• Price of Gold Lost $7.10 Today Closing on the Comex at $1,074.80

    22-Dec-15 Price Change % Change
    Gold Price, $/oz 1,074.80 -7.10 -0.66%
    Silver Price, $/oz 14.30 0.00 0.01%
    Gold/Silver Ratio 75.150 -0.502 -0.66%
    Silver/Gold Ratio 0.0133 0.0001 0.67%
    Platinum Price 872.80 -8.30 -0.94%
    Palladium Price 554.90 2.15 0.39%
    S&P 500 2,038.97 17.82 0.88%
    Dow 17,417.25 165.65 0.96%
    Dow in GOLD $s 334.99 5.36 1.63%
    Dow in GOLD oz 16.21 0.26 1.63%
    Dow in SILVER oz 1,217.82 11.50 0.95%
    US Dollar Index 98.23 -0.23 -0.23%

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    The GOLD PRICE today fell back from $1,080 like Vlad Dracula reeling back from a crucifix, down $7.10 to 1,074.80. Tacky and tasteless, but still above the 20 DMA (1,067.69). Silver rose — hold onto your seat — one-tenth of one cent to $14.302.

    Interesting — The SILVER PRICE is backwardated. The spot month contract, December, closed today at 1430.2. January 16 closed $14.286, and February 16 at $14.30. That’s not a huge backawardation, but still means something. Physical silver for immediate delivery is selling at a premium to futures silver. Normally the more distant months carry a higher price, due to the costs of carrying the silver until the contract comes due (interest, storage, insurance). When the spot month rises above the futures months, the market wants silver in hand bad enough to pay more for it than futures. Not significant yet, but could become so.

    Today changes nothing that I said yesterday about the silver and GOLD PRICE bullish outlook, it only points out the ambiguity and torment of reversing. That GOLD/SILVER RATIO keeps on dropping, and stands below its 20 DMA but barely above its 50. Closing 75.04 at the end of day, it stands not far above the 200 DMA at 74.20.

    You can’t expect much to happen the week before Christmas, when traders are closing out positions to enjoy a holiday not worried about markets.

    Santa Claus has not arrived yet on Wall Street, but stock investors got a little gift today. Dow rose 165.65 (0.96%) to 17,417.27 while the S&P500 added 17.82 (0.88%) to 2,038.97.

    Since both continue below their 200 day moving averages, trying to breath underwater, as it were, this ain’t too impressive. It did affect the Dow in Gold and Dow in silver, since metals today fell or were flat, so higher stocks brought up the Dow in Gold and Dow in Silver, but not much. Dow in silver rose 0.47% to 1,216.80 troy ounces, bouncing off the uptrend line from August 2013 and the nearby 50 DMA (1,197.82). Dow in Gold bounced off an old resistance/support line, also near the 50 DMA (15.97 tr. Oz). Both indicators have made a series of lower highs and lower lows, i.e., a downtrend.

    Scrofulous US dollar index continues to pile up evidence it is broken. Today it sank another 23 basis points (0.23%), touched the 50 DMA (97.98), and ended at 98.23. Just goes to show the Fed and FOMC can goose markets, but they can’t make ’em stay goosed. Euro rose 0.35% to $1.0953, doing nothing but at least again in the range it fell out of in November. Ditto the Yen, up 0.11% today to 82.61.

    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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