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February 11, 2021

The bull market in cryptocurrencies continues. As you can see in the chart below, the price of Bitcoin has recently increased to almost $47,000 (as of February 10). The parabolic rise seems to be disturbing, as such quick rallies often end abruptly.

February 10, 2021

Yellen is Treasury Secretary. Powell is Fed Chair. And Sanders is head of the Senate Budget Committee. Most of the time, it's impossible to tell the future. But there are exceptions. Right now, there's no room left to read between the lines. The goals, and outcome, are...
Does gold’s most recent rally and the inflow of capital into silver change the fundamental outlook of the PMs? If so, what about equities?
The recently reported January statement of account of the Bank for International Settlements discloses that the bank's use of gold swaps decreased by an estimated 22 tonnes to around 523 tonnes, which is still close to the record high reported at the end of December.

February 9, 2021

My main metals premise for 2021 is that gold looks good, silver looks better, and platinum looks best. Goldman Sachs analyst Jeff Currie now refers to silver as “gold on steroids”. If that’s correct, and I think it is, can platinum be viewed as “gold on growth hormone...
2021 has been an interesting year for the stock markets so far, with unprecedented trading strategies driving the prices of lesser-known stocks, while tech giants are witnessing a staggering dip. This has helped the equity markets reach new highs in terms of trading...
Despite the arrival of numerous vaccines, Covid-19 is still having a huge impact, with bankrupt businesses, lockdowns and full hospitals in the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression. In fact, the unprecedented economic intervention has helped boost markets...

February 8, 2021

Demand for physical precious metals remains strong. Gold coin sales at the U.S. Mint hit 220,500 ounces in January, the highest monthly total since 2009. The Mint also reported silver coin sales of 4.775 million ounces in January, a 24% increase and the highest for a...
About a year ago, when what soon became known as the COVID-19 pandemic had started to spread from its epi-centre in Wuhan in China to the rest of the world, I wrote that 2020 would go down in history, along with 1939, 1973 and 2001, as a year in which the world changed...
One of the most bullish backdrops for precious metals is an environment of negative real interest rates – that is, when bonds and cash yield less than the inflation rate.
In markets, as in love, it’s obviously hard to let go of something familiar yet clearly not working; but as all sober romantics eventually discover: Toxic relationships hurt.
When there appears to be a critical inflection point in any market, it is always important to go back and look at some long-term charts so you don’t lose sight of the big picture. The big picture can also tell you if your long-term view is still accurate or it can let...
By continuing to show a lack of negative divergence to SPX, IWM is still telling us that we have not yet arrived at an intermediate peak in the market and that the new short-term dip which is currently expected will only be another minor correction on the way to a...

February 7, 2021

Last week's trading saw the gold market forming its high in Monday's session, here doing so with the tag of the 1876.00 figure (April, 2021 contract). From there, a sharp decline was seen into later in the week, with the metal dropping all the way down to a Thursday...
Last week the Dow Jones closed down almost 4%, and I was seriously thinking of purchasing a few Russell 2K puts to profit from the coming double-digit percentage correction. This week closed with the Dow Jones just short of making its twelfth Post March BEV Zero,...
Gold historically has (rarely) been broadly categorized as "overbought" vis-à-vis currency debasement, our arguing such case in price "having gotten ahead of itself" back in 2010-2011 as graphically depicted in the above millennium-to-date panel. Otherwise its being...

February 6, 2021

If someone were to ask me my opinion precious metals tape action during the period January 28th to February 1st, 2021, two words would come to mind with the first being “enlightening” and the second word “engaging”. The events of those three trading days enlightened me...
Long-term – on major BUY signal. Short-term – on mixed signals. Gold sector cycle is down. The correction continues but may be ending, finally. $$$ We are holding long and short-term positions.

February 5, 2021

Joe Biden’s election as president and his first economic proposal proved negative for gold prices, but the presidency might yet turn positive. The 46 th presidency of the United States has officially begun. What does that mean for the U.S. economy, politics and the...
It is not widely realised that the EU concept is on its last legs. The bureaucratic inefficiencies and bad leadership were fully exposed last week over the inability of the EU to distribute vaccines and the attempts to blame everyone else. But a larger problem is...
Interview with Karim Taleb Part II of II. Claudio Grass (CG): Part and parcel of that same institutional “strategy”, especially in its current form, is the idea that deficits and debt don’t matter. Basically, after 2020, it can be argued that we’re all Modern Monetary...

February 4, 2021

There are two primary drivers of gold’s price: the USD Index and real interest rates. However, it doesn’t mean that other markets don’t impact the precious metals market at all. Conversely, at times, the key trigger for a certain might come from a different market. Or...
The rise in inflation is the most significant upside risk for gold this year, but there are also a few important downside risks. The most disturbing for us is the possibility that the real interest rates will increase. Why? Please take a look at the chart below.
Matterhorn Asset Management founder, Egon von Greyerz, discusses the impossibility of fair pricing in a distorted precious metals market with Max Keiser, of the Keiser Report. Starting at 13 minutes and 10 seconds.
Americans love bubbles. We went crazy in 1929 and drove stocks to record highs. The Dow returned to 1929 highs in 1954, not counting inflation and survivorship bias. Bubbles are dangerous and destructive.

February 3, 2021

While gold feels solid and good news is appearing, silver and bitcoin continue to be the private money world’s brightest lights.

February 2, 2021

More state lawmakers than ever are introducing sound money legislation in the opening days of the 2021 legislative session. Several states will consider measures to remove sales or general excise taxes from the purchases of gold, silver, and other precious metals.

February 1, 2021

January played out as I expected. With the incoming Biden Administration, the markets were in a wait and see mode, it was a month of very little volatility. Everything is still in a state of unknown. For instance, how will COVID impact the economy? How will the economy...
Though gold has struggled to regain the momentum so far in 2021, silver and platinum are off to solid starts. Silver was up almost 2% in January, and platinum, almost 4%. Gold, though, was down just over 1%. Demand for gold and silver coins for delivery is running red...
I’m often asked if I foresee inflation or deflation. This week we had an “Ask Me Anything” session for Alpha Society members and it came up several times. Both are possible in their own ways, and frankly I feel a little funny telling people I think we will see both. I...

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