posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 05:59 AM
reply to post by samkent
Yeah that was exactly my first thought was when I read this. How did $30K suddenly turn into $100K when all he's doing is traveling?
He states quite clearly in the original OP that he trusts none of the banks or anyone who's a banker or such like to hold his money on deposit while
he's gone... let alone leverage it up and perhaps have a professional trade spot FX, commodity and market indices futures or some other such
derivative trading instrument on a regular basis for him (the only possible way that anyone could even have a remote chance of booking a 300%+ return
in 12 months!)...... but at the same time as he's saying all this, pulls out the usual inane 'talking point of the ignorant' about gold and silver
only being some 'rock'.
... unless of course he's referring to accumulated 'military benefits' being paid to him in his absence (?). All in all, a very odd post and an
even more odd request for advice and guidance from a faceless bunch of strangers, about something he's clearly got at the top of his list of concerns
before he departs. But assuming for a minute that the writer of the OP is legit and in his naivety, he's honestly asking for some help and informed
feedback to a legitimate concern he has about what to do with his roll.
His itinerary too is worth note. Australia (again, somewhat of a naive view of and fixation on Aussie's importance both strategically and
economically going forward; China's impending 'hard landing' will wreck havoc with Aussie's ability to sustain its recent economy growth as much
of its recent strength has been garnered from China's demand for its raw commodities, which is already starting to wane and bear on both its currency
and GDP to some extent... when China really reins things in, the picture's likely to look much different), Cambodia, Vietnam/Laos, India, Malaysia...
that's all understandable I suppose, but then Nepal, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Ukraine, and Romania?? The last 4 or 5 seem a bit out of place.
Actually, I'm not going to go any further into this... it just all feels bloody odd to me.