Yield Curve Relentlessly Steepens, Gold Builds A Handle

January 12, 2021
Founder & Editor @ NFTRH.com

Yield Curve steepens under inflationary pressure while Gold’s monthly chart patiently builds its Handle.

Another week, another yield curve steepener and continuation of the trend that began in August, 2019.

Flipping to the bigger picture I added in SPX, Gold and the CRB commodity index for reference. With the levels of TMM (total market manipulation) injected in the markets since Ben Bernanke cooked up the diabolical macro manipulation known as Operation Twist I can’t pretend to quant the past to the present…

…but one observation above is that gold is in a giant and bullish Cup with the Handle-making as anticipated since the correction began from a higher high last summer, still in process.

Ref. a November post, Building Gold’s Handle

Here is the updated chart from that post. It always was going to be an extended grind to put in a proper Handle on this monthly chart. Gold is doing good work and it is doing it in a preferred (i.e. not Goldilocks) environment. Goldilocks is a product of a flattening yield curve’s boom, and a steepening yield curve is either inflationary bullish or deflationary bearish. Or as per the last cycle, both.

This is definitely not Goldilocks, which not coincidently attended gold’s bear market every step of the way.

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Gary Tanashian is founder and editor of the popular Notes from the Rabbit Hole (NFTRH). Gary successfully owned and operated a progressive medical component manufacturing company for 21 years, keeping the company’s fundamentals in alignment with global economic realities through various economic cycles. The natural progression from this experience is an understanding of and appreciation for global macro-economics as it relates to individual markets and sectors.

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