5-16-2012 SWFloridaGuy: In response to "gurus" who tell you not to do your own research and quit reading articles: When I hear them say this the first thing that comes to mind is, that would only be threatening to someone whose convictions were never that strong to begin with.
The only way we can educate ourselves is by reading articles. Whether it's to research currency reform, IMF/World Bank reports, the study of macroeconomic analysis, confirming which laws have been passed and read into the gazette, reviewing statements from the CBI, GOI, Finance Committee or just some random economist stating his opinion.
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Like with all information we receive, we must consider the source and use our best judgement as to the author's credibility but lets not make blanket, naive statements, like we should avoid all of the previously mentioned and simply trust in the rumors.
Especially, when we consider their track record. Our best shot at having a good understanding of the political process and how it may relate to this investment, is by taking the time to do our own research and formulate our own opinion as to where we stand.
None of us have all the answers and we've all been wrong in the past but with such a large group working together, researching, utilizing our collective contacts and limiting censorship in chat, even when opinions may differ from the "gurus," we can have a much better understanding as to where we stand. Which after all, is the goal.