“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






Friday, November 23, 2012

Trader Dan taking some time off from the KWN Metals Wrap this Weekend

I am taking some R&R this weekend so will not be doing my regular weekly radio interview with Eric King over at King World News but please tune in regardless and listen in to Bill Haynes and my substitute for this week as I think you will enjoy the broadcast.

Gold Sharply Higher in Yen terms and Euro Terms

Remember that recent call by the Japanese for more yen printing by the Bank of Japan?  Obviously this was not lost on the gold market. Can anyone say "Deliberate Currency Debauchment"?

If that is not enough, the Europeans, not wishing to be outdone by the Japanese in the sense of who can debase their currency the fastest, continue to drone out about coming to the aid of Greece. Their remedy - print more money.

I have a bit of counsel to the political and monetary authorities. Why not just cease and desist ALL TAXATION OF YOUR CITIZENS COMPLETELY. You obviously can conjure into existence, out of nothing, all the money that you need. Why bother taxing anyone? Just print what you need and end the illusion of possessing any sort of discipline or ethics altogether.

At least that way your middle class will have something of their's left over before you bastards destroy what is left of their purchasing power.

Gold Clears Chart Resistance in Light Volume Holiday Trade

Gold has breached overhead chart resistance centered near the $1740 level in extremely light holiday trade. One thing to keep in mind about this is that pit locals are notorious for using these ultra thin trading conditions to go hunting for upside or downside stops. Since there is not the depth of liquidity that is normally present in the market, resistance to their hunting party efforts is minimal.

What this means for chart watchers is that one has to take the price movements with a bit of healthy skepticism. If the move is for real, it will hold on the resumption of trade during the next trading period. In our example - gold will need to remain above its breakout level of $1740 during both Sunday evening trade in Asia and during Monday trade here in the US.

The same goes for silver.

For today, the money flow is to the upside. All it takes is one or two hedge funds to start playing games and the locals, reading the direction of the money flow, enter the fray. The victims in this perfectly legal game of theft, are those who have foolishly placed stop loss orders and forgotten to cancel them during the holiday trade.

Lesson for traders - unless you plan on trading during these thin trading condition periods, get out of your positions before the holiday and wait for the return of the full week worth's of trading to re-enter. You might miss a move while you are enjoying some vacation but at least you will have the satisfaction of not enriching the pit locals.

It is the same for the S&P 500 which is witnessing a huge short squeeze. Thin trading conditions are allowing the locals to play.

This is where many of these guys make their annual incomes....