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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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93906Third try has to be the charm. Opens for me. Just right click on your mouse ovisopatch-3 hours ago
93905I guess you and I went to computer school together (as in I didn't). P.S. nrobert b furman1yesterday
93904<...closest I ever got to being musical was to beat on a drum.<smile>&gisopatch-yesterday
93903OK. If it won't come up, try clicking on the icon with your mouse. [graisopatch-yesterday
93902please try to put picture up again . . . would LOVE to see an old pic of you plaBlasher-yesterday
93901For some reason the link does not open. The closest Iever got to being musical robert b furman-yesterday
93900Fun to remember being that young. Here's a shot of me performing, at a coffisopatch-yesterday
93899Hi ISO, They look so young. I'll miss Glen but always enjoy, Joe and Don. robert b furman1Tuesday
93898Eagles also an all time fav. Used to perform of few of theirs. They do em betisopatch2Tuesday
93897Thanks. Definitely a major band. Here's another keeper from Fleetwood Maisopatch1Tuesday
93896Iv'e seen Jethro Tull twice. Ian is definately a reat musician to watch. Drobert b furman-Tuesday
93895Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) will be performing at Ravinia in Highland Park on SepJohn Koligman1Tuesday
93894I remember listening to bubble gum rock and roll when 7ish "I want to be Borobert b furman1Tuesday
93893So true. Remember my late mother telling me, in the 60s, to enjoy the music becisopatch4Tuesday
93892I remember my dad telling me to turn my garbage music off when in my car 70'slowmo-Monday
93891Roger. NBC trying to edge out other MSM for the Clown Crown of Fake News. CBS,isopatch1Monday
93890You gotta love NBC's "Whether Channel". Why is it, there are neverslowmo-Monday
93889I've limited all of my recent buys to stocks w/charts showing extreme converslowmo1Monday
93888Gold also in <Never a dull moment> territory. AKA whip saw city for many isopatch5Monday
93887Never a dull moment, this winter! This isn't global warming. But it is an isopatch2last Saturday
93886Fakebook exodus picks up pace: <Brazil's Largest Newspaper Abandons &quoisopatch2last Saturday
93885Not decided whether or not to agree with the investment timing proposed in the aisopatch5last Saturday
93884Although we know nobody can predict the future with certainty, it's reasonabisopatch2last Thursday
93883I'd like to see similar moves in Ag, too... it has been underperforming for JimisJim1February 14
93882Thanks. Just looked over the website. Honestly, like <stockcharts> betteisopatch-February 14
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