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The Best Article On “What Happened to the Price of Gold & Why?”

What happened?! is the question so many are asking about Friday’s waterfall ingold-bubble-190x190 prices. A better question is, “Why?” Outside of the insiders, no one really knows. Yes, there can be some fairly cogent explanations, lots of glib answers, but no one knows, for sure. What we do know for sure is that the market is always the final arbiter [and this is what the market is saying:]

So writes Michael Noonan (http://edgetraderplus.com) in edited excerpts from his original article* entitled Gold And Silver – Bullish Hopes In Bear Market, Trend Wins.

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Noonan goes on to say in further edited excerpts:

…Friday, 12 April 2013, was a sign of desperation.   It may become known or apparent at some point in the future, but if we strictly adhere to the message of current developing market activity, as displayed in the charts, almost all market surprises occur within the trend…  Amidst all the bullish hopes for PMs to soar to considerably higher levels, the market trend wins, as it always does.

Our comments have not been immune to those hopes, as we have strongly advocated the purchase and holding of physical gold and silver, but the comments have also been qualified with the advice to not buy futures, simply because the charts were sending that very message.  The advice to buy and hold physical gold and silver is as important as ever. We have no clue what prompted the Western central bankers to crush the markets lower, but it will ultimately fail, as history as amply proven.

If you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs… If you can trust yourself when all men doubt…”  Edited from Rudyard Kipling’s “If”

The point is to keep a level head in what appears to be turmoil for the real turmoil is on the other side, the opposition to PMs as a known alternative to the issue of worthless fiat. We cannot say nothing has changed, for price just got lower, but the attempt to destroy whatever opposes fiat debt is obviously a high priority for central planners, and their message is very clear: they will stop at nothing to continue their fraud.  Nothing!

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Instead of trying to figure out the unknown, look at what is known for certain, and that is the results of the decision-makers who cannot hide their intent from the trail left behind – price and volume “footprints” for everyone to see – or for those who choose to see what too many overlook or ignore.

One point worth remembering is the charts reflect the paper market, and the paper market is in the total control of central banks, so you see what they want you to see, and what they want you to see is the apparent failure of PMs to do well.  They are succeeding, to that extent. Everything else central planners are doing is failing, and there is little reason to believe they will succeed in this game plan, either.

The trend is always the number one factor, then the location of price within the trend. Gold is moving sideways, but still within an overall bullish condition, based upon the facts presented.  The current location within the trend is neutral to slightly negative.

Gold: Monthly Chart

GCA M 13 Apr 13

Insiders will never reveal their “hand,” especially the central banking cabal, but we can read what they are doing, overall, by the clues left behind.  Within the down channel, there was a definite clue in the weakness of the last rally that failed to reach the upper channel line.  Weak rallies within a bear trend inevitably lead to lower prices.  As we always say, one can never know how the market will unfold, and certainly no one was prepared for how current market activity unfolded on Friday.

Gold: Weekly Chart

Curiously, the overall volume for the week was not that strong.   We construe that as an indication that the number of weak sellers and stops was not that great.

GCA W 13 Apr 13

 

…The trend is very much a fact.  [First par. after 2nd chart, plus 3rd chart, Comex Prices Manipulated?  http://bit.ly/YYX5HV]

One truism to always keep in mind about the markets is:  “Anything Can Happen.”  Friday was one of those days.  Remember it in that context.

Gold: Daily Chart

GCM D 13 Apr 13

Silver: Monthly Chart #1

Silver is already under the 50% retracement from swing low to swing high, which is a general indication of a weaker trend.  The bullish spacing is smaller than gold’s, but price is holding support a little better.

As with gold, no one knows how much lower silver can go, and there is no evidence of a turnaround.

 

SIA M 13 Apr 13

 

Silver: Monthly Chart #2

We certainly held out “hopes” for a turnaround in previous analyses, still not arguing against the tape for taking a long position in the futures, and as a consequence, did not even consider the short side.  That is what a bias will do.

 

SIA M 13 Apr 13

Silver: Weekly Chart #1

As pointed out below, given the manner of how price unfolded within the TR, it cannot be a surprise that price continued lower.  The extent of Friday’s decline was a surprise, and it goes back to the importance of knowing,  “Anything Can Happen.”

 

SIA W 13 Apr 13

 

Silver: Daily Chart

All anyone can do is wait to see how the market reacts to Friday’s sell-off.  It never pays to guess or anticipate, and no one anticipated how price declined so much.  Let the market inform us as to what the next development will be, for the market is never wrong, and the market never lies.  Trust it.

 

SIK D 13 Apr 13

 

Editor’s Note: The author’s views and conclusions in the above article are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original post. Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor.

*http://edgetraderplus.com/market-commentaries/gold-and-silver-bullish-hopes-in-bear-market-trend-wins

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