25 May 2016

Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - Option Expiration Completed

Just as Hillary Clinton represents what has gone wrong with our political system and its inability to reform itself, as least to me, so the Comex represents what has been bent and twisted out of shape in the trading markets.

If you trade precious metals on the Comex, you may as well mail your wallet to them with a note inviting them to take out whatever they wish, and mail you back the empty, if they would be so kind.

Silver has been a big 'tell' this week.   Silver is bit tight, mostly because there are no central bank stores available for ready manipulation, except of course the silver hoard at JPM perhaps as a proxy.

But the gold bullion supply in London and parts East is 'troubled.'  And that is a big difference.

Option expiration is complete.

Let's see how things go from here.

Have a pleasant evening.

SP 500 and NDX Futures Daily Charts - Overreaching

A little more on the technical trade, and maybe something for the end of month.  But this current move in equities is just about exhausted, and should see a decent correction sometime in June.

Why?  Because they can.  

That is the way of the will to power.

Have a pleasant evening.

24 May 2016

Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - Pre-Options Expiration Posturing on the Comex

"Love does not make you weak, because it is the source of all strength, but it makes you see the nothingness of the illusory strength on which you depended before you knew it."

Léon Bloy

Let's see, oh yes, tomorrow is the option expiration for the active June gold contract on the Comex.  And the last two days gold has been pounded lower in Comex trading.   How unusual.

The pundits will point to the 'stronger dollar', and so I have included that chart here so one can see its very modest increase.

I could also look at the distribution of puts and calls for June, but why bother?  And I have been very busy today, doing ordinary things of much more consequence.

Most of what is being done by the neo-con leadership of the US these days in their attempts to rule the world, both financially and militarily, is less than an illusion but only a little more than dust.  In other words, a vanity.  Old as Babylon and evil as hell.

We deserve the leadership that we have, apparently.  And there is plenty more of that coming.

Let's see how the rest of the week goes.

Have a pleasant evening.

SP 500 and NDX Futures Daily Charts - Hair of the Dog

Stocks were bubbling up to the bar led by big cap tech and financials.

This looked like a 'technical trade', ie a lower volume short squeeze driven by algos.

Oh yes, this will almost certainly end well.

Have a pleasant evening.

23 May 2016

Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - Option Expiry on the Comex - History Lesson

"The problem of the last three decades is not the 'vicissitudes of the marketplace,' but rather deliberate actions by the government to redistribute income from the rest of us to the one percent. This pattern of government action shows up in all areas of government policy."

Dean Baker

"Most of them became wealthy by being well connected and crooked.  And they are creating a society in which they can commit hugely damaging economic crimes with impunity, and in which only children of the wealthy have the opportunity to become successful. That’s what I have a problem with. And I think most people agree with me."

Charles Ferguson, Predator Nation

"If the IMF’s staff could speak freely about the U.S., it would tell us what it tells all countries in this situation: recovery will fail unless we break the financial oligarchy that is blocking essential reform. And if we are to prevent a true depression, we’re running out of time."

Simon Johnson, The Quiet Coup

I think it is telling, if not a bit amusing, that the two presumptive presidential candidates are not only disfavored but actually despised by a greater percentage of the people than ever before.

Well, it tracks with the arrogant propensity to continually misprice the risks, thinking that we can be as gods, and the market is our instrument of service.

Besides 'it is different this time' the most damaging assumption about what comes next is 'well, it has not happened yet.'

The madness of greed and hubris that drives all this will serve none but itself.

Let's see if gold will provide us with any meaningful movement on the chart formations.

Silver needs to hold 16.

Have a pleasant evening.

History Lesson
Tsar Nicholas II:  I know what will make them happy. They're children, and they need a Tsar. They need tradition. Not this! They're the victims of agitators. A Duma would make them bewildered and discontented. And don't tell me about London and Berlin. God save us from the mess they're in!

Count Witte:  I see. So they talk, pray, march, plead, petition and what do they get? Cossacks, prison, flogging, police, spies, and now, after today, they will be shot. Is this God's will? Are these His methods? Make war on your own people? How long do you think they're going to stand there and let you shoot them? YOU ask ME who's responsible? YOU ask?

SP 500 and NDX Futures Daily Charts - Sell in May and Go Away

If you have some gains in stocks, in general, you may wish to start thinking about taking the money and sitting the next round out.

But let's see if the market confirms this with the next move up or down.

Have a pleasant evening.