Daan Joubert

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Germany started WWII on a high note, bypassing the defences of the Maginot line and sweeping across France in their stunning Blitzkrieg offensive. They seemed to be invincible, but only four years later after disastrous campaigns in Africa...
There is a statement about equities that is often repeated: stock markets value the state of the economy from 6 to 18 months in advance. Over the past 5 weeks since 11 February the DJIA has rallied more than 12%, to close within 6% of the...
A frequent comment here in US Markets over the past year and longer, I think, was that the the yield on the US 10-year Treasury note en die value of the dollar sought opposite trends. It quite seemed as if foreign holders of the US...
A week ago, the “Time Out” heading to the US Markets report wrote about the quiet week that was; it now seems that most markets took the breather to store up fresh reserves which they unleashed last week. Gold, silver, the DJIA and crude...
The first part of 2016 kicked off with strong moves in just about all the markets. In some cases, like gold and silver, the moves were mostly sustained, seemingly as a new trend in the PMs. Others, like the DJIA and the yield on the 10-...
The TASSA presentation was at the monthly meeting of the Technical Analyst Society of Southern Africa. Some of the monthly charts used there, up to date till January 2016, have now become very relevant, as February runs into its close....
In the previous US Markets it was anticipated that it would be a telling week – one that would either confirm that major trend changes are happening, or enable those who work so hard to maintain the status quo to continue their nefarious...
Last week’s comments were influenced by the abnormally low silver fix, at $13.58. It was not by accident, but had to be carefully planned an executed. Deliberate as can be. Consider that the bank on the fixing panel HAD to know that as...
This week’s heading is a little strange to apply to the markets. Two, perhaps more decades ago, it would have been taken for granted that the strong arm of the law was a ‘given’ for civilised society in developed countries. The silver ‘fix...
Just over midway through the first month of 2016 and – as reported last week – the trends are still mixed; but a different mix. The precious metals had started the year so bullish, have gone stagnant. Gold is stuck around the psychological...

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Minting of gold in the U.S. stopped in 1933, during the Great Depression.