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Links – 22/05/07

Link Opportunities for SEO(artofmoney)

Here are my observations, they should give you some good ideas about how to gain some high quality incoming links, that you may never have discovered if you didn’t do your market research properly.

Sell gold?(FT)

Within a year, though, the gold bear market will have run its course, and Mr Bernanke’s other academic speciality, depression avoidance, will be called on. He and his counterparts in Europe, Japan and China will be called on to keep the global Ponzi scheme going, because the real economies cannot stand a bust in the financial economies. In anticipation of that rapid reversal, gold will take off as it hasn’t for a generation.

Renting a room(personal finance advice)

If you have extra space in your house, you may have considered renting out a room to bring in some extra cash and share the utility bill costs.

Luck OR Skill?(BBC)

But unpredictability is what makes entrepreneurship an interesting challenge – it is not an exact science to create a successful company, and life would be duller if it was.

Find a profitable Rental Property(plus6)

After multiple years of being a seller’s market the tides are turning, and buyers have the upper hand.

Gold Price Opportunity

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Things are looking rough for the gold price (in at least the short term). From the look of it, a fall to $670 – $667 at least is likely, hopefully it’ll bounce off that level. If you’re looking to speculate, stay away for a week or two.

If you’re buying gold for a long term (1 year +) then these blips shouldn’t concern you. Gold is on the up, and will be for a good few years to come.

Keep an eye on the dollar. If it falls, gold will benefit.

Links – 18/04/07

What you don’t need to start a business(Instigator)

When I wrote 5 Things You Shouldn’t Spend Money On When Starting a Business it was geared to software and web-related companies because that’s my business. Many people agreed. Others did not, arguing that my advice wasn’t helpful for one type of business or another. The discussions was worth it.

Riding Out the subprime disaster(Robert Kiyosaki)

Instead of quivering in fear of a real estate crash, savvy investors need to ask what led to the subprime disaster and how they can profit from it. Here are some of the causes: 1. Early in 2001, the crashing stock market caused Alan Greenspan to drop short-term interest rates to 1 percent. Instead of the stock market roaring back, the residential real estate market took off.

an entrepreneurs tale(Lazymanandmoney)

You will read it in a number of places over and over again, but one of the best ways to make money is to start a business. It’s so much easier said than done. I had made about 3 or 4 attempts at a business before I either lost the passion for the idea or got too lazy. Ironically, acknowledging my laziness has helped me launch my most successful business – this blog. I don’t really think of it as a business, more of a hobby that generates a little income. However, it’s at the point where I could put a minimal effort in and make a good dollar for that effort. I’m not about to do that though, I want to expand this hobby and maybe add new ones that will generate me income all the time.

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Links – 09/04/07

Oil field analysis(theoildrum)

Before we go on, I’d like to stress, especially for Euan’s benefit, that with all these visualizations: they have been scaled to fit on your computer screen. Ghawar is really much bigger than your computer screen. And in particular, the scaling in the horizontal direction is much more pronounced than the scaling in the vertical direction. That “cliff” on the eastern flank is really a slow rise that goes on for several miles at only a few degrees angle. However, it’s very likely that even though the scales are adjusted, the shape is accurate, since it can be determined with great precision by seismic surveys.

Peak oil for cultural change(Courier Press)

Humans have for all practical purposes found, drilled, pumped and refined half of the crude oil on the planet — the easiest half: 900 billion barrels — so far this century. What’s left are declining fields with hard-to-extract heavy (sour) crude, oil shale and tar sands. These will require ever more energy to extract and will approach a negative net energy result.

Negotiate a property bargain(rodthomasblog)

Never underestimate the power and potential of a good negotiator. As a property investor, it is absolutely vital that you hone your negotiation skills to make sure that you get the deal you want – every time. Being unaware of negotiation tactics is a real blunder for the modern investor. Even if you are not fully confident in using hard negotiation tactics, it is absolutely vital that you understand what the other party is doing and how they are behaving.

Bee Afraid(celsias) (via rondam)

The sad mystery surrounding the humble honeybee – which is a vital component in $14bn-worth of US agriculture – is beginning to worry even the highest strata of the political class in Washington.

