Daan Joubert

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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.
October has come to an end…and it has not experienced the kind of event for which the month had become well-known, if not quite famous, over the decades. Stocks did have their ups and downs during the month, but the latter was infrequent...
As hinted at here since the DJIA held at and started to bounce off 16000, recovery to 18000 must have a very high priority as a signal for the man on the street that the US economy is really healthy. Thursday and Friday saw a substantial...
During the 1996-2000 bear market in gold, two mechanisms were used to force the price lower - the gold ‘carry trade’ using gold leased from central banks and, when the price showed strength, actual sales of gold by Great Britain and...

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