Where's Waldo?

Where’s Waldo?

In this May-18 post I discussed the significant implications – for both equities and bonds – of the bearish pattern that had emerged in the ratio b/t the SPX and 30-yr rates. In my view, that pattern was highly analogous…...

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*If* Gold Miners Have Bottomed...

*If* Gold Miners Have Bottomed…

…this is how we might expect them to trade in their first year per rallies off secular lows in 1932, 1971 and 2000. The black plot is off the 8/18/18 low.  Recall that data is FTSE-JSE Gold Miner Index in USD-terms. …...

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Hand-in-Glove

Hand-in-Glove

As I recently detailed in this post, for whatever reason, the ratio of gold/silver and the Nikkei have been highly correlated across history.  The correlation has certainly broken down at times, but when the ratio makes big directional moves, it…...

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Daily DXY Analog

Daily DXY Analog

DXY presented off its Apr-71 and Dec-16 swing highs, but on a daily basis, not weekly as I’ve always shown before. This provides some added granularity. If accurate, the first wave of serious selling begins now and finishes up around…...

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EM/SPX Approaching 50-Yr Support

EM/SPX Approaching 50-Yr Support

I plot the ratio of GFD’s EM Index vs. the SPX across history below. The ratio, including this week’s to-date ~290 bps decline, has us but a few %-points away from reaching 50-yr support This is a noteworthy development. The…...

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Gold/Silver Ratio - Confirmed August-1929 Style Break-Out & Cross-Asset Implications

Gold/Silver Ratio – Confirmed August-1929 Style Break-Out & Cross-Asset Implications

Below I plot the ratio of gold vs. silver.  August closed with a clean break above resistance dating back to the very early 1990s. A longer-term look at the ratio is even more revealing.  It shows that the bear cycle…...

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Glimmers of Hope Amid the Worst Gold Miner Secular Bear Market in History?

Glimmers of Hope Amid the Worst Gold Miner Secular Bear Market in History?

GFD has a FTSE-JSE Gold Mining Index that dates back to the 1800s.  Within that data I count three major secular bear markets: 1888-1931 (~42 yrs) 1946-1971 (~25 yrs) 1980-Current (~38 years) In USD-terms I analog index price data for each…

Contradictions Do Not Exist (Part 2)

Contradictions Do Not Exist (Part 2)

Over two years ago in Jun-16 I penned a post titled: “Contradictions Do Not Exist (Was May-15 Really a “Major” Top)?” Therein I noted that though US equities were at the time still marginally below their May-15 swing highs, they…...

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Multiple Centuries of US 10-Yr Bond Prices Highlight the Beginning of a New Secular Bear Market

Multiple Centuries of US 10-Yr Bond Prices Highlight the Beginning of a New Secular Bear Market

Below I plot the US 10-yr bond price going back multiple centuries, well into the 1800s. Note that over the past few years it’s been battling 100+ yr resistance line (1) and that this resistance has marked the beginning of…...

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Commodities: Eerily Similar to the Late 1920s

Commodities: Eerily Similar to the Late 1920s

In the chart below, note the significant break-down from a well-defined, decade+ flag pattern on the Thomson Reuters Equal Weight Commodity Index this month. That looks pretty bad.  Further, a similar pattern formed in the ~1915-1930 time period, with a…...

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