Thursday, March 01, 2007

Gold Bugs Unite

There are a whole bunch of folks out there that believe that once the U.S. economy collapses they will be the supreme rulers of the country because they hold gold bars. I have news for them - the new leader will be me because my larder is full of instant coffee. And yes you will drink instant when the beans run out my friends - you will and at my price.

But that is neither here nor there. This person started his article with "I started writing an article a few days ago in which I was calling a top for the Dow."

And then goes on to say that the meltdown on Tuesday proved his point. Ok why not and so what - you're a genius there - I said it - happy. Anyway that's not the point of this post - he goes on to say that he didn't understand why gold and silver were smacked down too and wrote it off to being an emotional reaction blah blah blah. Readers of this BLOG know that the real safe haven is Radio Shack - I proved that the other day conclusively - unfortunately this self-important person turned off his comments so I can't point him to the article that will save his life in the coming meltdown. No matter - what got my butt up in the air was this -

Housing Market
We can't say the same for the U.S. economy and we are considering shorting the housing sector. New-home sales plunged 17% in January. This was the biggest percentage decline in 13 years and may signal a coming deflation, if not burst, of the housing bubble. This bubble has been the most significant force keeping the U.S. economy afloat

First - where has this person been for the past 18 months? I guess gold bugs are a little slower than the rest of the population - obviously. Second - this is the guaranteed all time contrary indicator - when a hard-core gold bug is going short housing it means that the housing crisis is over and we can start investing in TOL again.

All kidding aside - always remember rule 1 - Nobody Knows Nothing - Including Me. And if you say that in front of your bathroom mirror every morning you will be better off for it. That's the other thing I wanted to pass along to this guy.


Eddie said...

I've learned some things from reading Cara, but I've struck by the glee coming from that crowd this week.

Marlyn Trades said...

Yes I know - that's what turns me off about the doom and gloom crowd - they are only happy when there is a meltdown. It is always a - see I told you so kind of thing - and they don't bother saying that this was the 508th "see I told you so since the last time they were right."

Tim Knight is another one who is unbearable after a correction. I love his product though -

Dogwood said...

Nooooooooooooooooo! I hate instant coffee! Please, anything but that!

I beg you, oh great Marlyn, have mercy on us and start stocking coffee beans instead. The future of humanity hangs in the balance!


Gold will go higher.