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Natural Resource Stocks and the New Great Depression, AKA...Iso's Patch

When this thread began, 9 yrs ago, the world was a dramatically different place. We had the luxury of being able to focus, almost exclusively, on improving our skills as investors and traders.

An independent, full time, professional trader, since 1986, my prior work as a Merrill Lynch broker and experience in oil & gas geological mapping and well work over evaluation, seemed like a reasonable place to begin building a discussion. Broadening the topic to include other natural resources also made sense, in the hope of attracting thoughtful contributors interested in mining, agriculture, and other resource/commodity stock sectors where my expertise was limited or lacking entirely.

That formula worked well. Even a brief look at the posting record, over the years, reveals a wealth of outstanding insight from dozens and dozens of posters about stock picking, sector analysis, fiscal, monetary & credit trends and how these factors interact every moment of every day in the vast array of supply and demand equations constantly unfolding from the micro to the macro-economic level.

Although such things still warrant attention and analysis, the advent of a new Great Depression in 2008 and a massive, ongoing, socio-economic "transformation" (nobody wanted and few anticipated) has forced purely financial considerations from staring to supporting roles in the drama we find ourselves in.

Rules of Thumb haven't changed much. Per se...

Discussion is helpful, but the "Prime Directive" continues to be about taking responsibility for your decisions and actions. But now? It's your life and your family and your human rights, AWA your money that are increasingly under threat. This is particularly true if you're highly dependent on rapidly deteriorating , large, centralized, socio-economic institutions which once were far more reliable.

If reading and participating here contributes, in even a small way, to helping develop the art and habit of independent thinking and action? Then, this discussion has served it's primary purpose.

Goal is not to let yourself be programed by a corrupt, untrustworthy, MSM, or the pointless partisan head banging which serve only to divert us from more important and immediate practical considerations.

No No's:

1) It's hard to completely avoid commenting on the increasing impact of government at all levels is having on our lives. But is This is NOT a partisan political thread. Partisan invective is not welcome.

2) Don't come here to pitch a stock, over and over, or to add this thread to a long list of similar spam posts on other threads. Rule of thumb here = SI's rule: No spamming. Spammers will be banned.

3) Likewise for personal attacks, which are also prohibited. People who come to stir up trouble with baiting or taking cheap shots will be banned. So, please leave your food fighting boots outside before you come in.

Banning decisions are final. Don't PM me. <The buck stops here>. Nuff said.

OTOH, can't emphasize enough that having fun is important. In fact, now more than ever. topic humor, music, and book rec's are welcome to prevent the narrative becoming monotonous, or too negative.

There's few things more energizing and uplifting than a little old fashioned, sincere, enthusiasm.

Also like to express my appreciation to posters when it's reasonable to do so. One of the things I dislike about most Silicon Investor thread monitors? Many are too insecure to encourage or recognize others. That's not happening here. So....

Welcome to Iso's Patch. Let's have at it, and have fun while we're at it.
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93703I know what you mean about the performers noticing "how" some in audieJimisJim-9 hours ago
93702He was like that when we saw him with the trio in a small Vegas casino room (midisopatch1yesterday
93701I saw him play at a small jazz club in Washington, DC of all places when visitinJimisJim-yesterday
93700Blues for Night People _________________________________________ Chu Berry1yesterday
93699Weekend music break: Hard to believe how great Charlie Byrd really was. Best kisopatch1yesterday
93698The merchant of slow, lingering, and painful, death is back with a new weed killisopatch1last Thursday
93697Strong price action in NG today. [graphic] Note recent weeks clustering of hisopatch2last Monday
93696<CNOOC (CEO) Unit Ends Aurora LNG Project Feasibility Study Zacks Septemberisopatch-September 16
93695Back to some old time acoustic blues. How bout some Sam Chatmon. Sam who? Oisopatch1September 14
93694More than a few people, locally, AWA on Silicon Investor have been wondering whaisopatch1September 11
93693Agree... we've already hit the price target I'd calc'ed in early sumJimisJim2September 11
93692Gold looks a bit over done. If top isn't not already in, we're buildingisopatch2September 11
93691The Debt Swamp (surveyed, a bit pessimistically, in the article below) will takisopatch2September 9
93690" Ah, to be young again.... " Indeed! Chu youtube.comChu Berry1September 8
93689Better 1/2 found these guys early in their career and brought home a couple of tisopatch-September 8
93688Most of my Return To Forever favs. R from this album. Earth Juice is one of emisopatch1September 8
93687Didn't get into jazz that much til the mid-70s. One of the people we'veisopatch1September 7
93686Listen to this one... IE.... Monk + Coltrane At 2:20 Monk Shouts Chu Berry-September 7
93685Monk & Coltrane. Talk about star power?! Isoisopatch-September 7
93684Classic Monk Live Monk - All alone Monk with ColtranChu Berry2September 6
93683Heckova list, Jim. Remember a friend playing Thelonious Monk album for me, in tisopatch-September 6
93682Great list !! Here's Jimmy Raney & Sonny Clark for a lovely version of Chu Berry-September 6
93681Great track. Thanks. For the sake of discussion, here's one of several verisopatch-September 6
93680<edit> 1995 Doc.isopatch-September 5
93679<...guess the era is over?> Yep. Eras, like the people who give them lifisopatch2September 5
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