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Why don't you advertise?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/16/2018

TV is full of silver ads.  I mean big ads with lots of special effects, and all sorts of free stuff.  “Just call and we’ll send you a free 1 gram silver bar.” That’s worth a few cents.  Or a...

Take a Chance?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/09/2018

Life is full of chances one must take, just to live.  Did I pick the right mate?  Did I buy the correct car, home, neighborhood, job, town or city in which to live?  Correct doctor, insurance, church, friend, and...

Rag Babies

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/02/2018

The Civil War was probably the greatest disaster to ever hit these shores.  610,000 people killed in that war started by Abe Lincoln.  The Civil War was unpopular in the North.  So unpopular, that Lincoln had to...

Banks

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/25/2018

There are banks everywhere.  In small towns, huge cities, and foreign nations.  Bankers always seem to be wealthy, ever notice that?  The corner bank is really indispensable, and I would never want to eliminate...

Dollar Collapse?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/18/2018

There are lots of articles written by people supposedly ‘in the know’ about all sorts of things, but of late, many think the dollar is going to collapse, leaving those with them, or having saved in them, out of...

Basic Economics- Chapter 1

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/11/2018

Economics, by definition, is simply the “Science that deals with the production, distribution and consumption of wealth,” according to a dictionary definition.  Wealth then, also according to a dictionary...

Numismatics

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/04/2018

There are literally thousands, if not millions of people who make their livings calling people to solicit contributions for the policeman’s benevolent fund, (if there is such one),  some politico’s run for the...

Continental Dollars

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/28/2018

The Continental Congress of The United States, authorized the creation of, and issuance of a ‘Continental Currency’ in 1775.  This was obviously before the War of Independence, and Jefferson’s...

Invest in What? Part 2

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/21/2018

There are certainly many things one can do with surplus dollars, which can harm if you pick the wrong one, benefit if you pick the correct one, or if you don’t invest in anything, it is almost a guaranteed loss, since our...

Invest in What?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/14/2018

There are a whole army of ‘licensed financial planners,’ who for a percentage of your worth, will instruct you what to do, or usually  do it for you.  Whether they do anything, nothing, or cause you to lose;...

A Short History of Gold

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/07/2018

Gold’s history dates back to about 3100 BC, but that would be boring, so let’s stop and think about how it must have been discovered.  I owned three hotels in little Silverton Colorado, which was a mining...

What can you buy with gold and silver?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/30/2018

Simple, nothing!  You can barter with gold and silver when paper money becomes worthless, as it has in 100% of the world’s history.  America, and most, if not all other nations, knowing their currency can and will...

Black Friday, 1869

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/23/2018

It’s a long story, and I’ll try to abbreviate it, because my daughter Melissa, sort of witnessed the results 130 years later! The story began when the North printed Greenbacks, as I have mentioned in a past...

World War III

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/16/2018

For a couple of weeks, America’s left and right, thought with a shudder, that President Trump had America heading into World War Three.  He was considered to be reckless, and acting without a grain of common sense,...

Special Counsel

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/09/2018

For over a year now, special Counsel Robert Mueller has been costing taxpayers millions of dollars, and has been investigating everything his mind can conjure, other than his original instructions and purpose.  There is a...

The Dollar (Part 4)

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/02/2018

Until 1862, the United States had only twice issued dollars which were not redeemable into gold.  Those times were during the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812.  Both times, the wars were paid for with paper money,...

Mass Protests

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/26/2018

Friday, March 23, 2018, saw hundreds of thousands of protesters parading across America.  They were everywhere, protesting guns, the NRA, and demanding new laws, as if there weren’t enough already, which I am certain...

The Dollar (Part 3)

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/16/2018

What are dollars anyway?  The simplest definition, is that dollars are money.  Money we have to use to pay our debts, thanks to ‘legal tender laws,’ which require this.  This is not a total definition...

Tariffs

Author:
Melissa Stott
Publish Date:
03/12/2018

More on the dollar next week! President Trump is levying a 25% tariff on steel, and 10% tariff on aluminum.  Rinos (Republicans in name only), and many Democrats are screaming that it will start a trade war, and they say...

The Dollar (Part 2)

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/05/2018

Although experiments with paper money did occur throughout the early history of the country, they were largely unsuccessful.  People, for good reason, didn’t trust the notes and preferred gold and silver coin.  In...

 

 

Spot Prices
Gold:   $1,242.00   +1.00
Silver:   $15.81   +0.02
Platinum:   $827.00   -1.30
Palladium:   $935.00   -2.80

Updated: Mon Jul 16