Wednesday, June 1, 2011
1 June 2011 (Gold Vs Nasdaq Vs Silver Vs USAGX Update)
Looking at individual stocks, it seems that a lot of stuff has been getting sold down quite hard for a while and that the trendlines were so steep that this past week and a half rally has broken many trendlines. We will have to evaluate if those individual stocks can find support at their recent lows and form a "W" pattern or if they will break through lows and decline for a bit longer.
I have been treading water with my convictions for sometime for a few reasons. QEII is still continuing. My VIX trendline is still intact. Yield curve hasn't inverted. However, all those things said, there is certainly plenty of weakness to go around when compared with the past two years.
As promised, here is the updated gold versus silver versus Nasdaq versus USAGX chart. Unfortunately, the silver data is annual data so we miss out on a lot of the small movements from the 70s. And, you are reading it correctly, the silver bull market started after gold, and gold started after USAGX.
I will also post all homemade charts in my "charts" page.
"The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back... soon or late, it is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil."
John Maynard Keynes
You might notice I have plenty of quotes from Keynes; this may seem odd for someone who is generally a libertarian free-market advocate. However, I happen to agree with a lot of his ideas and quotes, but like anything, modern economists have twisted what he said to suit their own manipulative worlds.
"The truth knocks on the door and you say, 'go away, I'm looking for the truth,' and it goes away. Puzzling."
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