Richard Postma - The Doctor Is In – Mon 8 Oct, 2018

Doc’s Not Worried About The Pullback In PMs Today

With gold and silver moving down today Doc joins me to state why he is not concerned about the metals markets. While not expecting any major pop there is support at slightly lower levels.

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  1. On October 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm,
    Paul says:

    Doc if we get a pop in gold what is your target by end of year? What about GLD, upside test 118?

  2. On October 9, 2018 at 4:55 am,
    Ozibatla says:

    I believe gold and silver have been backed into a corner in recent times. Unfortunately they seem to be quite sensitive to many various subjects, sometimes through misalignment of facts, whilst on other occasions through nothing more than jawboning, propoganda and sensationalism. For example: gold goes down on the assumption of an improved global economic outlook diminishing safe haven demand, with money favouring the general stock market. Yet it also appears to go down on reports of economic slowdown news hitting the airwaves which in turn puts pressure on commodities markets. Not to mention other factors such as margin calls.

    I also hear that gold is widely viewed as an inflation hedge. When the economy turns up, so too does inflation to an extent yet gold suffers due to the aformentioned interest in other markets when economies improve. If this remains consistent then gold should be viewed more as a “geopolitically uncertain safe haven” investment rather than an inflation hedge investment. That is unless of course inflation were to become runaway type. I wont mention hyperinflation as that seems too negligent and unlikely in the near term.

    I realise that the yellow metal currently sits in unfavourable times whether viewed in an going bear market or in the infancy stages of a bull market and therefore has to ride out these mundane times. Im simply trying to make sense of PM markets along with others, especially during this era of so much misinformation, lies, deceit, greed and hidden agendas.

    There have been many so called bullish factors arise for gold (and silver by default) recently ie: favourable COT structures, surging bullion and coin sales, historical seasonal strength, ongoing geopolitical turmoil, reduced interest in other alternatives (cryptocurrencies) and so on. However those factors have amounted to little positive effect on gold.

    Golds current chart does not look very good and if it were to venture into another cascade down then it would be less than 10% above the low of December 2015. That is nearly 3 years ago and therefore alot of apparent good work wouldve been undone if this were to eventuate. Purely hypothetical I know.

    It would seem the only consistent force affecting the PMs is the inverse relationship it shares with the dollar and so one would do well to look at the dollar first and foremost when attempting to hypothesise where PMs go next. But who really knows because at the end of the day, there is a certain amount of guess work relied upon.

    It is becoming increasingly apparent, that many areas around the world are feeling stress. Theres the ongoing trade war with China and the US, emerging markets continuing to struggle, housing bubble slowdowns in some areas of Australia, the never ending battle within the Euro and just today the IMF has downgraded growth outlooks in most areas of the world. In essence they think the world economy is starting to cool. Im not saying we sit on the precipice of another GFC event but if things go to sh*t and theres the inevitable panic that spreads like wildfire due to globalisation then is it not reasonable to assume sell offs and margin calls eventuate throughout? Furthermore, will we see fresh lows in gold and silver?