FTA (emphasis mine):
Specifically the chart below shows an Adam & Eve double top. The first top is sharp and spiky, and the second is more rounded, depicting a labored attempt to reach the previous highs.
Gold is in a bull market, so bearish formations are less likely to execute; however, the parabolic rise seen on the monthly bar chart below is strong evidence that a correction is necessary -- a vertical ascent is not sustainable
A typical resolution for a parabolic ascent is a total collapse back down to the level of the basing pattern that preceded it, but, given the fundamentals supporting gold, I think other options are more likely. A healthy correction like the one in 2008 is an outcome that would satisfy the need to stunt the vertical advance. Another outcome would be a high-level consolidation, which is where prices move into a trading range, in this case say, between 1600 and 1900 over a period of years, but, again, I think the fundamentals argue against that.
Bottom Line: I wouldn't dare say that gold can't continue higher, but the recent vertical movement of gold cries out for a correction to digest the advance. The recent formation of a double top gives us hope that a correction is beginning.
Obviously, no market can go straight up for a sustained period. As pointed out, the gap below $1,680 needs to be backed and filled. The move wasn't quite vertical, but it was approaching a runaway breakout. It's been consolidating
approximately between $1,740 and $1,880 since the August low. A genuine correction should involve the aforementioned gap being filled.
With the double-top formation, the trailing edge is as important as the leading edge. Yes, the second push up was labored, but the second push down was more so. In addition, consider what it took to actually push gold down - nearly global financial destruction that caused an indirect
, forced liquidation. Instead of being decidedly thrown away as undesirable, gold was one of the only remaining positively-valued assets that was sold to provide escape from other
Major double-tops since 2001 have exhibited the weak trailing edge to a forced liquidation, targeted at trading margins to trigger the squeeze. Physical is changing the game by gradually taking away that power.
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Technical analysis is a windsock, not a crystal ball.
That can't be reiterated enough, especially when fundamental ocean currents are moving in a different direction from the technical wind.
If that is the physical price then you wouldn't be able to get any at that ridiculously low price. If you could find some gold and silver for that price, it would be a steal.
This is critical - the separation of paper and physical pricing. The official numbers don't include premiums.
Very important is today's drop in silver: this is risking massive global demand for physical metal. The COMEX is already at risk of default in silver next month. Thus the vicious raid in silver and the additional round now, during illiquid market hours. With the price under the 200-dma, big
players will notice on the daily/weekly closing. When they buy, they buy for the next several months, so it will be a monstrous influx. The banks are hoping to squeeze enough current players out to prevent default on delivery or encourage cash settlements in lieu of physical delivery before the big players start piling in.
What's most dangerous about this is that if the paper price is pushed too far, the premiums won't follow at all
and will even begin to go in the opposite direction because dealers simply can't source physical metal that inexpensively. They won't care if the market says silver is only worth $30 - if they'll only break even at $35, the premiums will rise above $5 to provide a profit. Now imagine the spot paper price at $10/oz in the same situation where a dealer can't remain profitable without charging $35/oz. Premiums will then be at least $25/oz. What is the real
value of silver then? Will paper markets matter at all by that point?
In the above scenario, the banks lose all
control and credibility. None of the established futures markets will be trusted and private contracts will have to be negotiated on a case-by-case basis among producers and merchants, dramatically slowing business down. Small timers won't even be able to participate without serious connections. Oh, sure there'll still be futures markets, but they'll be more like currency exchanges - trading nothing of real value, only shuffling numbers back and forth that buy fewer real assets by the month/week/day.That
leads to a resurgence of the monetary metals, and offers a potential large-scale proving ground for Bitcoin.
Where is there any information on how many futures contracts end up going to delivery? The majority of institutions that are short with gold futures buy the contracts back so they have no delivery obligations for gold they don't have: That's how the futures manipulation works isn't it?CME Group daily reports
People buy gold futures (and futures based securities) thinking it's the same as physical gold which is silly. It's hard to find information that shows the extent of phony paper vs real gold, do you have any good sources of information miscreanity?
It's not just futures, it's all kinds of securities that are gold "equivalents" but have only a fraction of gold supporting it.
, including deliveries. There are also trends in volume and open interest that can be contrasted with price action to provide direction as to whether buying or selling is occurring. Some of the information can also be calculated by using the disaggregated Commitment of Traders reports
in coordination with trends from reported warehouse stocks. Harvey Organ
does an excellent job of posting most of the information on a daily basis, although his site and written grammar are horrible.
The information in paper price data is not enough. Physical metal data as found from CME Group and the CFTC provide insight into the inner workings that cannot
be gleaned from the price data.
People simply don't realize the difference between paper and physical yet. Banks have been playing on that ignorance and even encouraging it for decades. It's the basis of their power, so as more people realize how the game works, the less power the banks have. It's really just a matter of time; awareness accelerates as it spreads, which culminates in the real parabolic rise. Then the early adopters and quick learners to figure out the next base of power in the new system will take the reigns, but by then we'll all have sexbots and flying cars.
Even Bloomberg is starting to wise up:Gold-Backed Dollar Puts ‘Fair Value’ at $10,000 an Ounce