"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


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Gold Lower but Holding Above Support

Considering what looks more like a non-stop avalanche of selling in the mining sector, the yellow metal is holding relatively well. It has bounced off the first level of support shown on the price chart that comes in very near to the $1700 level.

Failure to remain above this level will allow the market to move lower towards the $1680 region where it can be expected to find some buying support.

To get the least bit of excitement going, gold will have to clear $1740 and remain above that level before it rattles anyone other than the most short-term bears.

Today, a story out of the financial press indicated that demand for Gold had fallen somewhat over the 3rd quarter. The World Gold Council indicated a drop of 11% over the same period last year. That seemed to spook some buyers. Throw in the fact that crude oil was lower, in spite of the simmering tensions in Israel (crude stocks are building significantly due to the pathetic condition of the economy), and any fears of inflation took a back seat today.

It also did not help the cause of the metal with the S&P 500 continuing to reel under selling pressure. Today was not a good day for Apple and that set the tone for most of the market.

We'll see how the metal closes out the week tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Dan. The mining shares closed under the last level of support you made on your HUI chart. These are very difficult times for mining stock investors.


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