"When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe." … Frederic Bastiat

Evil talks about tolerance only when it’s weak. When it gains the upper hand, its vanity always requires the destruction of the good and the innocent, because the example of good and innocent lives is an ongoing witness against it. So it always has been. So it always will be. And America has no special immunity to becoming an enemy of its own founding beliefs about human freedom, human dignity, the limited power of the state, and the sovereignty of God. – Archbishop Chaput


Monday, December 12, 2011

Gold Breaking down out of its triangle formation

Gold has broken down through the bottom uptrending support line in its triangular consolidation pattern but thus far is holding horizontal support near the $1660 level. Failure to hold this level will send it down towards $1620 initially followed by a test of $1600 should that fail to stem the decline.

A rebound back above $1680 is needed to reinforce the support level at $1660.

The breakdown in the Euro following disappointment over the events in Europe this past weekend has sent the US Dollar strongly higher this morning and that is pressuring many of the commodity markets in general. The CCI, or Continuous Commodity Index, has moved to a new low for the year signaling investor fears of a slowing global economy and thus a dampening off of demand for many commodities in general.

Crude oil will need to stay above the $95 level to prevent a double top from forming on that chart.