Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Here's How Google Tracks You (And What You Can Do About It)

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 11:45 PM PST

Ever get the feeling you’re being watched?

It’s because you are – and, as Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins details, for a rough proxy of this, use the browser extension Ghostery to see how many tracking scripts are watching you on a typical media site. (It doesn’t work for everything, but a large media site like Vice.com has 50+ trackers, with 40 of them focused on advertising).

Capturing this user data helps sites sell their inventory to advertisers, but a select few companies operate in this capacity at a whole different level. Google and Facebook are the best of examples of this, as nearly $0.60 of every dollar spent on digital advertising goes to them. They both have the sophistication and ubiquity to capture incredible amounts of information about you.

GOOGLE IS EVERYWHERE

Today’s infographic, which comes to us from Mylio, focuses in on Google in particular.

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

The search giant is massive in size, and there is a good chance you tap into Googleverse in some way:

  • Global market penetration for Android is 61-81%.

  • Google has a 78.8% market share for online search.

  • The company generates $67.4 billion in annual ad revenue.

  • Google processes two trillion searches annually.

  • 30-50 million websites use Google Analytics to for tracking.

  • There are 700,000 apps available in the Google Play store.

  • 82% of videos watched online come from YouTube.

  • In total, Google has at least 79 products and services.

According to Google’s documentation, it uses these services to pull out information on the “things you do”, “things you create”, and the things that make you unique.

SEE WHAT GOOGLE COLLECTS

All in all, Google tracks your activity history, location history, audio history, and device history. It also builds a profile for you for serving ads – age, gender, location, income, and other demographic data.

You can view and actually download this history by using a tool called Google Takeout.

Many people understand that their data helps support advertising revenues on websites they enjoy. Others are rightly concerned about their privacy, and how their information is used. Regardless of which category you fit in, becoming informed about how privacy on the internet works will help you craft an experience that best fits your preferences.

Major Markets at Turning Points

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 11:01 PM PST

Bonds have risen in a 35 year bull market. That bull market looks tired and probably peaked in July of 2016.   The U.S. Dollar Index recently hit 14 year highs. Has the dollar finally peaked?...

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NWO Collapse: Elites Fear Globalist Programming Failed

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 10:00 PM PST

The new world order can see the hand writing on the wall for their plans as Donald Trump has nearly been sworn in as President of the United States. The Financial Armageddon Economic Collapse Blog tracks trends and forecasts , futurists , visionaries , free investigative journalists...

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End Times Headline News - January 18th, 2017

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 08:30 PM PST

Pizza Gate made CBS! Its as real as you get for a smoking gun. News from around the world as it applies to us Biblically. The Financial Armageddon Economic Collapse Blog tracks trends and forecasts , futurists , visionaries , free investigative journalists , researchers ,...

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Gold - How to "Buy Low and Sell High" Like a Pro

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 08:13 PM PST

Learn about one group of investors who ACTUALLY know how to time the markets There's an old saying on Wall Street that goes "buy low and sell high." It's usually said in jest because it's a feat that's much easier said than done. History shows that most investors pile into bull markets just as they are about to end, and they do the opposite in bear markets: sell right near the bottom, when the fear is at its highest.

China cuts U.S. Treasury holdings to lowest level since 2010

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 06:22 PM PST

By Joe Rennison and Eric Platt
Financial Times, London
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

China cut its holdings of U.S. Treasuries by $66 billion in November, reducing its position in the safe-haven debt to the lowest level since 2010 as the country battles to stabilise its currency.

The acceleration in sales -- the largest monthly decline since December 2011 -- threatens a rise in U.S. interest rates if it continues and follows an unwinding in October that saw China cede its position as the largest foreign holder of U.S. Treasuries to Japan.

China has been selling its foreign exchange holdings in part to support the renminbi, which has fallen 4 percent against the U.S. dollar since the start of last year. The fall in Treasury holdings is part of a wider campaign by Beijing to stem capital outflows. ...

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https://www.ft.com/content/714117d0-ddd1-11e6-86ac-f253db7791c6



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Free candy bar more appealing to Californians than a free gold coin

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 06:14 PM PST

9:17p ET Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Writer and provocateur Mark Dice this week once again took to the sunny streets of Encinitas, California, just north of San Diego, to reconfirm the ignorance of Americans -- or Californians, anyway -- about the monetary metals, as he offered passersby the choice of a free 10th-ounce gold coin or a free Snickers candy bar. If the three-minute video Dice has posted at You Tube about his experiment is representative, he couldn't give away the gold coin and even sometimes had a hard time giving away the candy. At least one fellow accosted by Dice recognized that a social experiment of sorts was in progress, though he couldn't quite figure it out.

