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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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93754Not on the top 100 list for some reason (?) but this is some killer kick-ass guroguedolphin-5 hours ago
93753I wonder how crypto currencies like Bitcoin might affect all of that -- maybe noJimisJim-9 hours ago
93752End Game for the U.S. dollar as the world reserve currency. Concluded some yearisopatch1yesterday
93751OK guys! Don't usually rec a product or company. Making an exception for isopatch3yesterday
93750Playing a few songs, for the grand kids, in the man cave. Iso [graphic]isopatch-Tuesday
93749I don't think anyone in the world can say with any certainty and those who cJimisJim1Monday
93748Do you see OIL as a legitimate opportunity now? I've been receiving Zacks rExtremeAlpha-Monday
93747Superb Charlie M. One of the best R&B singers AWA harp players the genre evisopatch1last Friday
93746Great story... I can easily picture the entire incident in my mind... I used to JimisJim1last Friday
93745How about this dude who's truly possessed in drop G... saw him live opening Chu Berry1last Friday
93744As always, forecasts will differ. This one, from NOAH, is very positive for natisopatch-last Friday
93743Did meet B.B. King and talk with him at a small, but new, truck stop in southernisopatch4last Friday
93742LOL... figures... but I didn't have anything to do with it... maybe it was aJimisJim-last Thursday
93741Will do. Thanks for the link. isopatch-last Thursday
93740Sorry to break the news. BB died in 2015.diegosan-last Thursday
93739sounds absolutely awesome!Broken_Clock-last Thursday
93738Forgot to add, that album was The Road To Escondido (with Clapton), which one BeJimisJim-last Thursday
93737We're not a small town, but J.J. Cale used to live in a smallish town 20 milJimisJim1last Thursday
93736I cherish a small venue with top flight musicians. I don't bother with largeBroken_Clock1last Thursday
93735Once you get in the top 10 or 20 it becomes personal preference to blueBroken_Clock-last Thursday
93734If you follow the link I posted, they have current musicians like Clapton writinJimisJim1last Thursday
93733No problem. Wish he'd lived longer. Ditto Jimi Hendrix. Ditto Stevie Ray isopatch-last Thursday
93732I would have included Stevie Ray Vaughn in that list, but apparently I am not a JimisJim2last Thursday
93731I'll see your Eric and raise you one Duane.... IMHO, I can't categoricaBroken_Clock1last Thursday
93730Time for a music break..)) Get tired of money and politics. Several other muisopatch1last Thursday
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