Don Stott

Articles by Don Stott

Monday, July 15th, will go down in the history of stock market trades as the pinnacle of manipulation. July 15th will be used as the classic case of the PPT in operation. The PPT, to the uninitiated, is the so-called "Plunge Protection...
Government is inherently stupid, greedy, and self-serving.
The plain answer is NO, so you don't have to continue reading, if you don't want to.
We have been treated to a whole slew of the late, unlamented, Arthur Andersen accounting tricks, which have left millions of Americans without their retirement savings, investment nest eggs, and future hopes. How tragic! It reminds me of...
Paperman was rich. He had influence beyond most imaginings. He was revered everywhere in America. Paperman's tentacles extended into everyone's life, be they rich or poor. Paperman, like Superman, could lift tall buildings in a single...
All states now require auto owners to possess insurance. Unfortunately, there are many irresponsible ones driving without insurance, often with revoked licenses, possibly drunk, and who seem to be totally irresponsible. Responsible people...
Everyone has faith in something. Absolutely everyone. Most of us have faith in our parents, if they still live, as they were our guiding lights when we were growing to adulthood. We have faith in our wives, if all goes according to the way...
I received a complimentary copy of The Rosen Numismatic Advisory the other day. Along with the advisory, was a nice letter from its owner and founder, Maurice Rosen. I thank you Mr. Rosen. For those of you who own numismatics, his letter...
I now (after a lot of e-mails) realize that my idea of using Silver Eagles at their face value ($1) to purchase or sell real estate at 6 times its value, to avoid taxes, etc, was biting off a big chunk. I have an alternative, which may be...
Now don't get me wrong! Gold is gold is gold is gold, and it matters not from where it came. All gold is a superb inflation hedge, beautiful, desirable, fungible, universally recognized for value, etc. However, there is one possibility...

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With gold stolen by Conquistador Francisco Pizarro from the Inca Empire in 1532, Spain financed its conquest of Europe.