Free Books(friedbeef)

In our fast paced world of email, and RSS feeds, sometimes it’s best to just slow down and read a good book…but if you’re unwilling to shell out big bucks for the latest bestseller – try out these great resources, and read to your hearts content!

Iran nuclear plans(FT)

Iran’s president has promised to disclose news about Iran’s nuclear programme when he visits its uranium enrichment facility on Monday where the West says Tehran is mastering the skills needed to make atomic bombs.

Aging population are wealthy(firstrung)

The UK’s over 50s are living a dream life that is the envy of the younger generation but may never be attained by them, according to a major new report commissioned by FTSE 100 life and pensions company Friends Provident.

£459bn crash(express)

THE BUBBLE is about to burst on Britain’s booming property market. Experts fear a crash is coming that could wipe at least £450billion off the value of the country’s housing stock.

No crash, yet(guardian)

It’s the time of year estate agents love. Easter, traditionally, is when the market comes alive after the winter lull; the sales particulars are ready for eager house hunters; the properties have been spring-cleaned and given a lick of paint.

Links – 06/04/07

$900 gold by the end of May? (goldprice)

Sounds impossible, unless you consider what we have seen already in this bull market. Gold could well reach $900 and silver $18 by the end of May, although that goal is looking more distant. The present rally must really turn on the heat to make that come true.

22 Useless myths(ririan project)

As you grow, you keep developing many misconceptions about money. These are the barriers in your mind, which hinder your financial growth and success. These money biases limit your ability to achieve prosperity and abundance. They become an excuse for your inaction or failure.

House for less than a Car in Detroit(telegraph)

A four-bedroom home near the original Motown recording studio in Detroit recently sold for £3,700 ($7,000), less than most used cars. A boarded-up bungalow fetched £685, and a three-bedroom house listed for £276,000 attracted just £69,000.

Uranium flying high(kitco)

“There are huge forces ramping up demand for uranium. And new supply just isn’t there. Heck, despite the 99% increase in uranium prices last year, production from mines actually fell 5% from a year earlier.” “More than 100 nuclear reactors are under construction or in the planning stages, a huge 25% increase over the number of existing reactors. Japan’s planning 11 … China’s working on 30 … and India and Russia are each going to build 20.”

The turning point(kitco)

The gold market smells many things in the wind, some from banking distress extended from housing, some from the stench of war, maybe even a global boycott of USTBond purchases. See China for the latest end to continued FOREX reserves accumulation. They will next invest, most likely in oil and gold and critical metal ores. We have the foundation for a trade war with China, lacking only a spark. If and when it arrives, support for the USDollar will erode while price inflation rises due to interrupted supply of finished products.

Major spring rally in Gold and Silver(kitco)

We should expect gold to trade to the top of the channel line near $700+ in this rally. There is very strong resistance at $680, $728 and $740 which is our spring goal. The PMO momentum lines in the lower box are sloping up only gradually telling us gold needs more buyers to really get going. Look at what happened in last year’s April-May cycle.

11 Big money strategies(forbes) (via lifehack)

We all want money, but if you’re like me, you want Big Money. Forbes.com, who know a thing or two on the subject, have a list of tried and true ways to make that kind of money. Although they aren’t step by step tutorials, they do offer some workable ideas.

Links – 05/04/07

Entrepreneurs In the drug trade(brazencareerist)

New York magazine profiles a drug dealer trying to find an exit strategy for his mid-size company. Which sells cocaine, of course. Believe it or not, there’s a market for drug dealerships. And you can tell this guy is an overachiever in the business world because he keeps his client list on an Excel spreadsheet.

Oil up on supply concerns(FT)

Oil prices rallied from intra-day lows as the release of the 15 British naval personnel by Iran Wednesday was overshadowed by news of a larger-than-expected fall in US petrol stockpiles

Gold poised(FT)

Gold prices could exceed last year’s 26 year high of $730 an ounce within the next 12 months due to a weaker dollar, rising geopolitical tensions and an investment led rally, according to the annual survey by GFMS, the metals consultancy.

Opportunities for entrepreneurs(polititcalcalculations)

Here at Political Calculations, we’re always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to meet the previously unexplored needs of people that also provide the ability to supply us with buckets of money. Today, we’re presenting three of our recent ideas for your entrepreneurial consideration. All we ask is a reasonable licensing fee (and maybe some venture capital!…)

more after the jump…

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