Thursday, March 25, 2010

JPMorgan and HSBC Exposed

Finally, the naked truth.

These bastards must be put DOWN.

Read these and weep.
Andrew McGuire's Emails With The CFTC

-GK

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

ECU Silver Rule of 4 Breakout Imminent

Please review my Minera Andes MAI.TO/MNEAF chart and now look at ECU Silver ECU.TO/ECUXF @ .66.  When we break through this level, we will do battle with the previous breakdown area of .72-.76.

Silver, i.e. "the Crotch Rocket", is going to lift ECU Silver to many multiples above current price.

Patience with these JPMs...

-GK

Gold Portfolios At Google Finance

Google Finance has a slick interface for creating stock portfolio's.  Here are a few that I have.  Feel free to copy/paste/arrange them into your own watchlists at Google Finance.

Gold Majors: NYSE:GG NYSE:AUY NYSE:NEM NYSE:EGO NYSE:HMY NYSE:GFI NYSE:KGC NYSE:GDX NYSE:GLD NYSE:SLV INDEXAMEX:.HUI NYSE:GDXJ NYSE:UUP NYSE:ABX NYSE:AEM NYSE:AU NYSE:CDE NYSE:HL NYSE:IAG NYSE:IVN NASDAQ:PAAS NYSE:SLW

JPM Targets: CVE:PX AMEX:TLR CVE:NGG CVE:KXL CVE:LEX AMEX:MDW OTC:PTQMF TSE:SAM NASDAQ:URRE TSE:BTO TSE:GPR OTC:LVCA CVE:ADM AMEX:AXU TSE:AUM CVE:GVG CVE:APE TSE:MNR OTC:CALVF CVE:AGM CVE:HGC CVE:CYP TSE:IAU CVE:SSP TSE:CRU TSE:VG CVE:CLH CVE:FMM TSE:SNN CVE:KWG TSE:GLW TSE:FIU CVE:RCT AMEX:CDY CVE:TMM CVE:AVR CVE:ATW CVE:MTO CVE:MIO CVE:BGM AMEX:CGC TSE:AMC TSE:ECU CVE:RML TSE:MAI TSE:MDN CVE:MTO

Philippine Miners: TSE:OGC CVE:MIO CVE:CXD TSE:MLL TSE:TVI PINK:IPLRF CVE:MBR TSE:CGA CVE:PGI CVE:CRD

JPMs: AMEX:ANO AMEX:AZC AMEX:AZK AMEX:CGR NASDAQ:DROOY AMEX:EGI AMEX:ETQ AMEX:EXK AMEX:FRG AMEX:GBG OTC:GORO NYSE:GRS AMEX:MFN AMEX:KGN AMEX:NAK AMEX:NG AMEX:NGD AMEX:NSU AMEX:NXG AMEX:PAL AMEX:PLM AMEX:RBY AMEX:RIC AMEX:SA NYSE:SVM AMEX:TGB AMEX:TRE AMEX:UXG AMEX:XRA AMEX:VGZ CVE:BCM CVE:EVG CVE:KMK TSE:FR TSE:EXN CVE:OK TSE:MAG OTC:SFEG AMEX:GSS

JPMs - Micro Cap: CVE:AUN TSE:SPM TSE:GGN CVE:SNS CVE:STM TSE:YNG TSE:CZN CVE:AXM AMEX:PMU AMEX:MGN AMEX:MGH AMEX:AAU AMEX:AGT AMEX:MMG AMEX:CDY CVE:AUR AMEX:KBX CVE:AGQ CVE:SYS CVE:UC TSE:FMA

By all means not an all inclusive list but just the majority of the ones I'm interested in for whatever reason.

Regarding the market, I have little to say.  I'm fully positioned going into this, with a number of Yamana Gold April call options at strike prices $9, $11, & $12.  We should have a substantial wind at our back for at least a month.  I have a keen eye on April 1st as a very explosive day.  While the metal will do well, it's the miners that should lead this leg.  Patience...patience!
-GK

Growing Your Own Food is Fun and Easy

I find the preparation, planting of seeds, and the transplanting of seedlings to have meditative like qualities.

It's not much "work" (if you call it that) at all. All you need is a warm environment, fluorescent shoplights, and a love for watching things grow. Since our house is heated with wood, the basement where I keep the fire going is a toasty 75.

I have planted bok choy and some more sweet peppers today. My tomatoes, onions, garlic, etc. are doing great. Here are some updated shots.

I used the end of a paint brush to poke holes for seeds, or for making bigger holes to transplant. Tomatoes are especially easy - since they grow roots along the stem, they can be transplanted as high as the first set of leaves. This ensures a nice bulb of roots and healthy plants.




I first saw this article on Eric De Groot's blog, nice find Eric!!  Rising food prices may start with seeds


-GK

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Growing Seedlings

I'm using 2 8-ft long GE DELUXE DAYLIGHT flourescent shoplights.  These lights are able to produce near natural daylight by delivering a balanced amount of light across the entire light spectrum.  Less heat is produced which makes these ideal for growing plants - as opposed to traditional incandescent light bulbs which are very hot.  I found this site useful: Discussion on Indoor Plant Lighting

I am hanging the trays up high 4-10 inches away from the light.  I have it high for a number of reasons: 1) I have 3 curious destructive kids, 2) I have space constraints in the basement, 3) Warm air rises.  I used scrap wood and drilled in a few holes then used rope to hang them...simple and cheap.

