Silver to $44

Tue, Aug 9, 2011 - 9:53pm

In the past 24 hours, we can now count four, separate attempts at the 1770 level by the December11 gold contract. We can also count four, immediate Cartel actions to hammer price back down. However, the lows are getting higher and the pressure is mounting. Will the Forces of Evil be able to contain gold through the night and into tomorrow or will they again be forced to retreat to higher ground? I suspect we will know very soon.

Take a look at these three December gold charts. I've tried to draw the same trendline on each. Note the savagery of the beatdowns as gold eclipses 1770. Santa warned us weeks ago that The Cartel also knows that 1764 is a very significant level and will thus defend it vigorously. They have and they are. Will they be successful? You'll know by following the trendline I've drawn and watching the triangle close. If I had to guess, our Asian friends also see this chart pattern and they will make a run at putting the EE into a submission hold later tonight. We'll see. It will be great theater.

Now, what I really wanted to talk about this evening is silver. I've scoured the internet for the most reliable and accurate analysis of today's events. I of course found it at Trader Dan's site. Please take a moment to read it and then come back. Go ahead, I'll wait.

Ahh, glad you're back. OK, where was I? Oh yea...silver. I've lifted the most important chart that Dan posted and re-printed it below. (Thanks, Dan!)

Notice that the CCI has averaged one big drop per month for the past five months. Each drop has lasted from 4-7 trading days and has been followed by a rather significant rally. The current drop just finished its fifth day and, with all of the hubbub from The Fed today, is almost assuredly going to bottom tomorrow if it didn't already bottom today. Anyway, my point is...we're about to see another 2-4 week rally in all of the commodities. Yes, copper, crude and the grains are going to rally. More importantly, I think we can feel very confident that silver is not going much lower, if at all. In fact, I bet we saw the lows today, in the beatdown on the Globex. So, from here, what can we expect? Given that silver rallied almost 25% in July, during the last CCI rally, I think a reasonable target for silver is $44 before Labor Day.

Adding to the ammunition are the utterly amazing OI numbers in silver. The latest numbers are basis Monday and show a total open interest of just over 114,000 contracts. We almost certainly lost a few more today. For perspective, the last time OI was this low was late June...right about the time the CCI bottomed!

So, there you go. I may look like a complete fool by this time tomorrow. Rigged and manipulated markets can do that to you. But, I'm sticking with it. $44 silver by Labor Day.

Have a great evening!! TF

10:05 am EDT UPDATE:

I do not have a new post this morning for two reasons:

1) I want to leave this current post as the "main story" for most of the day.

2) I'm busy watching an epic and breathtaking battle in the Dec11 gold contract.

As I type, our side is winning but just barely. Watch the 1780 level very, very closely. Above there, The Cartel will be forced to give up and retreat to safer ground. It looks almost certain that this is going to happen. As I watch the order flow, the bids are very strong and unrelenting. The chart looks like it's about to squeeze them, too.

I've got a last of 1777. Stay close and keep your fingers crossed! TF


The global stampede of investors rushing into the safety of a 6000-year old currency has completely overrun The Cartel's defensive positions between 1770 and 1780. I have a last of 1789 in the Dec11. If headlines don't change in the next six hours, expect explosive gains in the overnight Asian trade, too. Personally, I'm darn glad I took off my spreads yesterday and went "open-ended". Looks like lots of gains to come!

Speaking of which, isn't it great to see silver participating...FINALLY! The chart below was printed before the recent surge through $39. Keep the faith. Silver looks great!

More as conditions dictate. TF


30 minutes to go on this historic day. Gold is $20 off its highs but I'm not at all concerned. In fact, the chart below might be one of my all-time favorites. All of the smarty-pant shorts who had faith that their evil Cartel buddies could hold the line at 1780 just got smoked! HAHAHA! Rather predictably, the "market" has given back the $20 it added on the back of the short's pain and that's OK. Nothing has fundamentally changed and its looking more and more likely that we'll head into the overnight session with " a lotta mo", just like Mr T!

Clubber Lang - Best Scenes! (From Rocky III, Mr. T)

Full update soon. TF

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Aug 10, 2011 - 2:48pm


Miners have been riding the DOW down all this time, we finally have a decoupling from the market ( I hope ). During DOW declines miners have followed, so if as I noted above, we can get a green DOW we ( miners ) will move much higher. As Larry noted we should already be $18 bucks higher. but that is not the case. Do what is best for you in your personal situation. If quick gains are it take the money and run.

Me Ill gamble a little longer lol.

Cheers to you.

Aug 10, 2011 - 2:47pm

Thanks Shill.. ...will hold

Thanks Shill.. ...will hold and see how it keeps looking. ...May ride it out a much longer time into the Fall even.. ...I don't think this will be a losing trade this Fall.. .....would maybe like to hold these and just add on any smackdown later.

Off to work (which I should be doing while I'm staring at my accounts) ...see y'all..

Tom L
Aug 10, 2011 - 2:47pm


If TRX refuses to move, I'm going to take what they give me and accumulate OTM calls now. They just look too much like free money waiting for someone to pick up and run with.

That person might as well be me.


Aug 10, 2011 - 2:46pm


Are you having fun yet???

Sounds like a very good day my friend

Tom L
Aug 10, 2011 - 2:43pm


Got out of those MFN Aug $16's at $0.515. Paid $0.20.

AUY look tired in the near term (15 min) Put a small hedge on. Sept $12's at $0.17.

We'll see how that works out.


Aug 10, 2011 - 2:39pm

I stopped a while ago... (Your eyes will catch up in a minute)

Thats hell-scarius... Ahahaha!!! (but disturbing)

Aug 10, 2011 - 2:39pm

When I bought these calls,

When I bought these calls, Shill, I split my paltry few fiat papers between 25 gdx calls and 10 hl calls. (I only had about $500) ....As I said to Labottleme.. I am underwater with the hl while those OTM gdx's are shining. ....And my hl was much closer to being in the money ...go figure!

Yes.. I'm watching. I'm not good at timing any of this ..but thinking to let this ride this week (?) at least ...and then see what re-entering would look like after the smackdown I think is coming later in the month. ..Anyway.. ....I probably sound like I don't know what I'm talking about. ......and there might be a really good reason for that. :D

Thanks for 'being' there.

Miners do look better today.. ..They are easier for me. & hold...

Labottleme, yes.... I *hate* the red stuff staring at me and I just want them to take it off my screen. lol.

Edit to add: ..Tesla.. you make me lol.

Aug 10, 2011 - 2:37pm


Okay...I've had enough now!...Please stop shaking me...or my friend will be paying you a visit!!!...

Mr Pregnant Prank Calls The Dentist "BAD TEET" "America's Health Care Exposed"
Aug 10, 2011 - 2:35pm

Gold says

"I got lotsa Mo, Balboa' LOTSA Mo. You too Gensler, Geithner and Berstank, ya hear me??? Buncha damn sissy boys, I'm'a bitch slap all y'all."

Great clip Turd. Mr. T sure looked fierce in his first appearance on the silver screen when I first saw it back in the day. Dude was CUT UP bigtime, especially back then. So glad he's a cancer survivor, in real life he's as sweet as they come in Hollywood.

And Tom L: you Sir are livin' large. Way to go.

Aug 10, 2011 - 2:34pm

GDX to 78

Was on the charts and should have happened last year... but fundos and charts don't include massive manipulation of the entire sector. Now that the Cartel is on it's heels we're going to get there soon enough.

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