Clive Maund

Articles by Clive Maund

It was ironic that when Dr Watson complained to his companion Sherlock Holmes that he had a stomach ache, Holmes clarified the situation at once by saying “Alimentary, my dear Watson”. More generally, the legendary sleuth of Victorian...
Gold’s cheerleaders are at it again, jumping up and down with excitement as they proclaim the birth of a new bull market, and herding their flocks into the sector, when they have barely recovered from the last fleecing.
The fiat money system should be branded a “crime against humanity” because of what its unbridled excesses must inevitably lead to - chaos, destitution and war - which is what we are clearly heading towards.
Everyone is so focused on looking at the Fed and whether or not it decides to raise rates by a puny 0.25%, that they are completely overlooking the fact it is the market’s role to set interest rates…and if the Fed is not up to the job,...
The market didn’t waste any time “getting on with it” yesterday after the bearish action on the day of the Fed announcement. It fell, and hard. We are going to look at this carefully because what appears to be starting is a devastating “...
Commodities and Emerging Markets have been crushed over the past 15 months by the dollar’s strong rally. It therefore follows that if the dollar starts down again, they are going to rally, and this will happen regardless of the state of...
It looks like we are really going to see some fireworks late this coming week, right after the Fed make their much anticipated announcement about whether or not they will raise interest rates. They had better get on with it and do their...
The stock market is toxic! It’s very important that you don’t get seduced by the old siren song of Wall Street about “buying the dip” and other nonsense like “being selective”. While these strategies have worked up to now, they won’t any...
We are now at an excellent juncture to short the broad stock market (or buy bear ETFs and Puts). As we know, we did just that before the dramatic plunge early last week, and are now “sitting pretty”. Now is the time to add to positions, or...
The Chinese stock market is of interest to us not because we necessarily want to trade it, but because of its effect on other world markets. Its heavy drop on Monday morning contributed to the rout on Wall St later in the day. The Chinese...

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