Sunday , 3 December 2023

Noonan: “Where’s the Beef?” We See None in the Charts for Gold & Silver (+2K Views)

…Fiats have an unbroken track record of failing throughout all of history. Gold also171686-gold-silver-bars has an unbroken track record of being a store of value for over 5,000 years.  Yes, there have been hiccups along the way, and we are in one now.  It is what it is, but what it is is also an incredible buying opportunity at “fire sale” prices….[That being said,]  the charts of the paper-tracked PM market [begs the question]  … “Where’s the beef?”  Where is the substance of anything?  We see none in the charts. Take a look. Words: 610; Charts: 4

So writes Michael Noonan ( in edited excerpts from his original* article entitled Gold And Silver – Contrary To Popular Belief, Paper Is The Bellwether For Near-Term Precious Metals.

 [The following article is presented by  Lorimer Wilson, editor of and the FREE Market Intelligence Report newsletter (sample here) and may have been edited ([ ]), abridged (…) and/or reformatted (some sub-titles and bold/italics emphases) for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read. This paragraph must be included in any article re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.]

Noonan goes on to say:

How long will it take for a final bottom to occur in PMs? No one knows….When will fiat inflation come?…The bigger question…is: When will PM price “inflation” show up?…[The answer:]…gold never has inflation problems.  Its counter-measure in fiat currencies always does.

For us, the surest signs of problems will show up in those New World Order (NWO) paper markets, aka COMEX and LMBA.  They are the bellwether to watch, for as long as price is captured in these so-called markets, the price of physical gold and silver remains captured within them, regardless of anyone’s opinion of the paper markets. Why is that? It should not be, but it is.

Looking at the “faux” paper markets, they are like any other chart of any other market, they go up, down, and move sideways.  Like any market, it takes time to turn a trend. From a down trend, a market usually goes sideways, allowing for smart money to cover shorts and establish longs.  We will not pass on the merits of smart money already accumulating positions, albeit in the physical market, not in paper, and that could create an exception to a sideways move and lead to  a V-Bottom, where price explodes to the upside.

In either event, a look at the charts of the paper-tracked PM market [begs the question] … “Where’s the beef?”  Where is the substance of anything?  We see none in the charts [as shown below].

Gold – Weekly Chart

Weekly trend remains down.  There was evidence of a potential upside breakout rally two weeks ago but no follow-through.  It is possible last week was a supporting retest, but that will have to be confirmed by higher prices in the week coming, or gold will continue to languish in its paper malaise.

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Gold – Daily Chart

The daily shows what is needed, more clearly than the weekly…If paper prices are to continue higher, there should be more evidence of absorption in the coming week.  If not, this market remains weak.

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Silver – Weekly Chart

Silver is a totally different market.  Unlike the labored retest in gold, note how labored the rally effort has been since the week-ending 21 July wide-range decline.  It could be a reflection of the manipulation of the paper market, which makes a degree of sense, for the natural law of supply and demand has been missing during the JPMorgan take-down.

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Any argument for a silver recovery remains a fragile one until that market shows demand in the form of strong rally bars on increased volume….

Silver – Daily Chart

SIU D 3 Aug 13

Charts do not lie…if you were to take all of the PM pundits, along with the sky-high predictions of where the price of gold and silver are to be, and stack them all against a few charts, based on results, who/which has been more accurate?  All pundits have been way off, as to timing, and continue to be. [I rest my case!]

[Editor’s Note: The author’s views and conclusions in the above article are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original post. Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor.]


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1. Noonan’s Unique Approach to Technical Analysis Says This About the Silver Market

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3. Noonan: NO Evidence of Change in Downward Trend In Gold & Silver…Yet


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5. Noonan: Charts Suggest NO Ending Price Action In Either Gold or Silver – Take a Look!

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6. Charts Provide Certainty – Not Opinion: Here’s What They Say About Gold & Silver

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8. Gold & Silver: Don’t Wait for the Bottom – “Average Down”. Here’s Why


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  1. They been saying that for years about the dollar, its not likely going to happen in our lifetime, although it may happen but not anytime soon.

    I think gold and silver will continue to rise with some ups and downs along the way just like anything else in life.

  2. One thing I believe and that is that those that are supplying the numbers being used in Charts are gaming them in order to make the charts look better than they should!

    The Central Bankers are playing US day by day and the longer we continue to “wait and see” the further into debt we all will be while they shift ownership of PM to themselves at ever lower prices because they are now “forcing” US to sell our PM holdings in order to use their paper money (which is being printed at ever increasing rates) to conduct business and/or live…

    This is why I say that then the reversal happens it will be DRAMATIC and I expect to see most Countries to devaluate their Currencies at the same time (say at a rate of 100 to 1), which will then allow all of them to juggle their books while at the same time reduce what they pay out in what used to be called “benefits”!

    I’m guessing that $100 USD will become about $1 U$D (US New Dollar).

    Expect to see the talking heads saying “that two decimal places is not that bad, especially since many other countries currencies 3 or more decimal place…”.