Gold has backed off a small precipice, rallying from within just 0.60 of a well-advertised Hidden Pivot support at 1155.00. Look at the accompanying chart, however, and you'll see that bulls will have their work cut out for them if they want to restore a positive look to the lesser charts. For starters, any rally […] Read More
There seemed to be little news to move the markets Sunday night, but we wouldn't put it past DaBoyz to short-squeeze stocks with whatever gossip remains from Chelsea Clinton's wedding. That event appears to have been the news media's sole concern over the weekend, and we cannot yet imagine what gripping new story will finally knock it off the […] Read More
For all of the jacking around on Friday, buyers were unable to create even a single impulse leg on the lowly 15-minute chart. The day's rallies, such as they were, exceeded one peak but failed to muster the required second, and so we are inclined to see this modest upwardliness as just noise and no more. Even […] Read More
Silver's ostensibly sharp rally on Friday, like Gold's, looks mediocre even on the 15-minute chart. We should want to see a push this week to at least 18.680 before we take serious encouragement, since that's where a bullish impulse leg would be generated on the lesser charts. As always, the number of prior peaks surpassed without a pause […] Read More
We are short the August 102/August 98 put spread in a 1:2 ratio three times @ 0.76. It's time to write off the likely trading loss of $228, even though we'll continue to carry the position toward expiration. In retrospect, the loss came from my having missed exiting some long puts on July 7. We had a profit of […] Read More
The response to Mario Cavolo’s glowing take on China and the global economy was eye-opening, to say the least. It’s not hard to understand why someone who lives and works in China, as Mario does, might believe that the country’s economic prospects are so spectacular as to all but preclude the possibility of a deflationary […] Read More
Because T-Bonds have been dancing smoothly with Hidden Pivots lately, we should assume they are on their way up to at least 130^08 now that they've exceeded that Hidden Pivot's sibling midpoint at 128^05 on a closing basis. Accordingly, traders should position from the long side -- and please note that camouflage opportunities have been cropping up […] Read More
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Gold’s Vital Signs
GM’s Chart Suggests U.S. Economy Will Keep on Truckin’
Just Another Friday?
With DEFCON 3 Imminent, We Remain Bullish
Why Inflation Is Unlikely to Return
Bulling-Up on Bullion
DJIA Closing on an Important Target
Is the Surge in Long-Term Rates Over?