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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

You know the stars are brilliantly aligned when the Dow Jones Industrial Average, (aka "that index at which our parents look"), finally satiates the FinMedia's suspense by crossing the 20k level at practically the same time the so-called...
From the final week of 2016 through the first three of 2017, gold has strung together four consecutive winning weeks, the three for this year as charted in the above newly attached panel to the Gold Scoreboard. Therein, we can instantly...
As you can above see, we've added a new panel to our weekly Gold Scoreboard: "Gold by the Week" compares the price track during 2017 to that of 2016, giving us an instant year-over-year assessment as to if Gold is faring better ... or not...
'Course, a year ago, gold perfectly timed its clutch bite in getting off the line to swiftly shift up through the gearbox toward posting a net gain of 4.5% through the first four trading days of 2016; but now through the same four-day...
'Tis a dubious title, to be sure, Gold's having been up as much as +29.9% year-to-date, but per yesterday's (Friday's) settle at 1135, now up only +7.0% in 2016. Justifiably, a more descriptive title ought be "Gold Four Sessions Away from...
That over which we warranted concern some three missives ago is playing out for gold per this quote from our post-Thanksgiving piece: "...when gold's been sub-1199 during 2016, there's really not been any material [support] following...
Again, we hark back to the great Welsh football commentator Toby Charles, who in describing match-turning chaos and then running out of superlatives, would exclaim: "Ohhh, 'tis all happening there!"
With the precious metals running out of puff deep into 2016, recall how they completely dominated our BEGOS Market Standings throughout the year's first two trimesters, (Oil also sneaking up there to appear on the podium in the Top Three...
Now, with Gold having since failed to hold 1199 and trading this past week to as low as 1170 toward settling out yesterday (Friday) at 1183, 'tis easy to quip: "What a turkey...", (which for our many international readers out there is, per...
Let's start with this quote from last week's missive following Gold's post-election fallout: "Technically, we ought label this as 'technical damage'; however, given our expectations of the markets remaining nothing short of zany over the...

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