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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Gold Miners: Historically Asymmetric Long Opportunity?

Gold Miners: Historically Asymmetric Long Opportunity?

Below I plot the long-term ratio of the ratio of the FTSE-JSE Gold Miners Index (USD) vs. SPX along with a linear trend and its regression equation.  Data dates to the late 1800s. As you can see, price is well,…...

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Telco Equipment Industry Looks Very Bullish

Telco Equipment Industry Looks Very Bullish

Below I plot the S&P Telco Equipment Index back to 1980. Notice price has spent much of 2018 consolidating atop the key pivot congestion areas from 1997 (launched the parabolic run into 2000) and 2001 (launched the collapse into 2002…...

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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…

History Being Made Everywhere: Ratio of Gold Miners vs. Gold Breaking Below 80-Yr Support Shelf

History Being Made Everywhere: Ratio of Gold Miners vs. Gold Breaking Below 80-Yr Support Shelf

Another crazy chart/data point below that’s consistent with much of the other mind-melting (i.e., 200-yr-type historical anomalies) stuff I’ve been putting on the site lately… The ratio of gold miners as an industry vs. gold itself has broken below an…

Current SPX vs. Tech Bear Nearing Longest in History

Current SPX vs. Tech Bear Nearing Longest in History

The SPX peaked on a relative basis vs. the Nasdaq in Aug-2002.  Since then tech has dominated, with the SPX down ~50% on a relative basis since. The magnitude of the ~50% cycle decline since Aug-02 is huge and appears to…...

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Oil Equipment & Services Have Never Been this Oversold in the Post WW2 Environment

Oil Equipment & Services Have Never Been this Oversold in the Post WW2 Environment

Below I plot the 10-yr RoC in the FTSE Oil Equipment & Services Index along with the index itself.  A decade is a logical period for look-back analysis and doubles as the anniversary of crude’s 2008 all-time high print of ~$145.  I’ve…...

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Crude: 1980-1990...2008-2018

Crude: 1980-1990…2008-2018

Recall this mid-May post on the relationship b/t crude and gold.  Therein, I also spoke about crude on its own, as follows: “What’s also interesting about crude since 2008 is how closely its cycle resembles the period from 1980-summer-1987.” I presented…...

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Relative Industry & Associated Constituent Set-Ups

Relative Industry & Associated Constituent Set-Ups

In the context of “needing” equity exposure, I present below a handful of relative industry set-ups that I find technically interesting.  To reiterate, these are relative, not absolute industry out-performance ideas.  In the event of major equity downside, consider them…

Recent Relative Performance of Consumer Staples Among Worst in History

Recent Relative Performance of Consumer Staples Among Worst in History

Below I plot the 2-yr RoC in the ratio of SPX Consumer Staples vs. the SPX itself dating back to the 1920s. The current –29% is essentially the second-worst print in history, tied with the 1929-1930 period preceding and in…...

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