Posts filed under “Gold & Precious Metals”

Gold, Silver vs DJIA, S&P 1885-2013

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Fascinating look at the very long term via Global Financial Data, starting from the same point.

The best performers are the Dow, SPX Gold and then Silver. I have no idea what this means, but its interesting and pretty and hopefully thought provoking.

 

Source:
Ralph Dillon
Global Financial Data, April 15, 2013
www.globalfinancialdata.com

Category: Gold & Precious Metals, Investing, Markets

Update: Rotation, Gold and Markets

A quick note on some of our commentary in April — it has been an interesting month for TBP. On April 9th, I mentioned that the Great Rotation theme was incorrect: It was not stocks into bonds, as is so commonly claimed. Rather, it was a New Great Rotation: Commodities into Bonds. Since then, Bond…Read More

Category: Gold & Precious Metals, Valuation, Weblogs

Markets Rebound as Gold Recovers

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Source: BNN

Category: Gold & Precious Metals, Media, Valuation, Video

12 Rules of Goldbuggery

Yesterday morning, I mentioned the extent of cognitive dissonance surrounding the Gold was surprising (What Are Gold’s Fundamentals?). The reaction to Gold’s crash has produced some astonishing rationalizations. The refusal to acknowledge basic trading facts leads us to recognize that Gold bugs and traders have very specific rules that they MUST follow. These social conventions…Read More

Category: Gold & Precious Metals, Humor, Psychology, Rules, Valuation

Grant: Gold Prices May Be Falling on Momentum

James Grant, publisher of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, talks about gold prices, inflation and credit markets. He speaks with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “Money Moves.” Bloomberg’s Michael McKee also speaks.


Source: Bloomberg, April 15 2013

Category: ETFs, Gold & Precious Metals, Video

How Much Lower is Gold Heading?

Bloomberg’s Alix Steel examines the recent drop in the gold market and looks at past bear markets for a clue as to how long and how deep gold’s slide may be as the commodity is likely headed below $1,300. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.”


Bloomberg April 15 2013

Category: Gold & Precious Metals, Video

Gold Crashes Most in 30 Years … What Does It Really Mean?

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Why Is Gold Crashing?

Gold has fallen off a cliff. It has fallen faster than at any time in the last 30 years.

Zero Hedge notes:

Adding insult to injury, the Shanghai Gold Exchange overnight announced that following the tumbling precious metal prices and limit down drop in early trading, it may raise trading margins for its gold and silver forward contracts.

(Margin calls tend to trigger further selling.)

Some Say It Is a Good Time to Buy

While most financial advisers are screaming “sell!”, there are some well-known contrarians.

For example, Bill Gross still recommends buying gold.

Marc Faber says:

“I love the fact that gold is finally breaking down because that will offer an excellent buying opportunity” …. “The bull market in gold is not completed.”

John Hathaway of Tocqueville Funds (with $10 billion under management) says that the selloff in gold is “a contrarian’s dream scenario”:

The evidence shows strong macro fundamentals for gold, investor sentiment at a negative extreme and compelling valuations in the mining shares. It seems like a contrarian’s dream scenario to us.

And Zero Hedge notes that – from the perspective of technical analysis – gold is the most oversold it has been in 14 years.

The Bearish Explanation

But why has gold crashed?

Bloomberg blames:

  • “Optimism that a U.S. recovery will curb the need for stimulus”; and
  • “The prospect that beleaguered members of the euro zone might be forced to sell gold to raise part of the funding, and there are much bigger holders in that category than Cyprus.”

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Category: Gold & Precious Metals, Think Tank, Trading

World’s Biggest ETF/Contrarian Indicator: GLD > SPY

GLD was briefly the world’s biggest exchange-traded fund. In August 2011, GLD had assets of more than $77 billion, surpassing SPY (SPDR S&P 500 ETF) for a short time. The SPDR Gold Trust’s market capitalization rose to $76.7 billion  — gold briefly topped $1,880/ounce. At the same time, SPY’s “capitalization” was ~$74.4 billion. I missed…Read More

Category: Contrary Indicators, ETFs, Gold & Precious Metals, Technical Analysis

World's Biggest ETF/Contrarian Indicator: GLD > SPY

GLD was briefly the world’s biggest exchange-traded fund. In August 2011, GLD had assets of more than $77 billion, surpassing SPY (SPDR S&P 500 ETF) for a short time. The SPDR Gold Trust’s market capitalization rose to $76.7 billion  — gold briefly topped $1,880/ounce. At the same time, SPY’s “capitalization” was ~$74.4 billion. I missed…Read More

Category: Contrary Indicators, ETFs, Gold & Precious Metals, Technical Analysis

What Are Gold’s Fundamentals ?

In a piece published in Barrons.com’s on Friday (Is Gold Nearing Capitulation?) the selloff in gold was described as “a contrarian’s dream scenario.” John Hathaway of Tocqueville Funds wrote in Barron’s: “The evidence shows strong macro fundamentals for gold, investor sentiment at a negative extreme and compelling valuations in the mining shares. It seems like…Read More

Category: Gold & Precious Metals, Really, really bad calls, Trading, Valuation