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That Texas Depository Bill I mentioned yesterday is about to go to the governor and the word is he will sign it. Today I got a call from the Rep. Giovanni Capriglione who wrote and introduced the bill. You can email him from his homepage,, and tell him what a great work he has done for everybody in the United States to lead the way back to sound money, even if you aren't from Texas. If you are from Texas, you can brag on him even more.

Today the US dollar index plunged SPECTACULARLY on news that a deal is near between Greece & its creditors. It was it's biggest one day percentage decline in nearly two years, down One hundred Sixty (160) basis points (1.64%)! Take a gander,

That US dollar index nosedive with a leetle gold strength lifted the Gold/US $ Index spread above the 50 dma. Yes, yes, it appears more & more that the spread's fall from the May high with the two gaps down was indeed a COMPLETED move. A close above the 20 DMA and more climbing must now confirm that. Chart at

Can y'all believe that the euro actually showed some grit today & rose and barely missed closing above its 20 day moving average. Rose 2.07% to $1.1153. Let's keep straight in our minds, however, that the euro hasn't hit a lick really until it jumps over $1.14. Have mercy! even the yen rose 0.55% to 80.56. Will wonders never cease?

The wonders never kicked in for stocks today, unless you count the Dow closing down only 28.43 after being down early in the day 115. Ended down 0.16% at 18,011.94. Good job, Nice Government Men! S&p500 lost 2.13 (0.1%) to 2,109.60. And wouldn't y'know, that Dow Jones Composite closed below its 200 DMA again today. Mercy, those ARE buzzards in the trees!

Dow in gold has again parted from the upper gator jaw of the broadening top and fallen through its 20 DMA. Ended at G$312.14 gold dollars (15.10 troy oz). Dow in Silver resumed its merciless, relentless descent toward its 200 DMA (now S$1,348.46 silver dollars or 1,042.96 oz), falling below its 20 & 50 DMAs today. Closed at S$1,388.27 (1,073.74 oz). Gravity is calling, and won't take no for an answer!

WTIC jumped 1.33% to $61.04/barrell, above its 20 dma. Will it move higher? Even copper turned up.

Interest rates, as represented by the 10 year treasury note yield and 30 year T-bond, GAPPED up today above their 20 DMAs Gapped up. 10 year jumped 3.38% to 2.266% while the TYX rose 2.37% to 3.021%. 'Tain't interest rates risin' so much as it's folks dumping US Treasuries, I reckon. But shucks, I'm just a nat'ral born durned fool from Tennessee with mud between my toes. What do I know 'bout sech thaings? Janet, Janet, stop puking in your wastebasket! Get a paper bag like a lady.

My, my, world looks different today. Aren't y'all glad y'all bought silver & gold yesterday?

Today gold rose $5.80 to $1.194.10 on the Comex where they take no prisoners. Silver rose 11.9 cents to 1678.3c.

Jumping out at me here is the refusal of silver & gold to break down. Both are now bouncing away from that upper triangle boundary they went back to kiss good-bye. No, no, there is not yet any definitive confirmation of another upmove starting, but they have held on and are edging up. Gold/silver ratio remains below its 200 DMA. But all this is just moonbeams & speculation unless silver & gold give us some little encouragement to go on, a jump above $1,205, say.

I may be crazy, but I bought a lot of silver yesterday. That's okay, I've been crazy before.

