73 thoughts on “CHART OF THE DAY

  1. Dee

    1550? January? Do you realize you’re calling for a 25% drop in two months? That’s catastrophic– what’s the catalyst? Are they gonna say “PPT doesn’t rescue the markets this time?”

    1. Gary Post author

      The 200 week moving average would be more realistic, but another crash scenario isn’t off the table. The SPX fell almost 20% in a two week period in 2011.

      The catalyst may be starting right now in France.

    2. Anthonyo

      25% is not catastrophic; it happened in one day in Oct 1987. And then it was off to the races.
      News Alert: NOTHING is “catastrophic” anymore in the world we live in. Ask ISIS.

  2. Jorgy

    Many mainstream financial analyst are looking at the mid-2011 analog or a replay now. That would imply that the August lows be violated to the downside, reversing and the resuming the cyclical bull market trend in 2016. Many sell side analysts think China’s “Hard Landing” scenario is off the table and that whatever stimulus (liquidity) removed by the FED the Bank of Japan and European Central Banks will offset with new (liquidity) injections, thus propping up assets prices. That is the current narrative, that is how they are positioned(ing). Very few are betting on a bear market in equities, the U.S. Dollar topping/rolling over and gold resuming its secular bull market. Many cannot envision a scenario where gold reasserts itself as the foundation of the global monetary system. Keynesian and Monetarists who are in control will fight deflationary forces, thanks largely to their policies of keeping zombies alive, by intervening in the business cycle and stopping the natural forces of creative destruction. Bubble watchers cannot see a bond (debt) bubble right before their eyes.

    From 2002 to 2015 commodities are the worst performing asset class with the highest amount of volatility, we are witnessing a sea change moment in 2015 since the S&P 500 has crossed its 50 DMA over 35X’s the largest volatility since 1930. Imagine that hard assets (commodities) become the “safe haven” asset class with the least amount of volatility over the next 10-20 years where stocks/bonds replace them as the worst performing groups in the marketplace.

    P.S. Very few traditional asset allocation models being sold by the sell-side on Wall St. have more than (5%) gold in the aggressive allocation models and (0%) in the conservative and ditto for a commodity basket. Nobody and I mean nobody recommends that clients have physical gold, silver or fiat currency held outside the banking system as part of a diversified portfolio and wealth management plan.

    1. David Silver

      It’s now a new paradigm for investing ever since the panic of 2008. Mainstream conglomerate institutions overwhelm the majority with pensions and 401ks and control and dictate the money flows that have been and will continue to be diversersed in the US stock market aka legalized ponzi scheme. Commodities yes but at a partial percentage at best. I also think as George Gilder advocates that not only the internet dominates technological advamces that intrigues the money flows but since has been trumped therafter with wireless applications and now the digital era!

      100% into commodities? Nah not happen IMO.

      PPT and QE will save us all so I think from a chartist perspective 1994 will hold
      1500’s? No way Jose.

      Gold has taken a back seat and will for quite some time. Bankers have the right pathway of rationality.
      Crude fundamentally is screwed taken it back to investing 101 of supply and demand. Speculators can only do so much.

      Ride the trends my friends long and short.

      1. David Silver

        And don’t forget the IMF will vote on China in late November and if they are indoctrinated we are talkin’ at least a trillion dollar injection into their markets which will have bullish implications worldwide.

      2. Jay

        I agree they likely keep SPX propped up if it gets to the 1990s, and then maybe in the winter we will see a correction to around 1800. I think the world would practically have to end for then to let it drop to 1550.

  3. Bill in Tokyo

    Gary, could be.

    But in the short term, I’m waiting for a bounce on the SPY – maybe tradable – the price action looks like bottom, and the VIX confirms. Who knows.

    Where’s Muffin? This ain’t no blog w/out Muffin. Muuuuuuuuuf?

  4. chris

    Paris bombing, that gold gonna rally and stocks gonna crash. Hmmmm…. Last time I check, index just tested a key break out point and bounced. Whether it holds, I dunno. But what I know is this. Gold could only rally 0.3% on this bombing news???!!!! Lol. If something suppose to go up can’t go up, its going down. So gold is gonna drop below $1000. And that makes the stock crash scenario even less likely.

    1. Anthonyo

      Wrong. Gold and stocks cn go up or down in tandem. We have seen it happen. Deflation takes all down. Gold is reverse stocks up to a point only. Does not have solid, concrete inverse relationship with stocks.

      Paris bombing may be a one day wonder in gold and after that it fizzles out.

  5. William

    David, the inclusion of RMB into SDR basket is pretty much a done deal. The $1 trillion flow (estimated by GS) into China in the next 5 years will see the bulk of them going into Chinese bond market. And, Chinese equities would surely jump with the flow…that’s the reason why SHSZ300’s weekly resistance was broken up decisively in the past weeks!


