Friday, 23 August 2013

See for significant updates this week in the precious metals market.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Recent Article Links

Will Silver's Upside Price Action Continue?
on Thu, Aug 22 • SLV •

As In Previous Quarters, This Is A Very Important Week In The Gold Market
on Wed, Aug 14 • GLD, NUGT •

Is Silver Setting Up For Significant Upside Price Action This Month?
on Fri, Aug 9 • GLD, SLV •

Today's EchoVector Pivot Point Chart And Analysis: Silver
on Wed, Jul 31 • SLV •


Gold Charts: Warning In February Still Valid Today
on Mon, May 20 • GLD, GTU, IAU •

Gold Chart: Price May Be Right, But Is Timing?
on Wed, Feb 27 • GLD •

Gold Chart: Cyclically An Important Week In Gold
on Mon, Feb 11 • GLD •

Sunday, 18 August 2013

GLD ETF 2-Year Daily OHLC Chart Update for Article "As In Previous Quarters, This Is A Very Important Week In The Gold Market" Monday 19 August 2013


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Wednesday, 14 August 2013


Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, but may initiate a long position in GLD, DGP, UGLD, NUGT, GTU, IAU over the next 72 hours. (More...)
This week three quarter ago I alerted the gold market to what then was a cyclically important week in gold. The two weeks of trading that followed proved to be of great interest to participants worldwide. The price of gold fell significantly, trading down from around $160 on the GLD ETF to a low just below $151, a fall of over 5.5%.
Then on February 27th, When gold was bouncing off a seeming near-term bottom and many analyst where again filled with risk-on enthusiasm for the precious metal, I suggested that regardless of price level, a more prudent time to enter gold was closer to the end of June. See "Gold Chart: Price May Be Right, But Is Timing?"
On May 20th I also put out a third article on gold titled, "Gold Charts: Warning In February Still Valid Today" in which I warned that this year's seasonal down-pressure was still likely not over. The wisdom of February's article had become fully apparent by then, with gold prices down another 20%, and the GLD near $131.
In my May article I reiterated the importance of patiently waiting for the end of June to find a positive risk-reward re-entry time-point for gold. Another final leg down was forecast. As it ended up, it would have been hard for me to have been more correct, with gold falling further in June to a closing low on the GLD the week of June 27TH below $116.
This first half of 2013 did in fact prove to be an historic sell-off in gold prices. My model then indicated a strong buy signal on June 27TH, the week it was forecasted due in, which I had also published at my website,
This week the GLD has risen from its June's lows to a high just above $129.50, and as in previous quarters, now may be time to look at gold's favorable fundamentals.
1. The timeliness of annual seasonality coming in for gold prices. August is often a key month for gold.
2. Unemployment remains a chronic and unresolved problem, with an uncertain outlook, which is often a positive for gold prices.
3. Federal Reserve tapering issues still remain on-again off-again blurry, and a continuing dovish Fed monetary posture regardless remains likely, also positive for gold.
4. Chinese gold buying remains strong (even though some headlines may suggest otherwise) with China likely becoming the largest gold purchaser in the world on an annual basis this year.
5. Gold Mining stocks have also begun to rebound, which may be an indicator of better production cost to expected metals price ratios (which also makes miners particularly interesting as an alternate gold investment). The NUGT ETF this month is outperforming.
6. And gold is still considered a viable hedge by some analyst against a correction in stock prices (which some analysts are anticipating sometime this fall, if not sooner).
The following chart updates my chart from February of the GLD ETF illustrating how waiting until about the beginning of July has been a very good annual risk-on risk-management strategy for gold since July 2009.
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Now, this week is particularly important for the gold metals going forward into August's primary option expiration, and also going forward into the three week's thereafter, from an EchoVector Analysis Perspective. Last year, the three weeks that followed options expiration proved particularly strong on relative price strength basis within an annual echovector perspective.
Zooming into this perspective on the chart below, we see (highlighted in red) the currently active annual echovector running to this week's current high on Monday from its coordinate echo-back-week high on the corresponding Monday one year ago. We also see this year's coordinate green extension vector (symmetrical to the prior four years) leaves prices additional room to rise from current levels -- a rise to the $135 price level on the GLD, before reaching parity. If prices hold up this week going into expiration, this may indicate gold might be staging for a nice price lift in the following weeks that could last well into mid-September.
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If gold does not hold up the next few day's going into expiration, or shows little or no following lift next week, we could see the annual echovector start to pivot downward again with gold potentially revisiting its summer lows in the near term. Keeping a close eye on this time-period, as well as the impacts of the quarterly echovector, the bi-quarterly echovector, the tri-quarterly echovector this week and next could help signal early gold's price bias and movement on into fall. In the chart below each of these key echovectors is highlighted. Notice the relatively strong downward momentums each of these three shorter term echovectors presents. The quarterly echovector is highlighted in solid white, the bi-quarterly echovector is highlighted in solid yellow and the tri-quarterly echovector is highlighted in solid blue-purple. Each of their currently corresponding near-term August option's expiration low coordinate forecast echovectors are highlighted in the respective spaced-color equivalent.
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If gold's price stays above the red-spaced annual coordinate forecast echovector going into options expiration and for the several days thereafter, each of these shorter-term echovectors will begin to pivot upward. This could add additional bullishness to gold prices going into the following weeks, and strengthen potential price level gains from any annual seasonality that may be in effect. Traders and investors will want to focus on these dynamic echovector perspectives in the few days ahead. This potential added bullish scenario would be a very positive technical outcome for gold prices in the near-term.
It currently appears that the risk-reward ratio to any risk-on position may begin to increase dramatically the week of primary options expiration in September on an annual echovector perspective basis. However the longer-term 4-year presidential cycle echovector, coupled with this potentially positive short-term scenario, could propel prices higher beyond September. This is illustrated in the following chart.
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Will the price of gold start to shine again soon, and gold break out above the $130 level, setting this potential bullish scenario in motion? Fundamental arguments have been presented by many analyst for this possibility the last several weeks, and crucial technical support for this possibility may also be forming this week as presented in this extended analysis. How to measure and interpret the next several days of trading price action has also been discussed. And the possible ramifications to gold's outlook this fall, and into the remainder of the year have been discussed. This is an important week in gold. So now may be a very good time to re-assess gold's near-term attractiveness and its eventual longer term potential standing within your portfolio.
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Friday, 9 August 2013

