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KDave

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  1. Xander liked a post in a topic by KDave in BBC Mega-Salaried Presenters   
    Well said. The BBC tax is a genius way to get us to pay for our own brainwashing and propaganda entertainments. Personally I despise the BBC because of this reason alone being made to pay when I should have the freedom to choose. Other than this, the BBC also represents institutional pedophilia, corruption level salaries and politically correct spin artistry.
    They do make a good drama every now and again though 
  2. Xander liked a post in a topic by KDave in BBC Mega-Salaried Presenters   
    Well said. The BBC tax is a genius way to get us to pay for our own brainwashing and propaganda entertainments. Personally I despise the BBC because of this reason alone being made to pay when I should have the freedom to choose. Other than this, the BBC also represents institutional pedophilia, corruption level salaries and politically correct spin artistry.
    They do make a good drama every now and again though 
  3. KDave liked a post in a topic by metallica73 in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    No other country is in the UK's position. 2nd highest net contributor, own currency & central bank, world financial centre etc. Not saying i't won't happen, but any 'punishment' of the UK given we are the EU's best customer, that we are propping up Eastern Europes jobs market and that lots of Euro finance is churned through London is basically the EU shooting itself in the foot.
    They'll feed crap to the media for another 18 months and then agree a position where it looks like both sides can spin a position that they came out on top.
     
     
  4. KDave liked a post in a topic by Vern in GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)   
    Feeling flush? at just a tad above spot you can pick up 1 or even 2 of the BIG 2017 B U 5 gold sov here for August dispatch?
    http://goldsilver.be/en/gold/1288-the-five-sovereign-piece-2017.html
    going....going....still there
  5. KDave liked a post in a topic by shawy2510 in Today I bought.....   
    2017 Full Sovereign to go with the half & Piedfort I have already
  6. Mariner1961 liked a post in a topic by KDave in Bitcoin (and other crypto currencies)   
    Block chain technology on its own, as a ledger, has little value from what I can tell, which is why I am so late to the party despite knowing about this stuff for a while. At the moment let's face it we are trading thin air, which is recorded on a digital ledger. Call them currencies if you want, but they are some of the worst in history if that was their intended function, a failure as they are far too volatile.
    They do, however, make excellent speculative trading vehicles, which is exactly how they now function, pure speculative vehicles driven as vand says by human emotion. Perhaps one day there will be a sucesfyl application of the technology, for example as a ledger for units of vaulted precious metals, or something else my limited imagination can't think of. People won't make money from use of the block chain itself, it will be just another boring technology behind the scenes working it's magic. 
  7. KDave liked a post in a topic by arshimo2012 in Nectar Points Offer   
    The 10 x points offer is back again it's every Friday in July 
  8. KDave liked a post in a topic by vand in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    The Dollar index is getting absolutely smashed. The chart is ugly.
     
    I'm would actually expect to far more strength in PMs given recent dollar weakness, but I think we will see rotation back into PMs once stocks have a wobble. 
  9. whitesands1 liked a post in a topic by KDave in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    Until rates rise the £ will struggle, although it is undervalued now from what I have seen. Personally I think the Euro should be struggling all things considered and I believe the picture will be very different in a couple of years.
    Last month there was a vague expectation of a rate rise being looked at in August, some of the committee members were considering it, though with the FED backing off and inflation falling somewhat since then, a rate rise by the BOE is looking far less likely. It is also only a year since rates were cut here and Carney won't admit he was wrong that quickly if he can help it. There are plenty of excuses not to raise at the moment.  
  10. savoyard liked a post in a topic by KDave in Would you leave your precious at a storage unit?   
    Look into a stocks and shares ISA. ETF's are not frowned upon by most people but they do have third party risk and costs a fee, but is highly liquid. If you are going to pay a third party for storage of your physical I would consider an ETF or allocated instead personally.
    Allocated silver through a bullion vault is another way to do it, fees involved again but highly liquid and no VAT if you don;t take delivery. This would be the nearest thing to what you are thinking of doing with your own physical, in that you trust someone else to look after it in a vault, only you can sell any time you want without having to go get it, and arguably its much safer. 
    Have a look into both options. Holding physical is still the least risky if you do it right, but it comes at a cost, space being one aspect of that cost. 
  11. KDave liked a post in a topic by onlyroadtoheaven in Royal Mint Experience Review   
    I visited the RM experience last week. It is well worth doing if you are in the area (wales). The tour guide was brilliant and it was interesting to see the coin machines at work. It now costs £5 to strike your own £1 coin - as I happily spend £1000s on coins with goats etc on them I felt £5 to strike my own coin easier to justify in my head.
    Unfortunately you don't get to see where they package the mail orders (big issues with lighting in that room ) or the room they paint the milk spots on, but a cracking visit for us coin geeks nonetheless.
    Do I get bonus points for using the search function of this forum to go back a year instead of starting a new topic?
  12. KDave liked a post in a topic by ApisMellifera in Bitcoin (and other crypto currencies)   
    @vand yep I agree....
    ETH is still in a clear down ward move from my point of view.... $120 at least (but you never know...lol)

  13. KDave liked a post in a topic by AuFinger in Bitcoin (and other crypto currencies)   
    Indeed. The first person to make money using a chart will be a trillionaire.
     
