How Markets Get Manipulated

Recently a co-worker of mine sent me an article discussing how certain events can be forecast by watching subtle, but significant market moves that occur days, weeks, and sometimes only hours and minutes prior to a political or economic event taking place.  It’s not unreasonable to argue these are directed by insider trading information.  CLICK…

Gold to Continue it’s Climb, Entry Options

“After a brief respite in the precious metals, we should see a continuation of the climb that began last year.”   For a number of both geopolitical and technical reasons, I believe we will see gold exceed the $1,375 high from last year, with the next major halt not occurring until $1,525.  Before the technical,…

Gold Preps for Next Move

Gold has a decision to make.  On the shorter term charts, the drop in the yellow metal that took place last Friday and yesterday ran into some bullish divergence right at support.  Bullish divergence inside a bearish trend usually means a continuation of the bearish trend (divergence is just a pause, not a trend shift).…

Markets, Gold and Reagan Two

In 1980, while I was en utero and the world was preparing for me to be unleashed upon it, a little something happened in these United States.  An actor, who had won governor of California, somehow also became president of the United States.  Perhaps in response to the alleged catastrophe’s that were the Nixon and…

Higher Ground

First a quick apology, I know we live in a soundbit and picturebook modern world.  However for me, it’s Saturday night, we have out-of-town guests, and I just don’t have time to go put my charts together for the post this week.  So I’m asking my loyal followers to read without the pictures (well, there’s…

Skin In The Game

*This article is meant as a precursor to the next three, where I will discuss the difference between investing, trading and owning. Never count out those who have the most to lose.  In the investment work, we have what often feels like countless options and opportunities to direct our hard-earned capital.  Bonds, futures, options, equities,…