"Over a protracted period of good times, capitalist economies tend to move from a financial structure dominated by hedge finance units to a structure in which there is large weight to units engaged in speculative and Ponzi finance. Furthermore, if an economy with a sizeable body of speculative financial units is in an inflationary state, and the authorities attempt to exorcise inflation by monetary constraint, then speculative units will become Ponzi units and the net worth of previously Ponzi units will quickly evaporate. Consequently, units with cash flow shortfalls will be forced to try to make position by selling out position. This is likely to lead to a collapse of asset values."Hyman Minsky, The Financial Instability Hypothesis
20 March 2015
Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - That Was The Week That Was
Gold and silver had a very positive day today, running up to their short term overhead resistance intraday, and holding most of those gains.
The moves next week will be much more meaningful than this short term run up off a very oversold condition.
I am ready for anything, given that the character of the bucket shop has not been improved.
I have included the economic calendar for next week. There will be the *third* revision to 4Q GDP which, unless it is markedly revised lower to give some headroom for the next 1Q estimate, will likely be a trip to the snoratorium.
The macroeconomics and global situation are much more significant, even if the domestic trade and commentary barely gives it an exceptional nod or acknowledgement.
Remember me in your prayers, as I remember you.
Have a pleasant weekend.
Posted by Jesse at 4:23 PM