Dutch government puts the death knell on their economy … others will likely follow.
While the i-phone crowd is so easily distracted with AI and NVDA being their savior, back at the ranch, economies are being systematically destroyed.
Besides copper, one of the best indicators of robust economic activity is silver (SLV).
Since January, this site has highlighted the potential for a significant, sustained reversal in the precious metals; specifically, gold and silver.
Now, both the charts of GLD, and SLV, have weekly bearish MACD divergences (not shown); having just crossed the zero line with one more trading day to go.
Using a recent weekly bearish divergence as an example, natural gas (UNG), shows us the possibility; UNG is now down – 82%, (at the lows) in just 37-weeks.
Junior Miners GDXJ, Weekly
If gold and silver decline relentlessly from here, the sector most likely to take the biggest hit, is/are the ‘Juniors’, GDXJ.
Once the public figures out en masse, they’ve been fooled into ‘stacking’ instead of securing their food supply, precious metals are likely to accelerate to the downside (not advice, not a recommendation).
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The above list is just since yesterday and it’s only 2:00 p.m., Central Time, today!!!
Monetary & Manufacturing
Silver is unique more so than gold, in that it’s an industrial metal as well as monetary.
The collapse in manufacturing demand could be the reason silver’s not confirming gold’s move.
It may also be telling us, as the effects of the elephant take hold, a huge liquidation of all assets could be coming; paradoxically as the need for fiat cash (not precious metals) to pay off debt, increases.
That’s not saying ‘money printing’ has no effect. There are a lot of moving parts. Intentional destruction of the food supply is just one of those parts.
Old School Analysis
Hypothetically, if you dropped an ‘old-timer’ into the markets at this juncture (without him knowing the ‘hype’), and showed him all four charts of gold, silver, palladium, platinum, and asked ‘what’s happening?’
What’s his response?
After a brief look at the charts, he would likely say:
‘Gold’s move higher is not being confirmed by the other precious metals’.
Note that all four metals peaked together during the inflation spike of 1980.
Ergo: At this juncture, something’s wrong.
Either the other metals are going to ‘catch up’ to meet gold or gold is going to come down to meet the others.
That is of course, unless this time is different … somehow.
With that, we’ll look at the chart of gold to see what it’s saying about itself.
Gold GLD, Weekly
We’re starting with the unmarked chart.
Note: Elder’s Force Index scale is expanded to show the nuances of GLD, price action.
Next, we see we’re at a test of the trendline in place for 16-months before the downside breakout of July, last year.
Moving in closer, we have a wedge formation prior to the up-move last week.
Is this a breakout to the upside or a throw-over?
At this point, it’s unknown.
We can see that Force Index is below where price action entered the wedge during the week of November 11th.
Less force up into resistance (trendline), paints a slightly more bearish than bullish picture.
The ‘Why’ Comes Out
As if on cue and in classic Wyckoff style, we have a ‘why‘ for the move off the lows of last November.
Classic Wyckoff, because he said the ‘why’ of a move comes out after the fact.
There you have it; China buying gold last November and December.
During this move from the recent lows, it was certainly a trading opportunity for the bulls … but from a strategic standpoint, what happens next?
Non-confirmations can last a long time.
For example, the Oil & Gas sector XOP, declined for eight months, from April 2019 to January 2020, before the price of oil (USO) finally broke lower.
With the ZeroHedge article just released a few hours ago, we can expect at least a blip higher at the next GLD, open.
Not to be outdone, we have this ‘me too’ melt-up article as well.
Let’s not forget, all the ‘Fed must do something’ rumors and feigned concern by its members.
If anyone really wants to know the big picture, the overall plan (a wide majority do not), this interview may be the best explanation to-date.
With all of that, we certainly could get some kind of rally in the coming week. We’ll let the price action speak for itself.
As a reminder, Wyckoff analysis does not concern itself with press releases, rumors or ‘fundamentals’; Wyckoff himself, determined based on price action alone, they have no material effect on market movement.
In his words, ‘other forces are at work’, and it’s those forces that interest us.
Gold & Silver
As said in this update, gold (GLD) was just ‘ticks’ away from posting a new monthly low. In fact, it got just 0.24-pts, from a new low before rebounding.
Of course, each time we get any kind of rally in the metals, there’s the usual hysteria. Even though for the past seven months and counting, those rallies occur at lower and lower levels … i.e., a bear market.
Shown below, it’s in a trading channel with price action at the right-side channel line.
Gold (GLD) Weekly
The chart below gets closer-in.
From left-most contact point on the channel to the initial contact on the right side is a Fibonacci 13-weeks.
Also note, the weekly high posted at the center line is a Fibonacci 5-weeks from the left-most contact.
Highly emotional markets tend to adhere to Fibonacci until either the emotion wears off or ‘everybody’ recognizes the structure.
Obviously, to keep the channel intact, a lower open (and lower action) at the next session is needed.
The last update, posted late in the session, said with the upward bias provided by the sizable Op-Ex event, we can look for the weakest (or one of the weakest) sectors.
The chart below summarizes yesterday’s action:
Friday 10/21/22, Single Day Gains
Gold miners GDX, is the outlier at the top and real estate IYR, the outlier at the bottom.
Before anybody gets excited about ‘hyperinflation’, just a reminder; silver SLV’s, action has retraced to a weak 38.2% (chart not shown), as it was forecasted to do from last week’s update:
“Silver (SLV) is currently at support levels; therefore, some upward action (staying below SLV: 18.5) is normal behavior.”
Price action is the final arbiter; we’ll see what happens next.
Back to real estate.
Professional Wisdom: ‘The Crash’
We’re going to use the experience and insight provided by Scott Walters concerning the potential for real estate; that is, we’re in a world-wide event the scale of which, no one alive (and possibly, ever) has seen before.
We’re going to use the chart from yesterday’s post to set the stage for getting closer-in.
This past Friday’s early morning ‘spike’ is barely visible; the 30-minute (inverted) chart below, has more detail.
SPBIO, 30-minute (Inverted)
Price action rejected the lower levels (higher on SPBIO) and pulled away throughout the session. That ‘pulling away’ continued on, all the way into the close.
That’s a clue there may be follow-through at the next session.
If the early session opens ‘gap-higher’ (SPBIO, lower), into the resistance area (four magenta arrows, hourly chart), it would be the fourth time pressuring at this area; markets rarely hold a fourth attempt.
Of course, other markets are being watched like real estate (IYR), Tesla (TSLA), and even Basic Materials (DJUSBM), a potential sleeper for significant downside.
Updates are planned if/when low risk shows up.
Positions: Current Stance (courtesy only, not advice).
The following is the positioning of my firm’s main (largest) account.