  6. William

    Both XAU & XAG have a bullish engulfing candle-stick on its daily charts…but this needs to hold until the end of the day in order to warrant a follow through tomorrow…

    Otherwise, momentum will be bad…

    1. David Silver

      Oh William it will hold, this is a perfect storm that eas brewing before the black swan landed therefore the shorts are toast! Enjoy the show.

      1. William

        same page here…just don’t wanna sound it out…let the action dictates itself mate!

        New Crest is up +6% now and this baby doesn’t normally do up this much and crash…no way, so it should hold there!

  7. William

    Most importantly, there is a “hell big” bullish engulifng candle-stick on both of its daily and weekly charts…i mean New Crest Mining! (my proxy for gold-miners from the down under…)

  8. chris

    The NASDAQ and SPX appears to be forming an inverted HS. Only a daily close below October lows will signal a crash scenario. So let’s see

  9. chris

    The bullish thing for gold to do on Paris bombing is at least gap up $10, then stays up and rally. Not this up a little, can’t even stay up $10 scenario. So, even if it rallies $50 over next 2 weeks, looks more like a dead cat bounce

  10. Hong Bang

    Gold just flash the buy signal in the 1 hour chart & very close to do the same in 4 hour chart. Waiting at least for that one for Jumping.

    Usd is unable shorterm to break 100. So i think the road the most easy is Down for Usd & Up for Gold this week.

    We see the rally maghitude before have further price objective.

    Good luck everybody

  11. Pk

    Gary, in a previous post you said this:

    “I pointed out the divergence in gold indicating that a DCL was near. It looks like it was struck today. We should get a pretty convincing rally for 6-10 days. But because gold didn’t make a lower low and confirm a yearly cycle low I’m afraid we may have one more lower low in Dec. before the final ICL/YCL prints.”

    The thing is that gold did make a lower low on the charts I use. Did you mean a new closing low. Don’t understand why the ICL/YCL would be off the table.

    1. Gary Post author

      The futures didn’t make a lower low. Are you looking at GLD? GLD doesn’t trade round the clock so it won’t show overnight action.

  12. David Silver

    If gokd can clear and close 1095.80 then we’re golden for a swing low confirmation here thru mid Feb aka 1160 IMO.

    1. Tushar

      Same thoughts here, but targeting mid January for the timeframe. ABX likely to go near 10 for the reverse head and shoulders pending confirmation next week.

  13. Pierre

    It’s just France, no one really cares.
    129 dead aren’t gonna drop the markets too far or too long.

  14. chris

    Futures have rebounded and is now above the Friday closing post Paris attack. Ie, the attack is a non event. Which is why gold did not gap up big.

    1. David Silver

      Market is in a downtrendimg cycle.
      Echo that with crude.
      Gold is holding her own where 1095.80 is key.
      With or without tragedy, the show must go on as expected.

    2. Gary Post author

      I doubt this is a non event. It was a coordinated attack and there may be more. If there are it will seriously damage the European economy. But then again governments have been trying to control the business cycle for decades. Now they are in the business of trying to control stock markets as well.

      This is why it’s too dangerous to short stocks.

  15. Dan

    France under siege, Japan in recession, futures green. What a desperate attempt by the PPT. Trap door flies open soon.

  16. chris

    Maybe France attack does have an event consequence. That is FED gonna use it as an excuse. No rate hike. Market is a forecaster. She smells it, and hence this rally.

  17. Ryan

    You people are funny. We are already way in the “bubble” move. Where is the move higher going to come from? Corporations have already been leveraged to the gills to buy back stock. Go ahead and bet on hyperinflation, but you are going to be very sorry you did.

  18. chris

    Hmmm…. Very funny too. Last I check, gold is in such great downtrend. And Paris attack can’t even keep its $10 gains holding. Like I said , if it’s suppose to go up and can’t go up, its likely going down. Maybe today is the day gold dies again. When it breaks $1000 and goes to say $950, it ain’t gonna be pretty.

    Back to stocks, even French CAC isn’t dropping much on this attack. It even cleared Friday’s high. I don’t predict. I interpreted price actions. And price action says stocks good, gold no good.

  19. chris

    Based on chart, I would long gold for a trade becos it took out last week narrow range high at 1095. But based on event, I would not. Becos Its so funny, it should rally bigger on tis paris attack, but did not. I recalled one John Travolta movie where he was a terrorist. He bought gold knowing gold would rally. And gold indeed rallied big.

    Today’s price action is pathetic. If it closes this weak, I wouldn’t dare touch it.