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Market Snapshot See more charts and market data
2-Jun-15 Price Change % Change
Gold, $/oz 1,194.10 5.80 0.49%
Silver, $/oz 16.78 0.12 0.71%
Gold/Silver Ratio 71.149 -0.160 -0.22%
Silver/Gold Ratio 0.0141 0.0000 0.22%
Platinum 1,112.30 -7.30 -0.65%
Palladium 768.20 -4.10 -0.53%
S&P 500 2,109.60 -2.13 -0.10%
Dow 18,011.94 -28.43 -0.16%
Dow in GOLD $s 311.82 -2.02 -0.64%
Dow in GOLD oz 15.08 -0.10 -0.64%
Dow in SILVER oz 1,073.23 -9.37 -0.87%
US Dollar Index 95.88 -1.60 -1.64%
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SPOT GOLD: 1,193.10      
GOLD Fine Tr.Oz. BID ASK $/oz
American Eagle 1.00 1,220.54 1,234.86 1,234.86
1/2 AE 0.50 607.97 629.36 1,258.72
1/4 AE 0.25 306.97 320.65 1,282.58
1/10 AE 0.10 125.17 130.64 1,306.44
Aust. 100 corona 0.98 1,160.12 1,169.12 1,192.74
British sovereign 0.24 282.96 295.96 1,257.27
French 20 franc 0.19 224.42 228.42 1,223.47
Krugerrand 1.00 1,207.42 1,217.42 1,217.42
Maple Leaf 1.00 1,201.10 1,217.10 1,217.10
1/2 Maple Leaf 0.50 686.03 626.38 1,252.76
1/4 Maple Leaf 0.25 304.24 319.15 1,276.62
1/10 Maple Leaf 0.10 126.47 130.05 1,300.48
Mexican 50 peso 1.21 1,426.89 1,437.89 1,192.58
.9999 bar 1.00 1,197.28 1,205.10 1,205.10
SPOT SILVER: 16.73      
SILVER Fine Tr.Oz. BID ASK $/oz
VG+ Morgan $B4 1905 0.77 23.00 26.00 33.99
VG+ Peace dollar 0.77 18.50 21.00 27.45
90% silver coin bags 0.72 12,533.95 12,891.45 18.03
US 40% silver 1/2s 0.30 4,743.60 4,893.60 16.59
100 oz .999 bar 100.00 1,663.00 1,713.00 17.13
10 oz .999 bar 10.00 166.30 171.80 17.18
1 oz .999 round 1.00 16.83 17.33 17.33
Am Eagle, 200 oz Min 1.00 18.23 19.08 19.08
SPOT PLATINUM: 1,112.30      
Plat. Platypus 1.00 1,127.30 1,157.30 1,157.30
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To avoid confusion, please remember that the comments above have a very short time horizon. Always invest with the primary trend. Gold's primary trend is up, targeting at least $3,130.00; silver's primary trend is up, targeting 16:1 gold/silver ratio or $195.66; stock's primary trend is down, targeting Dow under 2,900 and worth only one ounce of gold or 16 ounces of silver. US$ and US$-denominated assets, primary trend down; real estate bubble has burst, primary trend down.

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  • Do NOT use these commentaries to trade futures contracts. I don't intend them for that or write them with that short-term trading outlook. I write them for long-term investors in physical metals. Take them as entertainment, but not as a timing service for futures.
  • NOR do I recommend investing in gold or silver Exchange Trade Funds (ETFs). Those are NOT physical metal and I fear one day or another may go up in smoke. Unless you can breathe smoke, stay away. Call me paranoid, but the surviving rabbit is wary of traps.
  • NOR do I recommend trading futures options or other leveraged paper gold and silver products. These are not for the inexperienced.
  • NOR do I recommend buying gold and silver on margin or with debt.
  • What DO I recommend? Physical gold and silver coins and bars in your own hands. For additional information, please see our Ten Commandments for Buying Gold and Silver.
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The US DOLLAR INDEX is the average exchange rate for the US dollar against the Euro, Yen, Pound sterling, Canadian Dollar, Swiss Franc, and Swedish Krona, weighted for each country's trade with the US. It gives a general measure of the US dollar's performance against all other currencies.

The DOW IN GOLD DOLLARS measures the Dow Jones Industrial Average in gold dollars (0.048375 troy oz. by law). The DiG$ depicts the Primary (20 year) Trend of stocks against gold. When the DiG$ is dropping, gold is gaining value against stocks in a trend that should last 15-20 years. The DiG$'s chart is identical to the Dow in ounces of gold, but gives us one unvarying measure all the way back to 1896. Because it shows the primary trend ("tide") of gold against stocks, for investors it is the single most important financial chart in the world today. Since its August 1999 high at G$925.42 (44.8 ounces), the DiG$ has trended down, targeting a G$80-G$20 (4-1 oz. of gold will buy the whole Dow).

The DOW IN SILVER OUNCES shows how many ounces of silver are needed to buy the entire Dow. The DiSoz is trending down with a target of under 36 ounces.

The GOLD/SILVER RATIO is the gold price divided by the silver price, and shows how many ounces of silver it takes to buy one ounce of gold. The Ratio shows us the Primary (20 year) Trend of gold's value against silver. When the Ratio's trend is dropping, silver is gaining value against gold. This trend targets a gold/silver ratio of 16 ounces of silver to one of gold within the next 5-10 years. That implies that silver will massively, vastly outperform gold before this bull market ends. When both metals are rallying, the ratio often (but not always) drops, confirming the rally.

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