I have grown old yelling at my neighbors and family members to buy gold, silver and oil, to little-to-no avail, and I can see that they are getting bored with my same old million reasons why they should, and how their deliberate inaction only proves their stupidity, which I never tire of pointing out, so they can’t say that they “didn’t know” that they were stupid.
So, recently, I was standing in the street outside of Griswald’s house, telling Old Man Griswald how he was an idiot for not buying gold, silver and oil as the only rational defense against the inflationary horror unleashed when his own stupid government (that he and his loathsome Leftist friends elected over and over again) was deficit-spending so unbelievably much money, dutifully created by the foul Federal Reserve, which is a complete failure as an institution if ever there was one, having destroyed 98% of the buying power of the US dollar since the Fed’s inception in 1913 by creating too much money and credit, when their original purpose was to “keep prices stable,” to which I cynically laugh in Sneering Mogambo Rebuke (SMR) “Hahahaha!”
You can probably imagine that I was, as usual, getting pretty worked up by my long harangue, and I was just getting to my famous angry summation of, “If you don’t buy gold, silver and oil with all your money, then you are making the Biggest Freaking Mistake (BFM) of your life, you moron!” when, suddenly, Griswald himself opened the door!
He hollered out how the biggest mistake he ever made was to choose to live in a place so near to me, and how I am some kind of weirdo, gun-nut, gold-bug bozo.
I am, of course, cleverly rebutting his every point by reminding him that he is an idiot for not buying gold, silver and oil because of that, you know, government deficit-spending thing, and how the Fed is creating so much new money, which increases the money supply, which makes prices go up, which makes people upset, which leads to disquieting things like the French Revolution, and the Russian Revolution, and people like him getting destroyed financially.
I even reminded him that the M2 measure of the money supply is up about $400 billion in the last 12 months, and even though the monetary base was up only about $220 billion, taking it to $1.987 trillion.
And, of course, I mentioned how the Federal Reserve is back to increasing Total Fed Credit (the fabled magical fairy-dust credit that becomes many, many times bigger when it finally becomes money, adds to the money supply and causes the misery of price inflation), which took this particular stinking load of lies and fraud up another $2.7 billion last week, taking the Fed’s total “cost of Fed incompetence” to a staggering $2.289 trillion. So far.
Well, you can take Griswald off of your list of People Scared And Buying Gold (PSABG), but there are apparently plenty more who are not, particularly Europeans, as we learn from the Northwest Territorial Mint’s newsletter that the World Gold Council (WGC) reported recently that “during the last two years there has been an ‘extraordinary increase’ in the retail demand for physical gold products in Europe,” which must be significant because “European demand represented 40% of global demand for gold in 2009.” Global!
Now, I am second-to-none in raw xenophobia, paranoia or conspiracy theorizing, especially as concerns Europeans, which is a phobia somewhere on the Mogambo list of the Top 100 Scary Things (T100ST), probably categorized somewhere below “Werewolves” but above “Total strangers who seem to hold a grudge against me, talk about me behind my back, and plot against me,” which, I note for the record, is what foreigners do!
I can’t help but notice that foreigners are always talking in some foreign language which I can’t understand, which proves – proves! – that they are talking about me and hatching ways to hurt me, or else they would speak in English so that I could understand them. Can’t you see how it all fits together? It’s obvious!
Well, I can tell by the stunned expression on everyone’s faces that they do NOT “see how it all fits together.” After an embarrassing silence that seemed like an eternity, with everyone looking at me with a mixture of disgust and disbelief on their faces, finally the spell was broken when the Mint went on that in the second quarter of 2010, Europe was still “the source of 35% of the world’s demand for small gold bars and coins,” whereas just two years ago, European demand for gold had been only a “relatively insignificant” 7% of global demand.
And since nothing in the macroeconomic environment has changed except to get worse, then the soon-to-be panicked buying of gold and silver by people and institutions worldwide will hand Huge Freaking Profits (HFP) to those who buy these magical metals now at bargain levels, which makes it so easy that you giggle with delight, “Whee! This investing stuff is easy!”
The Mogambo Gurufor The Daily Reckoning
Richard Daughty (Mogambo Guru) is general partner and COO for Smith Consultant Group, serving the financial and medical communities, and the writer/publisher of the Mogambo Guru economic newsletter, an avocational exercise to better heap disrespect on those who desperately deserve it. The Mogambo Guru is quoted frequently in Barron's, The Daily Reckoning , and other fine publications. For podcasts featuring the Mogambo, click here.
Gold and silver are now moving incrementally. When the moon turn from quarter to half, from half to 3/4 and from 3/4 to full .. when gold move from horizontally to paralelly from paralelly to vertically, then, it is the biggest jubilee of the centuries. And, it will also officially mark the final day of paper product. All paper product may then be dumped into 6-foot coffin, lid on plus nailed and securely screwed. Is that what Guru means? Hahahahahaha………
Paper, I’m still trying to figure out what you meant. Those online language translation sites don’t always do a very good job. Or are you perhaps óne of those foreigners who are talking behind the Mogambo’s back?
If a smelly frenchman knows it’s time to buy gold then the gig is up.
I feel that is all common sense.
Only a fraction of 12 trillion ND (national debt) is needed to propel gold and silver to the moon. Yellow stuff above suface hardly totals 200 tons, I supposed, and, those hidden extractable won’t surprise anywhere. Why fiat still grips is because of technology coupled with confidence built up over the past few decades. It is hard to find any major technology breakthroughs now than in the heydays. Confidence in fiat is losing ground every minute as new creations find its way to the market. Utter collapse is what we will see if new fiat stops knocking the door. Decaying or progressive death would be much better than sudden demise of economy. A bank-run occurs when outburst of rumour proved to be real. Without the intervention of lender of last resort, the central bank, how many banks could survive a run?
So, as the clock ticks, increasing volume of fund from the 12 trillions ND is diverted to gold and silver. Initially, this may be incremental and later it could only be total and vertical. If gold staggers in a few tradings, it could only be described as normal and momentarily. Nothing is wrong, if we leap 3 steps and then concede a step. Gold and silver have a pending long long journey.
Use what analogy you will: a car, a clock, a chemistry experiment... the point remains that the Fed believes it can control the economy. Indeed the Fed will stop at nothing to realize the goals of its dual mandate" to maximize job growth and maintain price stability. But, as Jim Rickards expalins, that conceit always ends in disaster. Read on...
When it comes to life-changing tech investments, venture capital has been at the forefront of the investment landscape. But now, there’s a new kid on the block that’s threatening the “old way” of doing things: Equity Crowdfunding. What happens when these two fields meet? Matthew Milner explains...
The NSA will tell you their surveillance programs protect you and the country from terrorists who seek to do you harm. But when you get past their talking points and prepackaged press statements, you'll find their search for enemies covers more people than you'd imagine. Mike Leahy explains...
If the back-and-forth action in the markets has you banging your head against the wall these days, maybe you're concentrating on the wrong stocks. While the market churns near its highs and investors continue to fret over the makings of a possible correction, Asian stocks listed on U.S. exchanges are catching fire. Greg Guenthner explains...
The economist Milton Friedman didn't go far enough when he said, "Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it." In fact, as Bill Bonner explains, those same good intentions are often used as pavement on a road that leads to a rather ominous and fiery destination. Read on...