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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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94444[graphic] eia.govisopatch-an hour ago
94443One of my, top ten, long held, investment rules, as well. Article in my last poisopatch1an hour ago
94442I have long been of the belief to never invest in a company whose product's robert b furman-an hour ago
94441Things worth knowing about subsidized wind and solar energy around the world: &isopatch-an hour ago
94440It's a good idea to hold cash reserves in the U.S. dollar. As regular readeisopatch1Monday
94439Hi ISO, This rate increase structure now also includes Quantatative tightening.robert b furman-Monday
94438 All bull markets are followed by bear markets and recessions. Question is nisopatch1Sunday
94437Remember that one. Kudos. A good LT investment. My better half just took a proisopatch-last Friday
94436EPD has been quite active in the ethane biz, diversifying their pipeline operatiJimisJim-last Thursday
94435Found this on The pertinent portion of law that applies to your qusm1th2last Thursday
94434How do you legally not take cash?? There was Federal law passed shortly after thsm1th-last Thursday
94433Watched Bloomberg TV headlines with lunch & audio off. One just went acrossisopatch-last Thursday
94432[graphic] "This note is legal tender for all debts public and private"ekimaa1September 11
94431We're on the same page. Worth mentioning sheriff's tax offices in eveisopatch-September 11
94430I hate it... been seeing the shift to cashless society for years... thing the goJimisJim-September 11
94429What do you guys thing about this? TIA. Iso <Cashless commerce is poppiisopatch-September 11
94428<EPA to ease rules on methane emissions for oil-and-gas companies Publishedisopatch1September 10
94427In Wisconsin we have 2 window units one on each end of the upstairs. Last year robert b furman-September 10
94426OT: we're finally getting "normal" weather for this time of year..JimisJim-September 10
94425Sounds beautiful. Ordered seeds for my three food plots. turnups, peas,winter grobert b furman-September 10
94424OT: I'm in Mich now (got here earlier in the summer and staying probably midJimisJim-September 10
94423Hi Jimi, OUCH, sorry to hear about those ribs - slow to heal. My balance is norobert b furman-September 10
94422When I'm hiking/camping out west (now that my snake trained dog died last yeJimisJim-September 10
94421Hi Jimi, We have a bear season in Wisconsin ( northern part). My dear hunting robert b furman-September 9
94420Like Yardeni, but Lacey Hunt is my favorite economist. Here's one of his maisopatch1September 9
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