Can The Silver Bugs Alter The Macro?

As to the post’s title, they sure are trying. Despite doubts that the stodgy old likes of me may have.

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But for two days at least dem bugz is successfully battlin’ dem boyz on da COMEX. The result is that the Silver/Gold ratio (weekly futures chart) has been rammed to a new high for the post-crash move. If we back completely away from the #silversqueeze punchbowl, this is an indicator guiding the way for forward inflation.

silver gold ratio

So again, can the silver bugs alter the macro? Are the silver bugs altering the macro or is silver just doing what it has been technically capable of doing all along? Since well before #silversqueeze (a ‘me too!’ operation to the famous Reddit plays of late) was promoted by its originator, gold had been trending down vs. silver. Continue reading "Can The Silver Bugs Alter The Macro?"

Gold Miners: Beautiful Pictures

After a well-deserved correction of nearly 3 months, the gold stock sector is still flashing positive signs beneath the surface, as the correction matures.

The correction that began in August amid the ‘Buffett Buys a Gold Stock!‘ tout has now ground on for nearly 3 months. As noted in the NFTRH 626 Opening Notes segment:

“Thus far the correction in gold, silver and the miners is perfect, where perfection means long, drawn out and maddeningly frustrating to bulls (and bears thus far). That’s what corrections are, remedies to excitement, confidence and of course, greed.”

We are managing the technical details (and associated strategies) of the correction in HUI and individual gold stocks each week in NFTRH, but as a gold stock investor, it has not been a time for making money since August. As a trader, it has been a difficult time for making money as well, because of the lack of a definitive drop that the sector’s corrections are known for. It has been a grind, and in that annoying, time-consuming process, it has been perfect.

Below are some pictures that we have maintained front and center during the correction in order to disqualify or more likely, confirm the macro bull view for gold and the miners. This was so that subscribers could sell, buy or hold as they see fit, but more importantly so that we could know the status of the backdrop all along the way to make better-informed decisions.

Meanwhile, the perfection has been in the cleaning of the investor base, a large portion of which thinks that inflation is good for gold miners. Often it is for the stock prices, but rarely is it good for the bedrock sector fundamentals. One of the best measures of the real price of gold is the Gold/CRB ratio, which is in part of the measure of the gold mining product vs. gold mining costs, especially energy costs. Continue reading "Gold Miners: Beautiful Pictures"

Dollar Index, Gold And Silver Updates

The market moves in zigzags and not in a straight line as it takes a break from time to time to accumulate enough power to continue with the trend. In my post last week, I mentioned the US dollar index (DXY) as one of the drivers of the precious metals rally. This time I would like to share the daily chart of it below as I spotted a reversal signal there, which could affect precious metals.

Dollar Index

The DXY price was rejected right at the contact point with the downside of the red downtrend channel. The price tried that support twice on the 31st of July and the 6th of August but failed to break below. This, again and again, demonstrates the power of simple trend channels.

The other move was very sharp to the downside within two equal zigzags pushing the price from 100.9 to 92.5. The DXY was oversold, and now it could enter the retracement stage to let traders book some profit covering shorts, and contrarian traders might enter longs here playing on the trendline rejection. The price could touch the opposite side of the trend channel around 96 as this could be not a minor, but a large corrective structure as we saw such last time only this April. Continue reading "Dollar Index, Gold And Silver Updates"

Gold & Silver: The Volcano Awoke

Before we get down to the charts, let's look around to see what pushed the precious metals higher as gold posted a new all-time high last Friday at $1985, just shy of the next thousand. The silver price more than doubled since its severe crash in March. Indeed, the precious metals "volcano" awoke erupting its power on fiat, which has been printed heavily. I warned about this trigger in my April post called "Gold Could Fly Over A Helicopter Throwing Money". More than three months have passed since then, why "volcano" erupted only now?

Among the reasons, an escalating trade war and the COVID-19 pandemics. It's all about the relationship between the two largest economies and the health of each of them. US gross domestic product fell at an annualized rate of 33% in the second quarter, said the Commerce Department last Thursday. It's the largest fall on record dating back to the 1940s. The hope for a quick rebound is escaping as economists don't see the recovery to the prior peak until 2022. This contrasts with a V-shaped rebound of the Chinese economy, which showed 3.2% growth in the second quarter after a -6.8% crash in the first one. But that is not enough to restart the global economy as each player matters.

I guess the main driver for the sharp rally of the top metals was the smell of a possible cold war or even a real military collision between the US and China, that appeared recently. I hope it won't happen, but investors are hesitant to bet when this turmoil will end, so they rush to the safe-haven metals to wait through this uncertainty. At the same time, the US dollar index has been sold off dropping from its multi-decade peak at 104 that was hit in March down to the current 93 level. The nearest support is located at 88, the valley that was established in February of 2018. This leaves the room for the top metals to grow even more.

Let's get down to the updated charts, and the daily gold chart will be the first. Continue reading "Gold & Silver: The Volcano Awoke"

Gold And Silver Could Diverge

At the beginning of this month, I shared a warning alert as the silver chart had a Bearish divergence. The trigger was set below 50 on the RSI. It wasn’t activated, and gold and silver moved higher. Moreover, silver finally hits the target. The majority of readers kept a bullish outlook and got it right.

I prepared an update for you with the bonus chart at the end, so stay tuned.

Let’s start with the daily gold chart.

Gold Chart

Gold is slowly moving to the upside. It hasn’t shown any bearish signs as of yet. The metal finally elevated above the top of the preceding large consolidation beyond $1766 (black dashed line), eliminating the option of another leg down within an even more extended consolidation. Continue reading "Gold And Silver Could Diverge"