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Comment 09 Mar 2016

I could see investing in physical silver as a tiny portion of one's investment portfolio, but I personally wouldn't recommend putting significant $$$ in a volatile and illiquid commodity.

I have dabbled a bit in precious metal ETFs because they are liquid investments; and some of them track the value of the physical metal. It's almost like owning the metal without physically possessing it.  The big advantage is that you can sell it at any time, something you can't easily do with silver coins.

The iShares Silver Trust (SLV) is a commonly-traded ETF that tracks the value of physical silver and is a liquid alternative to possessing physical silver. Other ETF/ETN options that *may* or *may not* suite your investment strategy (read: commodities are inherently volatile and thus risky) include SIVR and USV, but you'll want to read up on those to make sure you understand the advantages and disadvantages.

Disclaimer so I don't get sued: always consult your personal investment advisor to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of any potential investment.

Comment 28 Jan 2016

Painful as it is to say it, FSU's 14-year streak of top 5 finishes in the AP poll (1987-2000) won't be broken. No program has even caught a whiff of that streak.

They of course were able to do that because they played in what was consistently the weakest major conference in the country back then (and it wasn't even close). We won't see that kind of dominance in the post-expansion and playoff era.

Comment 20 Jan 2016

I think the Miami coaches may know Bruce is out, as they are visiting WR Eli Stove today and may have him on campus right before NSD. 

Comment 19 Jan 2016

Great write-up, Birm.  Always pulling for OSU commits to succeed, but now I'm REALLY pulling for Jahsen to realize his potential.  It's no fun to be doubted--especially by teachers, coaches, or other authority figures--but it's all the sweeter when you prove the doubters wrong.

Will be pulling for Jahsen big time.

Comment 21 Dec 2015

If Steve Harvey were the chairman of the CFB playoff committee the Bucks might be playing for a natty championship next month.

Comment 28 Nov 2015

It's simple: we need one upset next week in ACC or SEC championship game and OSU is in.

Comment 20 Nov 2015

This is sad. It is also terribly ignorant.  These are the two safest, almost terror-proof cities in America today.  No Paris-style attack will happen in NYC anytime soon. Mark my word on that.

The only way the terrorists win is if we become defeatist and cowardly as a society.

Comment 25 Oct 2015

Tom Osbourne went 60-3 over several years at Nebraska, an NCAA record. Don't like to get ahead of ourselves, but could UFM flirt with history?