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by FarmerD
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Safety Deposit Box Insurance
Replies: 28
Views: 2167

Re: Safety Deposit Box Insurance

SWP looks interesting. Does anyone know what the FATCA reporting requirements are for an Active Non-Financial Foreign Entity such as this? For individuals, I mean. The business is not required to report to the US government - but individual account holders may have to do so. Good luck getting that ...
by FarmerD
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Safety Deposit Box Insurance
Replies: 28
Views: 2167

Re: Safety Deposit Box Insurance

SWP looks interesting. Does anyone know what the FATCA reporting requirements are for an Active Non-Financial Foreign Entity such as this? For individuals, I mean. The business is not required to report to the US government - but individual account holders may have to do so. Good luck getting that ...
by FarmerD
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: $20 gold Liberty coin Heads Up!
Replies: 1
Views: 592

$20 gold Liberty coin Heads Up!

Last year I bought a number of $20 Liberty coins at spot then a few weeks ago, turned them in to the Texas Bullion Depository. One of the coins was returned to me because it didn't meet their purity standards. Supposedly some coins minted in the 1800's may not have the correct gold percentage. I got...
by FarmerD
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Commercial Gold Vaults in USA
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: Commercial Gold Vaults in USA

Actually, when you look at the language of the law that created the Texas Bullion Depository, the act refers to any "gold depository in Texas." That would include the Texas Bullion Depository which is owned by Texas Precious Metals. "Q: Who owns the Texas Bullion Depository? A: The Texas Bullion De...
by FarmerD
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Commercial Gold Vaults in USA
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: Commercial Gold Vaults in USA

I'm aware of the Texas Bullion Depository. I could google this, but thought maybe someone here has done homework and checking on the subject. Are there many other private vaulting companies in the US? I imagine there are some in NYC, probably geared more for institutional customers. Any in midwest,...
by FarmerD
Fri May 15, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 226725

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

So much for hydroxychloroquine as a COVID treatment, not that this should come as a surprise: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2012410 I am sorry that this drug ended up being used as a political football, resulting in raising a lot of false hopes. Other treatments are perhaps more promi...
by FarmerD
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Report from the trenches
Replies: 45
Views: 3316

Re: Report from the trenches

I found it hard to believe, also, but the California Nurses' Association website tends to corroborate this report: The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today called on California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state officials to sharply escalate steps to get immediately personal pr...
by FarmerD
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Get your PMs out of Safe Deposit NOW!
Replies: 11
Views: 1624

Re: Get your PMs out of Safe Deposit NOW!

ochotona wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:28 pm
Too late! My bank suspended lobby service! Well... it's safe at least. I'm nowhere close to a rebalance band, years away.
My credit unions closed their lobbies a couple days ago so some of my my PM's are inaccessible. Should have cleaned out the safe deposit boxes last week.
by FarmerD
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Precious metal coins no longer available
Replies: 22
Views: 3037

Re: Precious metal coins no longer available

Mom wanted to pick up some gold and I told her to check out JMBullion. She just told me that they were out of almost everything. I went to see for myself and she was right. They look like the toilet paper aisle at Walmart. They've been cleaned out of almost all their inventory and the little left i...
by FarmerD
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Precious metal coins no longer available
Replies: 22
Views: 3037

Re: Precious metal coins no longer available

I'm feeling pretty good about that Krugerand I bought yesterday when gold was around 1477. My silver stash... not so much. I know the feeling. I bought a bunch of 10 oz silver bars for spot about 40 days ago. I was bragging to my wife a couple weeks ago about what a great deal I got. Now that purch...
by FarmerD
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Precious metal coins no longer available
Replies: 22
Views: 3037

Re: Precious metal coins no longer available

US gold bureau has gold Eagles at normal premiums, or at least that's what they say on their website: https://www.usgoldbureau.com/gold/gold-coins/american-eagle. BTW The Texas Bullion Depository has finally moved into their permanent home in Leander. I made a deposit there last weekend. It's not n...
by FarmerD
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Precious metal coins no longer available
Replies: 22
Views: 3037

Re: Precious metal coins no longer available

Checked a few PM dealers - SD Bullion is selling Gold eagles are going for $130 over spot. Silver Eagles at Apmex at $10 over spot.
by FarmerD
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Precious metal coins no longer available
Replies: 22
Views: 3037

