05 June 2014

Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - Pop Go the Weasels

Gold and silver liked Marvelous Mario's new negative interest rate policy for the ECB this morning. There is not a lot of doubt in my mind that they took a hit the past couple of days after option expiration to dampen any rally possibilities over what should surely be a big positive for the precious metals. Such are the ways of a currency manipulation.

So what next? Non-Farm Payrolls tomorrow, and Wall Street has set up what ought to be a real softball number of 215,000 headline jobs added, at least in the SIXTH year of The Recovery™.

If there are any more bad numbers to get out of the way, now would be the time to do it, because the midterm elections are drawing closer and closer, and the comps don't need to be increased for the months before an important event. That is certainly something that Wall Street and Pennsylvania Avenue have in common.

I am not so concerned with the short term movements in markets these days. Things will play out as they play out. Draghi's plan to institute negative interest rates on cash is significant, and don't let anyone make you think that is not. 

Have a pleasant evening.