Monday, December 2, 2013

Conference with Tekoa Da Silva from Bull Market Thinking

Tomorrow I’m doing a conference with Tekoa Da Silva from Bull Market Thinking. Tekoa is currently back in USA but he spent the last two years in Brazil so he has a personal experience of how life is in Latin America. 

We will talk about various topics and I’m interested in knowing if you have specific questions for Tekoa. It can be anything from his perspective of things having lived in Brazil, to markets, precious metals and finances which is his field of expertize. 

Any questions you may have for either one of us please email them to me or leave them in the comments section below. I’ll post a link so you can listen to it once its ready.
Take care people,



Anonymous said...

Please ask Mr DA Silva to share his thoughts on Venezuela's economy and politics. Thanks!

Don Williams said...

If I may, I'll be greedy and ask several questions. If there is not enough time to address them, then please choose one.

1) Are Chinese gold counterfeits (gold plated tungsten) a likely danger to bullion buyers or is there a way to detect them?
(density of tungsten is very close to gold so weighing coin
doesn't work.)

2) Several prominent men have warned that the US stock market is overpriced -- in a Fed created bubble-- and is headed for a collapse at some point.

Does Mr Da Silva know of evidence for or against this concern?

3) Back in the 1970s, Libertarian Harry Browne suggested the Permanent Portfolio approach to preserving wealth: investing 25% in gold, 25% in good stocks (e.g, S&P 500 index fund), 25% in cash/ short term Treasuries and 25% in long term Treasury bonds.

Doesn't earn much profit but is intended to prevent a net loss -- with losses in one investment offset by gains in others depending on what is happening
(high inflation/deflation, high interest rates vs low rates, prosperity versus

What does Mr Da Silva think of Browne's advice and does he
have any alternative suggestions for preserving wealth? E.g foreign assets?

Note: Harry suggested having a second bundle of money for speculation/investment --

with the recognition that speculation money is at risk, requires constant attention and
and may require rapid selling whereas the Permanent Portfolio only needs to be checked once or twice a year.