• Silver and Gold Prices Made Their Bottom Last Week and it's Time to Buy

    10-Aug-15 Price Change % Change
    Gold Price, $/oz 1,104.20 10.10 0.92%
    Silver Price, $/oz 15.29 0.47 3.19%
    Gold/Silver Ratio 72.222 -1.624 -2.20%
    Silver/Gold Ratio 0.0138 0.0003 2.25%
    Platinum Price 988.90 27.10 2.82%
    Palladium Price 605.70 9.30 1.56%
    S&P 500 2,104.18 26.61 1.28%
    Dow 17,615.17 241.79 1.39%
    Dow in GOLD $s 329.77 1.52 0.46%
    Dow in GOLD oz 15.95 0.07 0.46%
    Dow in SILVER oz 1,152.15 -20.46 -1.75%
    US Dollar Index 97.20 -0.42 -0.43%

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    Everything has a fishhook. There’s always a catch. Catch in today’s SILVER and GOLD PRICES rally is that it might be only a rally in a continuing fall. Therefore it needs continuing higher confirmation. Personally I believe the long bear phase that began four years ago for silver and gold has ended. We saw a double bottom in silver last week as well as gold. Today they followed with strong breaks through resistance. Well, the gold price was the least bit ambiguous by not closing plumb through $1,105, but I reckon the Nice Government Men had to pull just a little bacon off the plate, to mess up the look of the rest.

    GOLD PRICE today rose $1.10 (0.9%) and closed Comex at $1,104.20. Silver gained 47.3 cents (3.2%) to $15.289. The GOLD/SILVER RATIO fell a weighty 2% to 72.222. Silver’s high reached $15.38, gold’s $1.108.50.

    Gold Price

    This strong rally is the sign silver and gold prices have turned up. The price of gold broke out of an even- sided triangle and closed right above its 20 DMA ($1,103.28), first tripwire of a rally. This occurred in tandem with the MACD turning up, full stochastics, rate of change, and Relative Strength Index. Look at the chart on the right.

    Silver Price

    The SILVER PRICE broke out of a rectangular range whose bottom boundary at $14.33 has been twice tested and verified. Friday Silver closed right at its 20 DMA , today it opened there and never looked back. Sliced through the top rectangle boundary and reached for the 50 DMA ($15.45) but couldn’t quite reach it. All the same indicators have turned up for silver, but notice it gained three times as much as the gold price today.

    Gold/Silver Ratio

    GOLD/SILVER RATIO fell through the 200 DMA leaving a gap behind. Beautiful and dramatic. Here all the indicators point down, as we desire, because the ratio usually falls during silver and gold rallies. Y’all have to see this chart :

    Friends, you buy the breakouts, and this is one.

    Stocks had a big day which can be technically explained by the Dow bouncing up after penetrating its lower support boundary, and the S&P500 bouncing off its 200 DMA. One Reuters report had the astonishingly blockheaded sentence, “Disappointing economic data in China boosted hopes for additional stimulus from Beijing, lifting Chinese stocks.” Let’s see, things are getting better because the worse they get the closer China comes to government stimulus, which, as we always know, works like a square wheel. I pass over as too obvious for a gentleman to comment on, that Chinese government data, economic or otherwise, can be trusted like you can trust a heroin addict with your wallet.

    Dow rose 241.79 (1.39%) to 17,615.17 and the S&P500 jumped 26.61 (1.28%) to 2,104.18.

    In dollars, that is. If you measure the Dow in gold or silver, it all looks different. Dow in Silver today FELL 1.38% to 1,159.27 troy ounces. Dow in gold rose 0.44% to 15.96 oz. Both indicators have broken down through their 20 day moving averages and their uptrend lines. Evidence is piling up that the July new highs were indeed what I suspected, throwovers that mark a top.

    Day wouldn’t be complete without picking up a set of tongs and examining the moldy, scrofulous fiat currencies. Witnesses continue to testify that the US dollar index has posted its double top at 98.32/98.43. Dollar index lost another 42 basis points today (0.43%) and ended at 97.20, well below its 97.49 20 DMA. Momentum indicators have turned down. Scabby euro added 0.44% to $1.1021, while the Yen oozed off 0.31% to 80.26 c/Y100.

    Please remember y’all won’t be hearing from this nat’ral born durn Tennessee fool for the rest of this week because he will be in Virginia, annoying the folks up there. However, the picture right now is so clear even somebody with a Ph.D. working in Washington, DC, for the US Post Office or State Department could figure it out: silver and gold prices made their bottom last week and it’s time to buy.

    Aurum et argentum comparenda sunt — — Gold and silver must be bought.

    – Franklin Sanders, The Moneychanger

    © 2015, The Moneychanger. May not be republished in any form, including electronically, without our express permission. To avoid confusion, please remember that the comments above have a very short time horizon. Always invest with the primary trend. Gold’s primary trend is up, targeting at least $3,130.00; silver’s primary is up targeting 16:1 gold/silver ratio or $195.66; stocks’ primary trend is down, targeting Dow under 2,900 and worth only one ounce of gold or 18 ounces of silver. or 18 ounces of silver. US $ and US$-denominated assets, primary trend down; real estate bubble has burst, primary trend down.

    WARNING AND DISCLAIMER. Be advised and warned:

    Do NOT use these commentaries to trade futures contracts. I don’t intend them for that or write them with that short term trading outlook. I write them for long-term investors in physical metals. Take them as entertainment, but not as a timing service for futures.

    NOR do I recommend investing in gold or silver Exchange Trade Funds (ETFs). Those are NOT physical metal and I fear one day one or another may go up in smoke. Unless you can breathe smoke, stay away. Call me paranoid, but the surviving rabbit is wary of traps.

    NOR do I recommend trading futures options or other leveraged paper gold and silver products. These are not for the inexperienced.

    NOR do I recommend buying gold and silver on margin or with debt.

    What DO I recommend? Physical gold and silver coins and bars in your own hands.

    One final warning: NEVER insert a 747 Jumbo Jet up your nose.

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