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Gold: a Thing of Beauty

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Gold calmly continues cobbling its Handle, Miners lay in wait

You see, there is all this noise out there. It comes mostly from inflationists touting gold in the same breath as copper, as oil, and as commodities of all flavors (and aside from gold and to a degree, silver, those flavors are cyclical).

But you also see, gold is counter-cyclical in its best suit. You see on this monthly chart that gold has been forming its Handle to the bullish Cup ever since the inflation trades came to the fore in the summer of 2020. Therefore, you see that those touting gold and inflation together have been wrong for over a year now (and counting).


Everything Must Go!

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Well, folks, I hate to go all Crazy Eddie on you, but I’ve got a neurotic fixation on selling the remaining few pieces from We’ve sold 90% of our creations but as of this writing there are seven items left in our First Edition, and I wanted to make you a special offer to goose you into getting one of these NFTs.

The offer is simple: buy one of these, and send me your receipt, and I’ll immediately send you back:

  1. Whatever gas fees you paid (up to $100), and
  2. 0.02 ETH

In other words, assuming you don’t pay more than $100 in gas, you’ll pay 0.05 flat for any of these items. I’ll honor this bargain until the end of Sunday, and I’d be delighted to be totally sold out. If not, no big deal; they’ll remain available at their normal price, and I’m sure every single one will eventually be added to someone’s collection.