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From: Aladdin Sane2/25/2021 7:44:49 AM
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I understand the qualifications very good.. and the optics.... but the optics make this choice rather trite... Likely to be less welcomed in China than a fluent Gwai lo... There is a huge cultural gap ... not being recognized... and truth be told many Chinese here (Canada at least ) do not trust the 'home country' .. but they like my grandpa were/are KMT supporters.. That is a worse bias than the average US folks would have ... This will be MOST interesting .. Mr. Biden is following Mr. Trump's playbook on China.. with a sprinkling of sugar LOL Will be no more successful...


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To: Julius Wong who wrote (168900)2/25/2021 9:37:13 AM
From: Haim R. Branisteanu
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Issuing a digital dollar or digital euro is nothing new it only saves printing paper and forging coins and also makes a lot of banking related operation less complex and easier.

A digital dollar will act as the current paper dollar no difference, and all the BTC aficionados do not get it that BTC is actual a speculative digital feature without any underlying value.

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From: bull_dozer2/25/2021 9:37:15 AM
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Chinese £3,200 budget electric car takes on Tesla

A budget electric vehicle (EV) selling in China for $4,500 (£3,200) is now outselling Tesla's more upmarket cars.

The compact car is proving a big hit for state-owned SAIC Motor, China's top automaker.

The Hong Guang Mini EV is being built as part of a joint venture with US car giant General Motors (GM).

Last month sales of the budget electric car in China were around double those of Tesla, which was questioned this month over safety issues there.

While the $4,500 Hong Guang Mini is the most popular model, there is an upgraded one with air conditioning for just over $5,000. The cars are being marketed as "the people's commuting tool".

The joint venture partnership, SAIC-GM-Wuling, is known as Wuling locally.

bbc.com

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To: TobagoJack who wrote (168904)2/25/2021 9:40:27 AM
From: Haim R. Branisteanu
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No it was not the Russian if at all it was China Communist Party messing around

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To: Haim R. Branisteanu who wrote (168919)2/25/2021 10:30:55 AM
From: ggersh
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And you're worried about the Chinese/Russians? Look here first.

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Schwab Family Values
Is the real Klaus Schwab a kindly old uncle figure wishing to do good for humanity, or is he really the son of a Nazi collaborator who used slave labour and aided Nazi efforts to obtain the first atomic bomb? Johnny Vedmore investigates.


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To: carranza2 who wrote (168915)2/25/2021 12:04:26 PM
From: flashforward2009
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been in gold for the past 5 years I don't have any now, but love copper and going forward I think it will be a better inflation hedge. If I've learned anything it is do not fight the tape.

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From: marcher2/25/2021 2:03:27 PM
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teotwawki...
ambiguously minor,
minors as majors,
or
are adults children, too?

youtube.com
dunno..........

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To: TobagoJack who wrote (168909)2/25/2021 4:59:31 PM
From: sense
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Forests and trees... pair with known unknowns and unknown unknowns.

"Demography is destiny" is perhaps not perfectly true... but it is not a lie... even if destiny also depends on other influences that are simply left out of ones equations... though perhaps not everyone's.

"Don't fight the Fed" is prudent advice, but its utility depends on knowing for certain what the Fed is doing versus what the Fed is saying... as otherwise you can't tell if you're fighting them or not. Having an ability to understand, whether you follow what they do, or follow what they say... to understand why it is that the Fed does what they do, Including what they say as one of the things they do, and why that generates an immutable object... that one should not try to resist... still has to be considered in context of a world in which people are people, and do what people do, in the awareness that irresistible forces do exist...

As long as the Fed aligns its immutable objects with the irresistible forces... the problem for investors is reduced to one of determining if they are lying, and what they are lying about, and why...

But, if you recognize that they are lying, know what they are lying about, and understand why... you should also gain an awareness regarding whether or not the immutable objects do align with the irresistible forces... or are instead arrayed in some degree of opposition to them. Complexity ensues, as there is not only one object or only one force... but the differences between various forces and objects being aligned or not... should not be hard to recognize. That is true, for instance, either in the way that riding in airplanes traveling through smooth air gives one result, and another result if one encounters some turbulence... but riding in airplanes attempting to travel through rocks has other impacts. The alignment or lack of it matters... as does the nature of the forces and objects in question. The rest is a matter of degree.

