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Investing In a World of Make Believe

Silverthumb Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 5:13 AM
No kidding. These idiots are really trying hard to screw the average American, who won't own any gold or silver partly because JP Morgan has been manipulating the metals markets with the govt's blessing to try to scare off the average investor.

In recent years, a high degree of economic, financial, and political uncertainty has resulted in acute volatility in stocks, real estate, commodities and precious metals. I believe that another aggravating factor has been the increasing skepticism through which the investing public views government statistics and statements. 


To make prudent decisions, investors need to know key economic indicators such as economic growth, inflation rates, unemployment levels and the real cost and value of money. For the past 20 years or so, the key assumptions behind the calculation of these figures have been changed, or more...