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  1. rob121 liked a post in a topic by KDave in Thief steals $1.5M worth of gold in Manhattan after guard's slip   
    I am sure Loomis International will be having some serious investigations into their procedures following this event. If the fella didn't follow procedure he will lose his job and rightly so. If he did follow procedure (which I doubt given he was using the bucket of gold as a footstool and didn't bother to close the doors ) then he should keep his job and learn from the mistake. It was only one mistake after all, if you believe his story.
    And if the thief is smart and doesn't get greedy, they can supplement their income nicely for the rest of their lives. Completely untraceable. 
  2. Lindeman liked a post in a topic by KDave in USA & Canadian Coins Thread   
    RCM 1 Oz coins - Gold, Silver, Platinum. The density of silver is approximately half that of platinum and gold, which in turn are very similar in density, platinum being slightly more so than gold;
     
  3. George liked a post in a topic by KDave in Next US president - what happens next ?   
    The drums are beating big time. I watched the second presidential debate and remember Hillary mentioned setting up a no fly zone over Syria/Aleppo - she will walk the world into the next major war if she gets in. Wish there was a way to play that but I can't see any upside anywhere. Perhaps shares in companies that build nuclear fallout shelters or sell baked beans, do you know of any? 
    In my outrageous opinion we should just leave the Russians to it they are doing a decent job reducing the power vaccum that ISIS is attempting to fill. If Assad regains control of the country that will be best for everyone, the alternative is for Hillary to get her way and let ISIS take over by removing the last remaining power structure and create yet another failed state extremist breeding ground. Like the presidential election, Syria is a case of choosing the best of the bad options imo.
  4. KDave liked a post in a topic by HighlandTiger in hoping for a 50% return in a year   
    In the mean time actual fans can't get tickets and get ripped off by touts.

    Sorry but I despise all touts in whatever shape or form. (Have had many an argument outside Chelsea's ground with the scum).

    The sooner the bill is passed to make it illegal to sell tickets for above face value the better. (There is an amendment being added to a bill going through parliament as we speak to curb touting)


  5. Ravinella liked a post in a topic by KDave in Bad time to start a sovereign stack?   
    No one knows if now is a good time or not mate, gold is very volatile in both directions so for short term savings I would say stay away. I remember you were uncomfortable with the volatility last time when you had built up a decent stack so perhaps consider your options before doing the same thing again. 
    If you are just looking to save why not start a regular saver with a few different banks instead perhaps? Set up some standing order with a few banks to save £200 a month or whatever, the interest is paid at the end of the term so there is incentive to not touch it until it matures. But at least there is on paper only upside over the short term, you get your interest and don't have to realise a loss if you need the money?
    If you are thinking longer term then fair enough investing is the way forward, but again, is it gold you want specifically? Or just somewhere to tie up your money? What about income investments like dividend stocks or peer to peer lending you can make regular contributions to those too you don't need big sums. Gold is good and all, but just getting it on its own will leave you feeling rather exposed to its price movements and the result will be wanting to sell again when volatility picks up I guarantee it. A bit of everything is a good way to counter this, but this is not advice just my thoughts, do as you wish 
  6. KDave liked a post in a topic by Roy in Marmite 500g   

     
     