    Crypto is suffering from bubbles, part and parcel also of being unregulated.
    But the cryptos themselves are so dynamic too.
    To guess where things may go is so difficult. Even with all the knowledge in the world on each crypto you're still at the mercy of the law of unintended consequences.
     
    Happy gambling I say!
  14. BackyardBullion liked a post in a topic by KDave in Record Keeping - how do you keep track of your stack?   
    When using money from gold sales as part of the deposit to buy property I had to prove buying and selling the coins, I assume to prove I did not receive them as a gift, and also to meet money laundering requirements - not sure what recipes prove in that department though to be honest. Keep your invoices when purchasing and stick them in a safe deposit box with your metals like paul says. 
    There is another advantage if you stack only one or two types of coin. You can use invoices for the same type, say sovereigns, which will over the years have different values and this will allow you to play tax games - claim you are selling coins at a loss by using recent invoices if spot drops, or in the future if CGT free status is removed and you sell coins that were bought 10 years prior, use invoices from recent purchases. 'Mixed years' invoices are a good hedge against future tax changes.  
  15. KDave liked a post in a topic by Oldun in Today I received.....   
    Walk in......walk out. PR70 Deep Cameo 500th Anniversary 1989 £2 Double Sovereign. Population 5.
    1/2, full and double in the collection now. I must say, I think the double shows off the design so much better and has tremendous eye appeal. Of its type, this is as good as it gets. fyi, pcgs uses deep cameo and ngc uses ultra cameo, so in that sense there is a total population of 27 (ngc 22 ultra cameo/pcgs 5 deep cameo)
     


  16. KDave liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in Gold Stack Pic   
    The kind of people with no savings, multiple credit cards, store cards, car lease and overdrafts?
    Living pay cheque to pay cheque with zero safety net?
  17. BackyardBullion liked a post in a topic by KDave in Record Keeping - how do you keep track of your stack?   
    When using money from gold sales as part of the deposit to buy property I had to prove buying and selling the coins, I assume to prove I did not receive them as a gift, and also to meet money laundering requirements - not sure what recipes prove in that department though to be honest. Keep your invoices when purchasing and stick them in a safe deposit box with your metals like paul says. 
    There is another advantage if you stack only one or two types of coin. You can use invoices for the same type, say sovereigns, which will over the years have different values and this will allow you to play tax games - claim you are selling coins at a loss by using recent invoices if spot drops, or in the future if CGT free status is removed and you sell coins that were bought 10 years prior, use invoices from recent purchases. 'Mixed years' invoices are a good hedge against future tax changes.  
  18. BackyardBullion liked a post in a topic by KDave in Record Keeping - how do you keep track of your stack?   
    When using money from gold sales as part of the deposit to buy property I had to prove buying and selling the coins, I assume to prove I did not receive them as a gift, and also to meet money laundering requirements - not sure what recipes prove in that department though to be honest. Keep your invoices when purchasing and stick them in a safe deposit box with your metals like paul says. 
    There is another advantage if you stack only one or two types of coin. You can use invoices for the same type, say sovereigns, which will over the years have different values and this will allow you to play tax games - claim you are selling coins at a loss by using recent invoices if spot drops, or in the future if CGT free status is removed and you sell coins that were bought 10 years prior, use invoices from recent purchases. 'Mixed years' invoices are a good hedge against future tax changes.  
  19. BackyardBullion liked a post in a topic by KDave in Record Keeping - how do you keep track of your stack?   
    When using money from gold sales as part of the deposit to buy property I had to prove buying and selling the coins, I assume to prove I did not receive them as a gift, and also to meet money laundering requirements - not sure what recipes prove in that department though to be honest. Keep your invoices when purchasing and stick them in a safe deposit box with your metals like paul says. 
    There is another advantage if you stack only one or two types of coin. You can use invoices for the same type, say sovereigns, which will over the years have different values and this will allow you to play tax games - claim you are selling coins at a loss by using recent invoices if spot drops, or in the future if CGT free status is removed and you sell coins that were bought 10 years prior, use invoices from recent purchases. 'Mixed years' invoices are a good hedge against future tax changes.  
  20. KDave liked a post in a topic by Glorfindel in Gold Stack Pic   
    I'm not a collector, only interested in bullion... but I figured I'd share a picture of my cute little stack anyway. 2oz away from my goal.
    Apologies for the poor photo quality, my phone has a rubbish camera.

  21. KDave liked a post in a topic by lightjaw in Today I received.....   
    Ah the internet. Where things are taken out of context and people get annoyed because they cant see each others face when they are talking and get the wrong end of the stick.
    If we had the internet during the cold war we would now be living in a radioactive wasteland.
  22. KDave liked a post in a topic by lightjaw in Today I received.....   
    My 300g silver bar from Japan arrived. Love it. Hate thieving uk customs though....
     

  23. KDave liked a post in a topic by Daz147 in Hgm   
    HGM site has had a mini make over, % over spot figures are back
  24. Sovereign liked a post in a topic by KDave in GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)   
    http://goldsilver.be/en/gold/1212-gold-pistrucci-200th-anniversary-full-sovereign-2017-proof-box-coa.html?search_query=5+sovereign&results=3
    Is this a deal?
  25. KDave liked a post in a topic by Quicksilver in Today I received.....   
    eBay while looking for a sovereign box. Only by chance I spotted the listing.