|Gold Price, $/oz||1,138.10||1.00||0.09%|
|Silver Price, $/oz||15.70||0.45||2.92%|
|Dow in GOLD $s||304.72||5.26||1.76%|
|Dow in GOLD oz||14.74||0.25||1.76%|
|Dow in SILVER oz||1,068.43||-11.23||-1.04%|
|US Dollar Index||96.24||0.27||0.28%|
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Durned if I know which, but that ain't no surprise! After all, I ain't no more'n a nat'ral born durned fool from Tennessee anyhow. If Wall Street and the whole durned worl' collapses, I ain't worried. I'll just buy me a tin bill and peck in the dirt with the chickens.
Trying to parse out why the US stock market should rise on the worst imaginable employment report, I have read several articles and I agree with a theory that sounds too crazy even for today's world: investors are reasoning that with the economy sooooo bad, the Fed (1) can't raise interest rates and thus tank stocks, and (2) must sooner or later crank up Quantitative Easing 4. In other words, Wall Street LOVES a rotten economy because it means the Fed will keep subsidizing them.
This thought has run my Stupid-O-Meter over into the red and broken it. Worse yet, I believe it's likely accurate. I also believe it won't last.
Stocks gapped a tiny gap up today and the Dow but not the S&P500 nicked into the 50 Day moving average (moving averages are in bearish alignment with the 20 below the 30 which is below the 200). That 50 DMA will likely contain any further rise, but what if it doesn't? It climbs 150 more points to the last high? What has changed in the economy? Sure the Fed can create more money, and more and more until they hyperinflate, I reckon, but I remember the 1919-1923 German hyperinflation where the stock market made enormous gains -- but all an illusion. In purchasing power terms it lost.
Stocks may spend a few more days consolidating, but the trend is DOWN, and the trend is your friend. Never bet against your friend.
Dow rose 304.06 (1.85) to 16,776.43, while the S&P500 rose 1.83% (35.69) to 1,987.05. Clearly the market is offering stock investors one last chance to sell out. Take it.
As it has been doing the last couple of days, the US dollar index rose with stocks, today up 27 basis points (0.28%) to 96.24. This solves nothing, answers nothing. The 30 DMA is above the 20 DMA and that's above the 200 DMA, and they are rapidly intertwining, very close to each other, not a situation likely to last for the duration. Dollar index closed plumb on the 50 DMA, which for the last 5 weeks hath contained it. Dollar index turns leaden and gravity-bound with a close below 95.50.
Japanese yen threatened to break upside out of a triangle but was quickly slapped back today, down 0.45% to 83.03. Euro made a lackluster pitty-pat move at breaking out Friday, but didn't amount to a hill of beans. Fell today 0.18% to $1.1190. Pitiful. And you call yourself a world-class currency?
Aurum et argentum comparenda sunt -- -- Gold and silver must be bought.
- Franklin Sanders, The Moneychanger
© 2015, 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.