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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

'Tis a no-brainer that "trend" is based on the past whilst "price" is based on the now. Hence the title of this week's missive. Or for you frenzied StateSide sports fanatics out there given all the collegiate basketball hoopla coming to...
"What—Me Worry?" Indeed 'twas just one week ago that we penned "Gold's Short-Lived Short Trend". But then Gold whilst steadying to a bruising right royal Brexit-and-all-else-be-damned kick in the butt went on to settle yesterday (Friday)...
A foundational phrase throughout these many years of penning The Gold Update is "Being Short Gold is a bad idea." 'Cept that since 06 September 2011 when the price of Gold peaked at 1923, Short has materially been the side to court, or as...
Gold is doing pretty darn well following its 24-week up run having turned down two weeks ago (as measured by the weekly parabolic trend). The two supportive areas to which we've repeatedly referred -- The Whiny 1290s and The Box (1280-1240...
Cue Willie Nelson from back in '67 as we open straightaway with "Turn out the lights the party's over. They say that all good things must end..."Which is what Gold's 24-week parabolic Long trend just did, the nearly six-month ascent...
Mind you that Gold on this run has not recorded 24 consecutive up weeks: indeed seven of them have been down. But the overall weekly parabolic Long trend is now up for the 24th straight week. And as you regular readers know, that's sayin'...
'Twas almost as if listening to oneself on the radio, 'cept that 'twasn't oneself. With that tease, let's first roll back to this bit we penned last autumn when writing from across the pond at our favourite beach-side bistro. You may...
Upon there being nothing in your petrol tank, (or for you Tesla-types out there nothing in the form of ions in your anode), your vehicular conveyance stalls. As well this past week, Gold found itself fuel-less with nothing to give it go.
Now before all y'all get yer boxers in a bunch over "How can you say 'Ordinary' when the likes of Franco-Nevada gained 10.6% for January?", remember: here at The Gold Update we tell it like it is.
'Twas just one week ago wherein we bemoaned that a lifeless Gold had fallen out of bed. Today 'twould appear Gold's getting banged on the floor has brought some life back to price, and moreover, some volatility.

The first use of gold as money occurred around 700 B.C., when Lydian merchants (western Turkey) produced the first coins

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