Good post thdude530, I have been quite latey. The drop from the last time GDX hit $17.00 really ticked me off.
I'm still long and strong. Buying pure silver on the dips.
Don't trust the banks, Wall Street, grm2224, goldto800, and all the want to be nut cases like goldoking7777.
Anyways, just wanted to say hi and keep posting.:)
Wednesday January 20, 2016 08:00
(Kitco News) - Gold the only metal up. The euphoria that the market expected as we opened yesterday morning was quickly dashed throughout the day and overnight the carnage continued. The Chinese numbers are smoke and the global economies are struggling with an accelerating deflationary bust. Oil under $28, copper approaching multi-year lows. Platinum trading at a whopping $280 discount to gold. Equity markets on meltdown. Capitulation not yet in sight. Gold catches a fear bid, which may begin to accelerate. This time around, with global interest rates pretty much at zero, the central banks will be hard pressed to buy their way out. 2008 may turn-out to be a picnic against what the global economies are facing today. Gold from a technical perspective requires a close above the $1,102 level to motor on, with $1,088 support.
By Peter Hug, Kitco Metals Global Trading Director;
Gold prices: The price of gold took a hit in 2015. Some long-term investors might view the price decline as a "sale." When you are shopping at a department store looking for a new sweater: would you rather buy one at full price, or on sale?
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By Kira Brecht, contributing to Kitco News;
Double Bubble for the NASDAQ? Could coincide with the bottom in Silver.
In truth there should be very little confidence that a new era has begun. A symbolic 25 basis point credibility-saving gesture, coming just two weeks before year-end, is really a non-event. It's the equivalent of a credibility Hail Mary, with the Fed desperately trying to infuse confidence into a "recovery" that for all practical purposes has already ended.
The question will be whether such a small move will be enough to push an already slowing economy into recession that much sooner. Over the past seven years the U.S. economy has become dependent on zero percent interest rates. But as with the famous Warren Buffet bathing suit maxim, these dependencies won't be fully revealed until the tide rolls out and those zero percent rates are taken away. The bigger question is how quickly the Fed will reverse course. Will it move once it becomes painfully obvious to everyone that we are headed into another recession, or will it wait until we are officially knee deep in a contraction that is even bigger than the last one?
The new rounds of rate cutting and Quantitative Easing that the Fed will have to unleash will echo the military "surge" in Iraq in 2007. Those fresh troops were needed to roll back the chaos that the Administration had ignored for so long. But just as that surge only bought us a few years of relative calm, look for the gains brought about by our next monetary surge to be even more transitory. That is a development for which virtually no one on Wall Street is preparing.
I had been saying for the past year that the Fed cannot raise rates exactly because of the dynamics noted above. But the longer it waits, the sicker and more out of balance our global economy becomes, such that when the day of reckoning finally arrives, it will bring all the more terrible consequences. I had relented in my argument of late simply because I felt the Fed had to raise rates, lest it lose what credibility it still has in the eyes of the masses of Wall Street traders and in the eyes of a massively ignorant American public. Now, once again as we sit on the edge of the abyss, one can’t help but wonder how the Fed didn’t once again back off from a rate hike.
We may well be facing that final day of reckoning for the Fed, which may be damned if it does and damned if it doesn’t raise rates. If it raises rates it could set off a terrible financial market collapse. But if on the other hand now that it did, only the most dimwitted, passively-compliant, brainwashed Americans will believe the Fed is the least bit competent. I just can’t get away from the heroin addiction comparison. The global economy is a living organism but Keynesian ideologists are doing their best to kill the patient. Thankfully I don’t know firsthand about overcoming heroin addiction, but from what I understand, it is pure torture and something many if not most addicts do their best to avoid dealing with until their system shuts down. We will find out if/or the Fed has any courage to deal with the reality of the pathological carry trade they created.