Daan Joubert

Daan Joubert Articles

Estimates of the volume of the global market for financial market range from 700 Trillion dollars to upwards of 1.5 Quadrillion dollars. For comparison, the combined market cap of Wall Street and the NASDAQ is about $50 trillion – from...
During less than 3 weeks the US daily new infections have doubled, from 27 000 to 57 000 on Thursday and 54 000 on Friday. So far the increasing trend shows few signs of wanting to reach a peak and reverse. 57 000 new infections on one day...
The confrontation between the US and China is simmering in the background, now superseded in the MSM by burning US cities and the protest against Trump. On the PM front, last week saw gold and silver ending a week on a firm note for a...
The past year or and more have seen some strange behaviour by global weather. Countries in the southern hemisphere have endured extended drought while the northern hemisphere suffered weather extremes – extreme and often non-seasonal heat...
The time has been creeping down to the end of the half year. The price of gold has dipped down to $1400 and recovered to first hold around $1405. As the last trading day of the half year passed from east to west, the price even improved...
The real gross domestic product (GDP) is an inflation-adjusted measure that reflects the value of all goods and services produced by an economy in a given year (Investopedia). Inflation is the rate at which prices increase over time,...
The triangle chart formation has been known to technical analysts for a very, very long time. Together with the other narrowing formations – the wedge and pennant – the triangle typically develops to a standard pattern. When pattern...
Last week the theme was that when a large river runs deep and fast, the surface is smooth with only an occasional swirl of water that reveals all is not so placid below. This has been the situation with the PM metals for the past few...
There is a well-known fable of the shepherd boy who became bored and felt lonely while he was watching over the sheep of the village and shouted, ‘ Wolf! Wolf!’. The villagers heard him and, grabbing their fighting sticks, rushed to...
At this time…along with just about everyone who comments on financial markets, I have to write on what I think 2019 will bring. Scanning with Google, it seems clear 2019 is expected to be a year of volatility and brinkmanship.
78 percent of the yearly gold supply--is made into jewelry.

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