Daan Joubert

Daan Joubert Articles

In the run up to the referendum, much was said about the absolute horrors that would descend on the world should the Brits be so callous as to depart from their association with their European friends and erstwhile enemies…and consequently...
What makes a black swan? A working definition would be the swan is an unforeseen event that has the impact to unexpectedly reroute a majority of major markets in a negative way. If an event was not foreseen, but only affects a single...
With the half-year end just 5 trading days away, we suddenly have a small black gosling on the radar coming in to land. The question whether it will in fact land is perhaps not as important as to how large it will by the time it does so....
Last week provided confirmation that the tide of battle in the 2011 war on gold and silver has turned, as anticipated last week. However, winning a major battle is not the end of the war. When the Allies stopped Rommel’s advance eastward...
The War on Gold turned against the forces suppressing the gold price in 2000-2001 when their efforts caused gold mines to reduce production or close. Gold bulls then realised they had time on their side and could accumulate gold and of...
What could become the turning point in a war that had become intense in 2011 and in the rear guard battle that had started in late April, happened last week. For the first four days, the battle had become one of exhaustion; it seems the...
My optimism last week that the gold and silver longs would mostly ride through the attack on the metal prices holding onto their positions, perhaps buying even more, was a little too rosy. What surprised me was that while we are used to...
It has been mentioned that the Commercials have developed a short position in the gold and silver that was becoming very precarious. Their only way out is to mount a major bear raid to force prices low enough to have longs close enough...
There are readers here who might be too young to be aware of the history of gold and what that means for the future of the price of gold, and of course, of silver. The story of gold is however much more convoluted than that of silver. The...
Last week was a typical example of the ‘Slowly but surely’ heading of US Markets of the previous weekend; a case of two steps forward and then one back. Sometimes two. ‘Marking time’ is another expression often used for the kind of...
In the Aztec language the name for gold is teocuitlatl which means "excrement of the gods."

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