Weekend Show – Sat 31 Dec, 2011

Opinions from experts as to what might happen in 2012

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In this show Al discusses:

  • Segment 1 – From the Cayman Islands Bob Moriarty discusses potentialities for 2012.
  • Segment 2 – From the East Coast Dr. Michael Berry gives his views on what could happen in 2012.
  • Segment 3 – Trader Rog looks ahead to next year.
  • Segment 4 – From Washington D.C.  Jeff Deist discusses the connection between politics and investing.
  • Segment 5 – From Colorado Rick Ackerman weighs in on potential events for next year.
  • Segment 6 – From San Diego Brent Cook looks at 2012.
  • Segment 7 – From New Jersey Peter Grandich weighs in with his views regarding potentialities for investors next year.
  • Segment 8 – From Singapore Grant Williams opines on potential events for next year.



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Big Al and Trader Rog look ahead to next year.

Featuring:
Al KorelinMichael BerryRoger WiegandJeff DeistRick AckermanBrent Cook
Peter GrandichGrant Williams

Comments:
  1. On December 31, 2011 at 3:23 am,
    stevie says:

    Up mighty early for ushering out this year Al..But then ,who am I telling you?

    As always God bless.
    Steve

    • On December 31, 2011 at 9:27 am,
      Big Al says:

      Thanks Steve,

      God bless you also and all the best for the new year, my friend.

      Big Al

  2. On December 31, 2011 at 5:23 am,
    James B from Canada says:

    Mr Korelin

    I agree with you re: social upheavals – I do not have much sympathy for those who refuse to plan and mange their lives properly and put all oftheir Hope adn change” on sob lib speaking politicians.

    I am aware of things and I am doing my best to pay my bills live modestly work hard stack pysical silver thanks to listening to you ( up to 300 ounces of .999 silver rounds by end of Jan I began in June – at these prices I cannot stop!!!. I am a “silveraholic” )and I am holding onto my silver ETFs – pslv, etc.. with both hands despite the big losses and plan to keep investing and invest and invest..

    If Canadians see their investments in banks and dow jones and our money value suffer terribly in the next three years, and believe taht things will improve and refuse to stack phyzz, what can I do??

    In Canada, our govt has zero gold and zero silver.
    Why?
    Because socialism is expensive!!! and they cannot afford it. They will need it for their pensions and salaries and vacation pay.

    2012 :

    Hoping that the gurus are right for 2012 because they were dead rong for 2011.
    They all seem to be humming the same medley.
    This was not a silver correction, It was a planned collapse to crush us and I think that a lot of the gurus were in on it, Sprott, Turk, Embry, Morgan, et al – maybe helped them plan it if they ever want to appear in the MSM and get financing for future projects.

    Maybe gave advice on how to do it properly and then appear on KWN and say: Oh this is so terrrrrible! Poor little guy!.

    They all speak like gentlemen but I would not be surprised. These things and worse are being discussed on several blogs with advertisers.

    Jim Sinclair: He is allergic to silver. His website is 100% gold talk. I have NEVER heard him discuss silver ( we know that it is a secondary element to mine).

    Sad that there is more truth in two minutes of Max Keiser than 2 hours of listening to David Morgan. But if Morgan wants to appear on FOX or get printed in the MSM he has to respect his parameters.

    All the best to you in 2012.

    • On December 31, 2011 at 9:00 am,
      Jerry O^OTB says:

      JB….JUST A NOTE…. Jim Sinclair has 32 million on the line…with tanzinea gold….so that is why he is all gold..
      but, over the years he has talked about silver…

      • On December 31, 2011 at 9:05 am,
        Jerry O^OTB says:

        JAMES …I agree that the correction was planned….but, I think you have the
        characters wrong…..try…..JPMORGAN.., I think they have a bigger plan
        than turk, sprott, etc…

        • On January 1, 2012 at 3:36 pm,
          Big Al says:

          Hi Jerry,

          Oh Yeh!

          Big Al

    • On December 31, 2011 at 9:30 am,
      Big Al says:

      All the best to you also James B,

      I did purchase more silver yesterday. I purchased it through the Sprott Physical Silver Trust.

      I decided that would be as effective as taking delivery of physical.

      Makes me feel warm and fuzzy when you combine this with our physical.

      God bless,

      Big Al

  3. On December 31, 2011 at 7:03 am,
    fat iva says:

    Hi Al and everyone. Just want to thank you for a wonderfull year of insights ! as what is happening not just in politicts, but of course what and where is the money. I like you would urge everybody go to the dailypaul.com check out the utube videos, read, study and make sure you get out and vote ! the primary is crucial. take the time, quit your job, kick the dog. but GO vote. Thanks again Al, Trader Rog, Mr. Ackerman and all he rest. God bless

    fat ivan
    from the colorado rockies

    • On December 31, 2011 at 3:54 pm,
      Al Korelin says:

      Hi Mr. Ivan,

      My liberal daughter, her husband and my grandson just spent a couple of days with us up in the great Washington north.

      Guess who she is strongly supporting? You guessed it, Ron Paul! I almost fell out of my chair when she told me that. She said that she likes him because he has never changed his position on anything.

