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Gold Price Extends Break Down, Dollar Extends Breakout

| October 30, 2014 | Category: Price
Gold Price Extends Break Down, Dollar Extends Breakout

The end of QE is bullish for the Dollar. Note that the Fed has ended QE and the European Central Bank is threatening QE. This is Dollar bullish and Euro bearish. The US Dollar ETF held its support zone and surged to affirm support at 22.60. Gold gave us a little preview of the Fed policy statement by breaking down last week. This break held as GLD consolidated in the 118 area. GLD continued lower after the Fed announced the long awaited end to quantitative easing, which is Dollar bullish and bullion bearish. I will not move key resistance to 119.

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Gold And Silver Capitulation? A Wash-Out Bottom In The Making?

| October 30, 2014 | Category: Price
Gold And Silver Capitulation? A Wash-Out Bottom In The Making?

The strengthening U.S. Dollar will continue to put enormous pressure on gold and silver. We sense that it will result in a phase of capitulation. If there is one “good” thing about capitulation, it is that all sellers will get exhausted on (much) lower prices, leaving the marketplace with no sellers. Capitulation are rare events but, when they tend to progress very fast.

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Investor Alert: Disinflation And Slowing Monetary Growth

Investor Alert: Disinflation And Slowing Monetary Growth

In the latest Advisory Board which took place earlier in October, the investment landscape driven by the disinflationary forces signaled by the Incrementum Inflation Signal were discussed. Based on that signal, it seems that the inflation/deflation-tug-of-war is very intense these days. The signal switched to “neutral” at the beginning of August and then very quickly it indicated “disinflation” once again. A rather dramatic move in the USD, commodities, gold and silver followed. As can be seen on the following chart, the signal works well in real-time.

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Why Gold and Silver Are the Good News Metals

Why Gold and Silver Are the Good News Metals

Analysts and some precious metals’ sellers tend to focus on the “insurance” aspect of owning precious metals. They point out that having some in your possession helps protect your wealth in case of inflation, political unrest, or for use as an “alternate currency”. Of course, these are all valid reasons for purchasing and holding “the precious metals four” – gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. But the benefits go far beyond the insurance and assurance aspects. It just makes all around good sense. For you see, each of these are in their own way, “good news” metals.

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Robust Demand for Physical Gold Support Prices

Robust Demand for Physical Gold Support Prices

Gold prices climbed to their highest level since Sept. 10 last week, breaking above the $1,250 an ounce level. Gold’s outlook this week will depend largely on the Federal Reserve policy meeting, when the U.S. central bank is widely expected to end its bond-buying stimulus. The Fed’s two-day meeting, which begins today will also be watched for clues on whether any slowdown in Europe or elsewhere could affect the central bank’s monetary policy. On Monday, October 27, some of the biggest financial news of the year made huge waves all over Asia. Yet in the Western press, this hugely important event was barely even been mentioned.

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A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Our fictional City A might resemble some major cities in the western hemisphere. It is inhabited by regular people as well as politicians, rats, and central bankers. Currency units are digital, purchase less every year, and are created in large quantities every day. The political and financial elite control most of the government and the economy for their own benefit. Economic statistics and financial TV continually assure the people that “it’s all good.” The crashes of 2000, 2006, and 2008 caused many people to question the usual narrative.

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What Will the End of QE Mean for the Precious Metals?

What Will the End of QE Mean for the Precious Metals?

There is a widespread misconception that only rate cuts or more QE would be bullish for gold and silver. To the contrary, if rising inflation pressures force the Fed to raise rates, that would potentially be quite bullish for gold and silver as well. Instead of fearing rate hikes, metals investors should actually look forward to the next rate-raising cycle. That’s when the biggest gains in gold and silver could come. At some point, yes, real interest rates may turn positive and precious metals prices may get overextended to the upside. But neither situation exists under current market conditions.

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Events Impacting The Gold And Silver Price In The Week Of October 27th

| October 26, 2014 | Category: Price
Events Impacting The Gold And Silver Price In The Week Of October 27th

Gold and silver are still moving at a key juncture. Gold bulls should be able not to let prices go lower from here, at least not on a sustained basis, to avoid a break through critical support. One negative for the precious metals complex is that gold stocks have been sold off heavily during the week. On the other hand, gold is increasingly behaving as a safe haven in a world which is becoming more and more uncertain. For the week commencing October 27th, there are some key economic data coming mainly from the U.S. and European Union. There are no formal Central Bank statements expected.

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Gold Investors Weekly Review – October 24th

Gold Investors Weekly Review – October 24th

In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,230.39 down $7.93 per ounce (-0.64%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, fell 1.31%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index rebounded 0.71% for the week.

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Respect The Gold And Silver Price Trend But Prepare For A Reversal

| October 25, 2014 | Category: Price
Respect The Gold And Silver Price Trend But Prepare For A Reversal

Given the position for gold, near its lows, the likelihood of support holding above a 50% retracement, the 1219-1220 area, is not in keeping with the character of a down trending market. For sure, buying rallies, expecting yet a higher rally has not worked in gold, to which we can attest from a few trades some time back. Time is on the side of longs who are best served being on the sidelines, for now.

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What Is The Link Between Gold And QE?

What Is The Link Between Gold And QE?

It is clear that “money printing” as such does not correlate in a one-to-one way with precious metals, although it is, so far, higly correlating with stocks. During all the QE phases, stocks have been performing well, while gold has only benefited from QE1 and QE2 as those periods where associated by the market with inflation. On the other hand, QE3 provided THE ultimate “risk on” trade; because the invisible hand of the almighty central bank was there stimulate endless risk. That is when gold was literally ababonded, at least among Western investors. The interesting part is that gold is today behaving as a “risk off” trade, sort of a “safe haven” trade.

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Precious Metals vs The Formidable Loss Of Purchasing Power Of The Dollar

Precious Metals vs The Formidable Loss Of Purchasing Power Of The Dollar

If you had purchased $100 in gold in 1971, it would be worth over $3,040 in today’s dollars. But if you had left your $100 in cash, you would still have only $100 in cash, which today only retains about 17% of its former value. Similar to gold, if you had purchased $100 in silver back in 1971, it would be worth over $1,200 in today’s dollars.

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Silver Investment Demand To Increase By One Billion Ounces Over Next Decade

Silver Investment Demand To Increase By One Billion Ounces Over Next Decade

Investors are likely to increase their net silver purchases in the years ahead, largely due to an ongoing weak global economy, for capital preservation and silver’s pedigree as a leading industrial metal, according to a report released today by the Silver Institute. The report, entitled “Silver Investment Demand,” suggests that investors may accumulate as much as one billion additional ounces of silver in various investment instruments over the next decade. This is on top of the more than 860 million ounces of silver purchased as an investment since 2006.

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Is A Demand Shock In The Gold Market Coming?

Is A Demand Shock In The Gold Market Coming?

If the referendum in Switzerland goes in favor of the country going back to the gold standard, and other factors come into play in the global markets, the precious metal’s prices will skyrocket in no time. With all this said, every time gold bullion prices have declined, I have been telling my readers it’s a buying opportunity. The way I look at it, the precious metal has had a solid 12 years of gains and in 2013, when prices declined, it was pretty much a gift for investors.

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