Shit's gettin' old.
OK, The Bad Guys have been doing their Masters' bidding for three weeks now. Since the introduction of QE∞, the metals have been aggressively capped. Gold has been contained, first below 1780 and, ultimately, 1800. Why? Pull up a long-term chart. Once through 1800, gold will almost immediately press forward to 1850 and then 1900. Silver has been capped, too. The $35 level was defended first but the main target is near 35.50. Once above there, silver will quickly advance toward 37.50.
The Cartel defense of these levels has been consistent and aggravating. But also predictable. I mean, seriously, were you at all surprised by the beatdown earlier this morning? If you were, you haven't been paying attention. First, there was the Globex smackdown of 9/17 followed by similar action the next morning:
We gave it a week and it happened again:
Just three days later, they began attacking during the morning, instead:
The real desperation began this week. Here is Monday:
And after taking a break yesterday, they came back again today:
On the bright side, price has since rebounded somewhat while the dollar has continued to slide lower and the London PM fix was again quite busy with new multi-month highs in both $gold and eurogold. The remaining sand is rapidly pouring through the hourglass now and resolution to this seemingly endless capping event is near.
And a heads up. I bought another Dec12 $8 corn call this morning just as I suspected I would earlier this week. I like this chart a lot and we have another crop report due next week (I think). Regardless, a move here through $7.65 should lead to some additional short covering and fresh buying. This should shove corn back toward $7.85 and, once back above there, $8+ will soon follow.
Lastly, just an update on our bullion affiliation with GBI and the Hard Assets Alliance. Though I am still enamored with their platform for buying, storing and even trading metal, I certainly understood the frustration from some regarding their $35 "account setup fee". Apparently they've gotten enough negative feedback now that they've decided to do away with the fee. So, if you haven't already, I invite you to check out the HAA site. Your purchases there help to pay the bills here so please give them your consideration. Thanks!
I hope that everyone has a great day in preparation for what should be a very interesting BLSBS day tomorrow.