Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The Gold Price Closed $1,653.40 Down $8.30

Gold Price Close Today : 1,653.40
Change : -8.30 or -0.5%

Silver Price Close Today : 30.59
Change : -.29 or -0.9%

Platinum Price Close Today : 1,560.20
Change : -7.90 or -0.5%

Palladium Price Close Today : 668.85
Change : -11.60 or -1.7%

Gold Silver Ratio Today : 54.05
Change : 0.22 or 1.00%

Dow Industrial : 13,279.32
Change : 65.69 or 0.5%

US Dollar Index : 78.81
Change : 0.04 or 0.1%

What holds for other markets holds for the silver and GOLD PRICE as well: no hovering allowed. Gold broke $1,660 resistance today and fell $8.30 to $1,653.40. Yes, yes, that's above $1,650 but it did dip below to $1,647.35. Remains outside the upper boundary of that falling wedge, but unless it climbs above $,1650 tomorrow and charges toward $1,682, next move will be down.

The SILVER PRICE gave up 28.5 cents today to break through 3060c support and close at 3059.2c. Today it touched back to the falling wedge's upper boundary line.
If silver breaks that line, it could fall to 2950c.

Now my emotions are no more reliable than anybody else's. That's why I try to throttle them back. Maybe I'm turning negative on silver and gold at exactly the wrong time. May be. I look at that gold chart and think, "Mmmm. Just about to fly."

Anyhow, like everything else in this fallen world, they have to prove themselves, and I'm still waiting.

Those of y'all waiting to swap who are getting tired of waiting for my 57.5:1 GOLD/SILVER RATIO might want to observe that the ratio today stands at 54.047:1. If you are antsy, go head and swap gold for silver at any ratio above 54:1. If stocks rise, that should carry silver higher against gold. Why? Because silver tends to trend against gold in the same direction as stocks.

If y'all think you're going to find any comfort in these markets, you can lay that idea down and stomp on it.

STOCKS backed off today, left behind a big BUMP yesterday. Oh, they did nothing you could point at and say, "There! See there! That means this or that." Dow just backed off a measly10.75 points to 13,268.57, dropping it right back down into topping territory and beneath 12,300 resistance. S&P said no more, ending at 1,402.31, down 3.51.

Oh, momentum is up, but stocks must do more than hovering in the air. Ain't no hovering in markets.

CURRENCIES today were whacked by the dollar, which -- O, mercy, why do I bother with such a manipulated, silly market -- instead of following through to the downside after breaking out downward out of a triangle4 months a-building. Wait, wait -- dollar index only rallied up to the lower boundary of the triangle. Not a sure thing yet. Dollar index rose 30.9 basis points (0,4%) to 79.139, above the magic 79.

Euro was hurt worst by dollar frenzy, losing 0.62% to $1.3157. That takes it below the 20 and 62 day moving averages again. Yen took a licking, too, and ended at 124.81 (80.12) but remains in its uptrend.


U.S. $5 and $10 modern commemoratives.

These are US $5 and $10 gold commemoratives minted to the ancient U.S. standard over the past 20 years.

The US gold $5 commemorative contains 0.2418 oz gold and costs US$414.90 while the US gold $10 commem contains just twice as much gold, 0.4838 oz, and costs US$829.80.

Premium over gold content value for these is a tiny 3.75% (gold basis is $1,653.40).

I will sell lots of Five (5) each $5 gold commems ($414.90 each) for $2,074.50 + $25 shipping = $2,099.50 per lot. A $10 gold counts as two $5 golds, so you can order one $10 and three $5s and that equals five $5s.

I reserve the right to mix the orders as suits me, but have mostly $5s, so you'll most likely get those.

Limit ten (10) lots per customer.

Special Conditions:

First come, first served, and no re-orders at these prices. I will write orders based on the time I receive your e-mail.

We will not take orders for less than the minimums shown above.

All sales on a strict "no-nag" basis. We will ship as soon as your check clears, but we allow Two weeks (14 days) for your check to clear. Calls looking for your order two days after we receive your check will be politely and patiently rebuffed. If you want faster shipping, please send a wire.

Spot gold basis for all prices above is $1,653.40 ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS:

1. You may order by e-mail only to [email protected] No phone orders, please.

Your email must include your complete name, address, and phone number. We cannot ship to you without your address. Sorry, we cannot ship outside the United States or to Tennessee.

Repeat, you must include your complete name, address, and phone number. Our clairvoyant quit without warning last week and we can no longer read your mind.

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3. "First come, first-served" means that we will enter the orders in the order that we receive them by e-mail.

4. If your order is filled, we will e-mail you a confirmation. If you do not receive a confirmation, your order was not filled.

5. You will need to send payment by personal check or bank wire (either one is fine) within 48 hours. It just needs to be in the mail, not in our hands, in 48 hours.

6. We allow fourteen (14) days for personal checks to clear before we ship. If your hurry is greater than that, you can send a bank wire. Once we ship, the post office takes four to fourteen days to get the registered mail package to you. All in all, you'll see your order in about one month if you send a check.

7. Mention in the email.

Argentum et aurum comparenda sunt -- -- Gold and silver must be bought.

- Franklin Sanders, The Moneychanger
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To avoid confusion, please remember that the comments above have a very short time horizon. Always invest with the primary trend. Gold's primary trend is up, targeting at least $3,130.00; silver's primary is up targeting 16:1 gold/silver ratio or $195.66; stocks' primary trend is down, targeting Dow under 2,900 and worth only one ounce of gold; US$ or US$-denominated assets, primary trend down; real estate bubble has burst, primary trend down.

WARNING AND DISCLAIMER. Be advised and warned:

Do NOT use these commentaries to trade futures contracts. I don't intend them for that or write them with that short term trading outlook. I write them for long-term investors in physical metals. Take them as entertainment, but not as a timing service for futures.

NOR do I recommend investing in gold or silver Exchange Trade Funds (ETFs). Those are NOT physical metal and I fear one day one or another may go up in smoke. Unless you can breathe smoke, stay away. Call me paranoid, but the surviving rabbit is wary of traps.

NOR do I recommend trading futures options or other leveraged paper gold and silver products. These are not for the inexperienced.

NOR do I recommend buying gold and silver on margin or with debt.

What DO I recommend? Physical gold and silver coins and bars in your own hands.

One final warning: NEVER insert a 747 Jumbo Jet up your nose. No, I don't.