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  1. Alymac liked a post in a topic by vand in Most reliable mint for non marked milk spot coins?   
    Yes, I think they are the most beautiful of the non-changing designs, and the reverse side is so intricate too. I absolutely love them.. and certain years have have quite a lot of collector value too, so always the chance that you could be buying something that will be highly sought after in the future. I'll never forget the first time I held a libertad, I just thought it was a thing of absolute beauty.
  2. Alymac liked a post in a topic by vand in Most reliable mint for non marked milk spot coins?   
    Yes, I think they are the most beautiful of the non-changing designs, and the reverse side is so intricate too. I absolutely love them.. and certain years have have quite a lot of collector value too, so always the chance that you could be buying something that will be highly sought after in the future. I'll never forget the first time I held a libertad, I just thought it was a thing of absolute beauty.
  3. vand liked a post in a topic by jayboat in Today I received.....   
    Got my first bit of gold today with my gs.be order. 1/10th britannia. Now i have finished off my silver needs for this year until 18's are released, gonna start a wee gold stack to fill the time  Should i keep it in the mint pack are put it into a capsule? Does it even matter?
    Also picked up 1 of those big ben coins and mix of a few others. Not sure how that series will pan out, should be a nice. I only got the 1 cause im not paying 24 euro for a coin that will milk up. 

     

  4. Alymac liked a post in a topic by vand in Most reliable mint for non marked milk spot coins?   
    Perth mint, although even they aren't 100% reliable.
    US Mint too.. might be wrong, but I don't think I've ever heard of a spotted ASE.
     
    Libertads are a terrific option too - I have many, and none have spots!
  5. shawy2510 liked a post in a topic by vand in Today I bought.....   
    Not got a lot of spare cashish this month, but I took the opportunity to buy an additional 20oz on this morning's dip.  
     
  6. ApisMellifera liked a post in a topic by vand in It's just silver   
    Look.... I have nothing against pandas, unicorns, sea krackens, eagles, turtles, cougars, owls, wolves, penguins, sea lions, space martians or any other form of wildlife either real or mythical... rumour has it that I may even own a few myself... but I just wanted to say that at the end of the day IT'S ALL JUST SILVER.
    Just wanted to get that off my chest! thanks!
     
     
  7. ApisMellifera liked a post in a topic by vand in It's just silver   
    Look.... I have nothing against pandas, unicorns, sea krackens, eagles, turtles, cougars, owls, wolves, penguins, sea lions, space martians or any other form of wildlife either real or mythical... rumour has it that I may even own a few myself... but I just wanted to say that at the end of the day IT'S ALL JUST SILVER.
    Just wanted to get that off my chest! thanks!
     
     
  8. ApisMellifera liked a post in a topic by vand in It's just silver   
    Look.... I have nothing against pandas, unicorns, sea krackens, eagles, turtles, cougars, owls, wolves, penguins, sea lions, space martians or any other form of wildlife either real or mythical... rumour has it that I may even own a few myself... but I just wanted to say that at the end of the day IT'S ALL JUST SILVER.
    Just wanted to get that off my chest! thanks!
     
     
  9. RichRock liked a post in a topic by vand in Side Hustle   
     
    Couple of good races at Royal Ascot to smash for EW arbs:
    Tues 4:20 - St James's Palace Stakes
    Fri 4:20 - Coronation Stakes
    So long as they remain 8 runners or more then you will easily be able to get each way arbs on these race
     
  10. RichRock liked a post in a topic by vand in Is the UK housing bubble about to Burst?   
    Even Rightmove, the most bullish of Indexes, and a proxy for seller expectations has taken a haircut in the last month:
    http://uk.businessinsider.com/rightmove-uk-house-prices-record-first-june-fall-since-2009-2017-6
    UK -0.4%
    London -2.4%
     
