Gold bull and bear markets is the theme of our opening piece this week. And what does all this money being pushed into the financial system mean? Hyperinflation as some are calling for? The U.S. job numbers were much better than expected. But were they? Underneath there is rot.
Several factors influence gold prices (mainly the US dollar, gold ETF inflows/ outflows, inflation rate, bond yields, safe haven demand, physical gold demand, gold supply) but none is more reliable than real interest rates.
The short positions of the Big 8 traders in general -- and the Big 4 shorts in particular, are the sole reason that prices aren't at the moon already, as virtually every other group of traders in the COMEX futures market are net long against them in all four precious metals.
Inflation is here, regardless of what the tortured statistics from the U.S. government show. Their “print and spend” debt extravaganza ensures inflation will destroy the purchasing power of the dollar.