  20. chris

    Paris attack perpetrators must have short index, long gold. Authorities have figured out, the best way to attack them is Long index , short gold. Squeezed them dry. Make them broke. Lol.

  21. AlexP

    as I said yesterday I would do, I closed today at the opening and pre-opening all my positions of the 80% stocks exposure expect for a medical software stock where I have 17% exposure. Thus, back 83% cash.
    I marked losses on all closed positions but they were good losses, the largest was -8.5% on NTES due to slippage today (2.2% equity bleed) and the lowest -1.3% (0.13% equity bleed), weighted average loss per closed trade = -4.9%

    DCL in stocks may have been already placed today. DCH is in sight but it’s not worth hunting it with an exposure larger than the 17% I now have due to the character of the market –> intermediate cycle decline most likely already in place.

  22. ted

    You bears keep trying to make a mirage happen, but much better to see reality for once. Watch the sky. The spx will soon meet your gaze.

    1. AlexP

      Ted, the same story of a bubblish stock market was on the table also on OCT23 when I had called an exhaustion gap-up and that SPX at 2077 was sheer madness 🙂

      I got mocked at for having called the EXHAUSTION GAP and the 2077 SPX-notch as unrealistic while reality is the another one, it lies in the middle: stocks have neither been in bubble nor will they produce a new low below the AUG24 level of some 1860.

      What I am mad about at me is that I could not foresee that this daily cycle decline would not only be a mere daily cycle decline but the beginning of a larger intermediary cycle correction.

      1. AlexP

        ….actually this IC decline is about the market grinding and discounting a strong US labor market and the incoming FED rate hike in Dec –> yes, they will raise rates simply because they need to save face, to show that they are guardians of USD value and that their QE efforts have been objective and transparent, instead of bearing the covert desire of debasing the dollar as a currency.
        FED needs to implement the rate hike to rejuvenate credibility. it has become so acute that it is more an issue of politics rather than of macroeconomy.

        therefore I expect an ICL on or around the January jobs report –> a strong empl.sit. will be no new news anymore, but rather reason for the market to start going up into its new IC

  23. chris

    It was a guessed when exhaustion gap was said, and you should be rightly laughed at. The right way to trade is to sell when SPX 5dma turned down. And you would have sold at quite a high price too.

    Prediction is foolish. Recalled your abandoned baby call? No point selling when 5dma was pointing up. If you have ride it, instead of predicting it, you made a lot more.

    1. AlexP

      5dma on broad indexes makes a good observation –> I will study it and see how to incorporate it into my trading. Thank you for this tip, Chris!

      On GUESSING:
      1) literally everyone here, even you, make references about our expectations. I like being in minority but iterating assumptions about the future puts me in the same majority where you too, Gary and others lie.

      2) calling the OCT23 gap to have be exhaustion (abandoned baby candle pattern or another) as well as calling being long on stocks with SPX at 2077 on that date as sheer madness were based on statistics.
      Even 5dma lags price action and one may expose to the risk of sudden fall of a too high a cliff –> statistically, it was good luck that the market continued further upwards to 2116 from 2077.

  24. Super Mario

    Oil plunging, dollar rallying, QQQ underperforming. Still holding SPY short, but if they rig it today for a bullish engulfing candle by EOD I will dump it.

    1. AlexP

      quite a risky trade going short on stocks as it is being long…we may already be in a new daily cycle searching for its high

  25. Trond

    The authorities are not interested in ‘keeping the stock-market up’. No problem for them with an orderly 20-30% dip, it is their important bond market which they are interested in keeping up and popular, in the process dropping the yields. And during the last days selloff, TLT (bonds) has been going up/yields down. They are satisfied.

  26. chris

    For the gold and silver bulls here, you all should note that the 2 are highly correlated to copper. Go look at copper. Maybe look at its monthly. Seems like more to drop. Maybe that explains the tepid action of gold silver. 2 likely scenario in copper. Slow drop for few months, or quick bloodbath phase.

  27. james moffett

    Gary — aren’t stocks oversold and due for a DCL, a swing low, and resumption of daily uptrend? Adding to longs?

  28. JT

    Will agree that the miners are levitating in the face of the metals going virtually no where. CPI tomorrow should clarify things for one group or the other.

  29. ted

    As expected, stocks are in rally mode!

    I called it. And yet, I can’t understand why Gary got so bearish over the weekend. Better to stick to your first instinct.

    1. David Silver

      That’s what I mean you gotta watch this market like a hawk every second because it can change on a dime therefore you need to alter stances:
      Long crude
      Long miners
      Long ANGI
      US Indices now turning up (aid all three).

    1. David Silver

      Taking profits in miners from Friday to pick a better spot besides US Dollar strong and gold lower than Friday at the moment.
      Adding 2nd tranche in crude long.

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