Thursday, October 2, 2008


Posted On: Thursday, October 02, 2008, 12:09:00 PM EST Protecting Your Financial Self - An Addition Author: Jim Sinclair Dear CIGAs, I have no doubt that $1650 will come. My concern is not that it will not happen, but that I am much too conservative in my long-term price objective since 2000. If major banks can be torn apart how can we have faith in the small local institutions that hold most of your ready cash? When I said “This is IT,” it is not something that I take lightly. Never in 49 years in finance have I seen a set of circumstances so challenging to the man in the street. What I am getting at is a simple question. Are you prepared? You have heard us talk repeatedly on removing financial intermediaries between you and your assets, but the time has come for us to recommend going one step further: Hold enough cash at your household to last you a month or two. It may be largely unnecessary for the majority, but what do you have to lose? If your bank should fail this will save you a lot of grief in the short term. If they do not, you still have all your cash that can easily be deposited back into your account. Regards, Jim Posted On: Thursday, October 02, 2008, 12:08:00 PM EST A Modern Day Weimar Author: Jim Sinclair Dear Extend Family, Unless the LIBOR rate drops sharply we are facing a planetary financial crisis next week. For God's sake protect yourself. Gold and gold related items will be the only true storehouses of wealth. The bailout bill is powerless to reverse what is now happening. This is a modern day Weimar happening right before our eyes. Respectfully yours, Jim