Today's EchoVector Pivot Point Chart And Analysis Update: Silver

Today's EchoVector Pivot Point Chart And Analysis Update: Silver

This year's dramatic gold and silver price declines are big news. However, since July price lows, some gold and silver analyst are suggesting a price bounce may now be underway, particularly in silver, which at a fundamental level may possess certain additional positives.
Silver is used more broadly than gold for industrial purposes. Silver demand overseas, particularly in Southwest Asia, has recently been reported to be reaching record levels. Silver coin demand in North America is stronger than ever on certain measures. HSBC, a significant bullion bank, sees silver prices remaining in a new and lower trading range this year, but still sees a potential upside target for the precious metal over that is 3 points higher than its current price occurring sometime before year's end. Recent options activity in silver also appears more bullish. Some indications of possible supply growth reductions in silver in the near-term currently exist. And forces inducing the central bank's generally loose monetary policy in the United States, high unemployment level in particular, appear unresolved.
In late August I presented "Today's EchoVector Pivot Point Chart And Analysis: Silver" which also looked at silver's annual price chart from an EchoVector Price Analysis Perspective highlighting occurrences of silver's annual price pattern symmetries' and the possible near-term trading implications of them. Significant symmetries were presented. I focused on the SLV ETF chart as my proxy for silver metals market price action. Today I would like to also provide a very interesting update to that SLV price chart I presented as well.
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Looking at today's chart update, we can see once again very clearly the significant symmetry that emerged in the key active annual echovector (highlighted in solid red) running to this year's current price low on Thursday June 27 from its corresponding echo-back-date low one year earlier on Thursday June 28, 2012.
Thursday this week we had a gap open in the SLV, with good price extension through lunch time, and a close near the high of its daily trading range.
And very interestingly, we can now also see that the annual echovector to Thursday August 8 from its corresponding annual echo-back-date of Thursday August 9 2012 is a parallel, and that this same echovector momentum and powerful price symmetry coordination is still very much in effect.
This year's green highlighted time-price box which corresponds to last year's coordinate green time-price box (which continued last year until silver's price 'broke out' last August 20), and these boxes symmetry, also remain very much intact, and continue in remarkable coordination.
We can very interestingly see that this year's ascending green echo-price support vector located within this year's green box also served as the gap opening price support level in Thursday's relatively strong price action.
As I mentioned in July's article, analyst may find last year's price action and this year's effective symmetries very suggestive from an echovector pivot point perspective, and for forming their silver price outlook. And the next several week's could prove particularly interesting in this formulation. If a reasonable price echo and its extension in this period of August or September doesn't occur, additional short selling pressure to new price lows could form on a technical basis.
Silver's strong price up-draft last year occurred once prices broke out of the trade box in August after last August's significant 3RD Saturday options expiration date. This strong updraft and positive price extension lasted well into mid-September. These past price movements and patterns may become particularly significant to trader's as we move into this year's corresponding week's, given this year's current active price symmetries and coordinated price momentum currently active at these key time-points and their echovectors.
Thanks for reading. And good luck in your silver investing and trading!
Disclosure: I am long SLV. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.
Additional disclosure: I am long SLV. I have a current swing trading position in SLV initially opened Friday August 31 2013. I may be looking to possibly add to my position as this week and month progress.
This article is tagged with: Gold & Precious Metals

