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Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

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Greetings from my family room couch, where I am lying on my back, laptop propped up, typing away with a snoozing Kobe at my side. I’m quite weary, so I figured I’m do this post horizontally. See, I woke myself up at 2:45 this morning. I had no idea what on earth I was doing becoming conscious at that hour, but as is my habit, I grabbed my iPad, glanced at Kitco, and checked out gold. My stomach went into a knot when I saw it was down about $25. (more…)