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Don's Blog

Select from the list the article of your interest. These columns are the opinions of Don Stott, the founder of Colorado Gold. They are not meant to be seen as the opinions or directives of Colorado Gold, Inc.

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Vallars

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/24/2021

2/13/2008  (13 years ago!) “Vallars” are a historical fact.  In 1931, after the stock market had crashed and everyone was broke, depressed, and Roosevelt hadn’t been elected with his million...

The National Anthem

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/17/2021

This is a column I wrote in July, 2008, 13 years ago, and it needs to be said again. “On July 4th, everyone plays patriotic music, and it is one of my favorite holidays.  The Mormon Tabernacle Choir always does a...

Basics

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/10/2021

A client of one of my kids e-mailed me and said that I should write a column about which gold and silver to buy and what about numismatics?   Here goes. The ‘Spot price’ of anything is the price the...

More Valuable?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/03/2021

It’s all so common.  People might say, as an example:  “I bought gold @ $900, and now look!  It’s $1900!  I’ve made a thousand dollars an ounce.”  True, you have made $1,000...

Ethanol

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/26/2021

I well remember when ethanol was first forced into gasoline back in the 1970s, and all the articles written and published about the harmful effects it has on engines, hoses, exhausts, and even the air quality.  That died...

A Fire Story

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/23/2021

I wrote this the day before I fell and broke 4 bones in my pelvis!  I’ll try to resume my column! - Don                             This is...

No column for at least two weeks

Author:
Melissa Stott
Publish Date:
04/05/2021

Don is out of the hospital and rehabing his injured pelvis.  Thank you all so much for your thoughts and...

Inflation Explained

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/29/2021

Statistics are from a column I wrote January 8, 2002 I must have done a bit of research back in 2002, but here was the cost of gold in reichsmarks in those years after WWI.  Glad you didn’t save in...

Inflation Explained

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/29/2021

Statistics are from a column I wrote January 8, 2002 I must have done a bit of research back in 2002, but here was the cost of gold in reichsmarks in those years after WWI.  Glad you didn’t save in...

How Did We Get Here?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/22/2021

I have written close to 2,000 columns.  I have been sifting through many of them from 2010.  Here’s one, dated April 15, 2010, edited a bit.  Hope you like it.  (Note that the national debt 11 years ago,...

Bitcoin (again!)

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/15/2021

On August 18, 2008, the name “Bitcoin” was registered.  When I wrote about it last, there were over 1,000 ‘crypto’ (meaning fake) coins of all names and promises being produced, probably in many...

Why Gold and Silver?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/08/2021

Interesting piece from a little know mining journal –   Why Gold and Silver? March 01, 2021 Dave Kranzler Mining Stock Journal To paraphrase JP Morgan’s (the man) 1912 testimony to Congress:...

Value

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/01/2021

What is “value?” My dictionary has 13 definitions, but I’ll take the first one: “A fair or proper equivalent in money, commodities, etc., especially for something sold or exchanged.” Gold and silver...

Sent to me by a friend...

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/22/2021

Yes I can write, but the following just needs to be forwarded.  I have a list of about 80 I send stuff such as this daily.  If you’re a customer of Colorado Gold, I’d be glad to add your name to the...

Sadly Serious by Newt Gingrich

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/15/2021

"A smart friend of mine who is a moderate liberal asked why I was not recognizing Joe Biden’s victory. The friend made the case that Biden had gotten more votes, and historically we recognize the person with the...

It Didn't Happen All at Once

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/08/2021

What didn’t happen all at once?  Actually, the same thing happened and still happens all around the world, but not all at once.  What?  The decline and eventual going to absolute zero, of the value of...

IRA?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/01/2021

My toll-free number is a thing of the past.  After dealing with two phone companies, I discover that my toll-free number doesn’t belong to me but to a company called Lumen, which is impossible to deal with, so in the...

Antique or New?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
01/25/2021

According to a dictionary, “Antique,” is something “old,” or “out of date,” among other definitions.  I live in an 1887 brick ‘Queen Anne’ home of 3400 square feet, and love...

On Vacation

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
01/18/2021

Sorry, no column this week or maybe longer.  Going South to get warm.  Hope the 20th doesn’t result in mass violence.  The next four years will not be pleasant for conservatives and lovers of freedom. ...

It's OVER

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
01/11/2021

 I used to say, “I love Trump,” but I now change that to say, “I love what Trump did.”  After Wednesday, January 6th, and a long article I just read and will forward to anyone who wants to read...

 

 

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Updated: Fri Oct 15