By now, you're all aware of the pretty technical formation we call an FUBM. Another one that we occasionally get to see is the FUCME. Let's watch for one today into tomorrow.
To no one's surprise, the criminal C/C/C raised margins on gold last night. They did this under the cover of darkness and at a point when gold was about to go parabolic. Gold margins get raised and the S&P reverses. That's a handy way to stop the rally. The S&P is now up 22 points and gold is down....brace yourself...$24! Definitely NOT the cascading waterfall that the C/C/C had hoped for. Oh, they might get some follow-through selling later this morning so I've provided you with some support levels on the chart below. However, I'm expecting at least a mini-FUCME to form over the next 28 hours. Why? Would you want to be short over the upcoming weekend? Really? I didn't think so. Expect some short-covering tomorrow as well as regular buying. This will halt the current slide provide new momentum for next week. One word of caution...I do not expect further margin hikes. Usually, they only come one-at-a-time. However, as we all know, if the criminals are dead set on killing a market for a while, they can raise margins as often as 5 times in 9 days. IF we get another margin hike tomorrow or over the weekend or next week, the C/C/C will have made clear their intentions to all.
Silver continues to suffer from the same disease that has plagued it for weeks. Namely, low open interest and high margins leads to a shallow group of buyers who, once they stop buying, are easily overrun by the Forces of Darkness. Up goes silver. Down goes silver. You end up with a chart like the one below, with lines all over it. Dazed and confused. I still think silver rallies over the next three weeks but days like this one sure make it difficult to be a believer.
That's it for now. I've got the following lows so far: $1755.20 in the Dec gold and 38.06 in the Sep silver. Watch those level closely for an indication of whether my FUCMEs for this morning or overnight and into tomorrow.