Monday, 5 August 2013

Treasury Long Bond: Today's EchoVector Pivot Point Charts And Analysis

Treasury long bond prices have seen difficult times recentlySince the beginning of May this yearand shortlyafter the Federal Reserve hinted it was developing a schedule for winding down its $85 billion dollar per month bond purchasing programFed 'taperingspeculation hit the bond market hardand sent the price of bonds down rather quicklyand quite dramaticallyAn 8drop occurred during just that first month of Mayfrom about $124 to about $114 as measured by the TLT ETF.

Andalthough the Fed has since attempted to mitigate its language and posture to indicate that purchasing will remain steadythe bond market has continued to weaken furtherInvestors have elected to continue their strong preference for rising stocks.

June remained poor for bond pricesseeing The TLT drop another 6 points from $114 to $108and setting up an additional early July drop to nearly $106before the damage to prices seemed to halt.

Many article's followedwith some analysts seeing bonds stabilizingand again 'becoming a buy', while other analysts warned of continuing price weakness into the end of the yearand potentially beyond.

On balancetreasury long bond prices did stabilize through much of the remainder of Julyfinding continued technical support in this new price rangeHoweverlast week's mid-week FedSpeak activity apparently provided little additional support to bond pricesandin factbonds broke down to new annual lows the very next dayon Thursdaybefore coming to last week's end.

In this contexttoday is a good day for review of a price chart of the treasury long bond from an EchoVector Pivot Point Analysis Perspective for occurrences of possible price symmetries that may be forming within this past week's and monthscontextand to review these symmetriespotential trading implicationsThis coming week is sure to be a significant week in the bond market.

In this analysis I will review two primary EchoVector Pivot Point Perspectives for their price symmetries and for their individual and combined trading implications.

The first echovector perspective is a four-year daily price action chart of the TLT which highlights a current key active presidential cycle echovector and a 'fanof potential echo-extension vectors from a key presidential cycle echo-back-datefor context.

The second echovector perspective is a 2-year daily price action chart of the TLT which includes a currently active congressional cycle echovector which may be about to pivotand on which I will be focusingand several confirming shorter term cycle echovectors occurring in parallel also of interest.

I am using the TLT ETF and its price charts as a proxy for long bond treasuries market price action.


This first chart presents and highlights a key active 4-year presidential cycle echovector at work on Thursday 4/23/2103 along with that day's coordinate echo-back-date of Thursday 4/21/2009Although many analysts were advancing the position of moving into bonds as a 'safety playalternative against a possibly overheated stock market at this timeI was instead suggesting prudence and warning readers of a potential head-and-shoulders pattern in the makingand the wisdom of taking profits on the strong double-long swing trade opportunity alert I previously issued the week of March 11THThis chart highlights the rather overall precarious nature of this year within the last phase of this cycle.

A longer term chart highlighting the 8-year regime change cycle clearly shows the lows of mid-March 2013 and its correlate lows in both 2009 and 2005and active coordinate echovector support then each yearThe regime change cycle chart also shows the symmetrical price extension levels following in the second quarter of each of those yearsand indicates little price advantage going forward into the end either yearin factit reveals significant price fall each of those years insteadIllustrative charts regarding this additionally revealing analysis and context were posted on SeekingAlpha April 13THand can still be viewed there for a further long term framework for viewing this month's coming price action.

So farthe price behavior during this current phase of the presidential cycle is behaving consistently and coordinately subsumptive to the regime change cycle in which it occurs.


