Melman on Gold & Silver
July 2011 by Leonard MelmanPerhaps the most important phase of our chart analysis work is to find indicators that have proven reliable in the past in terms of providing indications of future market direction. One of our favorites is the “Bank Index,” better known by its trading symbol, BKX.
There is little question that the crisis in Europe completely dominated world financial headlines last month. We saw nations such as Finland, Austria, France, Belgium and Hungary, which had previously appeared untouched by developments, suddenly become vulnerable to higher domestic interest rates.
I must admit to taking some degree of pleasure in anticipating the excuse-making which will probably come out of the "Global Warming" camp to explain away a truly startling announcement.
Reservers and resources are very important to prospectors and miners, but they may be vague terms to some.
It’s been no secret that the prices of gold and silver have been moving upward at a fast clip in recent months. Gold has soared 27 percent so far this year. There has not been a significant drop-off in production, so it’s been evident that an increase in demand has been a part of the force driving the price upward.
Recent reports could be pointing toward a genuinely important change in direction for the American economy and it is a change that could be positive for the precious metals over time.
After six years of primarily sideways action, gold broke decisively to the upside by breaking above strong resistance between $1,350 and $1,400 by soaring to near $1,450 before correcting moderately.
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