Has the secular bull market in gold ended? (Part Two – Bearish arguments for gold)

22 April 2013

Bullish arguments in favour of a continuation of the secular bull market in gold were laid out in this post.

This post will lay out the bear case. But first, some charts to consider and form the backdrop of our discussion. The first set of charts are 3-year weekly charts of gold, silver, and the ETFs GDX (gold miners) and SIL (silver miners).

3 year chart of gold (weekly)

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Gold and silver decisively break multi-year support

16 April 2013

In a previous blog post last month, I ascribed a greater than 50% chance that gold and silver will break down below long term support. This prediction has come to pass.

Take a look at the short and intermediate term charts of gold and silver respectively.

One year (daily) and Three year (weekly) charts of Gold

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Long term gold and silver charts revisited

02 March 2013

Let us revisit the long term charts of gold and silver. I contend that since the early stages of the secular bull market, both precious metals clearly exhibited an alternating pattern of 6-9 month upswings followed by 15-18 month consolidation phases.

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Gold and Silver — At critical support

01 March 2013

Gold and silver are at critical multi-month support. Attached below are the 3-Year Weekly charts for both the gold and silver spot price. As can be seen from the charts, gold is near the critical support band of 1540-1560 per ounce, whilst silver is near the critical support band of 27-28 per ounce.

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