The Greece news came in with the “NO” vote meaning they wouldn’t succumb to IMF pressure to take cuts on various programs the Greece have enjoyed through the labor of others. The markets took it hard and opened down everywhere including the U.S., but lo and behold, what did gold do? Gold simply didn’t want to join the party. Mining stocks however did rebound a hair.
Part of the reason gold has struggled is of course the stronger dollar which is sitting around 96.40. For gold to take off I would suspect that gold has to break below 94.80 on the chart below. I would take a stab at gold if it broke 95.
Even though we may get a temporary bounce in gold (we are overdue), I still at some point see things imploding more and more. Keep an eye on the 10 year treasury and see if it doesn’t just march straight down to under 2.00 if that’s the case (this is good for bonds).
With my ETF Research Trading Analysis I have been calling for oil to fall via my deflationary scenario and a play we have made 40% or so on so far is DWTI. I have been recommending buying the dips since the 60 range, calling it to 100 since then. Today it got within 9 points of 100. Perhaps 160 is in it’s future again? In time.
When I attend the Freedom Fest this week as an exhibitor, I hope to run into Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman. My only question to him would be; why is deflation such a bad thing? The problem is, the Fed and other Central Banks intervene and “kick the can down the road” expecting the economy to pick up steam and the glory years to continue. On paper, that looks great. In reality, it only works so long. See; Greece, Japan, Italy, Spain, etc. Pain will come for all and gold will fly. Just be patient for it.
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