      God bless maturity!

      Big Al

  4. On December 31, 2011 at 8:22 am,
    shawn says:

    It’s nice to make predictions about 2012 but the biggest problem everyone who resides in a democracy is the loss of their rights and it is being played out right now. The GOP is moving the IOWA Vote Count to a secret location. WHY? They do not want Ron Paul to win, He is in the lead but The Bankers, The Military Industrial Complex, and other elected representatives insist that he lose and if Gingrich or Romney get in which is what will happen we all lose and I mean democracy is dead. They will do their damnedest to take him out and if this doesn’t work then they might try the unthinkable.

    • On December 31, 2011 at 8:57 am,
      Jerry O^OTB says:

      shawn…thanks for the info…but, most of the people on this site already know that,,,
      go and tell as many of your friends that do not believe in pm the same info which you
      have shared with us….the more the better…., good luck…respectfully jerry

      • On December 31, 2011 at 9:37 am,
        shawn says:

        Hi Jerry, You’re right, I didn’t mean to state the obvious, I forgot that this information is passe’ on Al’s site, I will try to reach other less informed people. Shawn

        • On December 31, 2011 at 9:59 am,
          Jerry O^OTB says:

          shawn….glad you did not take offense….as al, says” everyone learns from one another”
          and please post any kind of info that you feel you should,(not that I am the monitor),because we or someone may
          get a good idea….like passing it to others….
          even grandish says his friends do not get it….and we all need to tell others,
          because we are all in trouble…(with this govt)
          AS THEY SAY..EVER LITTLE BIT ,HELPS…

          • On December 31, 2011 at 3:58 pm,
            Al Korelin says:

            Hi Jerry an Shawn,

            I have to second what you are saying Jerry. TELL AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN ABOUT THE TRUTH!

            Big Al

      • On June 16, 2012 at 2:02 am,
        Neta says:

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        • On June 16, 2012 at 7:39 am,
          Big Al says:

          HI Neta,

          Weight watchers works for me.

          By the way, I have discovered that diet is terribly important to well being. Sounds simple, but I never realized just how important it was.

          Big Al

    • On December 31, 2011 at 2:25 pm,
      Ken says:

      I think you are right, Shawn.

      I think the PTB will do everything they can to prevent him from winning any of the early primaries. If he does manage to win one the lap dogs in the lamestream media will do everything they can to destroy him.

      And for all of the people on this site who don’t like Ron Paul’s foreign policy read what a 32 year CIA veteran has to say about Paul:

      http://lewrockwell.com/scheuer/scheuer12.1.html

      This is really a foreign policy must read for everyone.

      • On December 31, 2011 at 3:59 pm,
        Al Korelin says:

        HI Ken,

        Thanks for the tip!

        Best,

        Big Al

        • On December 31, 2011 at 4:17 pm,
          Ken says:

          I think Michael Scheuer has more credibility on the subject of terrorism than any politician (except Ron Paul) and more credibility than anyone advising any of the Republican presidential candidates and certainly more credibility than the Obama administration.

          When Scheuer agrees with Ron Paul on foreign policy that is extremely meaningful in my book.

    • On December 31, 2011 at 3:56 pm,
      Al Korelin says:

      HI Shawn,

      The movement for Congressman Paul is escalating each and every day.

      I truly hope that you are incorrect in your prediction and that people go back to simply common sense.

      Will be interesting!

      Big Al

    • On December 31, 2011 at 6:44 pm,
      Clay says:

      shawn: I agree. Amazing is it not that so many people are scared to death of the truth. I have a theory on that which is, much of our society, schools, media and socialist thinkers encourage people to be more comfortable with a lie than the truth, because like in this Keynesian top down central bank run economy the truth is frightening beyond imagination. This is why they keep kicking the can down the proverbial economic road for it is much more satisfying to a politician or central banker to bubble up now and let some poor soul deal with it later.

      Ron Paul understands this and is doing everything he can to explain it to the people, and because most people actually want the truth and hate lies they also get the connection Ron presents. The cost of paying for lies is now thousands of trillions of dollars beyond here and Pluto which is why the Complex fears the truth beyond anything else. How ironic is it when the very person who said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”, none other than FDR who gave the can the first big kick.

      • On January 1, 2012 at 3:41 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Hi Clay,

        Yes it is ironic, but you know what regardless of who said it first that is a very wise statement!

        Big Al

  5. On December 31, 2011 at 8:50 am,
    Jerry O^OTB says:

    BOB is protecting himself by being in the Cayman Island,

    What does Bob consider the % to hold in physical? (insurance)

  6. On December 31, 2011 at 9:44 am,
    Jerry O^OTB says:

    JB….you are correct on Dave Morgan…he is limited on info….but, great for
    beginners,,,and if you know anything about Dave…he was first to the party
    meaning at the beginning he had one of the better sites for info…..I think
    his web site was more informative than Al’s, but that is not the case today
    Al’s is now the” go to site” for general info…and has come into its own….
    What you may not understand ,,,,is your” timing ” may be a little behind….
    you needed to be in physical accummulation of the “insurance plan” a few
    years ago….WHAT is in Play now….is the pm stocks….listen to some of
    the experts……By the way I do not own any
    pm stocks…but, the reason I listen to this site…is because the
    TIMING IS RIGHT…..
    Just trying to be a help,,,hope you do not get” shaken out”, as they say,
    because, there is still a lot of money to be made……respectfully..Jerry

    • On December 31, 2011 at 4:02 pm,
      Al Korelin says:

      HI Mr. Out of the Box,

      As I mentioned above I purchased some more silver yesterday and I feel good about that. It was my last trade for 2011.

