|Gold Price, $/oz||1,320.10||14.60||1.12%|
|Silver Price, $/oz||20.09||0.32||1.62%|
The GOLD PRICE is behaving as it should, climbing today through the next resistance level, about $1,318. The SILVER PRICE, frankly, stank. It rose to 2040c (above the magic 2015c) and poked its head through the downtrend line, then fell back to close below the 20 DMA (2015c). What giveth? MACD just shouted "BUY!" for both today.
Proving once again there the world holds even BIGGER fools than a nacheral born durned fool from Tennessee, the Greek government's bond auction today raised about $4 billion, $500 more than the original target, and bids for $23.6 billion were received. I reckon they sold it at the 5.3% they wanted to pay, but didn't see that reported. Buying these bonds nearly equals, but is not nearly as good as, loaning a clubhouse full of drunks money to buy cases of whiskey.
Blood flowed on Wall Street today, spurting in bright red arterial bursts. Russell 2000 plunged 2.78%, Nasdaq tumbled 3.1%, Nasdaq-100 sank 3.13%, Dow dropped 1.62% and S&P500 lost 2.1%.
Dow closed at 16,170.22, 266.96 points lighter than yesterday and turning decisively down. Not up, down. S&P500 lost 39.1, a massive 2.1%. This is moving past puking in the wastebasket and on to contemplating diving out a window.
Dow closed a gnat's whisker above the 50 DMA (16,168.79) and not far from the long term uptrend line it threw over in November. S&P500 closed below its 50 DMA (1,843.34). This could easily reach 1,800.
Dow measured in precious metals today resumed its downward plunge. Closing at 12.25 oz (G$253.23 gold dollars), the Dow in Gold capsized beneath its 20 and 50 DMAs (12.43 and 12.32 oz), locking in its downtrend. Ending at 804.85 oz (S$1,040.21 silver dollars), the Dow in Silver tripped its 20 DMA (811.21 oz). Both have signaled SELL in their MACDs.
The US dollar index has gushed over the cliff with a five (5) day cascade. Closed today down another 0.14% to 79.47. A close below 79 sends it much lower. Dollar's weakness most likely comes from the market's apprehension interest rates will stay low. Euro has shot back nearly to its last peak ($1.3958), and today closed up another 0.25% at $1.3888. Shows you don't have to be healthy at all to be rented if you're the only horse in the livery stable able to stand. Yen continues to gain, up another 0.45% today to 98.52 c/Y100, but needs to gain a tadge more to break out upside
Aurum et argentum comparenda sunt -- -- Gold and silver must be bought.
- Franklin Sanders, The Moneychanger
© 2014, The Moneychanger. May not be republished in any form, including electronically, without our express permission. 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 or 18 ounces of silver. or 18 ounces of silver. US $ and 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.