    Old stock. Selling as bouillon.
  7. digitalcoinstore liked a post in a topic by KDave in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    I'm guessing you don't watch the BBC news either Roy. 
    In fairness nothing has gone up yet, but in summary - Tesco have instigated shortages on some of their products (making the news) because of disputes with distributors who naturally want fair value for their goods. 10% I think is the expected price hike in sterling on average, but being the hero's they are Tesco are making for some positive PR out of the situation by saying no to the increases for a bit, then will eventually fold and put up their prices. We can expect everything to start creeping up in £ terms once the big distributors get their way. 
    Nothing has gone up yet though. Now may be a good time to go long on anything with a decent best before date lol. 
  8. digitalcoinstore liked a post in a topic by KDave in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    I'm guessing you don't watch the BBC news either Roy. 
    In fairness nothing has gone up yet, but in summary - Tesco have instigated shortages on some of their products (making the news) because of disputes with distributors who naturally want fair value for their goods. 10% I think is the expected price hike in sterling on average, but being the hero's they are Tesco are making for some positive PR out of the situation by saying no to the increases for a bit, then will eventually fold and put up their prices. We can expect everything to start creeping up in £ terms once the big distributors get their way. 
    Nothing has gone up yet though. Now may be a good time to go long on anything with a decent best before date lol. 
  9. George liked a post in a topic by KDave in Next US president - what happens next ?   
    The drums are beating big time. I watched the second presidential debate and remember Hillary mentioned setting up a no fly zone over Syria/Aleppo - she will walk the world into the next major war if she gets in. Wish there was a way to play that but I can't see any upside anywhere. Perhaps shares in companies that build nuclear fallout shelters or sell baked beans, do you know of any? 
    In my outrageous opinion we should just leave the Russians to it they are doing a decent job reducing the power vaccum that ISIS is attempting to fill. If Assad regains control of the country that will be best for everyone, the alternative is for Hillary to get her way and let ISIS take over by removing the last remaining power structure and create yet another failed state extremist breeding ground. Like the presidential election, Syria is a case of choosing the best of the bad options imo.
  10. Pipers liked a post in a topic by KDave in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    Its all Brexits fault according to the BBC, just watching their business news programme for entertainment purposes only and there is no other reason given for the £ decline than the usual excuse. No mention of the CNY1m, no mention of forex reserves around the world being moved around to accommodate, no mention of Mark Carney lowering interest rates here and printing, or of the governments plans to borrow and splurge. Is there any wonder the masses of the country are so ignorant and hysterical. At least in the past the BBC were honest about their role, having a propaganda department and such. Today they are held up as an impartial beacon educating and informing us all...
    The £ is down 18% since Brexit, but Brexit has little, if anything to do with it, considering the fact that it has not even happened yet. But lets not spoil the fairy tales.
  11. Pipers liked a post in a topic by KDave in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    Its all Brexits fault according to the BBC, just watching their business news programme for entertainment purposes only and there is no other reason given for the £ decline than the usual excuse. No mention of the CNY1m, no mention of forex reserves around the world being moved around to accommodate, no mention of Mark Carney lowering interest rates here and printing, or of the governments plans to borrow and splurge. Is there any wonder the masses of the country are so ignorant and hysterical. At least in the past the BBC were honest about their role, having a propaganda department and such. Today they are held up as an impartial beacon educating and informing us all...
    The £ is down 18% since Brexit, but Brexit has little, if anything to do with it, considering the fact that it has not even happened yet. But lets not spoil the fairy tales.
  12. Pipers liked a post in a topic by KDave in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    Its all Brexits fault according to the BBC, just watching their business news programme for entertainment purposes only and there is no other reason given for the £ decline than the usual excuse. No mention of the CNY1m, no mention of forex reserves around the world being moved around to accommodate, no mention of Mark Carney lowering interest rates here and printing, or of the governments plans to borrow and splurge. Is there any wonder the masses of the country are so ignorant and hysterical. At least in the past the BBC were honest about their role, having a propaganda department and such. Today they are held up as an impartial beacon educating and informing us all...
    The £ is down 18% since Brexit, but Brexit has little, if anything to do with it, considering the fact that it has not even happened yet. But lets not spoil the fairy tales.
  13. KDave liked a post in a topic by shemyaza in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    Utter rubbish the media saying the Pound is at it's lowest in 130yrs, March 5th 1985 was not 130yrs ago, £1=$1.06 (05.03.85) the media lies just continue. Yuppies and the Boom occurred soon after the date above and saw a large growth spurt in the economy. A competitive pound also reduces capital flight outwards and boosts entrepreneurship within the economy as Imports are easier to compete against. .
  14. KDave liked a post in a topic by walesdave in Today I received.....   
    x2 Krugerrand
    First Krugs I've ever held......must say that even allowing for the couple of gram weight difference, these 'feel' a lot more substantial than Brits.
    I think I might stick with stacking Krugs from now on, as long as I can stop the terrible South African accent when handling them  and I keep breaking into the Spitting Image song 
     
     


  15. KDave liked a post in a topic by GrahamHantsHog in Silver crowns   
    Thought I would post photos of my two beauties, hope you like them as much as I do.
    As much as I like my bullion coins I prefer my old coins for their value and history, nice shiny bullion coins always seem like toys compared to a really nice condition 120 year old coin.


  16. KDave liked a post in a topic by DRooster in Gold Monitoring Thread £ only   
    Down thirty quid is hardly anything, considering the price six months ago.
    The tiniest blip is commented as a SLAM, CRASH, RALLY, whatever.
    I guess that's de-rigeur for PM reportage.
    As long as its still worth more than I paid for it
     
  17. KDave liked a post in a topic by Bumble in Gold Monitoring Thread £ only   
    This interview with Peter Hug gives a good account of what is going on.
  18. KDave liked a post in a topic by HelpingHands in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    Remember when the bank deposit protection was reduced from £100000 down to £75000 due to the weakened Euro.
    The protection was supposed to roughly equal 100000 Euros.
    I've not heard any talk of increasing the deposit insurance now the pound has sunk.
  19. KDave liked a post in a topic by ST1986 in Today I received.....   

    Last two weeks sovereign pick ups


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  20. KDave liked a post in a topic by sg86 in Today I received.....   
    Is it just the 1/4 that is sort after? I only have 3 pandas and one is a 1oz 2011, not got it out for 4years
  21. KDave liked a post in a topic by StackerMike in Today I received.....   
    One more 1oz Gold panda 2004 and 4 Sovereigns


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  22. KDave liked a post in a topic by HelpingHands in GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)   
    @Pete I think all HGM shield backs are spot + 15% 
    I've never seen one in stock so I am giving you info based on myths.
  23. rob121 liked a post in a topic by KDave in Thief steals $1.5M worth of gold in Manhattan after guard's slip   
    I am sure Loomis International will be having some serious investigations into their procedures following this event. If the fella didn't follow procedure he will lose his job and rightly so. If he did follow procedure (which I doubt given he was using the bucket of gold as a footstool and didn't bother to close the doors ) then he should keep his job and learn from the mistake. It was only one mistake after all, if you believe his story.
    And if the thief is smart and doesn't get greedy, they can supplement their income nicely for the rest of their lives. Completely untraceable. 
  24. fehk2001 liked a post in a topic by KDave in 16m adults in the uk have less than £100 savings   
    Spot on. People are waiting for the crash but its already happening. If your currency falls by 10% and your house is still worth the same amount of currency afterwards, guess what, the value of your house has fallen by 10% too. So obvious but people don't connect the dots. Stocks might be going up in currency terms but unless it beats the devaluation of currency then all that is happening is you are losing less than the guy with just cash in the bank, but you both lose. That is the name of the game right now, how to lose less than everyone else. Shiny metals appear to be doing their job at least. 
  25. KDave liked a post in a topic by K_theepan in Today I received.....   
    Another set to my collection