Metals & Commodities Blog
COMEX Gold - 18 September 2014

Gold is still heading for the lower median line of the Andrews pitchfork and the $1200 round-number. We might see some support at that point but a test of the double-bottom seems likely. 

COMEX Gold - Moving Sideways - 19 August 2014

Gold finally broke above the upper median line of the down-trending Andrews pitchfork. Now it is moving sideways between the $1350 resistance level and the lower median line extension of the blue pitchfork. Not very exciting.

Newsletter Blog
Pitchfork Playground Newsletter - 26 October 2014

Small-cap stocks are 45 to 55% of the overall market. The Russell 2000 gives us a barometer of how the small-cap stocks are performing. Yet again, we are looking at a chart that is approaching some potentially significant resistance. Here we have the 50 day moving average and 61.8% Fib retracement sitting just overhead with the upper median line of the Andrews pitchfork looming only a little bit higher.

Pitchfork Playground Newsletter - 19 October 2014

Some economic pundits believe that we have reached the end of organic growth in the global economy. According to them, all that is left is financial machinations like stock repurchase programs that create the illusion of growth. What happens when the financial games stop working? We shall see …

Pitchfork Playground Newsletter - 12 October 2014

In other recent pullbacks we have seen divergence between the NASDAQ and other indexes – first the NASDAQ dropped while the S&P 500 and Dow stayed relatively strong – then we saw the Dow and S&P 500 pullback while the NASDAQ remained strong. This week all three of the headline indexes declined together and did so with gusto.

Pitchfork Playground Newsletter - 5 October 2014

Ongoing strength in the US Dollar doesn’t bode well for Gold. And, as we have mentioned before, there are national and private entities (central banks, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, investment banks, etc.) with the firepower to push the markets around to some extent. It is likely that there are numerous stops sitting below the double-bottom and running stops is one of the ways that these big traders make serious money. Don’t be surprised to see the double-bottom fail or to see price head quickly lower as the stops are run and capitulation selling kicks in.

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