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(BusinessWeek)   Old and busted: investing in Silver, Gold and Platinum. New, you've gotta be kidding me hotness: investing in... Tin?   (businessweek.com) divider line 65
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2013-01-29 09:54:43 AM  
Don't fark with my Altoids delivery system.

Then again, aren't those "tins" made from aluminum now?

If that's the case, carry on with your tin collecting.
 
2013-01-29 10:24:40 AM  
My day has arrived.
 
2013-01-29 11:02:15 AM  
Det. Ron Harris will tell you that the best investment is zinc.
 
2013-01-29 11:04:00 AM  
I guess I'll be holding on to my antimony and bismuth reserves then.
 
2013-01-29 11:11:08 AM  
Oz never did give nothing to the Tinman
 
2013-01-29 11:57:42 AM  
"I'm forty percent tin!"
 
2013-01-29 12:22:33 PM  
Have you seen the price of copper lately?!
 
2013-01-29 12:40:23 PM  

tin_man: My day has arrived.


1.bp.blogspot.com
All my life I have waited for this - a chance to find peace. Finally all the voices are silent. Only Tin Man speaks to me now. Don't you see, Data? This... is where I belong.
 
2013-01-29 12:42:34 PM  
Fools! I've got all my money in pykrete.
 
2013-01-29 12:42:52 PM  
Investing in a limited resource with many practical uses? What is this, rationality in economics?
 
2013-01-29 12:42:59 PM  

give me doughnuts


Det. Ron Harris will tell you that the best investment is zinc.


Did he ever finish 'Blood on the Badge'?
 
2013-01-29 12:44:43 PM  

BumpInTheNight


All my life I have waited for this - a chance to find peace. Finally all the voices are silent. Only Tin Man speaks to me now. Don't you see, Data? This... is where I belong.


Then he turned into a huge snake and devoured Principal Flutie*.


*aka Principal Ferengi
 
2013-01-29 12:44:52 PM  
How about zinc? What's zinc going for these days?

/ Thirty seven and a half cents ... a pound?
// Put me down for a couple of tons
/// Better damn not be obscure
 
2013-01-29 12:46:18 PM  
Do'h, I knew I couldn't be the only one.
 
2013-01-29 12:47:42 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Fools! I've got all my money in pykrete.


I see that, what you did there. I see it.
 
2013-01-29 12:49:51 PM  
Copper bars.

If you're real paranoid, invest in a still and start learning how to make moonshine.
 
2013-01-29 12:50:48 PM  
Well if we get into it with the Russians, we're going to need buttons.
 
2013-01-29 12:50:51 PM  

investing in... Tin?


Let he who is without Sn cast the first stone.
 
2013-01-29 12:53:28 PM  
static.fjcdn.com
 
2013-01-29 12:55:36 PM  
Pffft everyone knows the real money is in Greek bonds!
 
2013-01-29 01:00:54 PM  
Tin roofs have become pretty popular in KY
 
2013-01-29 01:03:07 PM  

Le French Boo: Tin roofs have become pretty popular in KY


Aren't they prone to rusting?

/what's the going rate for tungsten?
 
2013-01-29 01:09:02 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Le French Boo: Tin roofs have become pretty popular in KY

Aren't they prone to rusting?


No, they are prone to attracting Fiddlers.

/got nothin'
 
2013-01-29 01:11:14 PM  
All my money is in cummingtonite.
 
2013-01-29 01:22:42 PM  
Fools! Kryptonite is where it's at!!1!!


/Yes, I'll take that seat over there
//where is i"there"? 3 doors down?
 
2013-01-29 01:54:19 PM  
pyrite is the next boom
 
2013-01-29 01:56:08 PM  
I'm investing my money in bullets. Those things are going thru the roof, and walls, and cars, etc.

/ticket please
 
2013-01-29 02:11:55 PM  
I wonder how much longer it will take for garbage mining to take off. Digging into a landfill for useful metals seems like it would be cheaper than digging into solid rock on another continent.
 
2013-01-29 02:17:13 PM  

ArkPanda: I wonder how much longer it will take for garbage mining to take off. Digging into a landfill for useful metals seems like it would be cheaper than digging into solid rock on another continent.


That was actually the first thing I thought of when I read the headline.
 
2013-01-29 02:22:16 PM  

PsyLord: I'm investing my money in bullets. Those things are going thru the roof, and walls, and cars, etc.

/ticket please


images.sodahead.com

I personally can't stand the idea of buying commodities when I know how to hustle finished goods.
 
2013-01-29 02:30:37 PM  
"Plastics"
www.tvworthwatching.com
 
2013-01-29 02:32:52 PM  
pure tinsanity.
 
2013-01-29 02:54:33 PM  
This is what happens when commodity traders use a periodic table as a dartboard.
 
2013-01-29 03:00:56 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Le French Boo: Tin roofs have become pretty popular in KY

Aren't they prone to rusting?

/what's the going rate for tungsten?


Yeah but they are easier to install and fix than a shingled roof. They do get a healthy dose of rust-proof paint as well.
 
2013-01-29 03:02:01 PM  

ArkPanda: I wonder how much longer it will take for garbage mining to take off. Digging into a landfill for useful metals seems like it would be cheaper than digging into solid rock on another continent.


The problem is there is a lot of methane buildup and other nasty stuff within landfills, so any mining would have to take expensive measures to control that. At least as long as there is an EPA
 
2013-01-29 03:53:18 PM  

Nightjars: This is what happens when commodity traders use a periodic table as a dartboard.


