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More Dr. Franz Pick

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
11/12/2018

From page 35 of Dr. Pick’s pamphlet, we find some history as well as some advice.  “America’s first currency exchange concerned the old Continental dollar.  The Continental was first issued in 1775,...

New $ for Old $

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
11/05/2018

I have a couple thousand books, and read 50-60 every year.  I guess I am read freak.  I keep my supply even, by constantly donating read books to worthy causes, or my house would be full of books.  At any rate, I...

November 6th

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
10/29/2018

I never make a prediction…until now anyway.  Despite the fact that no one can tell what can happen, even ten minutes from now, but November 6th is mid-term elections, and in this case, I think I can do a bit of...

Big Mistake

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
10/22/2018

My phone rang yesterday, 10/18/18, and an elderly gentleman told me he had bought metals from me years ago, was glad to hear my voice again, and sorry to bother me, but he just wanted to ask me a question.  No problem, of...

If I'd Known

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
10/15/2018

I have often told my clients that I have no idea what prices will be next year, next week, or tomorrow.  Usually they laugh, and some say, “Well you’ve been doing this for many years, surely you have a gut...

Real Money Everywhere

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
10/08/2018

I have often told my clients that gold and silver are real money around the world, throughout all ages, and in all currencies.  Bitcoin is supposedly not connected with governments around the world, and someone can use...

Bitcoinfinger

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
10/01/2018

Hey, I’m going to be 85 in a few months, and I’m going to tell you a story about a movie experience I had 54 years ago.  It has to do with gold, which is real money, as opposed to Bitcoin which is a fraud. ...

When's It Going Up?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/24/2018

The most common question I have been asked since I began doing precious metals in November of 1977, (that’s correct, over 40 years ago!) is, “When are metals going up?” Or, “What’s going to happen...

Barter

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/18/2018

The use of barter in trade, is actually much older than actual ‘money,’ and can be dated back as long as written history exists.  The Bible’s timeline, probably dates back about 4,000 years, and the Hebrew...

$81 Million Gold?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/10/2018

The inflation rate in Venezuela is 67,934 percent per year, currently anyway.  This means that if you wanted to buy an ounce of gold, it would be 81 million Bolivars, which is what they use to use for money, at least for...

Fake Money

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/03/2018

The “bit-coin” fraud I have already written about, so I won’t further bother you with that scam, other than to remind you that a non-precious metal coin selling for about $7,000 is absurd.  They say that...

Bonanza (part 4)

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/27/2018

The Comstock gradually reached borrasca, but its fame lived on.  As a wonderful quote by “Kettle Belly” Brown, who had been the fire chief in Virginia City during the 1870’s, and who was being interviewed...

Bonanza (part 3)

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/20/2018

Next week I’ll get into the economic results of the Comstock, but there’s one more name I want to mention about the characters of Virginia City, and that is Adolph Sutro.  Born in Germany in 1830, he immigrated...

Bonanza! (part 2)

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/13/2018

By the year 1873, the Comstock mines had been in and out of bonanza several times.  After each slump, new mining ideas and devices came on, new prospectors came on the scene, and more silver was found.  No one was...

Bonanza! (part 1)

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/06/2018

In 1859, ten years after the gold rush of California, a group of poverty ridden but determined prospectors, were gathered around Sun Mountain in Nevada, trying to uncover a supposed great silver strike uncovered by Ethan and...

Who Buys the Gold?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/30/2018

In the world today, most nations have a little bit of gold, and for that matter a lot of people have a little bit of gold.  Who has the most, and who buys the most, is an interesting thing to make note of, since gold is...

The Crash of 1929

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/23/2018

In post World War One. America was rebuilding  and recovering.  The 1920’s were truly boom years.  The electrical grid was expanding, and more and more electrical appliances were being sold and...

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...

 

 

Spot Prices
Gold:   $1,202.40   -0.70
Silver:   $14.09   +0.05
Platinum:   $846.80   +4.00
Palladium:   $1,102.60   +7.00

Updated: Mon Nov 12