I have never stayed long in the company of people who did not appreciate this company.
The current drama around the gold thread is ridiculous. The moderators are mostly
opposed to this thread and topic, and the current situation is making it much less
convenient to access the thread, especially if one wants to have the main forum on the
screen at the same time. The floating thread indicated much better when there was action
on the thread and in gold, or other parts of the economy.
There is no need to discuss the relevance of gold to property, credit and the economy
in general in this email once again. But I want to stress that a lot of valuable
information got posted on this thread over time and I have learned a lot myself. The
discussions with opponents of gold where most valuable to me.
I spent a lot of time posting on this forum. Not only because the topic of house prices
is so important (as a proxy for the whole credit/money market), but also because there
is a good amount of knowledgeable people on this forum, and many of them posted on the
gold thread. I had a lot of fun, but often it was hard work, e.g. finding the right data,
article, chart or simply logical argument to counter a false or sloppy statement.
No one who is giving away tediously researched information on this forum is paid to
do so. It's all voluntarily, and some people simply have fun to educate or intellectually
challenge others. I understand how some posters can become very upset and impatient
when their efforts are ridiculed, since I believe most posters have good intentions
and really post what they think is in the best interest of others to know.
Anyway. The house price crash is old news. There is no way around it - it's over.
Maybe it's simply time to move on and go somewhere where the information I and many
others have posted here is more welcome and appreciated.
Some have asked me for copies/updates of the charts I have posted many times before.
Many of the charts I have posted have been taken from here:
I also have an own thread on the Gold Is Money Forum that I update every now
I am also checking out Axstone's thread (and others) every now and then:
Finally, I have created a new thread on Global Edge Investors on gold, which is here:
I will post charts etc. on there from now on.
I will browse HPC every now and then. But I will try to reduce my time on there
Good luck to everyone.