• The Gold Price Added $3.60 Today for a Comex Close at $1,284.20

    23-Apr-14 Price Change % Change
    Gold Price, $/oz 1,284.20 3.60 0.28%
    Silver Price, $/oz 19.43 0.08 0.41%
    Gold/Silver Ratio 66.094 -0.084 -0.13%
    Silver/Gold Ratio 0.0151 0.0000 0.13%
    Platinum Price 1,403.20 3.60 0.26%
    Palladium Price 786.25 2.35 0.30%
    S&P 500 1,875.39 -4.16 -0.22%
    Dow 16,501.65 -12.72 -0.08%
    Dow in GOLD $s 265.63 -0.95 -0.36%
    Dow in GOLD oz 12.85 -0.05 -0.36%
    Dow in SILVER oz 849.29 -4.12 -0.48%
    US Dollar Index 79.95 -0.04 -0.05%

    The GOLD PRICE added $3.60 today for a Comex close at $1,284.20. Silver closed Comex up 7.9 cents to 1943c.

    Ranges today were tiny, the GOLD PRICE range was $8.70 and the SILVER PRICE range was 17 cents, but their gains bring little comfort. The overlapping trading simply doesn’t depict a rally, but correction without much conviction or direction. I’m still guessing that the downside risk for the gold price probably isn’t more than $14 from here. Silver on 15 April made a low at 1922c, and another on 21 April at 1923c. That might have fulfilled the downside thrust, but we might still witness a V-move to 1900c.

    In any event, all that is my anticipating, since neither market has yet flashed a signal it is turning up. Be patient here, but don’t go to sleep. I bought a good bit today to balance my own position. I don’t think there’s too much downside risk here, and I certainly don’t want to be short.

    Markets are drifting, without much conviction one way or the other. Like a torpid snake, though, that can change any time.

    On narrow ranges today stocks turned down, slightly. Dow abdicated 12.72 (0.08%) to a 16,501.65 close. S&P500 dropped 4.16 (0.22%) to close at 1,875.39.

    Since markets don’t make triple tops (or bottoms) but usually break through that barrier to continue higher, we can probably expect a higher top in stocks. However, the charts don’t speak unequivocally. As they rise in seniority from Nasdaq Comp to S&P500 to the Dow, they look better. First two are in downtrends, Dow has moved sideways, yet the overall uptrend says they will move yet higher, unless a breakdown is confirmed. That would require universal closes below the 200 day moving averages.

    Dow in gold inched down 0.19% to 12.85 oz (G$265.63 gold dollars). Dow in Silver hooked down 0.232% to 848.94 oz (S$1,098.91 silver dollars). That probably does not mark the top, although yesterdays 851.70 oz was awfully close to the 853.66 oz (S$1,103.72) December 2013 high. Yet the high lieth not far away.

    US DOLLAR INDEX fell 4 basis points, nothing really, but it has been repulsed trying to climb above the 20 and 50 day moving averages, to its shame revealing its weakness. One of these days the dollar will do something, but probably not tomorrow. Drifting sideways.

    Euro rose a little today, 0.8% to $1.3817, but not enough to break above its downtrend line. Not enough to sneeze at, in fact.

    Yen is tippy-toeing back and over its 50 DMA. Rose 0.1% to 97.57 cents per Y100, going nowhere.

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

    – Franklin Sanders, The Moneychanger

    © 2014, 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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