      Regarding the stocks, remember to do a lot of your own research. That is critical. Listen to the suggestions on our site from all of us and then check each one out yourself.

      I would also appreciate suggestions re: companies from you.

      Best,

      Big Al

  7. On December 31, 2011 at 10:17 am,
    benb says:

    A good show again Al. Bob Moriarity was saying banks could go broke so he wanted shares. Thing is, for myself my trading account is thru a bank. So what happens to my trading account if the bank goes broke and how would I protect myself?

    • On December 31, 2011 at 4:05 pm,
      Al Korelin says:

      Hi benb,

      I am not sure what you mean by “my trading account is thru a bank”.

      Always a good idea to take position of the individual securities if you have a concern with where they are held.

      If you mean Wells Fargo Financial, by the way, call my friend Steve Miller who is a very successful broker with Wells Fargo Financial in Manhattan. Steve is a decent and honest man.

      Best,

      Big Al

  8. On December 31, 2011 at 2:21 pm,
    Ken says:

    Yup, everyone needs gold and silver as insurance and not worry about fluctuations for the insurance allocation of your portfolio. People forget this and the lamestream media hardly ever talks about the insurance perspecitive.

    After all, when Big Al Korelin bought life insurance do you thing he worried about the price of Al Korelin going down? Well, maybe to 0 but you get the idea.

    And what do you boys thing of nat gas? It had a hell of an awful year so maybe now is the time to start nibbling.

    • On December 31, 2011 at 4:06 pm,
      Al Korelin says:

      HI Ken,

      If I am not mistaken, Grant Williams made some positive comments re: natural gas in Segment 8 of the Weekend Show. Could have been someone else, but I think that it was Grant.

      Best,

      Big Al

    • On December 31, 2011 at 11:47 pm,
      John W. Robertson says:

      The conventional schtick on natgas is there’s so much of it, that it’s not worth it. Scott Hamilton seems to know energy, and Rog too…a bunch of guys on thinkorswim love it, but I just don’t see the volatility needed to trade it. Maybe if oil spikes.

      • On January 1, 2012 at 9:15 am,
        Al Korelin says:

        Morning John W,

        That is pretty much also what Grant said. Oil spikes and gas will tag along.

        I am pretty comfortable with my energy stocks, but I have them for diversification more than anything else.

        Best,

        Big Al

  9. On December 31, 2011 at 2:23 pm,
    George Martin says:

    Response to BM from segment 1, appropriate initials, better yet Bunker BM. Cash? It’s gonna get devalued, via bank holiday etc. Gold shares going up – Everyone has been saying that. Gold and Silver are still CHEAP. This guy needs a brain enema, that’s where you will find his BM. Best he stays in his bunker . Happy New Year

    • On December 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm,
      Ken says:

      Yup, his new name is Bunker Bob. :)

      • On December 31, 2011 at 4:10 pm,
        Al Korelin says:

        He Ken,

        You gotta admit that actions speak much louder than words and Bob did leave the U.S. because of his concerns.

        A lot of people just talk and Bob takes action.

        Best,

        Big Al

        • On December 31, 2011 at 4:15 pm,
          Ken says:

          You are right.

          I didn’t mean any disrespect to Bob and was not agreeing with the attituted or what George was saying.

          I just think the name Bunker Bob was amusing and before this debt bubble, the greatest debt bubble the world has ever known, is all over we will all have a bunker mentality.

          • On January 1, 2012 at 9:18 am,
            Al Korelin says:

            The interesting question, Ken, is how long will the can be kicked down the road before Mr. Debt Bubble picks it up and it just won’t go any farther?

            Any thoughts?

            Big Al

    • On December 31, 2011 at 4:08 pm,
      Al Korelin says:

      HI George,

      With all due respect to Bob, he has proven to be pretty accurant (certainly not 100% however) in the past.

      Anyway, remember that I endorse listening to everyone and then making up your own mind.

      Best,

      Big Al

      • On January 1, 2012 at 8:08 am,
        George Martin says:

        Interesting, so why did Bunker Bob/BM leave the country? Was he threatened? If not, he shoud be in the USA with the rest of us fighting the fight instead of telling us we should have bought gold and silver when it was at 300 and 8$ and that both metals are expensive now. He voice/sounds scared. We have to ? his patriotism. As you can tell, I have little respect for the man. His accuracy is not genuine. Most of your guests probably recommended Gold and silver at 300 and 8$.

        • On January 1, 2012 at 9:23 am,
          Al Korelin says:

          Morning George,

          Yep, at $300 gold and $8 silver everyone was recommending it.

          I still think metals are a good thing to purchase. Perhaps not for profit but for safety. I hate to keep beating a dead horse, but I really feel that way and, obviously put my money where my mouth is.

