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I know I was burbling & warbling yesterday, but considering the kidney stone grade pain of the last three years and more, bear with me.

Behold, the Dark Side of the Force struck back today. US Dollar index, still constrained within a chart pattern that could be either a top or continuation, made an eentsy marginal new high. Dow surged 102.75 to a new high on more fake news from the fake economy. Greed & Lies have met together, Stupidity & Gullibility have kissed each other. More Lies shall spring out of Washington, & Greed shall look down smugly from the skyscrapers.

It's nuts.

Okay, things bounced around today, like you snuggling down in your seat before you start the car, but nothing changed. Yesterday's silver & gold performance remains spectacular, & promiseth yet more spectacular things.

Dow reached 17,789.55, up 102.75 (0.58$%) but the S&P500 didn't make a new high, rising 13.11 (0.64% to 2,066.55. Non-confirmation: S&P500 looks to be rolling over, and isn't far above its 20 DMA.

Dow measured in metals tastes so sweet in my mouth I have to share the pictures with y'all: and

Dow in Gold rose 1.74% today, mostly thanks to the Dow's strength, & ended at G$308.63 gold dollars (14.93 troy ounces). When you look at the chart note the double tops at 15.38 and 15.29, then yesterday's close at 14.68 for a lower low, and its abiding position beneath the 20 DMA (green line). it's a picture of a market that has topped, and it would have to break that double top to gainsay that.

Dow in Silver rose 0.55% to S$1,404.00 silver dollars (1,085.91 oz). Here is a similar pattern, with double tops at 1,143.15 and 1,153.56 and yesterdays collapse beneath the 20 DMA. Indicators al point down.

We won't get final confirmation that silver & gold have turned up, and stocks have turned down against them, until we see closes below the 200 day moving averages, but this looks like the real thing. That implies stocks should stumble very soon.

US Dollar index closed at 88.68, up 67 and at the top of the pattern. There's a snapshot here, Dollar index has loafed in this pattern for some time, & time ain't on anybody's side, and don't you mind what the song says otherwise. A break below 87.50 turns the dollar index down. If it breaks out skyward, it could reach 93.5. Never underestimate the gullibility of investors in Fiat-Money-World.

Yen kept sinking, down 0.75% to 83.88. No news there -- rain is wet. Euro fell back from the top of an even sided triangle to its bottom boundary. Just can't build escape velocity. Lost 0.72% to $1.2381.

Gold ducked back beneath $1,205 support, losing $18.80 to $1,199.20. Silver gave back 24 cents and bent below 1660.

Why ain't that so bad? Because it undoeth not yesterday's wondrous work.

Gold's chart at shows two bottoms at $1,130.40 and $1,141.70. Yesterday's range was enormous, & the reversal was unequivocal and unambiguous. Yes, yes, today gold gave back some of that gain, but that's all right. It remained well above its 20 DMA and only slightly below its 50 DMA with that double bottom for good footing, is now ready to pull on its seven league boots. Yesterday we may have seen the final low of the long correction.

Silver's picture's here,

After a bone-jarring fall to 1415c, in the same day silver rocketed back to 1665c. On high volume. With indicators fueling it upward.

I expect we'll have to spend a long time backing and filling next year, but here in the next three weeks silver & gold should rally strongly-- very strongly.

It's an irony of history that people often become the very thing they oppose. For instance, as a French Revolutionary General, Napoleon Bonaparte opposed monarchy, but on 2 December 1804 he was crowned Emperor of France. His conversion from ardent Republicanism to even more ardent monarchy took less than 15 years.

In another historical irony, the French President Louis Bonaparte staged a coup d'├ętat on 2 December 1851 to overthrow the Second Republic and establish himself emperor. No change there: he was a despicable self-seeker from the outset and never changed.

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2-Dec-14 Price Change % Change
Gold, $/oz 1,218.00 -18.80 -1.52%
Silver, $/oz 16.65 -0.24 -1.42%
Gold/Silver Ratio 73.162 -0.073 -0.10%
Silver/Gold Ratio 0.0137 0.0000 0.10%
Platinum 1,216.40 -24.10 -1.94%
Palladium 801.35 -5.05 -0.63%
S&P 500 2,053.44 -14.12 -0.68%
Dow 17,879.55 102.75 0.58%
Dow in GOLD $s 303.45 6.33 2.13%
Dow in GOLD oz 14.68 0.31 2.13%
Dow in SILVER oz 1,073.98 21.35 2.03%
US Dollar Index 88.68 0.67 0.76%
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