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Gold’s punk price action this week has turned me mildly skeptical, but I’ll follow the bullish lead of a chat room denizen who saw encouraging signs on Thursday. He posted as follows: “Just to let you guys know, [something happened that] I haven’t seen in a very, very long time: NUGT is up 16%, many of the miners I follow…are up quite a bit, and Gold is not down. This is a telltale sign that Gold…is ready for a launch.”
Does anyone care that silver and gold have been real money and a store of value for 3,000 years, or that all unbacked paper money has eventually been inflated into worthlessness? While the central bankers and politicians distract the populace with Donald Trump stories, they prolong the game … and the wealth transfers.
Gold and silver bullion are free of counterparty risk and provide protection from the ravages of incompetent, untrustworthy financial houses, cynical politicians, and government agencies at all levels. Like the bandit leader in the movie, all they want from you and yours is “Just a little bit more.”
The price of the yellow metal gained more than 4% last week amid a global sell-off of equities and commodities. The upward momentum in gold prices began the previous week when China devalued its currency, the yuan. And, last week the release of the minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting left market watchers unsure about an interest rate rise in the US in September, adding to uncertainty caused by China’s devaluation of the yuan. This in turn, as well as a number of other factors, including falling prices of other commodities, have led investors to turn to gold.
December Gold appears to be consolidating for a push above 1200 in the weeks ahead. Notice that although the futures gave back most of yesterday’s modest rally by day’s end, the intraday high poked slightly above an ‘external’ peak at 1169.00 recorded back in early July. This generated a bullish impulse leg on the daily chart, implying that the pullback from Monday’s high is likely to produce a follow-through rally leg. Were it to equal the rally off mid-August’s 1108.50 low, the futures could trade as high as 1206.00 by month’s end or early September.
Silver prices are currently low compared to global debt, CEO bonuses, government spending, official US national debt, the S&P 500 Index, silver prices in 2011, money in circulation, gold prices, military spending, pension underfunding, and the prices of college tuition and health care. Silver prices will increase substantially in the next five years.
U.S. Investors are on edge following last week’s and today’s sell-off in stocks around the globe. The carnage impacted equity markets in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Interestingly, the U.S. dollar also weakened. And bonds and gold are getting most of the safe-haven buying.
It occurs to us that we are all in the midst of the New World Order going about business as usual, creating Problems, and the bigger the better, then watching reactions of the masses, even governments. The worse possible the problems, the more horrifying the Reactions the better. For waiting in the wings is their planned Solution, all leading toward global takeover under a one world rule, like the UN.
Today, I will attempt to make the case for how one might go about turning one billion dollars into five billion dollars by buying silver. At first, some of my specific points might seem to be at odds with my long held argument that fully paid for positions in the actual metal at current price levels are as close to a sure thing as it gets in the investment world. But it is still my conviction that owning unencumbered and unleveraged metal is the best way to go; what’s different about this article is that it is directed to any entity that can plunk down a cool billion dollars or more in buying silver.
Markets go up and down. Debt however, based on over 100 years of central bank and politician foolishness, only goes up – until a great deflationary crash that may not happen. Expect debt to increase, politicians and central banks to spend and “print” and markets to boom and bust and follow exponential trends higher. When markets get overextended in either direction, they reverse, or regress to the mean. The 64 Trillion Dollar questions are which markets and when? Look at the graphs again and ask yourself if you truly expect higher S&P prices along with lower gold prices, OR THE REVERSE.
If gold bulls are able to break through the barrier at 1140, then a more substantial rally toward 1160 or 1180 is possible in the near-term. That said, the longer-term series of lower lows and lower highs would remain intact all the way up to 1200, so bulls should be cautious about getting too excited as long as the metal trades with an “11” handle.
Gold rose instantly right after the FOMC Minutes appeared, as the U.S. dollar sold off. The price of gold broke through resistance at $1,130 /oz, pushing towards its critical technical level of $1,135 /oz. Gold traders are clearly reliefed that the Fed stays focused on its 2% inflation target, and that inflation remains an important condition before rising interest rates.
China ‘de-pegged’ in a way its currency from the dollar. Make no mistake, this is a HUGE event. The second biggest economy in the world, which is on its way to become THE biggest economy worldwide, did say ‘goodbye’ to the dollar reserve currency. Because of that, it is now more than ever relying on its ‘real’ monetary reserve, i.e. GOLD.
Yes, economic and financial conditions probably will deteriorate, central banks will print, and gold prices will rise. The next 8 year gold cycle low is due in 2017 – it might be a short and sharp drop leading into several more years of rally toward the 8 year cycle high around 2019. However cycles may become less important as a consequence of overwhelming economic and financial stress. We shall see much higher gold prices, regardless of cycle influences.