After a crazy and outrageously fun late week, it's time for a break. I'm trying to chill today and catch my breath but I'm having trouble relaxing. The metals, particularly silver, are poised to continue their relentless drive higher next week and I can't wait for tomorrow night so that we can get things rolling again.
As you know, gold has been making us a lot of fiat over the past six weeks and has, consequently, drawn most of our attention. This trend is changing so I want to start today with silver, instead.
If you're wondering about yesterday's rally, the answer can be found by looking at Thursday. I had told you to watch the 40.40 level very closely. Now you know why! When silver closed above 40.40 Thursday night, two things happened:
1) It frightened a lot of shorts and caused them to cover.
2) It inspired a lot of new, algo and TA-oriented longs to jump in.
The result was a $2+ up day. Now, if you think that was exciting, just wait till Monday. By closing above 42.30 yesterday, two very significant things happened:
1) The 10-day moving average bullishly crossed through the 20-day. Silver is now significantly above all four, main moving averages and all are pointing higher. This is very bullish from a technical standpoint and it will draw an even higher level of algo and TA-oriented longs into silver early next week.
2) Every single contract that was shorted since May 4th by The Forces of Darkness and their tag-along, smartypant buddies is now under water. As the techies drive silver higher, the pain of being short becomes increasingly unbearable. (Kind of like how we all felt being long back in May.) More short covering will ensue and you get a virtuous cycle of higher prices.
Therefore, expect more explosive moves and higher prices next week. The only potential negative is that option expiration for the Sep11 contract is Thursday. Whether or not this will serve to contain the advance is difficult to predict. One thing I do know, though: I'm very excited for Monday. Tuesday, too.
Gold was kickin ass and takin names early yesterday before coming in a little during the Comex session. The notice from Interactive Brokers about future margin hikes seemed to take some of the wind from gold sails. Though we must always assume the worst from the C/C/C, there is no justification at this point for further margin hikes. As discussed yesterday, the hike 10 days ago was brought about by an advance in gold price that had become disorderly. Since then, gold has only increased in price by about (not even 3%). It has been an orderly advance, too, with the only "disorderliness" showing up overnight Thursday. Again, the criminal C/C/C makes the rules and, obviously, they couldn't give a shit about what I think...but...unless gold rapidly accelerates early next week, I'm not too worried about another margin hike.
Here's the thing, though: I expect gold to rapidly accelerate early next week. The charts below look extremely bullish to me and, if silver continues rolling like I expect, gold could easily make a run at Santa's next angel of 1936. With enough momentum, it could also run toward 1950 and even 2000. IF that happens...particularly if it happens by, say, Wednesday...then you should very much be on the lookout for another margin hike. Got it? OK, good. Here are your charts:
OK, that's all for the metals. I'm going to take a lunch break and then get to work on some TA of select miners. If you appreciate all of the work that goes into this site and you'd like to buy my lunch, feel free to "feed me" through the "donate" button on the main page. The Turd is sincerely grateful for every token of appreciation he receives. TF
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