Mark Mead Baillie

Market Analyst & Author

Mark Mead Baillie

Mark Mead Baillie has had an extensive business career beginning in banking and financial services for two years with Banque Nationale de Paris to corporate research for three years at Barclays Bank and then for six years as an analyst and corporate lender with Société Générale.
 
For the last 22 years he has expanded his financial expertise by creating his own financial services company, de Meadville International, which comprehensively follows his BEGOS complex of markets (Bond/Euro/Gold/Oil/S&P) and the trading of the futures therein. He is recognized within the financial community of demonstrating creative technical skills that surpass industry standards toward making highly informed market assessments and his work is featured in Merrill Lynch Wealth Management client presentations.  He has adapted such skills into becoming the popular author each week of the prolific “The Gold Update” and is known in the financial website community as “mmb” and “deMeadville”.
 
Mr. Baillie holds a BS in Business from the University of Southern California and an MBA in Finance from Golden Gate University.

Mark Mead Baillie Articles

First things first: we were a week premature in writing off Gold re-attaining 1800 "near-term". For some two months, we'd anticipated 1800 Gold: and we (finally) got it, price settling yesterday (Friday) at 1832.
Let's admit it right off the top: Gold did not reach our anticipated near-term target of at least 1800. "Well the week's intra-day high of 1790 was pretty close, mmb..."
We begin by quoting the late Hervé Villechaize as Nick Nack in the film 'The Man with the Golden Gun' --[United Artists, '74]: "So near... and yet so far..."
There in the upper right panel it officially is: the U.S. Money Supply ("M2") this past week topped the $20 Trillion level, data courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis as retrieved from the System's Board of Governors.
With respect to this week's title, in each of the prior three missives we've anticipatively penned: 20 March: "So clearly we see Gold as on the go through here: 1800 seems quite reasonable as an initial goal, however the 1800s in general...
In settling the abbreviated trading week on Thursday at a price of 1730, Gold's net change from the prior Friday was but -1 point. But here's the real but: Gold's trading range for the week initially ran from 1733 down to 1677, and then...
"But first we begin with Breaking News: The S&P 500 is at a record-closing high following the largest drop in Personal Spending in nearly a year..." So it hasn't crashed, yet...
A rather special one, this edition of The Gold Update, for in addition to our usual unrivaled read on the price of Gold, at the foot we review a "must read" new book.
Said title might also be phrased as "Hire Gold from Here" (i.e. put Gold to work for you) or perhaps editorially construed as being "in our opinion" per the word "Here" rather than being specifically from the price of Gold at 1726 where it...
Now really apropos is our anticipatory piece from two weeks ago ("Gold's Near-Term Brush with the 1600s") as 'tis become reality. Gold settled out the week yesterday (Friday) at 1698 (almost kissing where 'twas a year ago in the above...
Gold is one of the most recycled substances in the world.

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