Daan Joubert

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Imagine as a paying passenger standing on the poop deck of one of the old sailing ships and you hear the Captain say to the mate: “Look at the barometer”, it is now falling faster than I have ever seen it before; there must be a terrible...
Indications are that the Battle of the Bulge is over. Market trends are returning to normal…and the rear guard action has failed to extend or even to hold. This week the focus turns to what every reader surely has seen announced and...
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...

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In the Aztec language the name for gold is teocuitlatl which means "excrement of the gods."