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Stu

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    Stu got a reaction from TownCalledMalice in Lurker noob   
    Good to have you on board.
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    Stu got a reaction from The1GramMan in Lurker noob   
    Good to have you on board.
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    Stu reacted to Tom75 in taking 200 x 1oz coins on a plane   
    Hello,
    arrived in Poland today.
    I had 226 oz (200 coins and 26 bars) in my hand luggage.
    Officer at Stanstead airport opened and checked my bag..
    And that was it, no problems, didn't ask me for any receipts etc.
    I hope my post will help some of the members,
    Cheers.
     
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    Stu reacted to CadmiumGreen in Today I Received.....   
    Following my initial attempt to add the the third 2 oz Silver Bleyer Hand Poured Rectangular Owl Bar for 2020, Caroline at @BleyerBullion was able to find one of the last available after it was quickly out of stock. Thank you Caroline for helping me add this beauty to my continued Rectangle Owl bar collection and ability to further help you with your contributions to The Barn Owl Trust!



    Even our very own backyard Barred Owl approves!!!

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    Stu got a reaction from Tn21 in beware Hatton Garden website photos   
    Yes, I think they need to be precise given the premiums they are now charging. It was different when they only put a few percent on each coin regardless of type. They regularly confuse kangaroos with nuggets in their photos also I have noticed.  
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    Stu got a reaction from BrumChris in beware Hatton Garden website photos   
    Yes, I think they need to be precise given the premiums they are now charging. It was different when they only put a few percent on each coin regardless of type. They regularly confuse kangaroos with nuggets in their photos also I have noticed.  
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    Stu reacted to KRO in The coming Gold crash   
    Not so fast Wonger

     
    In the non-speculator category, the Swaps are more short than they were in July 2016 despite open interest being 71,372 contracts lower. The mark-to-market value is record net short at $36.6 billion. What has happened is the Producer/Merchants have cut their positions, presumably deciding that hedging mine output is less important in the current inflationary environment. Consequently, the bullion banks are bearing 71% of the short exposure.

    The speculator category makes this more interesting still. At 138,555 net long, hedge funds are only 25,000 contracts longer than average, and compared with their bullishness in July 2016 have hardly got going. It is the other categories, Other Reported and Non-reported have taken 56% of the long side, and they are not behaving like skittish hedge funds at all. These include family offices, the ultra-wealthy and foreigners through Globex who are standing for delivery as a means of getting their hands on physical bullion ‚ÄĒ171 tonnes from the June contract alone.
    Conclusion
    Bullion banks are between a rock and a hard place. For years they’ve been playing the hedge funds as an angler hooks and plays a fish. That game has ceased and there is no easy way for them to get level. For the moment they are trying to put a lid on the price, but the cost has been rising open interest, and therefore rising mark-to-market positions.

    The August active contract runs off the board at the end of this month and bullion banks are likely to be forced into large delivery volumes again. Furthermore, the exchange for delivery arbitrage facility between Comex and the LBMA is broken, allowing Comex premiums to London spot to go unchallenged.

    It is increasingly possible the gold contract is evolving into deep crisis, and that force majeuremight have to be declared if, as seems increasingly inevitable, a wider banking crisis ensues.
     
    https://www.goldmoney.com/research/goldmoney-insights/a-potential-crisis-in-comex-gold  
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    Stu got a reaction from silverdocket in Hi There so original   
    Hi mate, welcome to the forum. There is a fair few folks from your side of the water as members here. Don't be put off by minimal funds. You would be surprised how quickly a stack can grow, even with modest means and it is a good way of saving.
    What coins did you get left if you don't mind saying? 
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    Stu reacted to Nick1368 in Today I Received.....   
    Good things come to those who wait.
    I searched for a 1989 proof double sovereign for a long time but couldn‚Äôt find one at a reasonable price so instead I ended up buying a Bullion Quintuple 1989 a few weeks ago until a hero came along called @Thomas78¬†ūü§£ūü§£ and sold me this stunning 1989 proof double sovereign for a fantastic price and it came all the way from Belgium,¬†thank you Thomas.


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    Stu got a reaction from Robda1986 in Now what ūüėź   
    Congrats, it took me 6 years to reach my goal. If not already, I would suggest having an emergency cash fund of 6 months living expenses and then concentrate on diversifying into other assets. I have done the first and now looking to second along with overpaying the mortgage. I wish I had tackled this 20 years ago but better late than never. 
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    Stu reacted to BackyardBullion in Something a bit different - Backyard Veggies!!!   
    Our raspberry plants have gone crazy this season, this is the second bowls worth in a week!
     