          Regarding Bob, remember I have always stressed that everyone needs to be listened to and that after that everyone should do what they believe is correct.

          Regarding my giving opinions about others, I only do that when I know the others are dishonest and, in that case, I voice my opinion by not having them on our show.

          Best to you George Martin,

          Big Al

          • On January 1, 2012 at 11:51 am,
            John W. Robertson says:

            “..I voice my opinion by not having them on our show….”

            Woe betide those we never hear on KER! Of course, not every analyst, CEO or geologist can make it on, but if they do, it certainly helps validate that guest’s accomplishments.

            It’s your show, so you run ‘er the way you want Al! In doing that, it just seems to be getting more popular.

    • On January 1, 2012 at 9:50 am,
      Jerry O^OTB says:

      George,,,, Bob may sound crazy….but, he does know what he is talking about…
      better go back and check his work before the silver got sold off…
      concerning the parabolic move….and he did call that one correctly…
      But, I must agree that you may think silver is cheap….but, to Bob ,
      remember he is in at $4 oz…not 30…

      • On January 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Thanks John W,

        My personal opinion, listen to people who are qualified to speak on a subject and are honest (no outside motives) and you should be okay. I feel that way especially about company executives.

        More on that one either later today or tomorrow!

        Big Al

  10. On December 31, 2011 at 4:26 pm,
    Nick in Van says:

    I would like to say thank you, Al, Trader Rog and your guests for all the hard work you have put into the show. I would also like say thank you to my fellow listeners for their input and comments on the show. All of you have provided me with a valuable resource and insights on the global economy, politics, and investing.

    I agree with Brent Cook on his bearish outlook for resource stocks. I think if the Chinese economic powerhouse story unravels then we will see a dip in commodities and resource stocks. In my opinion next year for resource stocks will begin as 2011 ended with precious metals producers as the most profitable stocks to own. I think most exploration stocks will be too risky for most investors and investment funds. The current high crude oil price may cause an upswing in junior oil and gas exploration companies in the coming year.

    I wish everyone a safe, happy, and fun New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. I also want to wish everyone great blessings, wealth and prosperity in the coming year.

  11. On December 31, 2011 at 5:05 pm,
    Al Korelin says:

    HI Nick in Van,

    You are a prince among men. I thank you for your on-going participation here on this great forum.

    All the best for 2012!

    Big Al

  12. On December 31, 2011 at 9:04 pm,
    mark says:

    This is a very interesting take on bringing back the republic
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKlKGB3YwjE&feature=related

  13. On December 31, 2011 at 11:39 pm,
    John W. Robertson says:

    CNN (Dec 31) – Poll: It’s Still Romney vs. Paul in Iowa

    “The Des Moines Register poll showed Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, with 24% and Rep. Ron Paul with 22%.”

    “The NBC survey released Friday showed Romney with 23% support and Paul with 21%.”

    “Wednesday’s CNN results of likely GOP caucus participants indicated Romney and Paul statistically tied for the top spot, with 25% and 22% respectively.”

    My guess for Tuesday caucus voting: Gingrich (13%) and Bachman (6%) supporters will trend behind Romney, and Perry (14%) supporters will trend towards Paul, with Santorum (15%) being split, but probably more closely aligned with Romney, who unfortunately will probably get it by a small margin. Too bad. But sanity has a chance if Paul’s momentum continues. GOP caucus…are you listening??

    • On January 1, 2012 at 5:38 pm,
      Big Al says:

      High John W,

      Big Al says Ron squeezing out a slight win!

      Best,

      Big Al

  14. On January 1, 2012 at 2:02 am,
    MattB says:

    Silver Being Silver
    Jim Sinclair, http://www.jsmineset.com
    May 04,2011
    My Dear Extended Family,

    My daughter was hospitalized yesterday. She is fine now, but it was dicey last evening.

    This note is being written in the hospital to tell you to please relax.

    Margins will continue to rise on the COMEX until it reaches the cash price of silver. This works for the shorts as their hammer on the silver market reduced the equity of low cost positions. The efficacy is short term and made no difference whatsoever in 1980 as the silver market made its highs. What broke silver in 1980 was a unilateral change (novation) of the silver contract which went to “sellers only.” Under contract law that is simply not permitted. They got away with a violation in 1980, but the corporate changes in structure at the COMEX that have occurred since 1980 makes the COMEX less able to pull that trick off successfully in 2011.

    Silver is simply being silver. Silver did help gold therefore the 25% drop in value has to pressure the gold price.

    The USDX is simply having a weak rally off a totally oversold on every internal indicator short side trade. The dollar has no future. The supply wishing to diversify is simply too big to allow any rally to have legs.

    I have told you silver is a game. That being said, it it is a great game. Certainly as the silver price approached the 1980 high, you might have considered selling 1/3. The high trade on silver was $54 in 1980. Silver’s round numbers are at $50 and $100. Both will function as such in trading. Silver is not money. It is simply too bulky to be freely and universally fungible. After this short play, which had to follow the spike intermediary top, silver will rise as fast as it did again.

