organization would you expect that information "leaks" begin to occur? At the bottom? In the middle? Not likely!

Silver, etcetera

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 2:41pm
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Argentus Maximus: Ruminations on shiny precious metallic electrically conductive silvery stuff, and winning or losing large amounts of hard earned fiat cash while trying to get some for yourself.

High Stakes Gambling in a Town Called Zugzwang

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 12:54pm
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What do you do when all roads lead to a swampy quicksand between here and the destination? The "Marines" have already been sent to various locations and time is ticking. Is this 1980 or 1936 or 2014? What game are we gambling in? Is it Chess, Poker, Politics, War or Finance? How much time remains on the clock before Main St dies? And who, where or what is Zugzwang?

Today's Puzzle, Corporate Raiders, Gordon Gecko, Goldenballs, Ouroboros, Where All This Ends

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 3:30pm
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Through the ages and through history even up to the present day, some things just repeat over and over. That means we can know roughly what to expect sometimes. But one thing is sure, the characters in past iterations of this cycle are all extremely interesting characters who were larger than life.

Groups and Gangs, Leadership Quality and Ourselves

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 2:56pm
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Our investment and evaluative judgment can become impaired by strangely little things, things we would never expect to do this.