Category Archives: Gold

Gold becomes a tough sell – FT

James Mackintosh on the 5% plunge in the gold price Gold has become a tough sell. Investment editor James Mackintosh says perhaps those buying gold should be hoping China recovers its appetite for heavy industry and starts sucking in commodities … Continue reading

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Where to Gold?

Gold has started the year off strong and held up surprisingly well given some tough talk from Fed officials today.   After a textbook bounce off support at 114.50, GLD has broken through its short-term downtrend and is now in no … Continue reading

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Gold Breaking Down

Gold is down about $16 today and is below some key support.   The set-up is bearish and a little follow through here could lead to another 5-10 percent of downside. Gold should have rocked on QE3 and hasn’t.   In fact, … Continue reading

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Gold’s Bearish Technical Setup

We noted last month gold’s head and shoulders formation, which, at 125o-ish was met with a massive short covering schnapper.  Last week’s strong GDP and employment data seems to have changed the sentiment and moving up tapering and higher rates. … Continue reading

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Still Watching Gold

The gold ETF (GLD) did penetrate the neckline of its head and shoulders formation but bounced back the next day.  Another close below the 125.15 neckline (1291.70 cash gold) with some follow through does set up a measured move  down … Continue reading

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Gold’s H&S Formation

Check out the gold’s head and shoulder formation.   A break of the neckline at GLD, 125.15 and cash glold at 1291.70  sets up a measured move down to $112.75 and $1,1170, respectively.   Keep it on your radar. (click … Continue reading

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The 2013 Global Interest Rate Spike

Nice chart illustrating the year-to-date increase in global interest rates (10-year local currency government bond yields) .  Not surprising the emerging markets lead the global rate spike.  Also note, Italy, Spain and Greece are more credit instruments rather than sovereign … Continue reading

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Correction Time? Now or Never…

The S&P500 had its worst daily decline for the year.  The VIX spiked over 19 percent, its biggest 1-day increase in 2013.  The dollar index closed at its highest level since November 16th,  which was the day the S&P500 bottomed … Continue reading

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Gold: The Valentines Day Heartbreaker

If you are thinking about giving the sweetheart some gold for Valentines Day,  you may want to wait a few days.  This is one ugly chart and shows gold — in the form the GLD ETF — hanging by a … Continue reading

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Gold’s 50-day Moving Average

If technical levels matter, they matter in gold.  Check out how it was rejected both Thursday and Friday right at the 50-day moving average. Looks like gold is about to break either way.  We’ll wait for confirmation.  Could the Bank … Continue reading

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