The last two weeks we've seen cases in point... as the Fed first announced there would be no rise in interest rates... essentially "for years and years"... along with no reason to be concerned about inflation... essentially declaring the near future certainly will be a golden era of free money and no inflation. Following which stocks and other things boomed as one might expect was the intent... when you goose the accelerator... and, for purpose, mention you are doing that.

Tuesday: A Technical Set-Up for Precious Metals
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Then, not ignoring the observation of the influence exerted on the trade this week... easily foreshadowed here before it occurred... and, in spite of that effort, still given rising concern with inflation resulting from the plan to goose the accelerator... the Fed rejoins its prior announcement of an inflation free golden age, by again doubling down on "there will be no inflation"... distracting people from the fact that interest rates are rising... which some may recall I noted here recently as what should be paid attention to...

Wednesday: Wall Street finishes up as Fed's Powell soothes inflation fears

The initial failures to understand the sources of the turbulence made apparent in "shoveling money out the back door" a year ago... were met with corrections that avoided the global economy attempting to fly through rocks... while also smoothing out the ride... at the tolerable cost of a lower dollar. But, that was prior to the Covid influences... new forces and objects...

In that context... weave in what we do see happening in reality... that might be a better indication of what is going on behind the scenes than one might glean from any of what is being said in the day to day... the key impact of which seems it is to generate new and different types of noises now... than were at issue a year ago ?

December: Is Silver Set for a Multi-Year Rise?
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As background, recognize the chatter about "resets" is not close to being resolved... the chatter perhaps having nothing to do with plans or events in resolution... Those looking ahead to some magical reset... might benefit more from hindsight... noting that Basel III seems it has already long ago answered re some of those questions the markets are still being told are unresolved, particularly in relation to gold ?

Basel III... back in 2011 (?)... converted gold from being a category of "other things a bank might own"... having no real utility on the balance sheet... to being a tier one asset... literally good as gold again... with nothing better than gold owned to shore up a balance sheet. And, from 2011 (?) queue a parade of ridiculous banking games... in which multiple and overlapping claims to the ownership of the same gold have been the primary feature. And, paired with that emergent behavior... in the airing of dirty laundry... a series of delays in implementing Basel III... evolving into implementing it incrementally... and in a way that is not uniform... until some future date when full alignment is attained... after which... maybe people will learn it happened ?

I will note in that context that physical silver one might have purchased over the last few years... being bought on the basis of that amount of silver being equal in value to an ounce of gold... today, if sold to a real buyer in a real market... would have that same unit in silver buy two ounces of gold. Silver has doubled in value relative to gold in just the last few years... in part by silver increasing in value in dollar terms... while gold declines in dollar terms... if you prefer to see it that way. But, that doubling didn't occur before silver was "run up" (when charted on a gold-silver ratio chart)... to 120 ounces of silver to one ounce of gold... in the sort of spike you might expect to see on a GME chart... that allows shorts to reset positions from a higher basis... to recoup losses from a short squeeze by engineering a bigger decline from a higher peak ? Up is down and down is up... depending on your orientation... which always works in any environment in which the operation of gravity is suspended ? Or, it works until someone turns the gravity back on. And what should you expect until then... ?

Basel III Could Be Gold's Best Friend

:On the 28th June 2021 Basel III will change the spectrum of how Gold is valued. This event has been described by some precious metals analysts as the most significant in their careers. So what is it exactly, and how will it change the world for Gold and precious metals investors?

In that context... look at your post, to which I'm replying... at the chart "A Brief History of Volatility" and ask the question as... which pattern on that chart does the current pattern most resemble ?

What would the imperative be, as banks re-write the rules, in a world reverting to a gold standard... with the goal being to ensure the stability of banks... which has been "a problem" in the prior monetary era ?

Alan... quit sniggering... Let Janet do her job...

What would the role of crypto be... in an environment in which we see that all they do is potentially replace an overly antiquated technology base applied in ACH functions... the Automated Clearing House a thing not needing only one outdated functional mode of enabling transfers... What value would there be in transitioning from an era in which debt was money... to an era in which particular transactions are money ?

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To: Julius Wong who wrote (168912)2/25/2021 5:00:32 PM
From: sense
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Hence the dysfunction.

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To: Aladdin Sane who wrote (168916)2/25/2021 5:26:05 PM
From: sense
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"There is a huge cultural gap ... not being recognized."

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