    The Hedgies are having their way with the gold shares, but logically this is coming to an end. When you can buy companies whose resources are three times the company’s present capitalization, the share is getting unreasonably cheap.

    The ratio of GDX versus GDXJ is starting to favor the juniors which is a major heads up event. What you have witnessed is not at all shocking. If you traded 1968 to 1980 you would know this is just silver being silver. Relax. Put a french curve on silver and you will see the bottom change in trend event.

    Respectfully,

    Jim

  15. On January 1, 2012 at 7:45 am,
    Benb says:

    Hi Matt, glad your daughter is ok.
    There is a debate about silver being money.
    sfun·gi·ble   /ˈfʌndʒəbəl/ Show Spelled[fuhn-juh-buhl] Show IPA
    adjective Law .
    (especially of goods) being of such nature or kind as to be freely exchangeable or replaceable, in whole or in part, for another of like nature or kind.
    I side with silver as money.
    In Canada & Newfenland/Labradour Evey 5 cents = 1 gram. up to 1967/68
    Prior to 1921 the 5 cent piece was 1 gram silver, got called nickels when they started useing nickel. Im not sure about the US other than pre 66? silver was used. weights were the same I think. US was .9 silver
    Canada .925 until 1919 then dropped to.8 in 1920 i think. (currency war?)

    Al. My Bank is TD my trading account is TD waterhouse, the accounts are interchangable. I figured the bank goes and the account with it but if there were a way to protect the trading account it would be great to know how.

    • On January 1, 2012 at 9:57 am,
      Jerry O^OTB says:

      Benb…..check the date on the memo…I think this is Sinclairs note to his followers…
      and I think it might be a reply to Jame B..concerning that sinclair never
      talks about silver…I think the note to sinclairs followers is self explanitory

    • On January 1, 2012 at 12:25 pm,
      John W. Robertson says:

      Benb, et al,

      Only 1 hyperlink can be pasted per comment, so I’ll post these separately.

      Read the appropriate pages of interest to you carefully…CIPF and SIPC have large gaps in what they do and don’t cover. I’d also advise looking at the financial statements of your brokerage firm to see how strong they are, and whatever might appear in the ‘general notes’ in barely legible, fine 2 pt. font. I use Fidelity and thinkorswim (now TDAmeritrade) in the US, and TDWaterhouse in Canada. Last time I checked 5 years ago, these companies were all pretty strong but re-hypothecation has me wondering again.

      One question I’ve yet to look-up and answer is if there’s a difference in coverage for cash in an cash account held by a CIPF/SIPC member brokerage firm, cash in a brokerage/margin account, and then for actual equites or derivatives held.

      For Canadian Brokerage Account Insurance:
      http://www.cipf.ca/HomePage.aspx

      • On January 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm,
        John W. Robertson says:

        And finally, I won’t post the links, but the FDIC and CDIC are obviously just for regular bank accounts, for domestic, member banks in each respective nation. If you haven’t read what’s covered, you should do so once in your life. There’s a good chance some of you have deposits you think are insured, but aren’t.

        • On January 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm,
          Big Al says:

          John W,

          I agree completely, you need to read the fine print in everything that is important to you.

          Big Al

      • On January 1, 2012 at 5:51 pm,
        Big Al says:

        HI John W,

        I think that the firms would all like us to believe that everything is okay. Maybe it is.

        Regarding re-hypothecation, I think that anyone who has any common sense whatsoever wonders about the concept.

        Best,

        Big Al

    • On January 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm,
      John W. Robertson says:

      Continuing for Canadian investors, this is just a good website to study the issue:
      http://www.securities-administrators.ca/

    • On January 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm,
      John W. Robertson says:

      For US investors, this is SIPC’s coverage in their own words:
      http://www.sipc.org/how/brochure.cfm

    • On January 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm,
      John W. Robertson says:

      Continuing for US investors, this is SIPC’s coverage in Bankrate’s words:
      http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/investing/20020605a.asp

      • On January 1, 2012 at 5:54 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Hi John W,

        Many thanks for this great input!

        Big Al

    • On January 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Hi beng,

      I share your thoughts exactly regarding Matt’s daughter.

      Matt, Kathy’s and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

      Okay, my thoughts regarding silver being money.

      I personally purchase silver and believe in it because I think that in the event of a currency collapse it will be a first substitute for dollars. I also, of course, like silver because of the fact that it has many of the characteristics of gold yet it is significantly less expensive.

      Who knows who will be correct, but I personally think that we will all be okay because of our philosophies.

      Best,

      Big Al

  16. On January 1, 2012 at 10:15 am,
    BJ says:

    In a truly free market economy, politics wouldn’t matter much. But we don’t have a free market economy. We have crony capitalism married to runaway bureaucratic perpetualism–an economic death spiral that is going to go plop and splat in the night when it finally comes in for a landing..

    Also, sorry to hear that some of your readers question you investments. I don’t come hear for investment advice so much as to see how what your saying and what Roger reads into the charts match my own personal research and charting. I listen for themes and look for conformation. I don’t do Elliot Waves, Bollinger bands and Stochastics and volume, along with moving averages are my focus. So, what is said hear merely confirms my convictions or challenges me to take a second look. If the critic doesn’t like it hear, well, it’s a big internet. dah!