Odds are that Dice will not attempt this experiment in Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City, or Shanghai.

The video is posted at You Tube here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgUxF7gvYeE

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
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New World Order Globalization is Dying

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 04:00 PM PST

 World economic forum in Davos Switzerland is meeting for globalization but the brexit and Donald Trump have wrecked the party The Financial Armageddon Economic Collapse Blog tracks trends and forecasts , futurists , visionaries , free investigative journalists , researchers ,...

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Uncertain In 2017? Analysts Expect “Silver and Gold Rally Under Trump”

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 01:40 PM PST

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Silver In Medicine – Past, Present and Future

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 01:28 PM PST

Silver in medicine – past, present and future 

Silver has been associated with human medicine and healthcare for over two millennia. The ‘father of
modern medicine,’ Hippocrates, wrote  of  using  silver  to  improve wound  care around  400  BC,  and
during the intervening years silver has featured in a wide range of writings, most of which highlight its
capabilities particularly with regards to limiting inflammation and infection. The interest in silver in
medicine was probably spurred by long‐held knowledge that silver kept many perishable items fresher
for longer periods of time – for example, silver coins were often dropped into barrels of water and
milk on long journeys to slow their degradation. While it was not understood at the time, under these
conditions silver ions are formed which interrupt many microbial processes associated with spoilage.
It is this relatively simple piece of science which ultimately drove the medical community’s interest in
silver.

Gold, Silver, Stocks and Economics - Stock Option Expiry on Friday

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 01:26 PM PST

Gold Seeker Closing Report: Gold and Silver Fall Back Towards $1200 and $17

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 01:20 PM PST

Gold dipped $5.42 to $1210.18 in Asia before it bounced back to $1216.43 in late morning New York trade, but it then fell back off in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 0.82%. Silver rose to as high as $17.33 before it also fell back off, but it ended with a loss of just 0.52%.

Fielding my grandson’s questions about gold and banking

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 12:49 PM PST

My grandson had quite a day at school. He had learned that the economy had been suffering from things called Panics, capital P, during the 19th century and had another big one in the early 20th century. He had been told that responsible, public-spirited men like J. P. Morgan had organized a central bank to prevent those Panics. He and other bankers finally got the government to go along with their idea and pass it into law in late 1913. And wouldn't you know it — we've had no more Panics since then.

Fielding my grandson’s questions about gold and banking

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 12:22 PM PST

My grandson had quite a day at school.  He had learned that the economy had been suffering from things called Panics, capital P, during the 19th century and had another big one in the early 20th century.  He had been told that responsible, public-spirited men like J. P. Morgan had organized a central bank to prevent those Panics.  He and other bankers finally got the government to go along with their idea and pass it into law in late 1913.  And wouldn't you know it — we've had no more Panics since then.  

He looked doubtful, though.  He didn't understand what a central bank did, exactly.  And wasn't the Depression and the recent Financial Crisis kind of like a Panic, only called a different name?  And if those calamities were like Panics, then why didn't the federal reserve prevent them?

His teacher said that this country and most countries of the western world were on a gold standard during the days of Panics.  Economists and other people decided that the real culprit behind the turmoil was the gold we used as money.  So we got rid of gold for the stuff we use today . . . which doesn't come out of the ground . . . which comes from the government but is regulated by the people in charge of the federal reserve, which is not really part of the government, though they're close friends.

"Ok," he said, "so we have gold causing us and other countries all those Panics and we got rid of it.  But we didn't get rid of it."  He said his teacher told the class about the vault at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which houses gold for other countries.  The vault is 80 feet below street level and 50 feet below sea level.  He found that astounding.  The vault is protected by armed guards, CCTV, and electronic surveillance.  And the guards are trained marksmen.  

Then his teacher pulled out his tablet and read this to the class, which my grandson read to me from his smartphone:
There are no doors into the gold vault. Entry is through a narrow ten-foot passageway cut in a delicately balanced, nine-feet-tall, 90-ton steel cylinder that revolves vertically in a 140-ton, steel-and-concrete frame. The vault is opened and closed by rotating the cylinder 90 degrees. An airtight and watertight seal is achieved by lowering the slightly tapered cylinder three-eighths of an inch into the frame, which is similar to pushing a cork down into a bottle. The cylinder is secured in place when two levers insert large bolts, four recessed in each side of the frame, into the cylinder. By unlocking a series of time and combination locks, Bank personnel can open the vault the next business day. The locks are under "multiple control" no one individual has all the combinations necessary to open the vault.
He found this even more astounding.  "Why?" he wanted to know, "Why all the protection for something that's worthless?  Why even keep it around, except maybe for rings and other jewelry?"