This second chart focuses on price activity and potentially revealing price symmetries occurring in the long bond the last two years.

Notice first that the active two year congressional cycle echovector for this past Thursday 8/1/2013 and its coordinate echo-back-date of Thursday 7/29/2012 is moving in significant parallel with the active presidential cycle echovector previously highlighted.

Note also in both 2011 and 2012 the following week presented strong pivot extension price pressure following The Fed's comments during the prior weekIn 2011 the price reaction to Fed comments was strong price uplift that was also coordinate with presidential cycle uplift of similar basing in the lower price range in 2007In 2012 the reaction was significant price down-pressure and price fallprices having already rallied to the upper end of the active longer term echovector price range.

Also notice the current price momentum and slope symmetry in the bi-quarterly echovector (6 monthsin solid aqua bluefor this year from Monday 7/22/2013 and coordinate echo-back-date Monday 1/22/2013and the parallel active annual price echovector for this past week's Post Fed low (in spaced red).
Also note how relative coordinate price weakness followed well into the middle of the following month from the end of July last yearthe end of January this yearand the end of July this yearand how this strong echovector slope and channel presently still appears intact.

This annual echovector price perspective and its price action might serve to argue as evidence for continued price down-pressure bias from a technical echovector perspectiveeven in the wake of both the active presidential cycle echovector's and the congressional cycle echovector's strong timing price up-biases going forward into this week in regard to potential weights on shorter term swing tradingWe should begin to notice a key pivot in the congressional cycle echovector this week if these longer term echoes happen to become mitigated by nearer term annual price pressureand contra-echoes begin to emergeThis week will prove very interesting.


Remaining nimble is the key this week.

I've mentioned that I plan to look at opportunities to add to a short term swing trading position opened last weekbut keeping my eye on the annualbi-annual and extremely strong quarterly down-pressuresand possible continuations thereas well as for a failure in the echo and similar extension in the 2 year congressional cycle echovector that could result in its pivotingI remain open to closing out my short term long in these eventsand considering a position reversalA breakout above an extension of the down-trending the aqua-blue bi-annual echovector highlighted which also reflects the slope of the active annual echovector for last week's price low would be reinforcing and bullishbut should be viewed within the context of the two presidential cycle echoing time and price length extension vectors going forward into the end of the year and the beginning of next year echoing within the presidential cycle and measured from this past spring's top.

Howeverregarding any longer term short positions that may still be open from that topI would consider them primarily potentially matureespecially in the short term and at the current level of extensionand possibly at riskand be ready to monitor them closely and test their cover within short term trading considerations.
f you believe the time has come to re-enter the treasury long bondI suggest using active and adjustable straddling positions to manage your exposure to general price level changes in either directionSetting advanced management straddles at key coordinate forecast levels is an effective and opportune measureand advanced trade strategy I think prudent to mentionSuch an approach to the bond market at this time could prove very valuable at engaging and effectively managing risk and reward.

One way to employ such a straddle would be to utilize the TLT ETF mentioned in this analysis by setting up an advanced trade technology approach (see "On-Off-Through Vector Target Price Switch"to positioning and position managementwith appropriate dynamic triggers and stops includedfor exampleat $106.50 on the TLT.

To perform the short side of the straddleset a short trigger below $106.50 on the TLT pre-programmed as a "repeating short trigger switchat this trigger level on reverse downtick action through the trigger pricewith stops set to activate on reverse uptick up-through actionTo perform the long side of the straddleset a long trigger above 106.50 pre-programmed as a "repeating long trigger switchon reverse uptick action through the triggerwith stops set to activate on reverse downtick down-through action.

I'm hoping the EchoVector Pivot Point Analysis Perspectives provided in this article help lend additional context to your potentially already broad and extensive bond market view and analysisand that they help you to further sharpen your clarity and insightI always recommend considering a broad range of cosiderationsanalysis and approaches when assessing the markets for any investment decision.

1Presidential Cycle EchoVector (4 Year): Long White
2Congressional Cycle EchoVector (2 YearDay of week): Yellow
3Annual Cycle EchoVector (1 Year): Red
4Bi-Quarterly Cycle EchoVector (6 Months): Blue
5Quarterly Cycle EchoVector (3 Months): Grey
6Select Support and/or Resistance Vectors and/or Related Price Extension Vectors (of Varied Lengths): Navy blue and/or Blue Purple
Thanks for readingGood luck in your bond investing this week.



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