|Gold Price, $/oz.||1,087.60||1,080.80||-6.80||-0.6|
|Silver Price, $/oz.||14.696||14.203||0.493||-3.4|
|Dow in Gold $ (DIG$)||340.42||329.84||-10.58||-3.1|
|Dow in gold ounces||16.47||15.96||-0.51||-3.1|
|Dow in Silver ounces||1,218.72||1,214.20||-4.52||-0.4|
|US dollar index||99.26||99.01||-0.25||-0.3|
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|30 Day Gold Price Chart|
|5 Year Gold Price Chart|
|3 Day Silver Price Chart|
|30 Day Silver Price Chart|
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I'm crawling out on a limb a-swaying in the breeze, but the GOLD PRICE is primed to turn up here. After 13 down days -- aw, maybe there was an upday in there someplace, but not to amount to a hill of beans -- it is ready to turn around. Interest in it is plumb dead. Trading is comatose. Ain't 13 days enough for all the croakers to sell out? I bet it is, so I would start buying gold.
What might stop you? All those folks talking the price of gold down to $1,000 or even $750 and telling you to hold on to your Federal Reserve notes because the Fed always wins. Right, like it did in 1930.
Anyhow, some kind of gold price bounce is way overdue. If it was a lady, it would be an 10 month pregnancy.
What'd I say? $13.91 August low? Why, that almost makes today a double bottom with that August low, don't it? Look at the chart on the right:
I ain't near about finished yet, so just hold on.
The GOLD/SILVER RATIO has acted right positive. This last week it made a new high at 76.50, but if silver and gold prices were about to fall to the earth's core, as some would have us believe, why hasn't that ratio already busted up through 78? Why has it put in successively lower highs? This points to a weakening of the metals' weakness. Durn, what'd I say? I reckon that means they're growing stronger. Been listening to central bankers and Nice Government Men so long I'm beginning to talk like 'em -- have mercy!
I ain't thru yet, so hang on.
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I forbear to cover that action in August again, 'tis so bogus. Just move on over to recent price action, where you will notice a right smart gap down on 6 November. Looks like an exhaustion gap signalling the move's end, but needs to rise from 14.70 now to above the 20 DMA (15.37) to confirm.
Confirming that the spread's down move has ended is the BKX itself, which crashed through its 200 DMA and 20 DMA today. More, the $BKX has been losing ground against the S&P500 since July. During this November surge banks briefly found favor and broke through the downtrend line, but are now poised to crash through that floor.
I'm nearly through. Bottom line: I believe that silver and gold prices have posted a double bottom between the summer and November lows that marks the last bottom in the post -2011 correction. The Fed's recent noises about raising interest rates in December have set itself and markets up for extreme disappointment. For all their bear market rally volatility, the stock market bull was shot graveyard dead in that summer break, and ain't coming back. Disappointment in the monetary "authorities" and stocks will boost demand for silver and gold. Watch -- the low for silver and gold prices lies in November.
Stocks knocked that 6-week winning streak in the head with a 3.6% down week. That, he chortled, reversed the Dow in Gold and Dow in Silver, leaving behind double tops. If it was not the week from hell for silver, it was the week from some place next doorl. Gold flatlined, even closed today unchanged. US dollar index failed to make good any earlier gains and has put in a top for a while. Will probably continue rising, though. Platinum and palladium were nuked this week. Palladium has lost nearly all its gains since the August low. Platinum/Gold spread now stands at its lowest since 1985 [sic].
After stock markets closed in the US today three gunfire attacks broke out in Paris, which threw futures markets further down the hill. I'm sure that didn't help the euro, either.
On both charts you will see the upside-down bowl topping formation, and how stocks rallied through the 200 day moving average (DMA) to the bowl's bottom. Note that both charts show a collapse through the 200 and 20 DMAs now nearing the bowl's lip -- think of falling over a cliff.
Aww, shucks. Did I forget to mention to y'all that volume has been rising with the decline, reinforcing it and forecasting more of it? Also the MACD turned down this week and the RSI is below 50 and diving.
Now, the backdrop: Upside-down bowl top forming for a year with a breakdown this summer. Conclusion: Bull trend since 2009 has broken and will fall for several more years.
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|Dow in Silver|
The Dow in Silver agreeth thereto. Double tops at 1,236.37 and 1,238.35 troy ounces.
Since I never met a conclusion I couldn't jump to, I will put the brakes of experience and reason on this by noting the DiG and DiS must continue falling to confirm the double tops. (But if it doesn't I'll be as surprised as I would be watching a hog lay a goose egg.)
I've been expecting that the dollar high we saw on 10 November marked the end of the advance begun 16 October and thus the start of a correction. The trend has been down since 10 November, although the dollar rose 30 basis points today to 99.01. A 50% correction would take the scurvy dollar index back to 96.70. Unless it seriously wounds that line and falls further, expect more dollar upside into next year.
Poor euro, poor yen. Euro lost 0.61% today to end at $1.0752. Never mind the Europeans are already committing economic and demographic suicide, now their currency is about the pay the price. It broke down out of a 4 month consolidation and in so far as the chart speaketh, it speaketh doom. Look for a WAY lower euro. May get a countertrend rally while the dollar corrects, but count not on it lasting.
Yen also broke down out of a trading range, and will probably move lower, but is managed so minutely by the Bank of Japan and the Japanese Nice Government Men that they will probably keep it from falling through lows from earlier this year at 79.5. Flatlined today and ended at 81.52.
Yield on the 10 year treasury note reached all the way to the downtrend line from 2007 [sic] but could not pierce the line and hold. Expectation of the Federal Reserve criminals and miscreants raising rates in December is pushing up the yield and the scurvy dollar. Is there a train wreck coming down the tracks?
Y'all enjoy your weekend.
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.
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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.
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