Pink Fire Pointer March 2011

Comparison of silver and gold

Historical facts
In the past, gold and silver are considered a symbol of wealth and power of the king. The more gold and silver owned by the king, the higher the position of the king in the eyes of the people and the other kingdom. Gold and silver are commonly used as currency, jewelry and even used the throne as a symbol of greatness. But there are differences between them. Gold is more valuable and have a high position in terms of social status in the community owner. This view is further maintained for many years until now.

The availability of abundant silver
In nature availability of silver is more than gold. So that gold became scarcer and the selling price even higher. In other words, the more limited availability, gold becomes more exclusive than the silver. This is an effect on the price of gold and silver.

Academic assessment
In some states a lot of scientific work associated with the ratio of the value of gold and silver. And of course the value of gold is higher than the silver. In some poems also often use gold and silver as the ratio between the two different things.

In the case of medals, gold, silver, placed under
In a tournament, gold has always given to the first winner, while the silver for the second. gold value was more dominant than the silver.

But in the next few years it may have its turn. As in my previous posting

Bestsellers Sweeney

And Luwak Coffee increases Bestsellers

Editor: Ignatius Sawabi

Monday, August 2, 2010 | 8:16 pm

LIWA, — Long discussion about halal or haraam Luwak coffee profitable commodity trader. Sales of coffee badgers in West Lampung District increased by 30 percent even though the price is expensive, which is Rp 200,000 and Rp 750,000 per kilogram. "Lately, the public increasingly wants to know how the coffee taste real badger so that the sales increases," said Wahyudi Santoso Luwak coffee trader at Village Way Confess, Behind the Hill Districts of West Lampung, about 278 km west of Bandar Lampung, on Monday (08/02/2010 .) He said the increased sales of highly profitable coffee badgers were farmers. High interest in the community against this type of coffee was also seen in the Exhibition Building in Bandar Lampung, Lampung implemented from July. "The response of the public looks at the implementation of Lampung Fair. They dig badgers out more about coffee, good animal husbandry, cultivation, to process the coffee powder," he said. He said himself in the exhibition building was able to sell 70 kg of coffee powder badger. Coffee badger origin of West Lampung District has a high quality, so demand for commodities is likely to rise from year to year.
West Lampung coffee exports largest badger sent to South Korea and Taiwan. Price badger quality ground coffee exports reached USD 750.000/kg, while the price of civet coffee is still shaped glondong or spheres reach USD 200.000/kg. Previously Head of West Lampung Mukhlis Basri said, the quality badger West Lampung coffee include the best in Indonesia. "The production of coffee from Lampung Barat badger dare to compete with other regions in Indonesia. Badger Processing of coffee beans into coffee powder also still consider the quality," he said. Related to that, he said badgers into commodities coffee West Lampung. He also asked farmers to maintain quality of the coffee. "Coffee farmers should be smart to seize opportunities that exist and coffee badgers became a good opportunity to develop into commodities," he said. Meanwhile, the price of ground coffee in West Lampung last July to Rp 12,700 to Rp 13.000/kg. While commodity prices of dry beans at the farmer level in South Lampung regency remained at USD 13.000/kg. source:

Luwak Coffee Halal

Luwak Coffee Halal if Washed

Author: Icha Rastika | Editor: A. Wisnubrata

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 | 17:09 pm

JAKARTA, - Through the fatwa No. 4, July 20, 2010, Council of Ulama Indonesia or MUI declared that Luwak coffee, the coffee prepared from coffee beans extracted from animal waste civet (civet), including kosher or be consumed by Muslims. However, the beans must pass through leaching before it can be said kosher.

"His status is mutanajis Luwak coffee beans, meaning that an object exposed to unclean. Mutanajis that if cleaned, washed, then the coffee bean is pure, kosher, can be consumed," said Deputy Secretary of the MUI Fatwa Commission Aminudin Jacob, on Tuesday (20/07/2010 .)

Aminudin said the fatwa was issued MUI Luwak coffee to answer community questions about whether or not kosher coffee taken from the animal dung. According to him, the MUI has done a study and found that animals eat only the outer skin Luwak coffee fruits and leaves skin horn coffee fruit. "And if planted, could grow the coffee beans. As such, it is not unclean, but mutanajis," he said.

Mutanajis different from the unclean. What does this say unclean, according Aminudin, one of them, is an object that Muslims are prohibited to be consumed, such as pork. However, mutanajis when an object is exposed to conditions that can be said unclean kosher if it is cleaned.
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Silver will outperform Gold

Optimistic tone of the narrative it becomes part of the President Director of HMV Bullion, Vizal Fepwarmen, during their presentation to the media about the investment in Batam on Monday (03/07/2011).
According to records Vizal, world gold price since March 2010 until now risen 30 percent. Now gold reached 1438 U.S. dollars per troy ounce. "But in the same period, silver prices rose 110 percent," said Vizal.
He added that the current silver price per troy ounce in the range of 1 U.S. dollar. The price of a kilogram of silver was still 42 times cheaper than a kilogram of gold. "But wait three or four years into the future, the price of silver will be more than gold," he said.

Silver eventually become expensive because of its uniqueness. Silver this has been part of photography equipment, health, until the jewelry no one recycles. Moreover, rod-shaped silver-certified that it produced for investment purposes.

Vizal said that consumers are reluctant to accept silver bullion, certified scratched or dirty. "If conditions are such that silver prices will fall," he said.

Gold always be a part of recycled goods, such as watches to jewelry. In conclusion, over time become unique gold rather than silver.

However, Vizal recognize need much explanation to the general public was increasingly choosing to silver as a vehicle for investing. "We must teach to the community," said Vizal.

HMV Bullion, said Vizal, is a company selling the precious metal gold and silver.

Company based in Batam, Riau Islands Province, was executed with the online system, "We present real time information for gold and silver prices," said Vizal Fepwarmen.
It is all predictions Vizal Fepwarmen. Now the choice is your hands, Silver or Gold

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Retirement Investing

Used Traditional Investment for Retirement Investing
Saving for retirement is the same as saving for other things. Here are some investment options to prepare for your retirement. 

Stocks provide the highest growth potential of all Retirement Investments but also come with the highest risk potential. Investing requires more attention, so you need a lot of time if want to invest in stocks. 

Although the profit rate is lower than stocks, but bonds have the advantage in terms of a small risk. Bond has been chosen people with a reason.
Mutual Funds 

Mutual funds are the container and the pattern of fund management / capital for the group of investors to invest in investment instruments available in the market by buying mutual funds. These funds are then managed by the Investment Manager (MI) into the investment portfolio, whether it is stocks, bonds, money market or securities / other security.
As retirement investing, mutual funds can be a good way to diversity your portfolio without micromanagement that may be involved. Mutual fund allocation decisions must be made based on what types of stocks or bonds they invest in along with the type of asset allocation in the mutual fund itself. 

Retirement Investment Retirement Account
When saving for retirement, you have several tools that are not available for other investment types. This Retirement Investing which was built specifically to support your retirement investment. The following is a brief overview of various types of retirement investment accounts available. 

Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is similar to a 401k with tax deferral feature. He only has a $ 5,000 annual contribution limit and no opportunity for employer contributions. Once you have fully contributed 401k, you should put the remaining money into the IRA until the limit is reached. 

Retirement annuities offered by life insurance companies and have a very high cost of around 3% per year. This instrument should only be used for pension investment if the special features offered commensurate with the cost of 3%. This investment retirement rather is driven by financial salespeople because the commission is very high that they provide. Make sure you get information before diving headlong into something that could very well be a poor investment choice for your retirement.