Stopped scratching my scalp about what silver & gold will do & just dropped my jaw all the way to the counter when I looked at markets this morning early: Silver over 1700¢. I put down my phone and grabbed something out of the icebox. Durn! I thought, that looked like 1704¢. That can't be right.
Oh, yes, it was right, and gold was up over $22.
As of today, silver has climbed 23.2% since 2016 began, and gold has risen 18.2%. Now I'm just a durned ol nat'ral born fool from Tennessee, but when I look at the Dow up 3.6% for the year, and the S&P500 up 2.8%, & the Nasdaq Comp down 1.3%, why, it almost looks to me like silver & gold have been a better investment than stocks. Y'all have pity on a fool: tell me what I'm missing.
Before I leave this topic, look at what the gold stock indices have done since 31 Dec 2015: GDX, + 69.5%; GDXJ, + 82.3%; XAU, + 83.2%; HUI, + 86.4%.
D'y'all ever see those silent movies where the villain ties the heroine to the railroad tracks while the train is jes' a-barreling down on her? Well, that pretty well pictures the US dollar index. It is that close to being run over, and it ain't getting up.
Closed today at 94.03, down another 43 basis points or 46%. Folks is getting' mighty nervous about that 94 level. Last low was 93.62, & 92.50 ought to show some support, but below that it's a clear elevator shaft to 80.
Rub is, the Dollar index broke out of that falling wedge, but bailed & failed at the 20 day moving average. Look, http://schrts.co/OkJ5UT
A day or so of backing up after a breakout is tolerable, but three days, and sinking back below the breakout? Well, it just looks tacky. Betrays a want of breeding, white-trash shamelessness, not to mention puniness abounding.
Euro rose 0.46% to $1.1364. Just proves that the world contains a whole PASSEL of bigger fools than me. Yen dropped 0.34% to 91.60.
Stocks continue to levitate. Dow traced out a graph that looked like the Valley of Fatigue in that old mattress commercial, but never mind: friends stepped into a drowning market around noon and threw it a life preserver. Dow gained 49.44 (0.27% to 18,053.60. S&P500 added 6.46 (0.3%) to 2,100.80.
Dow in Silver hath fallen off the cliff, bounced on the ledge, & fallen again. http://schrts.co/ohwLZP Today lost 45.6 oz (4.11%) to close at 1,063.73 oz. Behaving like greasy bathtub water when you pull the plug.
Dow in Gold is tamer, down only 1.35% today to 14.39 oz. Just be patient.
At today's Comex close silver was 71.9¢ [sic] or 4.4% higher. No, that ain't a bug on your phone screen, that a 7. Ended at 1696.8¢. Gold popped $19.40 or 1.6% for a $1,253.00 close.
Don't y'all know, if this was clear and easy, everybody would do it, & we'd all be living on the French Riviera, sipping fine wine & smoking $40 seegars. But 'tain't never that clear.
Take gold, for instance. http://schrts.co/pI1ZgR
Today's rise earns respect, and busted through that $1,245 resistance like it was eggshells. However, it hath not exceeded the last ($1,264.70) high, let alone the March $1,287.80 high. With silver gone berserker today, well, gold looks a mite lazy. Slothful. Juberous ("dubious" to you northerners.) Its fundamental as keeping motor oil in a car engine that silver & gold ought not gainsay each other. Okay for a few days, but not long, hence gold must move.
Listen to my words: silver has cleared its downtrend line from the April 2011 high. Broken out. Jumped 4.4% in one day so y'all couldn't miss it. Looky here, http://schrts.co/pI1ZgR
Whoa! Don't miss that surging volume. Can this go on? It ought to reach 1764¢ at least, and before it's all done, 1875¢. I feel crazy saying it, crazier still looking at that overbought MACD, Stochastic, RSI. But when anything breaks out of a channel upward, you can pretty well flip the channel over for a target. In other words, if the channel is 140¢ high, you can add that to the breakout point, and 1625¢ + 140¢ = 1765¢. But all that overbought-ness means y'all have to keep looking around for a quick, sharp correction. I feel like an economist now, cause I am about to say, "On the other hand." OTOH, overbought can get overboughter, and in bull markets surprises come to the Upside.
That Gold/Silver ratio chart bumfuzzles me, too. Look, http://schrts.co/rGnpnj
First of all, the ratio was trading in an uptrending channel (green lines). It had already walked through its uptrend from the April 2011 low back last August. Even if you adjust that uptrend line, the ratio has still broken down.
Next it formed an even-sided triangle, and collapsed. With gaps, that now look like runaway gaps (but that could be slowing down after that second gap). Target from that triangle measures 72.50, give or take a hundredth. I can measure it another way -- I'm sorry, y'all forgive me, I just have to tell y'all even though I know y'all will laugh at me for a fool -- and get a 65.40 target.
I'll be durned if it don't look like silver is running hotter than gold this year. Did anybody see that coming? Anybody swap gold for silver back when the ratio was 83 instead of today's 73.845? Naw, I ain't never heard sech a thang.
Y'all, it's time to get down off that fence and BUY silver & gold. Not later, NOW.
My brain must have taken a trip to the next county. Ty Bollinger is showing the 9 episodes of his documentary, "Cancer, the Quest for the Cure." Tonight Episode 8 shows at this link at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. I meant to tell y'all.
Everybody ought to watch this -- everybody. I watched all nine episodes by myself, but Susan and my son Zachariah & his wife literally spent an entire Saturday watching it, and when I got home at 6:30 were just opening episode 9.
Every single one of you ought to watch this, and buy the whole series like Susan and I did.
Argentum et aurum comparanda sunt —
Silver and gold must be bought.
— Franklin Sanders, The Moneychanger