    • On January 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm,
      Big Al says:

      HI BJ,

      I agree with what you are saying.

      This site is but one in a large universe. A person, who is really concerned needs to read as many thoughts as possible. They are short changing themselves if they don’t.

      Regarding my personal investments, I am only completely transparent because I think it is the ethical thing to do. I may be wrong in my decisions which result in personal actions affecting myself and my family but, you know what, so far I have done more than okay. I am not suggesting any of our listeners do what I do.

      More on this later today or tomorrow.

      Best,

      Big Al

  17. On January 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm,
    Marc says:

    Marc
    I don’t want people losing their focus is this forum!: I BELIEVE THE ONLY CHOICE WE HAVE IS TO PUT OUR RESOURCES IN HONEST MONEY…..It can’t be finagled, printed, duplicated, counterfeited, boondoggled or bamboozled…it is what it is and tha’t REAL money in a increasingly dishonorable world……..Now with that said it can be CONFISCATED…so be careful
    Marc

    • On January 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm,
      Big Al says:

      HI Marc,

      I personally agree with you regarding honest money, and you know that.

      Having said that, I also believe in diversification. Just makes sense to me.

      Big Al

  18. On January 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm,
    Bobby says:

    Al, yesterday the NDAA became the new “Bill of Rights”. what has become of the American way?

    Bobby

    • On January 1, 2012 at 4:22 pm,
      Jerry O^OTB says:

      BOBBY….DID HE SIGN THE BILL?….IF ,SO ,WE ARE IN DEEP HOO HOO
      EVERY MAN AND WOMAN IN THE US, NEEDS TO GET AWAY FROM THE FOOTBALL
      AND BASKETBALL GAMES AND SEND A MESSAGE TO CONGRESS….”THIS WILL NOT STAND”

      • On January 1, 2012 at 6:07 pm,
        Big Al says:
        • On January 2, 2012 at 8:16 am,
          Jerry O^OTB says:

          BY O. SIGNING THIS BILL GIVES PROOF , WHY WE NEED A THIRD PARTY…….

          • On January 2, 2012 at 9:44 am,
            Big Al says:

            Hi Jerry,

            Comment about a third party.

            In principal, I agree but in the upcoming election I believe that a third party would do nothing more than solidify the democrats’ win. The conservatives, in my opinion, are much to fragmented at this point.

            Best,

            Big Al

          • On January 2, 2012 at 10:25 am,
            Jerry O^OTB says:

            THAT DOES NOT MEAN WE CAN NOT START ….BY LOCAL SENATE AND HOUSE RACES..
            IT IS CLEAR THE PRESIDENT IS A PAWN

          • On January 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm,
            Jerry O^OTB says:

            Al, by the way, thanks for all you responces., did not want you to
            think I did not read, ootb jerry

    • On January 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Hi Bobby,

      The American Way?

      I personally believe that we lost that about 40 years ago.

      Big Al

      • On January 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Hi Mr. Not So Out of the Box,

        That is a great comment! I agree completely.

        I am so fed up with both sides that I would get behind this head over heals!

        Thanks for this comment (along with your many others).

        Big Al

  19. On January 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm,
    benb says:

    John thanx for the links. Guess maybe I was looking for another alternative, I figure Mr Moriarity is right that there is enough debt in the system to shut all banks down pretty quick. I saw 1 interview by max kaiser he was asking his guest how long for the system to shut down once it begins. The awnser was 3 1/2 minutes.

    Jerry looks to me the best chance the people have is Ron Paul.

    • On January 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm,
      Jerry O^OTB says:

      I can not believe that we have 535 members in congress and they passed this
      bill……what are they thinking….this group of idiots needs to be replaced,
      every last one of them…As Irish would say “throw the bums out”

      • On January 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm,
        Big Al says:

        HI again Mr. out of the box,

        I definitely second that!

        Big Al

        • On January 2, 2012 at 8:19 am,
          Jerry O^OTB says:

          A THIRD PARTY MUST BE ESTABLISHED, AND QUICKLY….ANY BODY GOING ALONG WITH
          A DEMO OR REPUBLICAN IS NUTS….THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING AS THEY WOULD SAY..
          Hard worlds but things have to change….

          • On January 2, 2012 at 10:08 am,
            Big Al says:

            Hi Jerry,

            I do agree with your statement.

            My question; however, is don’t you really think that we would have another Ross Perot situation on our hands if we had a somewhat viable third party in 2012.

            I could be wrong, but I don’t think so.

            Big Al

          • On January 2, 2012 at 10:27 am,
            Jerry O^OTB says:

            AT THIS POINT , IF PAUL DOES NOT WIN , WE ARE BACK TO SQUARE ONE…
            THIRD PARTY MAY MEAN , SENATE AND HOUSE RACES….