As I started to answer he interrupted me.

"That bank stores the gold of other countries.  Fort Knox vaults the gold Americans once had.  And it's a piece of work, too." 

He told me the depository was on an army base, and the building that housed the vault was made of North Carolina granite.  When the government ordered Americans to turn in their gold coins they melted it down into bars and shipped them by rail to the depository under heavy guard.

"But it's not just gold stored there," he said.  The place is so secure the government stored the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution there during World War II — the original documents.  It also held four exemplified copies of the Magna Carta, which had been on display during the 1939 World's Fair in New York.  

 "And get this," he added, again reading from his smartphone:
During World War II and into the Cold War, until the invention of different types of synthetic painkillers, a supply of processed morphine and opium was kept in the Depository as a hedge against the US being isolated from the sources of raw opium.
"What's going on?" he wanted to know.  "Drugs are bad, gold is bad, right? They're against the law.  But we protect them like our very lives depended on them."

"You want an answer."

"Yeah.  Why didn't government just dump the gold into the ocean or drop it down a volcano?

"For that matter, why did the government order people to turn it in?  If they didn't want people using it for money, why not just say it was no longer legal.

"I checked the Constitution during study hall.  It says no state shall coin money.  It also says no state shall make anything but gold or silver coins a tender in the payment of debts.  Since the federal government is prohibited from doing anything not explicitly authorized by the Constitution, that would mean private mints would coin money.  Right?"  

I told him I couldn't answer his questions on the constitution, other than to say it's become a dead letter, meaning that men in power have used tortured arguments to interpret it to suit their purposes or have ignored it altogether in the name of "national security."

I told him when "national security" is used to justify any government action we're either at or headed for a dictatorship.  He agreed.  Then I attempted to fill in some other blanks he left.

Explaining why we went from gold to fiat paper money

A central bank, I explained, is a bank only to its member banks, not to people like you or me.  It holds its members' deposits as reserves on which the commercial banks can issue loans.

At the time of the Fed's creation in 1913 gold and to some extent silver were still legal money in the United States.  Holders of gold or silver coins could walk into stores and buy things with them, or deposit them in banks.  In some cases they could get banks to exchange notes for coins, though that became uncommon after 1917 when commercial banks began shipping their gold off to regional federal reserve banks where they were added to the banks's reserves.

People, thereby, lost the use of gold coins and became acclimated to paper.  They were confident, though, that if they really wanted the gold the paper money promised to pay, they could get it.

That confidence crashed and burned in 1933 when FDR ordered Americans to turn in their gold coins — or else.  They were given assurances of the necessity of the heist — which has also been called a "gold recall," as if the gold itself were defective.  It was a national emergency, and Americans knew the government took away their rights in a national emergency.  

Many of them recalled the social environment of World War I where people could get arrested for reading the Bill of Rights publicly.  And during the American Civil War Lincoln suspended habeas corpus and ordered the arrest and imprisonment of anyone challenging his policies.  Even the Constitutional Convention amounts to a violation of rights inasmuch as the delegates created a new government rather than revise the charter of the existing one, as they were empowered to do.  I suppose they would have said 'national security' required the ditching of the old government.

When Roosevelt delivered his first inaugural address he referred to the depression as an emergency comparable to war, thus setting up his listeners for some drastic measures.  Later, when he ordered people to turn in their gold, he told them not to worry.  The paper they would be using was good stuff, guaranteed.  Gold was preventing a recovery — somehow — even though the classical gold standard had been ditched almost two decades earlier.  If that doesn't make sense rest assured monetary issues were complicated, and only the best and brightest could untangle them.  And Roosevelt had those kind advising him.  Besides, one of the best and brightest had said the gold standard was a barbarous relic, and it was obvious prices were too low, and the only way to bring them up was to manufacture more money.   But how are you going to do that with a scarce commodity like gold?  

Pension Funds Need Gold before It’s Too Late

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 12:14 PM PST

While most pension fund managers shy away from gold, they do so at their own risk and the risk of their pensioners. As a non-correlated asset to bonds, stocks, and other paper-based investments, precious metals are key to true diversification. It's time for pension fund managers to break out of their Wall Street groupthink and include a meaningful allocation to physical gold and silver bullion for protection against inflation and financial turmoil.

