“Woe to the land whose king is a child and whose leaders are already drunk in the morning. Happy the land whose king is a nobleman, and whose leaders work hard before they feast and drink, and then only to strengthen themselves for the tasks ahead”. (Eccl 10: 16-17)


"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






Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gold - 4 Hour Chart

While Gold has had a nice recovery off the recent lows and managed to climb back above the psychological resistance level of $1600, it is nowhere near out of the woods as of yet until it can AT THE MINIMUM push back above the resistance level noted in blue on the chart. That comes in near $1625. Technicians will be watching to see if it could then muster enough buying to take it above $1650. There are a fair number of buy stops located above there which market bulls would love to set off. Whether or not gold could reach them is as of yet unclear.

For now the technicals are bearish so many will be looking at rallies as selling opportunities whether for unloading stale and/or underwater long positions or to initiate new short positions.

Bulls are attempting to hold the line here but they have more work to do.