Melman on Gold & Silver
September 2001 by Leonard MelmanOne of my favorite sayings has always been, “Do as I say, not as I do.” Perhaps that old adage could be applied to Alan Greenspan and the actions of the Federal Reserve of late. They are telling us that the economy is not in bad shape; that we are not in or headed to recession and that new strength is just around the bend. They are acting as if there is a looming catastrophe.
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