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    Stu reacted to AuricGoldfinger in Invest in gold or invest in a buy to let property which is the best option ?   
    It really depends. If £100k is all you have in the world I would consider spreading it about. I try to have a stake in some of the main asset classes.
    - property 
    -gold
    -equities
    -bonds
    -cash
    As much as I enjoy investing in the above i also enjoy some other alternative investments which include watches and whisky amongst other things.
    As for how you should ‚Äúinvest‚ÄĚ 100k I would start by saying gold is more of a preservation of wealth than an investment. Gold is still hovering around all time highs at the moment but doesn‚Äôt mean it won‚Äôt go higher (¬£1450 an oz was highest recently) - ¬£1330 an¬†oz looks a good buy at the moment but ¬£950 an oz looked a much better buy¬†not¬†too¬†long ago.
    Consider using your Sipp allowance or at least your ISA allowance for this year? There are some bargains on the stock market still, I’m yet to see any major bargains in the property market yet but no doubt there will be. 
    With such a good amount my advice would be to do as much research as you possibly can, if your relying on a simple answer to your question then your not ready to dive in and invest in anything. Property and gold has worked well for me but I really did a lot of research and made sure i had a profound understanding of exactly what i was getting into. Both can be and have been disastrous for others. I hope this helps and i wish you the best of luck with whatever you decide to do.
     
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    Stu reacted to RiverbankSilver in Riverbank silver 105g Bar (Matt finish )   
    Hi there,
    Here is one of my hand poured Matt finished Bars up for grabs
    105 grams of .999 fine Silver
    £82
    Fully Hallmarked 
    Paypal friends and family or BT please 
    Uk only
    postage of buyers choice and risk.
    Thanks for looking


     
     
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    Stu got a reaction from Silverhigh in Hello all   
    Hi and welcome to the forum. You are doing the right thing by researching the topic before making any purchases, especially as prices are high currently.
    My advice would be to stick mainly to gold (sovereigns) if you are stacking and not collecting. 
     
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    Stu reacted to Silverhigh in Hello all   
    Thanks for the advice. This helps as I have been in two minds as to what to purchase first. I would like to purchase Britannia’s though. 
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    Stu got a reaction from Twist0311 in Another Newbie here HELLO!   
    Hi and welcome to the forum.
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    Stu reacted to vand in If silver goes to ¬£28 per ounce like 2011   
    £28 will seem cheap by the time the FOMO phase of this cycle is upon us. 
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    Stu got a reaction from dicker in We can't ALL be right, if you are right, alright. If someones else isn't right, that's not right. Put it right. (IGNORE)   
    You are either an exceptional individual, or an exceptional narcissist. "Nearly always right" wow. Not many in your league mate! 
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    Stu got a reaction from Magritte in Gold buyers slowing down   
    If I had an issue with postage like you describe, I would have no issue with asking for the difference back. Also, in making it public knowledge if sure it was not a genuine mistake.
    i think @arshimo2012 sets the gold standard here, as far as reselling goes.
     
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    Stu got a reaction from MancunianStacker in Gold Monitoring Thread ¬£ GBP only   
    Worth grabbing a sov or 2 if you're ok with spot price movements either way. 
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    Stu got a reaction from PapaLazarou in Gold buyers slowing down   
    I'm not having a go, but I think I remember that a few years ago you were trying to eek out  a % out of the buy sell spread by way of placing wanted ads. I mind thinking at the time, is it worth attempting to save £4/ £8 pound on a deal when you believe the price will rise 50 or 100% within a few years. Here we are in this situation, were those sales ads for £800/£900 etc an ounce at time really worth knocking back for less than a percent?  That said, for all I know you may have scooped up,all the metal,at the price you wanted, but I would think it unlikely.  
    Here again you appear overly concerned with premiums. I'm not buying now as I hope I have enough metal. If I thought I did not, I would keep buying, regardless of today's spot price or premiums asked. 
     
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    Stu got a reaction from arshimo2012 in Gold buyers slowing down   
    If I had an issue with postage like you describe, I would have no issue with asking for the difference back. Also, in making it public knowledge if sure it was not a genuine mistake.
    i think @arshimo2012 sets the gold standard here, as far as reselling goes.
     
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    Stu got a reaction from pyperb in Gold Monitoring Thread ¬£ GBP only   
    Worth grabbing a sov or 2 if you're ok with spot price movements either way. 
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    Stu got a reaction from AppleZippoandMetronome in Gold buyers slowing down   
    If I had an issue with postage like you describe, I would have no issue with asking for the difference back. Also, in making it public knowledge if sure it was not a genuine mistake.
    i think @arshimo2012 sets the gold standard here, as far as reselling goes.
     
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