      • On January 1, 2012 at 10:31 pm,
        John W. Robertson says:

        Jerry,

        This is ‘pork’ gone wild. It’s sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA, a bill which gets passed every year for defense appropriations…*someone* just slid in these portions, knowing that most of the 535 would hold their nose and vote yea rather than vote for none of it. It doesn’t matter whether President O wants to (ab)use this power of not…his predecessor could, or he could obviously do so without any oversight from anyone but a small inner circle. This is a big, big deal. Someone said on a news message board ‘this is how democracy dies’. It’s no exaggeration. Pretty big crack jack-hammered into the foundation of the Constitution.

        • On January 2, 2012 at 8:20 am,
          Jerry O^OTB says:

          John…..I AGREE…..

        • On January 2, 2012 at 10:10 am,
          Big Al says:

          Oh yeh John W,

          A huge crack in the foundation of the Constitution.

          Big Al

        • On January 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm,
          Jerry O^OTB says:

          John, I re-read the above ,,and slipping it into the bill…..
          That does not excuse the” 535 lazy so and so” from doing their
          job….dont they get paid for that…they are not workng for
          free,
          Maybe they can not read…with the educational system
          as it is, I bet that is the problem…maybe we should put it
          in spanish and have it translated to them, and then maybe
          they would notice

          • On January 2, 2012 at 6:06 pm,
            John W. Robertson says:

            OOTB,

            Oh, absolutely does not excuse them…I blame them. If it means not authorizing any military spending for 2012, so be it…I’d bet if that happened, they’d re-write the NDAA real quick. Probably much faster than raising the debt limit.

    • On January 1, 2012 at 6:08 pm,
      Big Al says:

      HI benb,

      Join the ever increasing universe!

      Big Al

  20. On January 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm,
    Tex says:

    Happy (healthy) New Year to Ya’ll!

    I hope your future shows are as insightful as those of the past. My level of ignorance is not as profound as before finding your website and listening to the sage council you present.

    I also found presentations on James Turk’s GoldMoney site to be edifying. In particular there are several talks with Dr. Philip Bagus on ‘the tragedy of the euro” that are most interesting. After listening to his views, I am a little skeptical of the idea that the PIIGS countries would leave the Eurozone. It seems that it would be in their best interest to remain in the Eurozone, while it may be in Germany’s best interest to leave. Devoting a part of your show to the views of Dr Bagus would be interesting and also provide a repartee to your listeners who doubt the importance of politics in investing.

    To further explore the role of politics in investing, you might consider asking Mr Turk to detail the recent move by the Netherlands to declare that GoldMoney “offers investment objects”, which is forbidden in the Netherlands without a “license”. I believe this has led to the closing of Dutch accounts….will other countries follow suit? I had begun to open a GoldMoney account, but stopped due to this issue.

    • On January 1, 2012 at 10:36 pm,
      John W. Robertson says:

      Perhaps James can open a gold kiosk on cruise ships, and people can bring back duty-free gold. (ridiculous, I know)

    • On January 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Hi Tex,

      I have discussed this in the past with James.

      I will have him on the show a couple of times this week and I will present the question again.

      I will also try to reach Dr. Philip Bagus and have him on our show.

      Thanks for the ideas!

      Big Al

  21. On January 2, 2012 at 8:22 am,
    Jerry O^OTB says:

    “HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL THE SERFS”……OBAMA SAYS., as he wines and dines in
    his new palace in Hawaii,

    • On January 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Yeh, Mr. In the Box,

      As I have said in the past, it was a huge lack of leadership on his part by going to Hawaii instead of just over to Camp David.

      There is some real hurt going on in this country and for the taxpayers to have to pay for this “rest and relaxation” period is really in poor taste on the part of whoever made this decision.

      Big Al

      • On January 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm,
        Jerry O^OTB says:

        What can we expect….we see what we can expect….lack of common sense,
        every last senator and house member has shown the american people what
        they think by their actions…..
        YOU WILL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS..(and that is not apples and oranges..)

  22. On January 2, 2012 at 9:42 am,
    irishtony says:

    Hi jerry………With a bit of luck, he will hand in his NOTICE & STAY THERE, lets all wish very hard.

  23. On January 2, 2012 at 9:43 am,
    irishtony says:

    OOOPS……….JERRY.

    • On January 2, 2012 at 10:37 am,
      Jerry O^OTB says:

      IRISH, HOW ARE YOU DOING ,,,,MR. O is in paradise, away from the rife rafe,
      he just put us in more bondage yesterday , the sheeple are watching their
      football, and partying, while the titantic is sinking…..
      What a country….we now live in…
      By the way, we now have a KING…KING OBAMA…
      I do not think Michell O. can be Queen ,because she was born in the USA.
      and Mr. O. not being an american citizen can qualify for KINGSHIP
      You know all kings get to do what they want, because the serfs are
      afraid that their poreage may get taken away….

      • On January 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm,
        Big Al says:

        In the Box,

        Your comments are great!

        Big Al

      • On January 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm,
        John W. Robertson says:

        I think Kailua on the Big Island starting increasing the serverity of it’s eruptions last week. Coincidence? Hardly.

        • On February 22, 2012 at 7:54 pm,
          Freddy says:

          Thank you for pntitug together this call and all of the nice bonuses too.I would like to ask if the system will offer those nice landing pages that he show in the video.

