So, the Fed was forced to show its hand last week and it wasn't pretty. Of course, gold and silver always fall precipitously whenever a Fed shill farts out some noisome propaganda about imminent tapering, so it stood to reason that gold and silver would be up BIG this week. Except both gold and silver were down this week.
That's why it's probably best just to use the charts. For example, I've mentioned many times here that on days when gold is flat but miners are getting killed, I always short gold. To my recollection, this trade has yet to fail.
And it didn't on Thursday/Friday:
Apart from that, I continue to keep an eye on relatively few charts here. E.g. the 144-day moving average, or even better, the 20-30 week "MA ribbon"(which corresponds to ~100-150 trading days, of course). I had pointed out that the overall trend is down until $1425 is broken on a weekly close, but the good news is that that level has fallen, probably to $1400.
They have not yet had a reversal, but they are getting close. If that were to happen, that would tell me gold is going nowhere this fall/winter, whatever the fundamentals may be, as I'd expect another string of white bars up before the next red bar. So far, all we have is the third small, standard correction in an incredible bull market for anyone trading these ratios.
And, I still suspect we won't see a daily bottom in gold until the top of the dotted wedge is hit by the ten-year yield measured in silver.
Then there's the very long term chart of the ratio of gold with the DJIA, which I pointed out was a big deal when it was broken not too long ago. (Similar charts with other stock indices). Looks to have bounced off of support. Another bearish sign.
In short, I think our financial Overlords don't want gold and silver to rise, and so they won't, until they have to, which for all I know could be several months or several years away. But who cares what I think, the charts aren't pretty (I'll try to use more colors next time).
Till next time ...