I have not noticed too many gold sector experts talking about certain indicators that are no longer favorable. Funny how that goes. It’s short term stuff though, so maybe the idea is to go along and get along. Don’t ruffle feathers or upset the apple cart. NFTRH 281 ruffles a few feathers but beyond the near term has significantly higher targets for later in 2014.
There is also some crackhead stuff in here as 6 Semiconductor charts that I find constructive are presented (with targets) in the event that the SOX holds its breakout and the market goes into blow off mode.
In all 34 pages of quality reporting. NFTRH 281, out now.
The economy and the stock market depend on inflation. Get serious giddy stock bulls, they inflate, you make money. They fail to inflate and the tide turns deflationary, your gains go poof, money heaven. I’ll dig out some of those policy-profits-S&P 500 corollary charts again soon enough.
The relationship between TIPS (inflation protected) and TLT (regular long-term T bonds) is one indicator of inflation expectations and while it seems to have spent the last 2.5 years in bottoming mode (allowing Goldilocks to pig out on porridge) it is still going nowhere.
TIP-TLT ratio weekly, from NFTRH 277
I am going to stick with the view that the market can top out here for a resumed correction. I know I know, the Markit Flash PMI improved implying a bounce in manufacturing now that the cold weather will be (hopefully) leaving us. But then Philly Fed came in lousy. Okay, a wash.
Still for the sake of my mental health if nothing else, I allow for a final top in the market out to mid year or so and I’ll get rid of the puts (still slightly profitable) if resistance parameters break. I don’t fetishize the bear case.
It talks about reasonable and realistic targets for gold, silver and HUI and lots of other things to boot!
Guest Post by Michael Ashton
The biggest surprise of the day on Tuesday did not come from new Fed Chairman Janet Yellen, nor from the fact that she didn’t offer dovish surprises. Many observers had expected that after a mildly weak recent equity market and slightly soft Employment data, Yellen (who has historically been, admittedly, quite a dove) would hold out the chance that the “taper” may be delayed. But actually, she seemed to suggest that nothing has changed about the plan to incrementally taper Fed purchases of Treasuries and mortgages. I had thought that would be the likely outcome, and said so yesterday when I supposed “she will be reluctant to be a dove right out of the gate.”
Folks, alas I am all written out. I can write no more today other than that this here market report, #277 is a damn fine piece of work. Key word ‘work’.
This one slims down to 31 pages of quality financial market analysis. These reports, which should be between 15-25 pages normally, are what they need to be for me to get enough data points analyzed given the current situation where 2014′s financial markets are grinding toward our expected changes.
There is no ‘set it and forget it’ right now. I am in full geek mode. Later will come the relatively fun part, like making money on new trends.
NFTRH 276 out now…