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Cracks Forming in Stock Markets Suggest of Looming High Powered Volatility

Cracks are forming in an equity bull market that’s been devoid of major price swings for months – and you might miss them if you don’t know where to look. Don’t be lulled to sleep by near-record low stock market price swings. Before you know it, shares will be getting whipsawed around, just like the good ol’ days. At least that’s what official measures of volatility are suggesting.

Gold Price Movements Indicate Levels of Fear & Uncertainty in Global Markets

At the top of the list of what the stock market hates is uncertainty, while gold typically rises when there is fear and uncertainty in stock markets. The price of gold (see above chart) has been rising & its volume spiking. Our advice would be to keep an eye on the gold market to measure just how much fear and uncertainty there is in global markets about our new President.

Stocks And Precious Metals In Extreme Territory

The S&P 500 is relentlessly climbing to all time highs, driven by monetary bazookas of central bankers around the world. On the other hand, the precious metals have only been recovering from a disastrous year (2013) and are in search of a solid bottom. So now what do we look forward to?

The Long and the Short of Gold Investing

There are two types of gold investors: those trying to make money on short-term market timing and those looking for long-term asset preservation – Finishing 2013 down 28% seems to have sealed its fate in the eyes of the short-term speculators.

Is Gold Still a Safe Haven? Gold Price Action Indicates Otherwise

A potential US debt default would seem to be a crisis custom made for gold, but the price action of late is telling a different story – Since government shutdown on Oct 1st and while potential for a historic default exists, the gold spot price has fallen & delivered negative returns.

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