There are many, and we fall in this camp, who associate gold with an inherent preservation of wealth. This has been true throughout history but with intervening failures during some time frames. Failure may not be the most apt expression, but many detractors are happy to point out those times when gold did not retain its status as a wealth preserver and, in fact, losses were on the table for many who paid a price higher than for what their gold was sold. It happens. The net result of gold being a wealth preserver, however, holds true, but with periodic, and some times substantial, yet temporary, reversals. This time will be no different.
Value is subjective, reflective of one’s feelings or opinions. In the minds of those who value gold, throughout the ages and around the world, this precious metal is deemed to have an intrinsic value superior to most other assets. The well-used adjective, intrinsic, is also subjective, construed as essential, belonging naturally in its association with gold. In the end, “intrinsic value” is elusive, a figment of one’s mind.
Price is objective, not dependent upon one’s feelings or opinions for price is an actual number. The subjective value of gold is somewhat intertwined with the objective price of gold through the natural laws of Supply and Demand. The latter are a function of what is available (demand), in relation to the desire to have what exists (supply), The desire to acquire can be greater or less than what is available, and that is what eventually determines price…
Debt around the world is in the trillions and has never been higher at any time in history. Even worse, financial derivatives are 10 to 100 times greater with no hope of ever being able to control them once the markets reverse to the downside…
Financial Armageddon is waiting in the wings. At some point, it will be unable to be controlled and financial disaster will prevail around the world. At that point, the price of gold will no longer be in control, and it will become subservient to the value of both gold and silver…
Who will survive? One group will be the owners of physical gold and silver. Of course, they will be subject to confiscation, theft, and government control, among others. That will be a small price to pay for having preserved and, more than likely, greatly enhanced the value of their holdings. Trade and barter have always existed, and the demand for concrete, as opposed to paper or digital (non)-“assets” ensure value will prevail.
When will that process begin? Unfortunately, that never-ending question has no viable answer. It will not happen one day sooner than when it begins, and that is not as nonsensical as it may seem…and now to the charts.
Gold: Monthly Chart
The actual monthly close will be on Monday, but a single day is not likely to materially alter the chart interpretation. The takeaway from this and every other time frame is that a strong rally is not imminent. In fact, we are more likely to see more of the same. The potential for positive change always exists, but until we can see such change developing on the charts, more sideways activity will continue.
Gold: Weekly Chart
TRs (Trading Ranges), are the least telling as to direction. Right now, price is almost at the center of the TR and can go in either direction without changing the TR, at least until there is a decisive breakout, either way.
Gold: Daily Chart
More of the same…nothing revealing.
Silver: Monthly Chart
Silver remains weaker, relative to gold. For July to prove its potential for change, price needs to follow through to the upside, or, at a minimum, have a shallow correction.
Silver: Weekly Chart
The comment on volume in the chart is the most positive statement we can make.
Silver: Daily Chart
Why say more than what the chart clearly reveals?
Financial Armageddon is waiting in the wings. At some point, it will be unable to be controlled and financial disaster will prevail around the world. Who will survive? One group will be the owners of physical gold and silver. Trade and barter have always existed, and the demand for concrete, as opposed to paper or digital (non)-“assets”, ensure value will prevail. When will…[all this] begin? Unfortunately, that never-ending question has no viable answer. It will not happen one day sooner than when it begins, and that is not as nonsensical as it may seem.
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