The bottom line for gold is: Retrace, lower
No-one in the inflation camp wants to hear that … it’s uncomfortable to face the potential of being so wrong.
Albeit wrong in the short term but probably right later … after it’s too late. More on that farther down.
Just like the lazy (and complicit, we might add) financial journalist publishing the standard (speck blaming) propaganda for the day, so too are the hyper-inflationists, jumping on the most popular bandwagon in town.
Not even considering the potential for a retrace; admittedly, which could be short and sharp but significant nonetheless.
This site has presented several times, we’re in a situation similar to that of Genesis 41. It’s the corn and grain first … then gold and silver.
Just to back that up a bit before getting to the charts, we have the following:
Crop failures world-wide
Systematic destruction of the food supply chain
Systematic elimination of farms and viable (for millennia) ranching practices.
Those so focused on stacking metals will likely be using that stack to pry much needed food, food staples, seeds and fertilizer out of the hands of those not willing to sell … at any price.
Why are the oligarchs not worried about the ‘little guy’ stacking metals?
Because there’re going to make it irrelevant … at least for just long enough to completely bankrupt, starve or ‘inject’ the middle class.
Moving on to the charts:
The title header said ‘big picture’. Here we are with monthly gold charts going back to the 1950s, time-frame.
It’s been a long … long bull market. It appears to have made a top at ~1,972 and is retracing … if only just a bit.
The second chart is the one that gives us pause. Consider the potential for a more substantial pull-back.
Markets like to retrace and test. It’s what they do.
That second chart is scary. It’s plain, the 760 – 780 area is a long time (monthly) support level that goes all the way back to 1980.
Absolutely no-one expects, or is planning for gold to get back to $800/oz, or lower.
Think of the irony. The ‘stackers’ (and maybe the rest of us), having to exchange actual money, gold and silver, for worthless fiat just so they/we can buy food to stay alive.
After the middle class stackers have exhausted their metals hoard, that’s when gold and silver will launch into the next bull phase.
It has been done this way (keeping the peasants under control), literally for millennia. The method works … why change?
The intent here, is to at least recognize the possibility for the above scenario. It’s clear and becoming more clear every day, food is the weapon of choice.
The objective is to have enough food ahead of time; be in position to take advantage of once-in-a-lifetime metals prices should that opportunity be presented.
Charts by Macrotrends