Jim’s Mailbox

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 12:13 PM PST

Jim, Five Trump statements — good for gold? CIGA Gijsbert Opinion: Gold Prices Could Soar If Donald Trump Says Any One Of These Five ThingsJanuary 18, 2017 Five Trump statements Trump is unpredictable — that much we know. But regardless of his target — a country, a company or a person — gold is one... Read more »

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All American people need to see this: MARTIAL LAW Agenda NEW WORLD ORDER! Evidences 2017

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 12:00 PM PST

cyber attacks is our government doing it. all of united States problems began with Clinton's, leftist, bush's, Obama, all your government and celebrities who our out to destroy America. The Financial Armageddon Economic Collapse Blog tracks trends and forecasts , futurists , visionaries ,...

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TF Metals Report: Questioning the generally accepted narrative

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 11:36 AM PST

2:36p ET Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Taking inventory of the convention wisdom about the financial markets in 2017, the TF Metal Report's Turd Ferguson notes today that it's not doing so well. His commentary is headlined "Questioning the Generally Accepted Narrative" and it's posted at the TF Metals Report here:

http://www.tfmetalsreport.com/blog/8103/questioning-generally-accepted-n...

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
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Judge Napolitano’s take on Obama commuting Chelsea Manning’s sentence

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 11:30 AM PST

 Judge Andrew Napolitano weighs in on President Obama commuting the sentence of former Army private Chelsea Manning. The Financial Armageddon Economic Collapse Blog tracks trends and forecasts , futurists , visionaries , free investigative journalists , researchers , Whistelblowers ,...

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End of 2017 Gold Up & Dollar Down-Nomi Prins

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 11:17 AM PST

Jim and Bill, The latest is called "End of 2017 Gold Up & Dollar Down-Nomi Prins." Best-selling author Nomi Prins says two of the big wild cards are Donald Trump and Europe. Prins explains, "The biggest wild card is a combination. Trump is a wild card, but so is Europe. Right now, the political lens... Read more »

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Gold – 38% Fib Reached

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 08:18 AM PST

Gold has tagged the 38% Fibonacci retracement of the previous intermediate cycle. This is the most likely spot for gold to drop into a half cycle low if it’s going to produce one. Dips are buying opportunities in the advancing phase of an intermediate cycle.

Donald & the US Dollar

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 08:16 AM PST

John Connally, President Nixon’s Secretary of the Treasury, once remarked to the consternation of Europe’s financial elites over America’s inflationary monetary policy, that the dollar “is our currency, but your problem.” Times have certainly changed and it now appears that the dollar has become an American problem. In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, the soon to be 45th President of the United States believes that the greenback’s strength – up some 25% against a broad basket of currencies since 2014 – is now “too strong,” “killing us,” and has hurt companies trying to compete overseas.* A top Trump economics advisor, Anthony Scaramucci, reinforced his boss’ sentiment adding that “we must be careful of a rising dollar.”

Gold Up 5.5% YTD – Hard Brexit Cometh and Trump Wants Weaker Dollar

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 08:13 AM PST

GOLD PRICES UP 5.5% YTD – CONCERNS OF “CALAMITOUS SELF-HARM” TO EU FROM BREXIT AND TRUMP DOLLAR COMMENTS SUPPORT GOLD Gold prices extended their run of gains to a seventh session and added another $12 to $1,215 an ounce yesterday. Gold prices have consolidated on those gains today and are now up 5.5% in dollar and sterling terms and 5% in euro terms year to date.

Nomi Prins: The Reality of Trump’s Market Euphoria

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 07:29 AM PST

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Economist and bestselling author, Nomi Prins joins Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert on their radio talk show Double Down to discuss the market euphoria surrounding the election of Donald Trump just after the election.  The conversation, in retrospect, is more relevant than ever as the incoming cabinet nomination hearings unfold.

As the markets are hitting levels never seen before, just listen to the hoopla over the Dow Jones flirting with breaking 20,000 points, the question is – why have investors fallen so hard for the prospect of Trump at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave?

The radio hosts introduce the banking sector nirvana undertaken at the prospect of having a true ally in Donald Trump.  To better explain the market euphoria following Trump’s ascension to the White House, they turn to Nomi Prins who is a former managing director at Goldman Sachs and various other Wall Street banking institutions.

Nomi Prins started off the conversation regarding the markets by referencing a quote closely connected with P.T. Barnum saying, There’s a sucker born every minute. "On the one hand there is market euphoria. On the other, it has to deal with the speculation of Trump's ability to spur growth, jobs and infrastructure building. Somehow the belief that he is going to get a Republican Congress to agree to a massive budget proposal that will topple a trillion dollar bill has rallied attention – but that is never going to happen."

"Some of the market action has been attributed to growth, on the other hand there is an actual attribution to the deregulation of the banking sector… which will happen. Between those two things we have had a 'double rally.' We are ultimately going to pull back on the growth because Trump will likely not be able to do what he has set out to during the election promise period."

