Sunday, September 30, 2007
Long Term I remain bullish on gold but gold stocks look ready for profit taking.
"After a wild ride to the stars, my setups for gold, the HUI Gold Bugs Index and USERX U.S. Gold Fund have gone bearish. Sorry, gold bugs and dollar-haters!"
Alex Roslin see COT Link
The broad market DJIA S&P 500 remains bullish.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Newmont Mining Corp. shares fell more than 7% Wednesday after the gold producer warned of higher costs from its Nevada mines and dwindling reserves from older pit operations. I am still looking for a 50% retracement of HUI or more.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Since 1970, most cuts by the Fed (1970, 1974, 1985, 1989, 2001) were followed for at least two years by massive declines in the inflation rate. There were, however, exceptions: 1980 (which was quickly taken back by Mr Volcker) and 1998 (which was also quickly taken back).
Which leaves us with the following question: Will the recent Fed cut prove to be right? Or will it be, like 1980 and 1998, a mistake quickly taken back?
Interestingly this monthly seasonal approach confirms the four outstanding seasonal long points that the annual gold seasonality revealed. Gold tends to be weak seasonally in early January, mid-March, late July, and mid-October. These four points, as well as a fifth in early June, represent the times of the year when gold is most likely to be seasonally weak and hence the highest-probability-for-success times to add long positions.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Nowadays, there are numerous signposts indicating that inflation in the United States is getting out of control. The US M3 money supply is 14% higher than a year ago, its fastest growth rate in 35-years, the US Dollar Index is plunging to 15-year lows, gold is surging toward $725 /oz, a 28-year high, crude oil is cruising above $80 /barrel, wheat prices have doubled to $8.75 /bushel, an all-time high, and the Baltic Dry Freight Index has zoomed 300% higher to stratospheric levels.
The Federal Reserve's first interest-rate cut in four years has weakened the dollar and sparked inflation concerns, analysts said. The Fed cut its benchmark interest rate on Sept. 18 by half a point to 4.75 percent. My forecast Sept 8 for a .5% rate cut was correct. I was wrong to anticipate a selloff on the news but I still am looking for a 50% retracement of the last move of the HUI.
``The decision to no longer be concerned about inflation has sent the dollar dramatically lower and gold dramatically higher,'' said Dennis Gartman, economist and editor of the Suffolk, Virginia-based Gartman Letter. ``The Fed has unleashed an inflationary force.''
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Answer the following questions:
1) Is the rate of inflation higher than 6 months earlier?
2) Are treasury bond yields lower than 6 months earlier?
3) Is the NAPM Purchasing Managers Index below 50?
4) Is the Gold/XAU ratio above 4.0
See below for yearly PMI
Month PMI Month PMI
Aug 2007 52.9 Feb 2007 52.3
Jul 2007 53.8 Jan 2007 49.3
Jun 2007 56.0 Dec 2006 51.4
May 2007 55.0 Nov 2006 49.9
Apr 2007 54.7 Oct 2006 51.5
Mar 2007 50.9 Sep 2006 52.7
Average for 12 months – 52.5
High – 56.0
Low – 49.3
When all 4 questions are answered yes, the XAU has soared at an astounding rate of 123.63% annualized. In contrast, when none of these have been true, the XAU has plunged at -53.21%.
Read these links for good essays on intermarket analysis:
Today on my Hardscrabble Golf course I shot 40 for the first 9 holes and ballooned to 50 on the back side. In golf I am always looking for the one magic move or secret that will fix my swing.
In my trading I have learned that there is no single indicator or "Holy Grail" that will unlock the door to consist profits. Hard work and discipline combined with attention to fundamental and technical analysis hold the keys to success. Good Luck and God Bless.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Gold bugs index fails to break 370
Keep tight stops--look out below if gold breaks $700
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Thursday, September 13, 2007
A decisive break above 370 on $HUI would be a very bullish signal to add to gold stock position. I anticapate a 50% or more retracement as I feel gold stocks are overbought.
The two lows on the D-J Averages to watch are 12845.78 for the Industrials and 4672.35 for the Transports
Saturday, September 8, 2007
The two lows on the D-J Averages to watch are 12845.78 for the Industrials and 4672.35 for the Transports.
Yesterday's very weak job report pushed the 10-Year T-Note yield below the trough formed late last year and completed a "double top" pattern in the process. That puts bond yields at the lowest level in twenty months. That's very bullish for bond prices which rise when yields fall. But it's potentially bearish for stocks because it suggests a slowing economy and the need for more supportive Fed action. I look for a 0.5% Fed Easing at its next meeting but it will be too litle too late and we are headed for recession. Overall once we are several months down the road this will be bullish for gold stocks but I look for gold shares to be dragged down by the broad market in September-October.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Market Talk with Piranha: What is a Point and Figure Chart?
Gold hit a 16-month high above $700 per ounce on Friday, boosted by a falling dollar after U.S. data showing a surprise contraction in U.S. non-farm payrolls for the first time in four years.
The August report showing a fall of 4,000 jobs dented the U.S. currency against the euro, making dollar-denominated gold cheaper for overseas investors.
“Paper money eventually returns to its
intrinsic value ---- zero.”
Voltaire ( 1694-1778 )
Gold/XAU Ratio 4.62
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Gold/XAU Ratio 4.78
As long as current broad market bull continues I will be a buyer of gold stocks that have been the strongest during latest gold stock selloff.
Tonight ends our stay at my second home at Horseshoe Bay--wonderful weekend--but a long 9 hour drive home tomorrow--back to work Tuesday.
Good luck and God Bless your trading.