Trust: How Low Can you Go?

Trust: How Low Can you Go?

Occasionally I venture over to the Pew Research Center and review some of their polling data and related commentary covering a myriad of different issues of concern to US citizens.  Numerous Pew polls go back many decades, making some of…...

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What is Bitcoin Discounting?

What is Bitcoin Discounting?

On 2/24/17 I presented the site’s first post on Bitcoin (Bloomberg: XBT).  In it, I compared silver’s set-up over the 1971-1980 period to XBT’s since 2010.  In concluding I suggested the chart-based similarities of the two assets made XBT well-positioned to enjoy…...

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Macro Round-Up

Macro Round-Up

Let’s start with FX as it’s ultimately the most important driver when it comes to major inflection points and cycles in global macro. Here, as I noted in early August, the USD (via the DXY Index) continues to appear as if…...

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Multiple Years of USD Work Suggests Another Secular Peak in Place

Multiple Years of USD Work Suggests Another Secular Peak in Place

Back in March-2015 we highlighted the chart below when the USD was approaching ~100 and noted that at this price level the currency was nearing major long-term resistance line (1) and that it had spent very little time above that resistance…...

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Gold, Finally Ready to Shine?

Gold, Finally Ready to Shine?

If the answer to the title of this piece is “no”, I swear to god it’s the last time I ever write about this god-forsaken metal. Anyhow, in the chart below I plot CHFUSD alongside gold through history.  Note how…...

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CHFUSD Break-out Nearing (Gold Pull-Through?)

CHFUSD Break-out Nearing (Gold Pull-Through?)

CHFUSD (solid) and gold (dash) are plotted on a monthly basis over time below. Few assets correlate more strongly, more consistently or for longer periods of time than these two have for decades. Post 2011 peak for CHFUSD the cross…...

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Silver Shorts?

Silver Shorts?

As of last week silver managed its ninth consecutive weekly gain. The last time it closed with a weekly loss was during the week of Xmas, or 12/23/16. Over the course of its 9 week streak it rallied ~17%, closing…

See What Sticks

See What Sticks

I’m going to throw a lot of charts at this post and let’s see if we can find out what seems most likely to stick thematically, if anything at all, when we’re done. How about EM to start.  When discussed…...

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Searching for the EM/Commodity Turn

Searching for the EM/Commodity Turn

Below I plot the ratio of the PCAC Index (Producer Price Index – All Commodities) vs. the USD Index (DXY) over time along with a ~43-year support line dating back to 1973. While not at support, the ratio is very…...

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Immortan Joe Activates U.S. Cyber War Rig, Moving America Beyond Just Financial Warfare with Russia

Immortan Joe Activates U.S. Cyber War Rig, Moving America Beyond Just Financial Warfare with Russia

Just the other day the deep state trotted out Immortan Joe Biden in an interview with Chuck Todd to let the world know it was planning a “covert” cyber attack on Russia and Putin for their alleged involvement in holding…