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The State of the Union – Markets

Global stock and bond markets: Watch out below! I discussed over-priced markets here and here and here. 2017 was an outstanding year in many markets. DOW up 24.7% NASDAQ 100 up 31% (Wow!) Nikkei up 19% DAX up 12% Gold up 13.6% Silver up 7.1% XAU (gold mining stocks) Index up 8% Dollar Index DOWN 10% We can be certain of the following: Death, Taxes and Politics. When markets move too far and too fast in either direction, they correct. Bubbles crash! SO WHAT? We live with the inevitability of death, and the predations of taxes and politics. Stock markets […]

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Gold, Gold Stocks, and the End Game

We have seen the bottom in the gold market and gold stocks. Evidence: Examine the 30+ year chart of the monthly XAU (gold stock Index) to Gold ratio. You can see that the downtrend in the ratio has lasted about 20 years – since 1996.  The ratio is now at all-time lows in the form of a contracting triangle.  The triangle has been broken to the upside. In the last 20 years gold has moved upward from under $ 300 to $ 1,100 per ounce yet the XAU index has not kept pace, as shown by the ratio dropping from about […]

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