Testing: 1, 2, 3

The dollar has reversed and is now testing the lows. 

Conversely, when we look at the price action of gold (GLD) its collapse exactly mimics the dollar’s reversal.

Taking into account the futures market activity in gold, it made new daily highs last week during the overnight session, Sunday-to-Monday. 

Using that knowledge on GLD, (adding it to price action) it retraced to 38%, of the recent down move this past Friday.

If we’re in a real bona fide reversal of the dollar and gold (posting more confirmation on gold tomorrow), then expectations are for continued gold downside during the coming week.

The dollar, bonds and gold, at this juncture are moving in tandem:  Dollar and bonds up, gold (and silver) down.

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Bond Reversal

In the past three days, bonds (TLT) penetrated support and stopped dead.

Anytime a market penetrates support or resistance and halts, it’s an indication that something’s up.

Either the market‘s absorbing transactions at that level to continue on, or it’s a reversal about to happen.

With all that’s known on the short position by the speculators as well as another Van Metre report, bank lending standards, probabilities point toward bond reversal.

The dollar is already reversing higher.  Gold has been viciously slammed lower and the overall market’s hovering at all time highs.

The Dow edged lower at the last session. This session in the pre-market (9:01 a.m., EST) it’s lower again at -1.94 points or -0.66%.

If the Dow (DIA) gets below the 290- area, it’s below resistance and another move higher may be difficult indeed.

We’re short the sector via DXD (not advice, not a recommendation). A new daily low for DIA will allow our position’s stop to be moved to DXD 13.49.

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Gold Watch

The overnight session was active for gold.  The GCZ20, December futures contract traded between a high of 1,917.90, and a low of 1881.80, a 36-point range, nearly 2%.

Gold is now off the lows and testing its overnight highs.

From a regular session standpoint, we’ll be watching the 179.43, GLD level covered in the last update.

If that high is penetrated it does not mean that gold will continue on higher immediately. 

It would mean that probability is now about even to greater, higher prices are ahead.

From the Junior Mining index, the GDXJ standpoint, there’s a Fibonacci level located at approximately 56.80.

Looking at the big picture, the short squeeze in bonds looks like it’s getting underway in earnest.    

There was just one more downward thrust that was not able to penetrate the TLT, 156.75 lows from the week of October 19th

The overnight move higher in bonds was a serious hit to the shorts. It’s now time to see if this move feeds on itself … higher.

These dynamics, the dollar, gold, interest rates, the four-standard-deviation-short in bonds are all operating simultaneously.

We’re sitting in the background and quietly observing everything. 

The choice at this point (not advice, not a recommendation) is to sneak into a significant short position on the Junior Miner index, GDXJ (via JDST).

We’ll see how it works out.  Obviously GLD and the 179.43 high, is being watched closely.

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The Squeeze Is On

Pre market activity (8:31 a.m. EST) has TLT trading up +0.74, at 161.29, which is above the target level set in the last update.

We’ve already laid the groundwork for the ‘speculator’s’ short position in bonds as the largest in history.

It’s the ‘commercials’ that know their markets and in this case (according to Steven Van Metre), the commercials are the banks.

Isn’t it interesting. The banks always get their money, right?

Well, that may be about to happen now, as well.

Just a quick digression from today’s update and concerning the Van Metre link above. At time stamp 14:29, he shows a Wyckoff accumulation schematic. Nice.

From a trading standpoint, there are leveraged bond funds such as TMF (not advice, not a recommendation).

However, this firm has never traded that vehicle and is choosing to be short the junior gold miners (JDST) as well as long natural gas (UNG) for its current positioning.

Natural gas (UNG) for a seasonal trade … with some potential supply disruptions thrown in; the Junior Gold Miner short position (JDST) to work the ‘deflation’ side of what’s going on.

Reports here and here, provide documentation on the thinking behind those positions.  Searching for UNG and JDST will give the full gamut of research.

Back to the markets. If we’re doing our job right and there’s a huge down-draft, we’ll already be in position to profit as a matter of course.

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Long Bond Short: Largest, Ever

As reported by Steven Van Metre, here, the long bond speculators have an historic, all-time massive short position. 

He shows their net position is four standard deviations away from norm.  The chart he references can also be found at Zero Hedge, here.

So, just how significant is that?

The bell curve chart shows the typical 3-standard deviations cover 99.97% of all data observations. 

We may as well say that four standard deviations cover all data:  100%.

The speculators are so convinced bond price are going lower (interest rates up), the have amassed a huge position.

Now, it gets interesting. 

The chart below of TLT (long bond), has bonds currently declining in a measured move that projects to the 152.5-level.  Feeding into the speculator’s positions (giving them a gain thus far).

We also have a Fibonacci time sequence in effect for TLT.

It that’s met in the coming week (and we get a new low), it will be a Fibonacci 34 weeks from the high set during the week of March 13th.

If TLT penetrates the low set on Week 13, and depending on how far below support that penetration goes, it will set up a Wyckoff spring condition … setting up the TLT to move higher.

Moving higher is against the speculator’s positions.  They are short and the index would be moving up.

It could potentially be the largest short-squeeze of all time.

If that happens, think about what will happen to the markets, the dollar and the precious metals markets.

Stay tuned.

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