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Natural Resource Stocks and the New Great Depression, AKA...Iso's Patch

When this thread began, 9 yrs ago, the world was a dramatically different place. We had the luxury of being able to focus, almost exclusively, on improving our skills as investors and traders.

An independent, full time, professional trader, since 1986, my prior work as a Merrill Lynch broker and experience in oil & gas geological mapping and well work over evaluation, seemed like a reasonable place to begin building a discussion. Broadening the topic to include other natural resources also made sense, in the hope of attracting thoughtful contributors interested in mining, agriculture, and other resource/commodity stock sectors where my expertise was limited or lacking entirely.

That formula worked well. Even a brief look at the posting record, over the years, reveals a wealth of outstanding insight from dozens and dozens of posters about stock picking, sector analysis, fiscal, monetary & credit trends and how these factors interact every moment of every day in the vast array of supply and demand equations constantly unfolding from the micro to the macro-economic level.

Although such things still warrant attention and analysis, the advent of a new Great Depression in 2008 and a massive, ongoing, socio-economic "transformation" (nobody wanted and few anticipated) has forced purely financial considerations from staring to supporting roles in the drama we find ourselves in.

Rules of Thumb haven't changed much. Per se...

Discussion is helpful, but the "Prime Directive" continues to be about taking responsibility for your decisions and actions. But now? It's your life and your family and your human rights, AWA your money that are increasingly under threat. This is particularly true if you're highly dependent on rapidly deteriorating , large, centralized, socio-economic institutions which once were far more reliable.

If reading and participating here contributes, in even a small way, to helping develop the art and habit of independent thinking and action? Then, this discussion has served it's primary purpose.

Goal is not to let yourself be programed by a corrupt, untrustworthy, MSM, or the pointless partisan head banging which serve only to divert us from more important and immediate practical considerations.

No No's:

1) It's hard to completely avoid commenting on the increasing impact of government at all levels is having on our lives. But is This is NOT a partisan political thread. Partisan invective is not welcome.

2) Don't come here to pitch a stock, over and over, or to add this thread to a long list of similar spam posts on other threads. Rule of thumb here = SI's rule: No spamming. Spammers will be banned.

3) Likewise for personal attacks, which are also prohibited. People who come to stir up trouble with baiting or taking cheap shots will be banned. So, please leave your food fighting boots outside before you come in.

Banning decisions are final. Don't PM me. <The buck stops here>. Nuff said.

OTOH, can't emphasize enough that having fun is important. In fact, now more than ever. topic humor, music, and book rec's are welcome to prevent the narrative becoming monotonous, or too negative.

There's few things more energizing and uplifting than a little old fashioned, sincere, enthusiasm.

Also like to express my appreciation to posters when it's reasonable to do so. One of the things I dislike about most Silicon Investor thread monitors? Many are too insecure to encourage or recognize others. That's not happening here. So....

Welcome to Iso's Patch. Let's have at it, and have fun while we're at it.
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91554Looks like Europe is next, then the U.S. Iso <French Farmers Set Tax Officeisopatch-1 PM
91553 Hi Iso, <And bad as it is for people to eat GMO foods? It's better thanmdh4ever2-12 PM
91552While I agree with you personally? The unfortunate reality is most people have isopatch-Sunday
91551Just what we need big harvests of arguably the most toxic GMO crops, soy and corFreedomForAll-Sunday
91550This should help lower U.S. food prices in a few months. Welcome news to consumisopatch-Sunday
91549Pretty much. The only things really missing from that are the agreed Russian spsense-last Saturday
91548Does this explanation match the facts? The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to KFreedomForAll1last Friday
91547<Must-know: Why natural gas prices could have a silver lining By Keisisopatch-last Wednesday
91546[graphic]Monkey Man3last Tuesday
91545The better traders often do. Wish I'd know at 30 what I know now..)) Isoisopatch-September 15
91544Wow! That's interesting. I made a similar post on JP's thread earlier, Davy Crockett-September 15
91543<Record Highs? 47% Of Nasdaq Stocks In Bear Market, Down 24% On Average isopatch3September 15
91542A taste of classic power blues. Best performed in a big enclosed room to get theisopatch-September 14
91541Electric supercar race ends in a serious crash upi.comsense-September 13
91540The Latest Buzz: Thousands of bees escape truck in Florida Video taken on Intersense-September 13
91539 <Dollar's rise pressures commodities amid Fed anxiety By isopatch-September 11
91538Time for a music break. Just kick back and enjoy. youtube.comisopatch-September 9
91537It's not hard to arrive at the same conclusion just by studying how we got hsense-September 9
91536While I don't expect you to go back and read the past several years of discuisopatch-September 9
91535[Month after month it's been nothing but an unending parade of negative artisense-September 9
91534The Guinea Hens are just hilarious. Sue and I are laughing at the antics all therobert a belfer-September 8
91533It's been a great summer. Thank you for the best wishes. I hope you and yoDavy Crockett-September 8
91532Some good points. Others I don't agree with. Unfortunately, don't haveisopatch-September 8
91531Roger that..)) Been very busy with outdoor work on the place. Just taking a brisopatch-September 8
91530Time to get outta Dodge, folks. Sparsely populated, lower income, areas like thisopatch-September 8
91529I'm buying the US $ Iso. All my trades are (except for one - and that was aDavy Crockett-September 8
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