Re: Precious metal coins no longer available

Just noticed Texas Precious Metals is also out of silver. They are effectively out of business for a while. The CEO, Tarak Saab has posted the following:

https://www.texmetals.com/news/importan ... 3-12-2020/
by FarmerD
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Precious metal coins no longer available
Replies: 22
Views: 3037

Precious metal coins no longer available

I've read the US Mint is completely out of silver eagles. If you can find any silver eagles to buy, online premiums have skyrocketed. Same thing with gold coins. For example, Texas Precious Metals to completely sold out of gold. Absolutely amazing! https://www.texmetals.com/products/gold-coins And y...
by FarmerD
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Anyone Else Prepping?
Replies: 97
Views: 6558

Anyone Else Prepping?

I've stocked our cupboards with canned fruit, vegetables, seafood (oysters, clams, salmon, sardines) and canned soup, etc. I'm not worried about stores running out of food - I'm thinking if coronavirus is rampant, it's probably a good idea not to go to the grocery store anymore. I also went to a vet...
by FarmerD
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Replies: 35
Views: 3593

Re: Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Something must have happened to Dr Fuhrman. I remember him being a rather militant vegan. Now he's recommending eating some dairy, fish and red meat?!?!

I guess he's a recovering vegetarian.
by FarmerD
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: photos-ny botanical garden
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: photos-ny botanical garden

Thanks for the photos!
by FarmerD
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: MMT
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: MMT

Libertarian666 wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:42 pm
No one expects a return to the gold standard... until it happens.
Exactly. I'm sure there isn't a single politician or central banker who wants a return to a gold standard. However, they may not have any other choice. It may well be forced on them.
by FarmerD
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Texas Statewide Proposition 9, November 2019 Election
Replies: 52
Views: 21035

Re: Texas Statewide Proposition 9, November 2019 Election

That would not be Constitutional: https://www.heritage.org/constitution/#!/articles/1/essays/70/state-coinage But recognizing privately minted coins as legal tender would be perfectly Constitutional. I'm pretty sure they are going to do that. I have also heard that they have plans to issue debit an...
by FarmerD
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Texas Statewide Proposition 9, November 2019 Election
Replies: 52
Views: 21035

Re: Texas Statewide Proposition 9, November 2019 Election

Do you know of any plans for Texas to strike their own gold coins? That would not be Constitutional: https://www.heritage.org/constitution/#!/articles/1/essays/70/state-coinage But recognizing privately minted coins as legal tender would be perfectly Constitutional. I'm pretty sure they are going t...
by FarmerD
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Texas Statewide Proposition 9, November 2019 Election
Replies: 52
Views: 21035

Re: Texas Statewide Proposition 9, November 2019 Election

, and if challenged by Texas, it is likely they can’t enforce capital gains tax ... We need a test case for this one! I visited the depository a couple weeks ago. One of the managers said Texas has sent letters to the IRS over the past year or two but have not gotten any responses. He would not tel...
by FarmerD
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Texas Statewide Proposition 9, November 2019 Election
Replies: 52
Views: 21035

Re: Texas Statewide Proposition 9, November 2019 Election

Confusing language: "No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Ob...
by FarmerD
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Texas Statewide Proposition 9, November 2019 Election
Replies: 52
Views: 21035

Re: Texas Statewide Proposition 9, November 2019 Election

I think you are all deluding yourselves if you think that if the US government wants to seize or tax your gold that holding it in TX or AU or anywhere else is going to matter. See FACTA. That has worked so well that the Swiss banking cartel basically quit offering US accounts. You also underestimat...
by FarmerD
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Texas Statewide Proposition 9, November 2019 Election
Replies: 52
Views: 21035

Re: Texas Statewide Proposition 9, November 2019 Election

I have no idea where she will get that money but a 100 percent ad valorem tax on gold wherever she can get her hands on it it will probably be way more easy to get from the Texas depository than the Perth Mint. Libertarian666 gave a good reply to this, but I'd also like to point out that while the ...
by FarmerD
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Mish Shedlock Recommends the Permanent Portfolio
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

Mish Shedlock Recommends the Permanent Portfolio

Interesting. See comments to the following article. Its kinda hard to argue with his reasoning.
https://moneymaven.io/mishtalk/economic ... kriNjRQ0A/