Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Happy New Year's Eve - 5 Stories to Blow Your Mind at Year's End
Gold fell hard this morning, then the dip buyers jumped in, and now my recommended gold miners are up on the day. Randgold especially. It seems like we exited the Gold Double Short ETF (DZZ) just in time. Go figure. I'll be over here in the corner, trying to make sense of this, aka beating myself over the head with a rock.
Some stories and news of note ...
#1 China and Gold ... Not All News Is Bullish News
China imported less gold in November compared to the month before, according to the latest data published by the South China Morning Post. Gross imports in November were just 107,36 tonnes, compared to a 7-month high of 147,92 tonnes in October. Despite the drop in imports compared to one month ago, imports were still higher compared to the same month of 2012.
Read the rest and see more charts HERE.
#2 The New York Times Runs the Best Correction Ever
Unfortunately, it runs 49 years too late. "D'OH!"
3. A Supermarket worker downsized by Safeway Gets Cinematic Revenge.
He makes a trailer comparing downsizing to an alien invasion. Awesome!
4. Watch This Video ... It Will make You Smarter.
This is the story of Prince Rupert's Drop. If you're into physics, high-speed video, explosions, or the feeling of your jaw falling open in an involuntary expression of sheer wonderment, watch the video. You won't be disappointed.
5. The Most Amazing Scientific Images of 2013.
Just click through.
Bonus: America in 2013, told in Charts.
Extra bonus: 14 Inspirational Quotes for the New Year
I hope your 2013 was good. I hope your 2014 is wonderful. Best wishes for the New Year.