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Too Big to Bail?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/06/2002

The J.P. Morgan/Chase derivatives overhang of some $29 TRILLION, has many "in the know," worried. Of course! Why not worry, when a huge corporate monster, has its future hanging by its gonads, thanks to absurd loans and...

Confiscation?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/27/2002

I don’t think so. A piece on Le Metrople Cafe is making the rounds, and I think it must be rebutted. The piece was written by a very reputable numismatic coin dealer, first of all, so the ax to grind is obvious....

Don’s Column

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/24/2002

270 years ago today, George Washington was born.  I celebrate this great man’s valor, leadership, humbleness, and opinions.  As America seems determined to get into foreign conflicts, from which nothing good can...

What Can Government Do?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/21/2002

President Bush was recently in Japan. He offered homilies to the Japanese, and his best wishes, but this will have no effect in the dreadful depression that now engulfs them. The Japanese look to government for help, to escape...

Am I Paranoid?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/13/2002

Let’s see now, the Japanese are buying gold like it is going out of style, carrying bags of yen to gold shops, and asking, "How much gold will this buy?" Dubya is spending, like there is no tomorrow. $356 million to get...

When Money Dies - Part 4

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/07/2002

(For Joy Foundation, which I mentioned last week, I forgot to mention the name of the rep. Call Paul Nystrom, at 1-970-249-1902 if you are interested) The first paper money in history was made in China, in the 1200’s....

When Money Dies - Part 3

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
01/31/2002

In the hundreds of cases, when the money in use becomes worthless, it is ALWAYS government that debases, and eventually kills it altogether. There is not a single case in recorded history, of a paper currency that did not...

One Year Later

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
01/25/2002

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a column for GOLD-EAGLE, titled "Diary of a Depression." You can see it by clicking the title just mentioned, or on "also by Don Stott" at the bottom of the page, and accessing the other...

When Money Dies - Part 2

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
01/18/2002

A notation first. Last week, I wrote of the Japanese, who had saved their surplus assets in yen, and who are now losing. A few were wise. Gold sales around the world, increased by 17% in the third quarter of 2001. In Japan,...

When Money Dies - Part 1-B

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
01/10/2002

I was going to go on to other currencies this week, leaving Japan alone, but it turns out I haven’t finished with Japan. Or rather, Japan hasn’t finished with itself…if indeed it can survive its current crisis. A...

When Money Dies - Part 1

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
01/04/2002

While the term "money," doesn’t indicate life, it is necessary, for civilization as we know it, to exist. A medium of exchange, that is compact, valuable, acceptable to the masses, and divisible into various sizes, is...

Remember the Alamo

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
01/01/2002

This is a quickie, just to wish one and all a most happy and prosperous New Year! In watching the History Channel this morning, the subject was the Alamo, and my memory was refreshed. I love American History, the west, and...

An Argentine Trailer

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/28/2001

I was in the theatre business for 11 years. I had 6 theatres, and a lot of fun. I’d like to have a dollar for every hour I have spent in a projection booth. Of course there is no longer a trade called...

The DC Maginot Line

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/20/2001

Anyone out there old enough to remember the Maginot Line? The Maginot line, was a long fortress built by the French to keep the Nazis out. They figured if they built this long, high wall, with guns and other armaments, the...

Another Cut. Whoopee!

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/14/2001

What it took Japan 7 years to do, Greenspan and his private, mostly European owned, Federal Reserve Central Bank, has done in a year. He has cut the interest rate for the 11th time in a year, with more to come, it is rumored....

Why is the Stock Market Going Up?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/07/2001

A basic law of physics, says that for every action, there will be a re-action, and it is all too true with the stock market. As I write this, the Dow has passed 10,000, Enron is a heap of rubble, P/E Ratios are way off base,...

BULLION or NUMISMATIC?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/01/2001

As in a previous piece, I must first make a disclaimer. I deal in bullion coins, not numismatics. There are two sides to every question…or more. I offer my side of the controversy, and will attempt to offer the other side...

Gold! Stocks or Physical?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
11/22/2001

Let me begin by saying that I am a precious metals dealer. I have been such since November, 1977, and do not sell gold stocks, or any other stocks, for that matter. I have clients in all 50 states and Singapore, and enjoy what...

$6 Billion A Week!

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
11/14/2001

What is $6 billion a week, you ask? $6 billion a week, is the number of dollars that are currently being inserted into America’s money supply, not counting the actual deficit of billions per year over taxes collected....

Why are silver prices so low?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
11/07/2001

NOTE: This column has been revised, because one paragraph assumed that everyone knew I was a precious metals broker in 1980 and before, and could indeed refuse to sell to clients who requested silver when it rose to $54 an...

 

 

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