  24. On January 2, 2012 at 9:51 am,
    Clay says:

    Ron Paul Supporters and antagonists, Following audio book reviews the many outlines of how the To Big To Fail banks subterfuge and start wars and co-opt and corrupt elections and politicians to cause world wide deaths and suffering.

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/lewrockwell-show/2011/12/28/244-two-important-works-on-war-revisionism/

    • On January 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Many thanks for the tip, Clay.

      Big Al

  25. On January 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm,
    Big Al says:

    Hi Anna and all you other great folks,

    Anna, you asked for a response from Bob M. Here is the dialog between Bob and myself:

    Al:

    Someone with a gold site called me up a little while back and asked me to forecast prices for silver and gold. He had gone to something like 169 people and they had all forecast higher prices for silver and gold. I told him it was a chumps game, without knowing the value of the dollar, all you are doing is guessing.

    I’m pretty sure I mentioned Chris Martenson to you. You know that I have a problem with all the parrots in the industry doing little more than parroting what they hear everyone else saying. Martenson is an original and while I don’t agree with him 100%, his take is brilliant. Get the book and read it or listen to his lectures. He knows much of the future. You need to have him on the show, he’s brilliant.

    Bob

    http://www.amazon.com/Crash-Course-Unsustainable-Economy-Environment/dp/047092764X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325383910&sr=8-1

    http://www.chrismartenson.com/martensoninsider

    Hi Bob,

    ?
    Please respond to this question from a listener either on the blog or in a response:

    “Big Al.
    You ask me for two days to forecast the PMs. Well, I take the courage to give you my own trend perspective ( I never quote the “experts”) and will always do so in the future. ?“Digested and ready to consume opinions” are not my objective for responsible-minded investments.

    First, I´m still waiting for a $Silver intraday low of 25.50 to get in. I think it will come in the first or second week of January. For $Gold, the same tactical move, intraday low under 1,500.00 is my entry target.
    And second, the best, the “objective 2012″ for $Silver and $Gold:
    I would like to outline my thoughts about what could happen. Silver is now beginning its Bull Market´s last and final phase. I give you for $Silver the average price and rate of return per annum.
    2009 ?$14.67
    2010 ?$20.14 / +37.3%
    2011 ?$35.15 / +74.5%
    2012 ??? +150% = $87.87 average price

    Is it possible? Am I nuts?
    I would like to know what Mr. Moriarty thinks about it this price projection (imperative request for you Big Al)!
    For Gold I see an approx. +50% increase from the 2011 average price of $1,569.80 and that gives us an average target of $2,355.00.
    Am I dreaming?

    All the very best for next year and I highly wish the Iranians will not be attacked, they certainly not deserve it.
    Anna”

  26. On January 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm,
    Paul S. says:

    Happy New Year Big Al and Trader Rog, and all the bloggers.
    I would like to give you all a present for 2012.
    Please go to http://www.mcoscillator.com
    And click in window on Tom’s Presentation @ Seattle and view.
    Have a great year.

    • On January 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm,
      Jerry O^OTB says:

      PAUL…..THANKS…..looks like we have to wait till march?

  27. On January 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm,
    John W. Robertson says:

    Segment 1:
    Like him or lump him, is anyone else jealous Bob lives in the Caymans?

    • On January 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Hi John W,

      I personally am not.

      This is not a judgment at all. I personally love my country and do not want to leave aside from the time that I spend in a country about 15 minutes north of our home. (I just wish that it had better wine!)

      Hope to see you soon!

      Big Al

      • On January 2, 2012 at 6:15 pm,
        John W. Robertson says:

        I’ll give you a call tomorrow…yeah, I can see staying local and fixing problems, and I believe I can say I practice that. I was thinking a bit more of just being able to bask in the sun by the beach.

        • On January 2, 2012 at 6:20 pm,
          Big Al says:

          Hi John W,

          Please call tomorrow evening. My cell phone is out of gas, but we will be back tomorrow evening.

          Maybe meet in White Rock on Wednesday some time!

          Big Al

      • On January 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm,
        Big Al says:

        One additional comment,

        I sometimes wonder if I should not let my emotions do too much of my thinking!

        Big Al

  28. On January 2, 2012 at 2:04 pm,
    Jerry O^OTB says:

    No jOHN WE ARE NOT JEALOUS OF BOB….WE WANT HIM TO OPEN UP A BANK
    ACCOUNT FOR US…NEXT HE CAN FIND OUT ABOUT DUEL CITIZENSHIP FOR
    US.

  29. On January 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm,
    John W. Robertson says:

    Jerry,

    Is that dual or duel? The latter seems more appropriate!

    • On January 3, 2012 at 6:04 am,
      Jerry O^OTB says:

      JOHN….I am a gun collector…so I like the word duel better….reminds me
      of when A. Jackson use to settle his differences with his senate members.

  30. On January 5, 2012 at 9:57 pm,
    DavidG says:

    Al:
    Who’s your buddy? Tone. ??? What does it matter?

    • On February 4, 2014 at 6:50 am,
      Prince says:

      Thanks for shirgna. Always good to find a real expert.

    • On February 4, 2014 at 7:09 pm,
      Mehmet says:

      Well done arcilte that. I’ll make sure to use it wisely.