|Gold Price, $/oz||1,247.90||53.20||4.45%|
|Silver Price, $/oz||15.79||0.51||3.35%|
|Dow in GOLD $s||259.42||-15.96||-5.79%|
|Dow in GOLD oz||12.55||-0.77||-5.79%|
|Dow in SILVER oz||991.84||-49.90||-4.79%|
|US Dollar Index||95.62||-0.32||-0.33%|
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|3 Day Silver Price Chart|
|30 Day Silver Price Chart|
|5 Year Silver Price Chart|
Why do I say silver and GOLD PRICES made an "historical" move today? Volume is highest since 1980, save for the slamdown in April 2013. More than that, the gold price burst through $1,200 resistance not with a timid peek, but a $50 plus kick. On the monthly chart, the gold price shot out of a falling wedge, through the downtrend line, and through the 20 month moving average (MA). On the weekly, the price of gold has not only burst through the 50 week MA ($1,143.02) last week AND the falling wedge's top boundary, it has also closed above the 150 week MA.
I'm not finished yet. On its monthly chart silver's close took it nearly through the 20 month MA $16.02. The weekly chart shows a breakout through the falling wedge built since October 2012, and through the 50 WMA $15.32) and the 20 ($14.66).
Silver and gold prices are heaping confirmation, slamming the door on the bear phase that began in 2011. It's over, y'all hear?
Given gold's breakout today, don't wait for a correction because you won't get one before $1,300.
The GOLD/SILVER RATIO today climbed 1.1% to 79.036. Y'all ought to swap gold for silver here. Why? Because silver usually lags as a rally begins, but will snap back and lap gold. 79:1 lies at the top of the ratio's range, and when it falls it will not rest until it hits 30:1. Silver offers you greater leverage, although it may start more slowly.
The sweater is coming unraveled fast, and the only safe haven seems to be silver and gold. Nice Government men will try to knit it back together, but can succeed only marginally and temporarily. Can't stop a tsunami.
I sure hope y'all like chicken, because they're coming home to roost.
It was a bad day in the temple of Mammon. Mammon couldn't speak, he couldn't walk, his hands could only tremble when the earthquakes shook the temple. His priests and acolytes and cheerleaders, even central bankers, were cast into confusion and panic. Their god had failed them.
You heard the door slam on an era today. Central banks have lost their credibility, and their negative interest rate policy is driving money out of stocks and their own currencies and into gold.
US dollar index has fallen and can't get up -- needs Life Alert. Keeps on falling, another 32 bps (0.33%) today to 95.62, working now on smashing yet another support level at 95.5.
Behold, the logic of negative interest rates! You loan your money to a bank or to the government (by buying government bonds), and they CHARGE you for the privilege. Keynesian/central bank logic is that if you receive negative interest, you will spend your money and jump start the economy. Turns out you will pull your money out of the bank and buy gold and silver instead. Central banks have actually invented a way to host a financial panic WITHOUT the dollar rising, in fact, to lead the panic with a falling dollar. Wow. I am awed in the presence of such singular idiocy.
Negative interest rates are driving people to do crazy thing in Europe. In Germany, people are paying their taxes in advance, because they can earn one percent that way at least. Better than a bank deposit. Nuts.
You heard the door slam on a primary trend change today, too. Few can now question that stocks have turned down and metals up. I'll explain shortly how metals' surge today was, as the media like to say, "historical." (I don't get that. Doesn't everything that happens belong to "history"?)
Dow at one point was 411 under water, but managed to close down "only" 254.56 (1.6%) at 15,660.18. S&P500 lost 22.78 (1.23%) to 1,829.08.
|Door Slamming on|
Dow in Gold
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Dow in Silver
Dow in gold dropped 5.51% today to 12.56 oz (G$259.64 gold dollars). It sliced through the uptrend from August as 2016 opened, and in February has smashed through its lower support AND the uptrend from the 2011 low. The recovery of stocks against gold that began in 2011 at 5.71 oz has ended, the trend has turned, stocks will fall against gold.
Dow in silver ended at 991.46 oz (S$1,281.89 silver dollars), down 4.71% today. DiS, too, has punched through the uptrend from August 2013 and that from the 2011 low, and not by a scootch but by a mile. Slam! Trend change.
Euro rose 0.35% to $1.1324. but the real beneficiary of the dollar's illness has been the yen, up today another 0.91% to 88.97. Chart makes me nervous, though. It is extremely overbought, and shows a breakaway gap at the beginning of the run and what might be an exhaustion gap today.
West Texas Intermediate crude ended at a new low for the move, a 12 year low, at $27.30.
My wife Susan's eye is improving as fast as a glacier whizzing down an Alpine valley. Her patience amazes me, and she is no doubt helped by your kind prayers, emails, and cards. Thank you, and please continue to pray for her recovery.
Aurum et argentum comparenda sunt -- -- Gold and silver must be bought.
- Franklin Sanders, The Moneychanger
© 2016, 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.