Category: Gold
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POSTED ON September 29, 2014 BY CEO Technician

With one day left in the month, September is shaping up to be the worst monthly performance for the senior gold miners (both the GDX and HUI are down roughly 18.5% for the month) since the dreadful month of June 2013: Click to enlarge HUI Gold Bugs Index (Monthly) The gold miners are down 5 weeks in… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 23, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

In 2008, Venezuela’s former President Hugo Chavez nationalized mining and energy assets in a failed attempt to gain control over his struggling economy.  As a result, there are now 28 unresolved cases filed at the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) by companies seeking retribution for these actions, including the energy giant Exxon… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 19, 2014 BY CEO Technician

Past gold price bottoms have closely coincided with small speculators moving to a net short position in gold futures. As of Tuesday September 16th the small specs were still holding out with a net long position of more than 4,000 contracts and had actually increased their bullish bets in the previous week: Click to enlarge… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 12, 2014 BY CEO Technician

This morning gold has broken key support near $1240 and hopes for a head and shoulders pattern bottom are all but dashed: Click to enlarge The white oval is the ‘last stand’ area of support I highlighted earlier in the week – gold is currently at a level of ‘oversold’ (green ovals) that has historically… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 08, 2014 BY CEO Technician

Gold is under heavy pressure again this morning and a ‘last stand’ for gold bulls is fast approaching: Click to enlarge The gold futures chart shows a bearish engulfing candlestick forming today after last week’s breakdown from the large symmetrical triangle The $1240 level (support from early June) is now the last line of defense before… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 04, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

Unsurprisingly, Goldman Sachs’ head of commodities research, Jeffery Currie, told investors to short gold highlighting that the crises in Ukraine and Europe are supporting the price of gold but that the US Fed’s Policy shift would cause a sharp decline in the price of gold.  Sound familiar? Currie is calling for a +$200 per ounce price… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 04, 2014 BY CEO Technician

The ECB openly entered the quantitative easing game (QE) this morning with a plan to purchase a “broad portfolio of transparent asset backed securities”. The chart below clearly illustrates why the ECB has finally hit the panic button with regard to QE: Click to enlarge Source: FT “Should it become necessary to further address risks of too… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 02, 2014 BY CEO Technician

After today’s $23 decline gold is at a key juncture – here are the most important charts: Click to enlarge Gold (Daily) – testing bottom rail of downtrending channel Gold (Weekly) – H&S bottom with key support at $1240 Gold (Weekly) – break of multi-month symmetrical triangle targets ~$1050 There can be no doubt that gold is at… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 12, 2014 BY CEO Technician

The wild excitement and crazy price fluctuations of 2011 seem to be a distant memory. Meanwhile, the mainstream financial media barely talks about gold and most portfolio managers are underweight precious metals and mining shares. While the casual observer might interpret this relative lack of interest in gold as a sign that the yellow metal has… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 11, 2014 BY Dave Forest

A lot of observers are wondering when the bottom will come for the gold market. And evidence globally is starting to suggest it could be soon. One of the main reasons is struggling production, as many of the world’s most important production centers are now being pinched by lower metals prices. News this month shows that… Continue Reading

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