Hi all .
I have been trying to understand the recent mania in fig ( cutting and plant ) prices .
I get it now .
It is Ben Bernanke's master plan .
First there was the Dot-Com bubble created by Ben's predecessor . But that failed .
Next was the housing bubble .. Ooops .
Now commodities are becoming bubbly ( gold , silver , oil , etc )
But none of these have managed to pull the economy out of true recession or reduce joblessness sigficantly.
I finally get what all this money printing and quantitative easing is all about .
Look at the prices of figs on E-Bay .They're trying to create a FIG BUBBLE .
All that free money floating around the system is being directed at figs. Think about it . The dutch used tulip bulbs as a store of value in the 1600's. so why not figs .
Forget gold and silver . Too heavy . People will be walking around with fig cuttings in their back pocket . VDB $10 , RDB worth $20 etc.
I think Federal Reserve agents are already on this forum and E-Bay trying to bid up the prices to start the ball rolling on inflating the fig bubble.
What else can explain the recent prices ? Not logic .
Imagine all the jobs that will be created . People can work from home in their basements rooting cuttings .
Imagine all the new varieties that will be introduced for Initial Public Offering . There was a recent IPO on E-Bay of a previously unheard of variety that created such a frenzy reminiscent of PALM's I.P.O . Remember the palm pilot ? NO ? Hmmm.
Why put your cash in the bank for 1% yearly return ? Instead buy the latest 6 inch fig fad cutting for $100 . Root it . and in a year it should easily be 5 feet tall . That is 10 new cuttings . 1000 % return per year . In 4 short years you have made a 1000 000 % return on initial investment . You are rich . And don't forget you also collect dividends along the way , all the figs you can eat .
Finally in the remote possibility that this bubble pops , atleast you can enjoy a nice rare fig or two ...
Mr. Bernanke you are a genius ...
Ps .. Invest in sphagnum moss now before its too late ..