People need to see and consider this because it is reality; it is what is indisputably happening right now, like it or not.
DIA-GLD ratio, monthly
People can avert their eyes, call me the most hated individual in GoldBugsVille or simply cancel from my service (they have done all three) because I have shown things like this that are gold-ugly and talk about the risk of not dealing in what is.
I too dislike what I think are some of the causes of the picture above, but the picture is what it is. Stocks are apparently entering a secular bull signal vs. gold (green MACD). Now, I am a smart enough chart twittler to know that charts do not rule the world, and the DIA-GLD ratio had also come to within a target zone. It hit 1.1255 before being repelled on gold’s post crash recovery. This is not shown on a monthly chart. The ratio is also getting quite over bought.
Still, the target allows for a little more upside and we’ll soon know if it is a grand new age of stocks vs. gold. I am watching for upside blow off targets to get short the market, so you know where I am at right now. But by being aware of the chart above, at least I’ll do what I do with eyes wide open and let the chart school me one day about how wrong I was if it comes to that.
I find it disturbing that the $RUT, which has been a negatively divergent leader broke the nice neckline I laid out for it in NFTRH 235. That is what I find disturbing.
Russell 2000 daily, from NFTRH 235
I find it less disturbing that the Dow bounced because that is exactly what we noted it looked like it was poised to do.
Dow daily, from NFTRH 235
Meanwhile, the Tranny is holding at some moving averages and under the dome we placed over its head this weekend.
TRAN daily chart, from NFTRH 235
The leaders had better get about the business of downside leadership fairly quickly or these damn bulls are going to… well, you know.
No silly, I have not become a hypester or sensationalist. The title is a play on the self-described “Most Frightening Gold Chart in the World” I found on the internet several years ago that long time readers may remember. It predicted a crash to the 200′s in gold just before it began its ramp to 1000.
This is but one chart that was included in the NFTRH update below. I hesitate to publicly post partial information from these updates, and when the one below becomes public you will see that it is very detailed and incorporates many different elements to form its opinions. Remember, it is only through hard work – not reading blog posts or somebody’s unsubstantiated opinions – that we really learn.
But this chart blew me away and I want to post it for people here. NFTRH and also I believe, this blog space have been watching the bottoming pattern on the DIA-Gold, SPY-GLD, etc. ratios as a nagging bearish caveat to the gold bug case. To paint a fair picture for stocks, DIA is used instead of the Dow because it factors in dividends.
DIA-Gold ratio, monthly
Well folks, look… the damned target has been achieved. But hey, charts don’t work. Must’ve been a strange coincidence.
While there is certainly no stop sign at the .11 target, this removes one major pain in the ass issue that I have had to look at for months upon months.
There is a lot going on now in the macro. Check your assumptions and be ready.
…about pigs being led to slaughter. That is because for the moment at least, the Dow came back below the upper Sym-Tri line.
Dow 60 min.
It is a market that has been losing leadership, first by the NDX, then by the Emerging World and now by the US small caps. To have the Dow fail back below the line keeps the bears in play for another day. I have no skin in any game right now. Just moderately short the SPX and a ton of cash. Will adjust as needed. Always do.
Maybe, just maybe you get a respite. Maybe….
Dow 60 min. chart
So dialing from the big picture into mini picture, look at this excellent parameter on the Dow.
A Reverse Symmetrical Triangle is being boinked to the upside. A break through and it is bear killing time, a break down and the opposite. I just thought it was a pretty cool view of a short-term situation.
Dow 60 min. chart