Multi-Month Gold Consolidation Likely Concluding

Multi-Month Gold Consolidation Likely Concluding

We last updated our thoughts on gold in this post last month. Using analogs in that post we suggested there were ~20 trading days or ~one month until it would reach a nadir, thus concluding a multi-month consolidation that began in…...

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Ratio of Copper vs. Gold at 30-Yr Support, Last Reached Pre-Crash Apr-87, During GFC Jan-09

Ratio of Copper vs. Gold at 30-Yr Support, Last Reached Pre-Crash Apr-87, During GFC Jan-09

In the chart below the ratio of copper vs. gold is about to hit 30-year support. This ratio has been touched only two other times over that 30-year history – once in Apr-87 prior to the Aug-87 equity market peak…

Gold Update

Gold Update

In my last piece on gold I suggested we could eclipse ~$1,400 by 8/12. That thesis was predicated on some work initially presented in February where, during the second week of that month, we noted gold had managed to rally in…...

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US Equity Analog Update

US Equity Analog Update

I’ve been waiting for the market to inflect lower as the mid-cycle pause analogs have suggested it should start to do, rather than just print sideways as it’s done for the past two weeks, before updating them. With today’s ~100…...

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Crude Should Begin to Stabilize

Crude Should Begin to Stabilize

Below I plot the ratio of the Nikkei vs. crude in the top pane and crude alone in the bottom pane. Over the past ~30 years the ratio b/t the Nikkei and crude has traveled in a downward sloping channel…

Gold Now in a Sustained, Structural Bull Market; On Average, History Suggests ~175% Incremental Upside

Gold Now in a Sustained, Structural Bull Market; On Average, History Suggests ~175% Incremental Upside

The last time we discussed gold on the site was a few weeks back in this post; therein we suggested a break-down in USDZAR was at hand and that should history hold, it would help propel and/or coincide with additional…

Tactically, USDZAR Break-Down Favorable for Gold; Strategically, Still Believe 2011 Was Not "The" High for the PM's Secular Bull Run

Tactically, USDZAR Break-Down Favorable for Gold; Strategically, Still Believe 2011 Was Not “The” High for the PM’s Secular Bull Run

After more than a 2x move off its 2011 lows, the USD put in what appeared to be be a fairly pronounced, multi-year (if not secular) peak in Jan-16 against ZAR. Since then, USDZAR has trended lower, consolidating around that…...

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Analog Update: Drift, Consolidate & Pivot (to SPX 2,400+ by 2016 Year-End)

Analog Update: Drift, Consolidate & Pivot (to SPX 2,400+ by 2016 Year-End)

In March of this year in this post I outlined why it appeared increasingly likely that all the insanity that had occurred off the May-15 top for US equities was merely a mid or late-cycle pause, akin to similar one-year holding patterns…...

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SHCOMP & CNY: 1993-1994 = 2015-2016?

SHCOMP & CNY: 1993-1994 = 2015-2016?

Much has been made about China’s need to devalue its currency vs. USD over the past year since the country abruptly nudged it immaterially lower in Aug-15. I honestly have no strong opinion or edge  re: likelihood that this does or…

Contradictions Do Not Exist (Was May-15 Really a "Major" Top?)

Contradictions Do Not Exist (Was May-15 Really a “Major” Top?)

“Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.” — Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged As intensely volatile – and often times scary – as the…