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Forget Gold: Shiny Stuff Outperformed By Garlic......

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  • CleaverCleaver Forumite
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    And you can't live in the gold......

    I always imagine Asheron does live in a house made of gold. 9 carat probably.
  • CleaverCleaver Forumite
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    chucky wrote: »
    does this mean that at other times you do take the p1ss?
    i'm disappointed in you cleaver - i thought better of you

    I'm always deadly serious chucky, you know that. I make dopester look like Timmy Mallett.
    chucky wrote: »
    you need to watch Trading Places again - it's a complete education in how to short orange juice on a trading exchange

    I can't watch it again, as I haven't ever seen it. I will check it out (although not really much of a film fan).
  • Really2Really2 Forumite
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    Cleaver wrote: »
    I ask as a genuine question and not to take the p*ss. How would one go about investing in orange juice or garlic? Obviously you could do your research and invest in a company that manufactures or sells these items, but is there any type of futures or general market where you would invest in,

    Just for you.
    http://www.dailyfutures.com/softs/

    There are orange juice futures.
  • CleaverCleaver Forumite
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    Really2 wrote: »
    Just for you.
    http://www.dailyfutures.com/softs/

    There are orange juice futures.

    Thanks very much for that Really.

    oj.gif

    It's nice to see the price of Orange Juice falling to a level that makes it available to normal, hard-working families again. I was chatting to a friend of mine recently who had to ask his bank for five times his salary just to buy a carton of Tropicana. He's in negative equity now and I can see him having to sell and downgrade to a concentrate substitute.

    It's a shame.
  • LisbonLauraLisbonLaura Forumite
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    :rotfl:

    A frenchman with some garlic got a better investment return last year than the goldbugs like Asheron and Lisbonlaura.

    Absolutely priceless.:D

    As ever the strutting pillock assumes that some of us only have gold.

    You are so wrong silly boy.

    BTW:- you missed platinum from your extensive list HM.
    I admit I didn't get my in/out timing spot on with it, but 182% wasn't bad.
  • HAMISH_MCTAVISHHAMISH_MCTAVISH Forumite
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    I admit I didn't get my in/out timing spot on

    Why do I not find that remotely surprising......
    but 182% wasn't bad.

    Should have gone with garlic.....

    Although I doubt that would help your in/out timing either.:D
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  • As ever the strutting pillock assumes that some of us only have gold.

    You are so wrong silly boy.

    BTW:- you missed platinum from your extensive list HM.
    I admit I didn't get my in/out timing spot on with it, but 182% wasn't bad.

    Don't you have to pay VAT on platinum & silver because they're classed as an industrial product? If you buy these metals then don't you have to have a 17.5% gain before you break even?
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  • LisbonLauraLisbonLaura Forumite
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    Why do I not find that remotely surprising......



    Should have gone with garlic.....

    Although I doubt that would help your in/out timing either.:D

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  • sarkin1sarkin1 Forumite
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    Really2 wrote: »
    It is fairly hard to take a bar of gold round with you and breaking chunks off.


    I believe thats why they invented these

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    :cool:
  • abaxasabaxas Forumite
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    ERmmmmmm.

    Went to the wholsalers today.

    Box of pineapples (18) £3.80

    And a huge box is garlic was about 8 quid... God knows how many bulbs where in there.

    I dont run a take away so I have no need for 100's of bulbs :P
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