This planting spreadsheet at is very useful, I have started my Tomatoes a bit early for our last frost date: Tomato Bob

Approximately 100 Garlic Bulbils Sprouting

White Spanish, Red Spanish, and Yellow Onions Growing in Two Trays (should have been suspended perpendicularly to the light).  Some Celery also mixed in.

Beefsteak Tomato Just Popped Up!!

In a week or two I will get trays of lettuce (red, buttercrunch, cimmaron romaine, prizehead leaf, salad bowl green, and black seeded simpson); brocolli (waltham 29), cauliflower (self blanch).

I have a few other trays that should start showing some green soon - Tomatoes (grande rio verte, large red cherry, oxheart, permission yellow, roma, rutgers, yellow marble, and beefsteak) and Peppers (banana sweet, golden california wonder, jalapeno hot, and keystone giant sweet).

Last Fall I doubled the size of my garden in preparation for a much bigger and complete garden.

Here are the seeds I have and am planning my garden around:


VEGETABLE


VARIETY


VEGETABLE


VARIETY


VEGETABLE


VARIETY


BASIL


LARGE LEAF ITALIAN


GARLIC


BULBILS


POTATO


 


BEANS


BLUE LAKE POLE


GREENS


MESCLUN MIXED


PUMPKIN


SUGAR PIE


BEANS


HENDERSON BUSH LIMA


KALE


LACINATO


RADISH


CHINA ROSE WINTER


BEANS


RED KIDNEY


KOHLRABI


EARLY WHITE VIENNA


RADISH


HAILSTONE


BEANS


TOP CROP


KOHLRABI


EARLY PURPLE


RADISH


WHITE ICICLE


BEANS


KENTUCKY WONDER


LEEKS


LARGE AMERICAN FLAG


RADISH


CHERRY BELL


BEETS


DETROIT DARK


LETTUCE


BUTTERCRUNCH


RADISH


FRENCH BREAKFAST


BROCOLLI


WALTHAM 29


LETTUCE


CIMMARON ROMAINE


SPINACH


BLOOMSDALE


BRUSSEL


SPROUTS


LETTUCE


PRIZEHEAD LEAF


SQUASH


CROOKNECK


CABBAGE


LATE FLAT DUTCH


LETTUCE


SALAD BOWL GREEN


SQUASH


SPAGHETTI


CABBAGE


GOLDEN ACRE


LETTUCE


BLACK SEEDED SIMPSON


SQUASH


WALTHAM BUTTERNUT


CABBAGE


COPENHAGEN MARKET


LETTUCE


RED


SQUASH


YELLOW CROOKNECK


CARROTS


IMPERATOR


MELON


HALES BEST JUMBO


TOMATO


BEEFSTEAK


CARROTS


DANVERS 126


MELON


HONEYDEW


TOMATO


BRANDYWINE


CARROTS


RED CORED CHANTENAY


MELON


HEARTS OF GOLD


TOMATO


GRANDE RIO VERTE


CARROTS


SCARLET NANTES


MIZUNA


TOMATO


LARGE RED CHERRY


CAULIFLOWER


SELF BLANCH


OKRA


EMERALD GREEN


TOMATO


OXHEART


CELERY


UTAH


ONION


YELLOW


TOMATO


PERSIMMON


CHARD


FORDHOOK GIANT SWISS


ONION


EVERGREEN BUNCHING


TOMATO


ROMA


CILANTRO


SLOW BOLT


ONION


RED BURGUNDY


TOMATO


RUTGERS


COLLARDS


VATES


ONION


WHITE SWEET SPANISH


TOMATO


YELLOW MARBLE


COLLARDS


GEORGIA


PARSNIPS


HARRIS MODEL


TURNIP


PURPLE TOP WHITE GLOBE


CORN


COUNTRY GENTLEMAN


PEAS


DWARF GRAY SUGAR


TURNIP


7 TOP


CORN


GOLDEN BANTAM


PEAS


GREEN ARROW


WATERMELON


CRIMSON SWEET


CORN


NATIVE AMERICAN MULTI-COLOR


PEAS


SUGAR SNAP


WATERMELON


SUGAR BABY


CUCUMBER


MARKETMORE


PEAS


THOMAS LAXTON


ZUCCHINI


BLACK BEAUTY


CUCUMBER


WISCONSIN SMR


PEPPER


BANANA SWEET


 


 


CUCUMBER


BOSTON PICKLER


PEPPER


GOLDEN CAL WONDER


 


 


DILL


BOUQUET


PEPPER


JALAPENO HOT


 


 


EGGPLANT


BLACK BEAUTY


PEPPER


KEYSTONE GIANT SWEET


 


 

Pattern Analysis 101

Exercise #1: Compare ANO 12/2006 to current MDN and work backwards, following the fractals.

Anooraq Resources - ANO

MDN - MDN.TO / MDNNF
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Exercise #2: Compare mid-1976 bottom in Gold versus current ECU (or is it more like the mid-1974 4th wave correction.....you make the call).

ECU Silver - ECU.TO / ECUXF

Gold 1970s

-GK