Feel like Ichabod Crane today. Went to sleep for a small nap & woke up 20 years later -- leastways, that's what the silver & gold markets look like. They put on their Seven League Boots on Friday & stepped out smartly.
Key to all this was the US dollar index' collapse on Friday. Lost 67.4 basis points (0.83%) to 80.267. Trading today at 80.191.
So what? Since December 2012 the US dollar index has been forming a giant Head and Shoulders top. Left shoulder peaked at 81.78 in January, came back to a 78.10 - 78.60 neckline, rose to an 84.10 head in July, fell back to 78.60 neckline in September, then last week topped that Right Shoulder at 81.46.
Although it has not yet broken down through the neckline (now about 78.60) it has plunged through the 200 DMA (80.75) & the 20 DMA (80.66). Looks sick as a hog eating tomatoes. Won't last long at these altitudes. Destined for lower ground.
Meanwhile the Euro is making hay. Crossed above the 50 Dma ($1.2917) on Friday, and closed today at $1.2970, a skootch under unchanged. I'll be mildly interested to see if it can break through the downtrend line about $1.3050, but not interested enough to buy the nasty thing. Makes no difference which of these scabby fiat currencies you look at, yen, dollar, or euro, all are destined for doom, and, we hope, history's dustbin. Swap fiat for silver or gold.
Yen, by the by, has been talked down 4% or more in the last two weeks by politicians. Bank of Japan needed take no action, just let the politicos run their mouths and they've driven the yen from 126.43 cents in mid-November to 121.93 today. Hard as it is either to imagine or to swallow, the Japanese economy is even more indebted & in worse shape than the US. When Humpty Shirakawa falls off that wall, he will splatter egg yolk all over east Asia.
Stock investors & brokers are critters of habit. They heard stocks usually rise this time of year, & will bite on a rumor like that every time. On Friday the Dow rose 172.79 to close at 13,009.68. S&P500 added 18.13 (both rose 1.3%) to 1,409.15. Both backed off today, Dow by 42.31 to 12,967.37 & the S&P500 by 2.86 to 1,406.29.
Any of y'all ever heard of the Tulip Bubble? This works a lot the same way.
Don't ne'er a one of y'all point a finger at me & say I didn't warn y'all, 'cause I did. I kept telling y'all silver & gold had bottomed & y'all ought to buy. The only thing worse than somebody who doesn't listen is somebody who keeps saying, "I told you so!"
Silver jumped 77.2 cents on Friday to close over 3400c at 3411.6c. Gold leapt $23.50, clean over all that $1740 resistance to $1,751.40.
Today both metals were digesting those gains. Gold backed off $1.80, nothing atall, to $1,749.60 & silver gained 2.1 cents to 3413.7c.
Just how good was Friday's leap? Plumb delicious. Silver cleared its 50 day moving average (3321c) & now standeth above its 200, 300, 20, & 50 DMAs in that order. Only thing standing between silver & eternal fame is now 3550, & it will slice through that like Jim Bowie slicing ripe peaches.
That gold looks just about as fine as silver. Punched through that 50 DMA ($1,742.39) on Friday, & also stands above its 150, 200, 20, & 50 DMAs now. And look at the RSI & MACD! Just like silver, gold has a clear track in front of it and can rise for another couple of months before it begins to look overbought.
Now, before y'all back up to that boot tree & start kicking yourselves, let me tell you that right here at a breakout is the time to buy. This rise will run into next spring and gold will reach $2,300 - $2,700. If the ratio drops to 30:1 by then, silver could stand at 9000c (that's $90 to y'all who can't cipher so quick). Buy it now.
Yeah, I know: I'm crazy. People been telling me that for years, some of 'em official NGM. But I'm not making this up. If you want to spend a couple of weeks slaving over a hot chart, you'll come to the same conclusions.
But mercy! I'm nothing more than a natural born fool from Tennessee. Don't listen to me.
I have to ask you birdwatchers something. Any of y'all ever seen a FLOCK of red-headed woodpeckers? Driving down the road Saturday I saw more than a dozen of 'em chasing and playing with each other, then today about as many showed up in my front yard, having a field day on the branches. Any idea what motivated them, other than having a good time & jubilating with each other? SPECIAL OFFER: DUTCH GOLD
One of the most commonly traded gold coins in the world (thanks to their empire) is the Netherlands Ten Guilder containing 0.1947 troy ounce fine gold. These are all minted before 1934.
These small coins usually cost 6% to 8% or more over their gold content. I bought a batch of them right and can sell these at about the same price as the big Mexican fifty pesos.
Prices are based on gold spot at $1,749.60 & silver spot at $34.137. All lots are sold subject to the special conditions below, no exceptions. I have only 29 lots.
ONE LOT consists of Ten (10) each Netherlands ten guilders at a 4% premium over their gold content or $354.25 each. So the total cost of one lot will be 10 x $354.25 = $3,542.50 plus $25 shipping = $3,567.50.
Limit four lots per customer, please.
If I have miscounted my inventory and come up short, the LAST person to order will receive fewer coins, at a price reduced to reflect the smaller quantity.
First come, first served, and no re-orders at these prices. I will write orders based on the time I receive your e-mail.
We will not take orders for less than the minimums shown above.
All sales on a strict "no-nag" basis. We will ship as soon as your check clears, but we allow Two weeks (14 days) for your check to clear. Calls looking for your order two days after we receive your check will be politely and patiently rebuffed.
If you want faster shipping, please send a wire (wire instructions will appear on your trade confirmation). ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS:
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Argentum et aurum comparanda sunt —
Silver and gold must be bought.
— Franklin Sanders, The Moneychanger