gold is the only place to safely really make money hereon for sometime
take chances with tech etc.
but the banks are mostly in control of all stocks on both sides of the bid/ask since the bailouts & crisis ill-liquidity
they will run these suckers up against the consensus because it they have less methods of making money and, therefore, more money is needed to control the larger floats of tech & industrial sectors than these little cap sized mining companies
to an extent it is a rigged game , the house knows the primary trend
and the pundits that say gold will be below $1200 until 2009 ends are just that but not saying that gold will end the year at 1198/oz
either way it measn all these things rebound as the old saying goes "THE BULL TRIES TO SHAKE YOU OFF"
"Cash for clunkers" created a manufacturing bubble and has skewed the production data. The next quarter will show very bad auto sales, as all the clunkers were disposed in the last quarter when the government paid for their demise. A GDP bubble will burst at the end of this quarter, no question. Look up the auto sales now if you doubt my prognostication. Dollar rally.....ha ha ha....yah the debt disappeared under Obama....ha ha.
In Communist Russia and China they called poverty and starvation an 'opportunity' to trim 'excess' from our lives so that we might enter a new era whereby the lean shall excell! Tell me, how'd that work out for 'em? They be trying the same crap, here! "One nation Under.. WAY UNDER!"