Friday, October 17, 2014

the chain of coincidence

some inquiring North Dakotans wonder if the recent slide in oil prices isn't contrived to clear our man-camps of roughnecks in order to convert the facilities to Ebola quarantines.


Monday, September 22, 2014

ISIS FAQ

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

S&P 500 Total Return Index / Gold Ratio ($SPXTR:$GOLD)

the recent high in this ratio closely matched the geometric mean of the 1999 top and the 2011 bottom of 2.771 (actual high was 2.821).



so that is a 50 per cent retracement on a logarithmic scale.

I also see some similarity in the chart pattern over the last year and a half and the topping pattern from 1997 to 2000. obviously the time frame and magnitudes are different, but structurally they look similar.

I've received a handful of emails this year asking me for my outlook on the stock market. I try to point out that I haven't made an accurate call on stocks since the Fall of 2011, so I'm not sure why anyone would take anything I say regarding the broader market seriously. but, still, I've had a numerological target in mind for some time: 2004 on the $SPX. recent highs have come to within less than a per cent of that number, so the recent weakness doesn't surprise me. but a retest or even minor new highs wouldn't surprise me either. plus, what I am looking for at this point is a sizable correction, not necessarily the advent of a full-on bear market. that remains to be seen.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

title

ok like a 5 per cent move for gold stocks today, seems to have everyone excited. so for all you clamoring for an update on the PM complex charts:



so I bought some bottoms the last few months, got the entire account in FSAGX, overall cost basis of 19.51. don't have a clue what's next, but I'd sure like to keep moving the next couple months, didn't figure I'd have to continue updating this trade and fucking charts this long as it is. I'll let you know when we start selling.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

random poem generator

he's too lazy
to be abusive
she's gone crazy
and so allusive

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

PMC charts update

here I am just going to update some of the precious metals complex charts we've introduced over the past months.


so the PMC weighted index has indeed fallen back to the former neckline we highlighted. however, prior to the current retracement, it popped above that old shoulder resistance. so now I'm in the position of seeing a downside target met, but one that had been contingent on a resistance target that didn't hold. what to do? well, I already did it, before even updating this chart this evening: I bought more FSAGX -- a lot yesterday and another lot today. So now the account is 80 per cent invested in gold mining stocks.

here's an update on the PMC WI CROC*


the CROC had flirted above the neutral line for a bit there, but has since fallen back below the previous resistance. that's ok with me; it just that sentiment in the complex has backed off. I look for the upward trend line to hold.

the major area of concern should be the rapid deterioration of the PMC ratio index:


this has fallen all the way back to December levels. something like a 70 per cent retracement of the rally. that's alright, the recent fall has a capitulatory look to it. that kind of decline often transitions into a 'V' shaped rally. I'm sinking into subjective visual 'analysis' here, but I don't apologize.

so yeah, I've bought more gold stocks, might buy a little more, depending. the complex isn't behaving particularly badly in my mind -- it raced up quite fast and now stepping back. I'll get concerned if silver hits a new low and/or our ratio index does.


*Consolidated Rate of Change

Thursday, March 13, 2014

John Denver International Airport

as we are flying through Denver tomorrow, I joked to Lisa that they should name the airport "John Denver International Airport", after he passes away of course. Lisa's like, I think he's already dead, didn't he die in a plane crash?