For the week commencing March 30th, quite some economic data are scheduled to be announced, as seen in the table below. There is no central bank announcement on the agenda. Tuesday is a busy day, with the European CPI and U.S. consumer confidence data being released, among many other data. We believe the nonfarm payrolls and unemployment rate in the U.S. on Friday have the potential to create some volatility in markets and metals, but at the same time, as it will be Good Friday, we expect a neutral reaction. The “joker” in the coming week(s) is the evolution of the geopolitical situation in the Middle East. Obviously, there is a potential for increased demand of a “safe haven” asset if things would go wrong in the Middle East.
This is a massive attempt to break gold in order to camouflage the weakening Western banking sector. Paid bashers are flooding in to all pro-gold sites and many other pro-gold sites are under attack in other ways. Gold banks are flogging the paper market seeking to depress the price but without selling too much.
To describe the events in Cyprus and their relevance to gold, we can start with the analogy of a peaceful, self-satisfied Western investor asleep in a dark room. He has had trouble sleeping lately because he is starting to become more concerned about the safety of his personal wealth. He is unaware that he is sharing his room with three large elephants.
One of the frustrating things is that those bond purchases are canceling market signals. The bond market and the stock market have provided wonderful signals for many years as to potential problems, or potential signals. When you cancel those signals you could run into a problem.
Jim Sinclair looks at the trading patterns, and is convinced the price take-down was “engineered.” Additionally, he believes the gold price is at or near a major bottom right now, for the following two reasons.
In his latest market update, Ted Butler’s calculations show that we are witnessing a historic moment: the silver short position by one big player in the market has never been as concentrated as today. Unfortunately for the smaller investors and inviduals, the trader holding this concentrated position is able to set the short term direction of the silver price.
In this short and powerful interview, Marin Katusa from Casey Research shares three key insights. First, people should hold physical gold because gold is money. Second, the mining sector will see a lot of companies disappear, but the survivors will perform extremely well. Third, one of those small gold companies is revealing a multimillion ounce project in the ground.
The recent gold and silver price takedown and the related negativity in the mainstream press were a reason for thorough investigation. With his extensive background and knowledge we trust on Ted Butler’s COT analysis (which is at the core of the short term price setting). His insights reveal a different picture than the one on the surface .
We just attended a webinar organized by Eric Sprott and his respected partners John Embry and Rick Rule. Eric Sprott and his partners are convinced that the case for gold is good, but the case for silver is excellent. They consider it “the investment of this decade”, as shown in the slides.
Frank Giustra is a very successful entrepreneur and investor. He succeeded in various role, from the gold mining sector to the fim industry. Very recently, he spoke at the World Outlook Financial Conference where he talked about a couple of big themes: his economic and monetary outlook, everyone’s hidden agenda, disinformation and inflation. The interview is extremely insightful, accurate and actual.
The world currency system is riding down the road to catastrophe. Those were the words from James Rickards during a recent interview on Wall Street Journal. The world already has entered a currency war that began in 2010 on the heels of the Federal Reserve’s massive easing program. Since then, plenty of nations have joined in, including Brazil, Switzerland and Japan.
Jim Sinclair commented in the past days more than he is used to. It indicates that gold holders and investors get too nervous about the long consolidation period. The general mood becomes bearish, driven by the price of the metals, the awful performance of the gold shares and negative outlook reports. As a contrarian, Jim Sinclair believes this decline will be over by his birthday, which is March 27th.
In a recent interview conducted by Fabrice Drouin Ristori from GoldBroker.com, well-known Egon von Greyerz provides his view on the necessity of owning gold and gold’s prospects. After a lengthy consolidtion of 18 months, the gold price still stands at $1,660 | €1,250 and the silver price at $22 | €30. Enough reason for the bears to argue that the top in precious metals is in and that the economy will recover. On the other hand, gold bulls focus on the monetary and economic fundamentals which leave them convinced that we are nowhere near a top. Egon von Greyerz (EvG), being part of the latter group, explains in this interview which […]