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  1. ecoface

    GOLD

    Oh well; GS seems to call the exact same today. http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/09/13/gold-under-1000-an-ounce-dont-rule-it-out-says-goldman-sachs/
  2. ecoface

    GOLD

    I haven't posted for a year or so, but thought I would throw this in. We're in for a re-test of lows, and down to c.1000-1050 USD, to flush out all but the strongest of bulls, before the final explosion. I think this latest aggressive correction of 6 months or so, is far too short. If I have learnt anything from this crisis over the last 5 years, it is that change happens over a much slower and longer timeframe. Behavourially, there are too just too many pundits, talking heads, and "experts", expecting a rally up to 1425-1550, and very few expecting another fall. Expect a rough ride. I'll come back in 3-4 months to see how this fairs.
  3. Dominic, Did I hear your voice doing an advert for a BBC2 programme a couple of nights ago? It sure sounded like you!!
  4. ecoface

    GOLD

    It was screwtape files. Excellent blog : I've been tracking it ever since.
  5. ecoface

    UK House prices: News & Views

    I went heavily short on BDEV yesterday. (as well as Ftse)
  6. ecoface

    GOLD

    Has anyone contemplated the concept that the recent peak was the equivalent of the mid 1970s peak of 800 after which there was an 18 month correction, before the final 4.5 year explosion? If there is massive deleveraging and deflation in 2012 and 2013 which looks a real possibility, then gold will really have to prove itself. For those of a view that history often repeats itself, gold in late 1974 was at 800 (inflation adj) and dropped to around 380. A similar repeat pattern now would result in gold dropping from 1925 to 950. It took 2 years for the rapid rise from 350 to 800, then 2 years to go back to 380. This current cycle from late 2009 (at late 900s) to Autumn 2011 (also 2 years), could forseeably be mirrored by the same drop over the same duration, so a mid cycle bottom in Autumn 2013. Such a correction would flush out almost all investors. It would also mirror the classic bear trap stage of the Awareness Phase of the anatomy of a bubble. (see the graphic yourself as can't pin it). How many of you are placed to handle a fall for 18-24 months down to $950, as that is one pattern that is reasonably feasible. This kind of thinking doesn't threaten the long term bull position. It kind of makes sense if one views that this depression will take another 4-5 years post 2013. By 2018 we could see gold at over $4300 (i.e. using inflation adjusted figures the POG went from 800 to 1800 = 2.25x). If there is one thing I have learnt from the last 3-4 years of crisis, it is that the change occurs very much more slowly than previous recessions. The gold bugs are very impatient, and the powers that be, far more resilient to radical change. The hyper-inflation arising from the QEs should only feed in, once we have had the second and more devastating dip of this depression. So, what do you good folk reckon of the mid 70s mid cycle argument? (I do recognise that this era is worse than the 70s, but place that to one side.)
  7. ecoface

    GOLD

    This is the biggest news for the POG for years. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/gold-rehypotecation-unwind-begins-hsbc-sues-mf-global-over-disputed-ownership-physical-gold
  8. ecoface

    GOLD

    WAY Too early yet. Still below 20 dma, and looks like end of Sept to me - need 2-3 days of this; sorry.
  9. ecoface

    GOLD

    For Brits it still looks okay; just shot through 50 dma at 1080. Next stop down 144 or 200? Don't be too downhearted yet
  10. ecoface

    GOLD

    Can anyone add their own view as to how this volatility in the lease rate will affect POG please? Gold Lease Rate Many thanks
  11. ecoface

    GOLD

    Blimey - gold just fell off the edge of a cliff and dropped $50! Who, or what is creating this? (Someone called a double top)
  12. ecoface

    GOLD

    Double top in GBP.
  13. ecoface

    GOLD

    Bull trap in gold coming in my opinion, sucking people back in thinking we will go up to 1900 again. H&S forming right now. Prepare for deep medium term correction back to 200+ dma in long term bull trend. There are strong signs in US that in the short term there will not be QE3 (yet). This will surely kill POG for a while. (ouch - already got a bashing from bugs).
  14. ecoface

    GOLD

    I was pondering the idea that the only way the authorities can instill confidence in their own monetary systems and currencies, is to allow interest rates to increase, albeit marginally. A very minor increase will surely induce a short to medium correction in POG.
  15. ecoface

    GOLD

    Just a quickie... How would POG respond to an increase in interest rates (however unlikely)? Thx
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