Daan Joubert

Articles by Daan Joubert

Is this a major break in the long term trend for gold and silver? A break that can be expected to set in place a bearish trend for a good part of 2018? After perhaps the most relentless, intense pressure of the past 6 years since the high...
The past week was again a case of the ‘usual’ persisting – not unaided, of course, and more often than not requiring a good deal of ‘assistance’, else important trends could have changed, while other did change, as directed. The yield on...
The ‘usual’, also called the ‘new normal’ is persisting despite some thoughts that the game rules will have changed now that September is the month. The DJIA is not allowed to decline below 18000 without some serious expenditure of effort...
Wall Street under pressure with the DJIA down 394 points and the biggest one day decline since the Brexit surprise. Is this going to “IT”, the start of the Big Bear? Or are the PTB going to go all out this week to clap the paddles to the...
The Non-farm payroll number on Friday came in well below expectations, which was a disappointment after the good numbers in June and July and anticipation of a rate increase at September’s FOMC meeting if the non-farm number had been...
Wall Street was given a wake-up call toward the end of June when, after almost three months of dithering sideways, the DJIA fell by about 1000 points in just two days of trading. This steep fall seemed to confirm what Trump had been saying...
There now can be no doubt that there are activities going on that are not normal market behaviour. However, attempts to slant various market prices in a direction that could influence the voting in the coming election. Two of the most...
Last week it was mentioned how a miraculously high Non-Farm number has again been announced (just like in 2012). Now that Trump’s statements on the poor state of the US economy have received much media attention and comments from many...
The good Non-Farm Employment number on Friday came as if it were pre-ordained in order to be the hammer that was urgently needed to knock the gold and silver prices back into submission –- and to lift the S&P500 above what I had called...
Perhaps the time has come to shake off the summer doldrums…and for the markets to stop acting in the strange fashion (as discussed last week). Some initial signs from last week are that markets are in a transition to become ‘normal’ – or...

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Gold is still being mined and refined at the rate of almost 2,600 tonnes per year.