Nomi Prins and Trump Market Euphoria

The author was then asked about the influence of Wall Street on the incoming President where she explained, "Trump does indeed have the outside personality. It is irrelevant to the fact that he is now part of the political and financial establishment. This is by virtue of the people he has had around him for decades and by virtue of the people he will have around him while in Washington."

When asked about the incoming administration and the promise of bringing jobs back to the United States from major corporations like Apple and Carrier, Prins' noted, "The euphoria here, beyond what it can do in the deregulation of markets, is largely misplaced based on reality.  He can get tax breaks to corporations, and he probably will. That is something he can get through. That is a platform issue and Congress will vote for. That is a standard Republican and Democratic action, it happens under both parties.”

“But to actually give big corporations an incentive to bring jobs back, domestically, that will compensate for that cost (whether based on market shrinkage, or the overhead cost) could be overwhelming compared to any tax incentive to do that."

When asked about the Goldman Sachs and the big bank rally under Trump, the former Wall Street insider indicated, "The incoming administration will deregulate Wall Street. They will also deregulate for small and medium sized banks. In terms of the big banks, there will be an even larger euphoric nature in terms of the deregulation that will happen. This deregulation will relate to the types of things they can trade, the hedge fund related activities. Dodd-Frank was super weak, while touted as a groundbreaking regulatory Act it has not made the big banks smaller, it hasn't made them less complex.

"In fact, the top six banks are nearly 40% bigger, in terms of the assets they are holding, than they were before the global financial crisis. They still control nearly 95-98% of the derivatives and trading securities in the country. What will happen is that the percentage in which Wall Street had to refrain from certain segmented trading activities (hedge fund to private equity related activities) will probably be dialed back. This will mean that there will be an ability to speculate more from the trading desks of banks. This was the very thing that exacerbated the financial crisis, and the one thing to a minimal extent that Dodd-Frank was able to mitigate."

To hear the complete interview on this market euphoria for Trump covered by Nomi Prins together with Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert CLICK HERE.

Regards,

Craig Wilson, @craig_wilson7
for the Daily Reckoning

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Chart of the Day - 38% Fib Reached in Gold

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 07:09 AM PST

Gold has tagged the 38% Fibonacci retracement of the previous intermediate cycle. This is the most likely spot for gold to drop into a half cycle low if it's going to produce one. Dips are buying opportunities in the advancing phase of an intermediate cycle.

Gold, Silver and Bitcoin Soar As Trump’s Comments Cause US Dollar To Plummet

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 06:50 AM PST

We have stated that Donald Trump would be the cause of a barrage of news and market movements. He’s not even President yet and it has already begun. In a Friday interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump said the US dollar, which touched a more-than 14-year high about two weeks ago, has gotten “too strong,” against the Chinese yuan. He told the WSJ, “Our companies can’t compete with them now because our currency is too strong. And it’s killing us.”

Long USD... Another Crowded Trade

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 06:24 AM PST

I just sent out a reference from ZeroHedge on the unusual number of VIX shorts there are. In other words, a very crowded trade. That reminded me that an even more crowded trade is the USD longs. ZeroHedge had this to say, “Until last night's Trump statement that the US dollar is overvalued, it was smooth sailing for Wall Street's momentum chasers, who happily piled into what until recently was Wall Street's most crowded trade. How crowded?

Breaking News And Best Of The Web

Posted: 18 Jan 2017 01:37 AM PST

US stocks drop, gold and silver stable at multi-week high. Brexit process begins. Protesters and police gearing up for Trump inauguration. Earnings season starting well for banks and miners. Global debt continues to soar, especially in China. Fake news debate rages. Trump and Merkel trade insults.   Best Of The Web 2017—Shades of 1937 – […]

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Bitcoin and Gold - Outlook, Volatility and Safe Haven Diversification

Posted: 17 Jan 2017 08:03 AM PST

– Recent performance of Bitcoin and Gold – Price outlook – Bitcoin, China and capital flight – Exchanges of value? – Can bitcoin rival gold as a safe haven? – ‘Bitcoin vs Gold’ or ‘bitcoin and gold’? – Importance of diversification – Conclusion: A monetary and financial revolution?

Rally in Gold and Gold Stocks Has More Upside

Posted: 17 Jan 2017 06:21 AM PST

Gold and Gold stocks have rallied as expected and the consolidation in the miners in recent days looks bullish. GDX and GDXJ have digested the recent recovery quite well as Gold is testing resistance around $1200/oz. While the price action portends to more gains so does the breadth in the miners as well as short-term structure in the US$ index and bond yields.

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