The technical picture for gold has brightened considerably over the past week, despite the price having continued to drop and the apparent failure of an uptrend.
Gold Market Analysis
Technical analysis to forecast future price trends of gold and other precious metals, as well as the US Dollar and the Euro.
"We're not going to have.... a second wave of financial crisis.....
Year-end is always a time of reflection, a rare opportunity where the usual psychological boundaries of time crumble.
Think isolation. Think monetization. Think trapped. Think Catch-22, no remotely viable option. Think end of the road in a gigantic USTreasury bubble, in the process of discredit.
It's been a great year as we head into the final few trading sessions. The past several weeks the indexes have not done much of anything which is why we are now in cash.
Gold behaved as predicted in last weekend’s update - it rallied into the middle of last week before plunging on Thursday and then ended the week with a modest upturn.
There are some that will tell you that the world's first central bank was the Riksbank of Sweden established in 1668, and others maintain that it was the Bank of England in 1694.
Interestingly enough the long inverse correlation between the large US markets and the US dollar has seemingly broken down.
One year ago this week, I wrote about the end of the gold-stock panic.
It's been a great week so far. Stocks and commodities are moving as expected from my weekend trading report. I like to see the market unfold in a calm collected manner.
My wife and I watched Oprah interviewing President and Mrs. Obama for her Christmas Special.
The continuation of the bank dominoes took 14 months, but it occurred. The initial destructive impact craters were carved in the United States and England.
The past three weeks have been interesting to watch as the Dow (DIA ETF) has broadened causing traders to be shaken in and out of positions. Commodities have been under pressure as the US dollar has risen.
The last update posted on the 29th November called a top in gold, which occurred just a few days later.
This weeks letter is slightly shorter than normal to make up for last weeks long one. And of course it's party season and the last thing most people want to do is work! So let's get right into it.
As the world's second-largest exchange-traded fund, and sixth-largest holder of gold bullion, the GLD gold ETF has grown into a juggernaut.
ETF trading has made it so easy for traders and investors to get maximum exposure to the entire market without the high fees of mutual funds and manager.
It is foreseeable that once this period of willful self-delusion reaches its apex; the citizens of this nation will make their voices heard and new economic and political theories will emerge to replace
Is gold a "bubble" because it has now become popular or is there still worthwhile upside?
Perhaps the greatest weakness of man is his unceasing effort to defy history, and in the process, he simply apes its previous disastrous outcomes.
We got the heavy reaction in gold that we had been expecting for some days on Friday. The problem is that we also got a big important breakout in the dollar, which we had acknowledged as a significant possibility for some time.
Gold retreated late in the week like a cheating tiger. Gold will apologize over the coming months for it's transgressions.
Gold's performance over the past month has truly been epic. Since late October, it has soared 18.2% higher.
The market has had a fantastic week so far for stocks and precious metals.