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  • Gold/Silver Shorts Extreme
    By on July 23, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    The gold-futures and silver-futures short positions held by speculators have rocketed up to extremes in recent weeks.  These elite traders are aggressively betting for further weakness in gold and silver prices.  But history has proven extreme shorts are a powerful contrarian indicator.  Right a...
  • COT Report Gets Even More Favorable For Gold And Silv...
    By on July 19, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    Speculators are running scared in the paper precious metals markets. And that’s a good thing. The past few months’ correction has finally led hedge funds and other technical/momentum traders to shed their long positions and load up on short bets. Meanwhile the Commercials, which tend to be right...
  • Speculators Sour On Gold And Silver, Which Means The ...
    By on July 18, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    The stars — in the form of smart and dumb money futures contract positions — have once again lined up favorably for precious metals. Here are those positions for gold and silver as of Tuesday the 4th. Notice that speculators (the dumb money) got a lot less optimistic — that is, less long and m...
  • Picking Great Gold Stocks 2
    By on July 16, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    One of the primary keys to success in investment and speculation is picking the right stocks to trade.  That’s no mean feat, as it takes great effort, expertise, and time to winnow the whole field down to the likely winners with the best fundamentals.  Although deeply out of favor now in the su...
  • Gold Stocks’ Summer Bottom
    By on July 10, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    The gold miners’ stocks have drifted lower over the past month, slumping back to major support.  This weakness has naturally intensified the bearish psychology engulfing this small contrarian sector, traders want nothing to do with it.  Yet summers typically see gold and its miners’ stocks mea...
  • Stock Markets Hyper-Risky
    By on July 4, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    The US stock markets have enjoyed an extraordinary surge this year, shattering all kinds of records.  It’s been fueled by hopes for big tax cuts soon from Trump’s Republican government.  But such relentless rallying has catapulted complacency, euphoria, and valuations to dangerous bull-slaying...
  • Gold Summer Doldrums!
    By on June 24, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    Gold has spent most of June grinding lower on balance, damaging sentiment and vexing traders.  Usual selling leading into the Fed’s latest rate hike contributed, but the summer doldrums are also in play.  Gold has typically suffered a seasonal lull this time of year, on waning investment demand...
  • Gold Bullish on Fed Hike
    By on June 17, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    Gold reversed sharply lower after the Fed’s latest rate hike this week, on heavy selling from speculators and investors alike.  Bearish sentiment flared on traders’ long-held belief that higher rates spell trouble for zero-yielding gold.  But market history reveals the opposite, that Fed rate ...
  • Next Generation Risks | Part 1: Super EMP Attack
    By on June 14, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    The global financial system’s ever-increasing leverage pretty much guarantees another crisis in coming years — unless it’s pre-empted by new weapons that can, in theory, shut down entire national banking systems, thus screwing up the best-laid plans of today’s savers and investors. This seri...
  • Gold-Stock Inflection Nears
    By on June 10, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    The gold miners’ stocks remain deeply out of favor, largely shunned by traders.  Since this sector just spent the better part of a year grinding sideways, such bearish sentiment isn’t surprising.  But with a giant technical formation nearing a major inflection point, things look to be coming t...
  • Silver Short-Squeeze Potential
    By on June 3, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    Silver has suffered a lackluster year so far, really lagging gold’s upleg.  Sentiment is still reeling following silver’s crushing selloff from mid-April to mid-May.  But that plunge was largely driven by extreme silver-futures selling by speculators, including a blistering spike in short sell...
  • Silver Miners: Q1’17 Fundamentals
    By on May 31, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    The silver miners’ stocks have been slowly grinding higher this year, but it’s been a volatile ride.  This sector’s alternating surges and plunges have spawned outsized swings in sentiment, really distorting investors’ perceptions of the major silver miners.  But once a quarter earnings se...
  • Gold Juniors’ Q1’17 Fundamentals
    By on May 30, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    The junior gold miners’ stocks suffered a serious thrashing between mid-April and early May.  Relentless heavy selling blasted many back down near deep mid-December lows, leaving sentiment in tatters.  But traders distracted by weak technicals need to keep their eyes on the fundamental ball.  T...
  • Gold Miners’ Q1’17 Fundamentals
    By on May 27, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    The gold miners’ stocks have been slammed by a sharp gold pullback in recent weeks, spawning today’s bearish sentiment.  Traders often get caught up in the emotional swings generated by this volatile sector.  But once a quarter earnings season arrives, revealing gold mining’s hard fundamenta...
  • Gold-Futures Shorting Attacks
    By on May 14, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    Gold has suffered a sharp pullback over the past couple weeks, stoking much bearish sentiment.  While a variety of factors fed this selloff, the precipitating catalyst was a gold-futures shorting attack.  These are relatively-rare episodes of extreme selling specifically timed and executed to mani...
  • Misunderstanding GDXJ: Why It’s Actually Great News...
    By on May 2, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    Something extraordinarily good for junior precious metals miners just happened. But for some reason it’s being misinterpreted as a bad thing. Here’s the general story: A Small-Cap Gold Mining ETF Streaks Lower As Big Index Change Looms (Investors.com) – Mining stocks blazed a bright trail of ...

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