Daan Joubert

Daan Joubert Articles

Regular readers will be familiar with the charts used in these reports. The fact that the gradients of all the trend lines used in the analysis are derived from the master line shown as M, nevertheless might not be fully appreciated.
Recently, the gold/silver ratio broke and held above the 80 level for the first time since before 2000 and is now hovering at that level again. This have attracted much attention from commentators, at least one of whom saw it as a distinct...
Hydra in Greek mythology is a many-headed water serpent. To kill it was one of the 12 tasks Herakles had to complete. He had quite a job to do, since when one of its 9 heads were chopped off, two would grow in its place. In addition, one...
Consider the hypothesis that, all things being equal, a price will maintain its ruling trend indefinitely. This is irrespective whether the trend is up or down or sideways, or steep or shallow. Since we know prices changes are determined...
…and goodbye to 2017, which is ending with a last gasp effort from the precious metals as gold closes the year just above the long defended $1300 level and silver makes it back above $17.00 at the close. The DJIA had its own new all-time...
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...

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