Mark Mead Baillie

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Summer's doldrums, August's dog days, call 'em what you want: the world's gone nuts and Gold's gone to sleep for the one billionth time instead of responding to any one thing in any one direction. Price settled yesterday (Friday) at 1219;...
"Oh woe is gold! The Fed shall further raise its rate! Oh woe is Gold! The Dollar is looking all so great!" We interrupt this conventional "wisdom" with the following friendly reminder:
A week ago from the high mountains of Squaw Valley we nixed our forecast for gold to reach 1434 this year. 'Tis clearly evident not just by all the substantive overhead resistors -- notably The Box (1240-1280), The Whiny 1290s, and The...
High-country greetings from Squaw Valley at 6,200 feet -- but without an Olympic Gold medal, the metal for which we must extend low-price greetings at $1,232/oz. 'Tis the level at which Gold settled yesterday (Friday) in officially closing...
If Elvis truly has left the building, can someone please go out and get him? For if he can croon his tune that "It's now or never ... Tomorrow will be too late"for Gold to recover in two-oh-one-eight, buyers might be inspired. Indeed at...
In a week fraught with TradeTalk, TariffTiffs, better EconData, worse EconData, and an exchange halt StateSide for Independence Day, trading volume thinned across the BEGOS Markets (Bond Euro Gold Oil S&P) with one exception: Gold! Its...
Precious metal AGold has precious little support left to save its year. Having settled the week yesterday (Friday) at 1254, price traded down through most of The Box (1280-1240), reaching as low as 1247.
From the "Just Mail It In Dept." the following thought (not for the first time) did cross our mind: take the piece penned this past 11 November, change its date to today and post it. After all, 'twas aptly titled "Again We Find Gold Again...
Be it from the Golden sun of the Côte d'Azur to now the southwest corner of the Golden State, all that glitters is everything -- except Gold. Fed-Speak and Tariff-Talk both served to give Gold a Fatal Friday Finale in finishing the week...
'Tis only perfectly apropos on the heels of last week's missive entitled "All Quiet on the Golden Front" that we acknowledge therein having completely overlooked the inclusion of our usual end-of-month chart featurning the "year ago-to-...

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