    If you are heavily leveraged in UK property right now then god help you.
  11. RichRock liked a post in a topic by vand in Is the UK housing bubble about to Burst?   
    It is turning.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40117132
    Doesn't matter if interest rates are zero, prices cannot go up forever, and when they stop going up then usually the start going the opposite way.
    http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/uploads/monthly_2017_06/nw3m.gif.3ac2dec40cf53f9fd3ba0caf0c37dedf.gif
     
  12. vand liked a post in a topic by Roy in Hot weather   
    You're now officially a 'Grumpy Old Man' mz!
    Welcome to the club, chap 
  13. savoyard liked a post in a topic by vand in Bars vs kilo coins vs ounces   
    I'm gonna be conventional and say just get some 1oz coins.  They're much more interesting than bars imo, command lower premium if you buy them from the right place, and offer the best risk/reward in terms of potential premium growth.
    Bars make more sense for US buyers looking to maximize their ounces.
  14. vand liked a post in a topic by RichRock in Silver Price Forecast Thread   
    BitCON dropped from $3000 over $900 in last  few days. Silver shills screaming 'Buy' at these low levels...FFS, I normally wouldn't give a toss, bubble and all, but I read on some of their youtube comments (Bix Weir) about an old lady (70 yrs +) who had invested everything when Silver was $40? plus (couple of monster boxes), saying that she believed them and now what to do...she sold her silver and bought BitCON at $2950 JUST BEFORE IT DROPPED TO $2100, A $850 DROP (low of $2100 today) before a dead cat bounce (could breach recent highs, but who knows?), as we predicted here. (For those new here, check above posts and time/date stamps before jumping in that we weren't calling a bubble please). She is actually desperate and it made me think twice about  what damage these shills are doing with their $199 subscriptions. We know, drops on the way up or down are normal, but they are enough to shake out pensioners and the unwary late money.
    Now, I don't normally care about who does what, I am unemotional in trading, but trust me, when old people get conned out of their savings by shills for income that they have worked their whole lives for, then watch out, I get defensive and emotional like a rabid dog whose nuts are being rubbed in a rusty cheese grater.
    I may start my own thread/free channel/blog/youtube? (Havent got a clue about that stuff, but know how to trade), taking the 'RichRock' view of what s going to happen, and call these mother *'s out, simply because I have humanity. I am thinking of starting a new thread and posting my trades there for all to follow. Sorry, but this got my goat and I hate to see the vulnerable being shafted by so called 'Experts'. 
    Comment is from Elizabeth Perry to Bix Weir: (ps I won't link to his video, because that would earn him more much needed pennies in addition to the grannies he rips off), but if search Bix Weir Silver cry babies that may be enough for you to mobilise troops.
     
     
     