I'll give you a hint: the Rutherfordium bubble just isn't stable enough to last.
 
2013-01-29 03:54:31 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: BumpInTheNight

All my life I have waited for this - a chance to find peace. Finally all the voices are silent. Only Tin Man speaks to me now. Don't you see, Data? This... is where I belong.


Then he turned into a huge snake and devoured Principal Flutie Snyder*.


*aka Principal Ferengi


FTFY

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Le French Boo: Tin roofs have become pretty popular in KY

Aren't they prone to rusting?


Only on Sundae.
 
2013-01-29 03:56:00 PM  
The upswing in tin couldn't POSSIBLY have anything to do with massively increased demand due to higher consumption of electronic goods. It must all be a sham by those evil doing rich folk to continue to subvert you hard working proles.
 
2013-01-29 03:57:13 PM  
Burr beat me to it, but whatever.

stusshed.files.wordpress.com

There are those who invest in...

tin?
 
2013-01-29 04:03:00 PM  

socodog: The upswing in tin couldn't POSSIBLY have anything to do with massively increased demand due to higher consumption of electronic goods. It must all be a sham by those evil doing rich folk to continue to subvert you hard working proles.


I suppose it POSSIBLY could be from demand... but it isn't.

Indonesia, the biggest tin supplier, is poised to ship the least metal in a decade, extending shortages into a fourth year at a time when surpluses are emerging for most other industrial metals.

Sales will drop 24 percent to 75,000 metric tons because most smelters won't meet a higher purity standard that starts in July and ore reserves are diminishing, according to the median of 13 exporter and analyst estimates
 
2013-01-29 04:05:32 PM  

Rapmaster2000: socodog: The upswing in tin couldn't POSSIBLY have anything to do with massively increased demand due to higher consumption of electronic goods. It must all be a sham by those evil doing rich folk to continue to subvert you hard working proles.

I suppose it POSSIBLY could be from demand... but it isn't.

Indonesia, the biggest tin supplier, is poised to ship the least metal in a decade, extending shortages into a fourth year at a time when surpluses are emerging for most other industrial metals.

Sales will drop 24 percent to 75,000 metric tons because most smelters won't meet a higher purity standard that starts in July and ore reserves are diminishing, according to the median of 13 exporter and analyst estimates


And since you're probably still not going to read the article:

Sales of consumer electronics fell 1 percent last year as Japan and the 17-nation euro area tumbled back into recessions, weakening demand for tin. The International Monetary Fund cut its estimate for 2013 global growth to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent on Jan. 23.
 
2013-01-29 04:07:03 PM  
Alot of people along the Oklahoma/Arkansas border just got rich, pulling down their barns and roofs.
 
2013-01-29 04:07:29 PM  
www.moviesbyrizzo.info
 
2013-01-29 04:23:38 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Rapmaster2000: socodog: The upswing in tin couldn't POSSIBLY have anything to do with massively increased demand due to higher consumption of electronic goods. It must all be a sham by those evil doing rich folk to continue to subvert you hard working proles.

I suppose it POSSIBLY could be from demand... but it isn't.

Indonesia, the biggest tin supplier, is poised to ship the least metal in a decade, extending shortages into a fourth year at a time when surpluses are emerging for most other industrial metals.

Sales will drop 24 percent to 75,000 metric tons because most smelters won't meet a higher purity standard that starts in July and ore reserves are diminishing, according to the median of 13 exporter and analyst estimates

And since you're probably still not going to read the article:

Sales of consumer electronics fell 1 percent last year as Japan and the 17-nation euro area tumbled back into recessions, weakening demand for tin. The International Monetary Fund cut its estimate for 2013 global growth to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent on Jan. 23.


based on this FTA by itself, demand certainly plays a role but not the most significant role based on other factors.

"Global demand for the metal used in solder and packaging will reach about 361,000 tons in 2013, compared with supply of around 357,000 tons, Morgan Stanley estimates."

I dont know if that is the entirety of the market, solder and packaging, but it must pretty close to it. Plus it's MS estimates, so who really knows.
 
2013-01-29 04:25:28 PM  

Bondith


Then he turned into a huge snake and devoured Principal Flutie Snyder*.


*facepalm* Thank you. I can't believe I did that.
 
2013-01-29 04:27:55 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-29 04:33:26 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Bondith

Then he turned into a huge snake and devoured Principal Flutie Snyder*.


*facepalm* Thank you. I can't believe I did that.


That's OK, just don't let it happen again, otherwise..."Bored now."
 
2013-01-29 04:41:05 PM  
skepticalteacher.files.wordpress.com

Do I have to do everything around here?
 
2013-01-29 04:42:37 PM  

The Flexecutioner:

based on this FTA by itself, demand certainly plays a role but not the most significant role based on other factors.

"Global demand for the metal used in solder and packaging will reach about 361,000 tons in 2013, compared with supply of around 357,000 tons, Morgan Stanley estimates."

I dont know if that is the entirety of the market, solder and packaging, but it must pretty close to it. Plus it's MS estimates, so who really knows.


That's a 1.1% increase. Not exactly what I would call "massively increased demand due to higher consumption of electronic goods"
 
2013-01-29 04:49:12 PM  

The Flexecutioner: I dont know if that is the entirety of the market, solder and packaging, but it must pretty close to it


I know the demand for buttons really fell off after December 1812

/let's see who gets it
 
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