Gold and silver are being purchased in ever increasing amounts by both governments and individuals, despite all the rhetoric and blockades against transportation of the metals by individuals.
It makes absolutely no sense to me that markets can hold up or increase in value as many market analysts predict, when governments which have the real numbers (not that you necessarily get them) are buying gold hand over fist while manufacturing collapses and earnings in real terms are diminishing.
- FED signaled higher inflation.
- FED showed the possibility of two more rate increases.
- FED updated its Dot Plot Projections.The news triggered a rise in the value of the dollar.
- The 10 year yield increased.
- Stops at $1,900.00 were triggered creating more selling.
- The market reacted to the one percent PCE inflation revision.
- Large shorts in the market had to close their otherwise losing positions and had to push prices down by selling paper in order to cover their potential losses.
- Silver follows gold or is it vice versa? Who knows any more?
Does the chart below look like normal market activity to you?
To me – in a crash only
|Gold: Silver Ratio||84.05:1||80.06:1|
|Gold Miners Bullish Percent Index||48.28||55.17|
|Dow: Gold Ratio|
(BahaUS 34175.00/Gold price,1880.00)
|Current USA inflation rate (Dept. of Statistics)||6.5%||7.1%|
Gold’s low of the week was $1,861.00 and the high was $1,886.00, now trading at around $1,883.00. An extremely tight range.
The monthly chart for Gold is neutral.The weekly chart has not given a sell yet but is weakening.
The daily chart gave a sell last Friday and looks indecisive right now.
The low for Silver this week was $22.03 and the high $22.60, trading around $22.38 at present.
Silver on the monthly chart is neutral but faltering in both momentum and volume. The weekly chart is holding but barely.
The daily chart gave a sell Tuesday a week ago and is still in sell mode. It has not yet touched the bottom of the long term trading range at $21.50