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Gridline Tactics: A KISS For Gold

  1. The big story is yields:  image-20210330182649-2  Click to enlarge this ten-year US treasury nominal yield chart.
  2. For gold, what matters right now is real yields (nominal yields minus the rate of inflation).  Unfortunately, the US rate of inflation is measured with what I call…
  3. The Orwell Index.
  4. The US CPI (consumer price index) seems to include almost everything that is of no consequence to the average citizen, and nothing that is. 
  5. While George Orwell didn’t create the US CPI, it could be an entity in one of his fictional novels about unchecked government socialism and propaganda.
  6. Substantial inflation destroys stock markets.  Institutional money managers already have inflation as their number one concern after a tiny “pop” in the CPI.  Please click here now. Double-click to enlarge.  The brick and mortar Dow looks good but the Nasdaq is soft. 
  7. If the $300 support zone on this chart fails, high-tech darlings (like Tesla) could implode.  The Biden administration is borrowing money and giving it to consumers (vaccinated or not) who want some fresh air.
  8. For now, the consumers are sitting on the money and much of it is just arriving in their bank accounts.  It’s potentially incredibly inflationary.  I call it “growflation”; the economy grows, but it’s mostly oriented around outrageous amounts of new government debt.
  9. Money managers are stampeding out of technology and into the Dow, but if the Orwell inflation index stages enough of a rise to cause real yields to drop as nominal yields break above the inverse H&S neckline pattern on the ten-year nominal rates chart… all stock markets could begin to crash.
  10. Next, please click here now. Double-click to enlarge what I consider to be the world’s most important chart, which is of course the weekly gold chart highlighting the key support and resistance zones.
  11. It’s important for amateur investors to remain calm in a price reaction.  Buy at support and sell at resistance.  It’s really that simple. 
  12. In the intermediate term, gold is either going to trade at $1966 resistance where investors can sell some, or it will trade at $1566 support where they can buy modestly in a calm emotional state.  Nothing else really matters.
  13. In the short term, gold will trade down towards $1671 support again, or rally towards $1767 resistance again.  For short term traders, nothing else should matter.
  14. If real rates in America were calculated with a proper inflation index instead of the silly Orwell index, institutional money managers would be gold buyers instead of price chasing bitcoin they failed to buy at $100. 
  15. These managers really believe they are suddenly “bitcoin experts”.  They are spouting as many upside price and time targets for bitcoin now as they did for gold when it was at $2000 major resistance in the summer.
  16. Please click here now. Double-click to enlarge.  The money managers tell silly stories about bitcoin being better than gold but not better than government fiat.  While they try to make peanut profits with bitcoin and other ageing coins that could soon belong in a relic museum, I’ve brought in insider and hardcore fundamentalist “King Crypto” to add heavyweight muscle to my blockchain newsletter
  17. We are focused on new generation crypto coins (like Kusama), ETFs, and businesses that have the best fundamentals in the sector.  We are not hunting for elephants… we are riding them, and it feels great!
  18. What about the metal miners?  Well, even at $1500 gold, many are cash cows in the case of producers (and prospective cows in the case of the explorers).  The leaders are sporting AISC numbers of $1000/ounce and lower, yet their price action makes it look like they are bleeding red ink with AISC over $2000!
  19. Some gold bugs wonder if naked shorting is one cause of the lack of price appreciation for these stocks.
  20. That is certainly possible, but whatever the reasons for the lack of performance (or outperformance at times), most investors will be best served by doing their buying and selling around the support and resistance zones I highlight on the weekly gold bullion chart. 
  21. My mantra is KISS; keep it simple, superstar!  
  22. Please click here now. Double-click to enlarge this GDX daily chart.  The first real green shoot on this chart would be a surge above the $34.48 high.  The next one would be an upside breakout from the down channel.
  23. While I wouldn’t do any further long-term buying unless gold trades at $1566, GDX did have a light up day yesterday, with gold down about $20/ounce. 
  24. For the first time since the 1970s, the miners are beginning to feel firmer than gold, and that’s almost certainly because of… inflation.


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