Daan Joubert

Daan Joubert Articles

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...
Let us look forward to the green shoots of 2016 and try to forget about those embers of 2015, leaving them to lose their glow and become history. Green shoots? Yes, it is a well known and no longer trusted description of the economy, but...
For some months now, I have been experimenting with some new charts. Purely by chance I found long-term data of the DJIA on the data base of the Brazilian Central Bank in the form of the monthly close, going back to before 1900. (Thanks...
We are into the last week of 2015 -- and the markets are still marking time; but there is some promise for the precious metals. Only a whisper of a promise and may not have much more when 2015 runs out on Friday. However, if the promises...
Marking time. That was the theme last week and little has changed. Precious metals remain under severe and sustained pressure – and keep bouncing back, just to get clobbered again and again. However, the flames keep flickering, with...
Last week it was speculated that with three major markets, with the dollar as their common factor, resting on significant long term support, there could be a change in trend – a change that could perhaps be the long-awaited bottom in the...
Three markets, closely related because of the shared influence of the US dollar, last week tested or is testing major long-term support and has held – so far! Should the support continue to hold into a rebound, gold and silver may have...
Anyone who has served in the military, particularly on active duty, knows what it means to “hurry up and wait” very well indeed. Some describe this as “extended periods of boredom separated by times of panic.”
Awareness of the presence of manipulation in almost all markets is improving; it is the exception among markets not to find frequent complaints about evidence that the market is behaving in a strange and counter-intuitive manner.
In the Aztec language the name for gold is teocuitlatl which means "excrement of the gods."

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