  15. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by vand in Silver Price Forecast Thread   
    I have eToro ads for Bitcoin and Ethereum all over my facebook feed. I think once they are pitching for the shoeshiners on social media then it's as sure a sign of a bubble top as you can get.
  16. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by vand in Silver Price Forecast Thread   
    I have eToro ads for Bitcoin and Ethereum all over my facebook feed. I think once they are pitching for the shoeshiners on social media then it's as sure a sign of a bubble top as you can get.
  17. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by vand in Silver Price Forecast Thread   
    I have eToro ads for Bitcoin and Ethereum all over my facebook feed. I think once they are pitching for the shoeshiners on social media then it's as sure a sign of a bubble top as you can get.
  18. vand liked a post in a topic by lightjaw in Bars vs kilo coins vs ounces   
    I changed how i invest this year, and now i only buy 1kg silver bars and the odd silver coin and smaller bar for fun. My reason for doing this is because i like to hold them in my hands, and really wouldnt want to do that with a kg coin.
    The price difference in buying a kg coin or bar from STG is so minimal when you factor in delivery, that i often pay the extra couple of quid just to be able to get the bar sooner from a UK dealer.
    My exit strategy is to have 20 kg bars to just sell to a dealer at the rate of one per year in retirement. It will pay for christmas at least. For a more regular income, i still am planning to be able to sell a full or half sov a month for 20 years as a nice little top up in retirement. So far i am about 6 years out of 20 years done. This, on top of the government pension, my two company pensions and my private pension will give me about 20k a year to live on. Hardly amazing, but for me thats the goal. 
  19. vand liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Bars vs kilo coins vs ounces   
    To start with i think a silver stacker is best off getting some decent 1oz coins. I would get Perth Mint Lunars with weights around 1/2oz - 2oz. The 1/2oz and 2oz coins tend to show more appreciation after a few years especially if that year was a lower mintage. The 1oz coins are invariably hitting maximum mintages these days.
    The Perth coins are good quality. They rarely spot and they come in a capsule.
    I would tag onto the joint purchase that is going on with goldsilver.be on the selling section so you can cut down on the postage a bit. Alternatively just pick up coins on the selling section. You will end up with a bigger variety and may well get a lower overall price in the end.  
    When you have collected enough smaller coins, then start looking at bigger coins to make up a full set of Lunars. Then progress to bars to bump the weight of your stack. Remember if and when silver prices rises a 1kg bar [32oz] @$50/oz is $1600 - don't imagine the current bargain prices for silver are going to last indefinitely. 
    If you are getting bars i would keep my eyes peeled for something a bit different/vintage. You will likely pay a bit more but an older bar, something where the bar is no longer made or the maker has disappeared give the bar more collector potential. If you aim to keep the bar a long time, bars for example like the Engelhard were once basic bullion but are now highly sought after, so try to think ahead.
  20. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by vand in Silver Price Forecast Thread   
    I have eToro ads for Bitcoin and Ethereum all over my facebook feed. I think once they are pitching for the shoeshiners on social media then it's as sure a sign of a bubble top as you can get.
  21. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by vand in Silver Price Forecast Thread   
    I have eToro ads for Bitcoin and Ethereum all over my facebook feed. I think once they are pitching for the shoeshiners on social media then it's as sure a sign of a bubble top as you can get.
  22. Agpanda liked a post in a topic by vand in First gold purchase   
    I don't really understand how people are recommending the QB when it's basically a new coin with no meaningful history.
    By all means buy it if you like the look of it, but don't listen to any talk of "potential" because it's totally unproven. 
    But I would say it's better to stick to the basics. Don't get carried away trying to chase potential - gold is primarily for insurance, not speculation.
  23. oliversw5 liked a post in a topic by vand in Today I bought.....   
    25oz ordered yesterday as I make a start on the 2nd thousand. Noticed that my average price was a quid or so higher than the previous few batches, so last months price drop has worked out very nicely for us disciplined stackers!
  24. Vacendak liked a post in a topic by vand in Silver Price Forecast Thread   
    People need to get their heads out of the FIAT mindset by letting GBP price determine your sentiment.
    If you are a stacker then your goal is to acquire OUNCES. Cost only matters in as much as it determines how many ounces you can purchase for your labour.
    I stack at the current price of £13.xx for the same reason that I stacked at £10, £11, £16, and why I'll continue to stack whether silver doubles or halves in the next few years - to accumulate more ounces as a means of insurance and preserving long term purchasing power.
     
    Also, let me assure you that when you COMMIT to making regular (eg monthly) purchases, you will inevitably catch some selloffs, and also some spikes, but over the long run it is remarkable how much it evens out, and then you have enough ounces that the next batch hardly affects your average stack price at all.
  25. Vacendak liked a post in a topic by vand in Silver Price Forecast Thread   
    People need to get their heads out of the FIAT mindset by letting GBP price determine your sentiment.
    If you are a stacker then your goal is to acquire OUNCES. Cost only matters in as much as it determines how many ounces you can purchase for your labour.
    I stack at the current price of £13.xx for the same reason that I stacked at £10, £11, £16, and why I'll continue to stack whether silver doubles or halves in the next few years - to accumulate more ounces as a means of insurance and preserving long term purchasing power.
     
    Also, let me assure you that when you COMMIT to making regular (eg monthly) purchases, you will inevitably catch some selloffs, and also some spikes, but over the long run it is remarkable how much it evens out, and then you have enough ounces that the next batch hardly affects your average stack price at all.