Silver and Gold Price Forecast: Gold and Silver Update

Silver and Gold Price Forecast 2013

Gold and Silver Rally Relative to the Dow

Since the last update, the Dow has had a rally which exceeded the previous all-time high. The rally appears to be nothing significant, since it was likely just a retest of the previous breakdown – See the Dow -chart below (from freestockcharts.com):

Dow for silver price forecast

Dow for silver price forecast

As previously stated, I believe the Dow to be the main obstacle to Gold and Silver’s major rallies. So, just as I expect the Dow to drop violently, I expect a violent rise in gold and silver at roughly the same time. This is because it is likely the same panic that causes the Dow fall that will make value to run towards gold and silver.

Also, let us not forget the bigger fractal pattern on the Dow chart (70s vs current) – charts from yahoo finance:

Dow for Silver and Gold Forecast

Dow 70s Fractal

Dow Chart for Gold Forecast

Dow current fractal

The top chart is the Dow from 1968 to 1974, and the bottom one is the Dow from 2008 to 14 June 2013. I have illustrated how these patterns are alike by marking similar points from 1 to 6. The Dow is now really stretching the possible timing for the collapse to an extreme.

In my opinion, the only thing possibly keeping the Dow from crashing now (if it is not busy crashing now), is the fact that we are not in October (its favourite peak month), yet.

Note that we are still in the period of risk aversion, as explained in my previous update, which creates the ideal conditions for the Dow to fall while gold and silver eventually rises. Gold rallies during periods of risk aversion are often the most aggressive ones. An example of a gold rally that occurred during a period of significant risk aversion was the one from July 2011 to early September 2011.

During that two-month period gold rose from $1480 to $1920 (a good 30%), while the Dow fell about 13% at the same time.

Silver and the Gold/Silver Ratio

Silver’s recent performance could be the best evidence that the current gold and silver rally could be “the real thing”. This is because silver has significantly outperformed gold since the beginning of August. We can see that from the gold/silver ratio, below – chart from stockcharts.com:

Gold Silver Ratio

Gold Silver Ratio

So, I continue to believe that continuing to exchange gold for more silver at these levels, is a move that one is extremely likely to be well rewarded for. It would make no sense to buy gold over silver, given that one expects that silver will outperform gold by a factor of at least two. That is that I expect the Gold/Silver ratio to fall to be at least lower than 30.The silver chart is also sending many positive signals. Below, is a monthly silver chart (from fxstreets.com):

Silver Price forecast 2013

Silver price forecast

The current bottom occurred during month 33 since the breakout of the top of the 2008 – 2010 triangle. Bottoms often occur on day 33 or month 33 from a bottom or a breakout. This makes it very likely that the bottom in June 2013 was the final bottom, especially since it occurred almost exactly at the breakout from the 2008 – 2010 triangle (around the $18.50 area).

If you refer to my previous premium update – section: Using gold to forecast silver (From a timing point of view) – you will find on page 8 that I concluded that silver’s final rally to its peak could start at any time (then – 25 June 2013). Also, from that same comparison, it appears that silver is fast running out of time with the current pattern as compared to the 70s pattern (but, more details on this with a next premium update).

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Hubert

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Silver Price Forecast: The Dow and Gold Silver Ratio Signals Coming Silver Rally

Silver Price Forecast 2013:

The Dow and Gold Silver Ratio Signals Coming Silver Rally

The Dow, in particular, has been the biggest obstacle to a rise in precious metals, due to it sucking up most of the available value on global markets. However, it appears that this obstacle is now out of the way, with the Dow likely having peaked.

Below, is update of the fractal comparisons between the current period and the 70s, I have done for the Dow in a previous article:

Dow 70s chart

Dow current pattern

(charts from yahoo)

The top chart is the Dow from 1968 to 1974, and the bottom one is the Dow from 2008 to 14 June 2013. I have illustrated how these patterns are alike by marking similar points from 1 to 6. It appears that there is a very good chance that we have finally reached the peak for the Dow.

This is a good picture of the medium-term situation that the Dow finds itself – right before a major decline just like in 1973. In 1973, soon after the Dow peaked, gold and silver started a massive rally; therefore, it appears that then, the Dow was also an obstacle preventing a silver and gold rally. This is, therefore, an indicator that we could be close to a major spike in gold and silver, as explained in a previous article.

Gold/Silver Ratio

The gold silver ratio is also, showing strong signs that silver and gold is about to spike significantly. Below, is a gold/silver ratio chart from stockcharts.com:

gold silver ratio chart

The ratio is currently retesting the area from which it broke down when it started the spectacular rally in 2010. If this area between 67 and 70 holds, then the ratio is likely to fall significantly. Note that this ratio falls significantly mostly when silver and gold is having a rally (with silver outpacing gold of course).

Silver Chart

Below, is a silver chart from 2006 to 2013 (generated at fxstreet.com)

silver at breakout point

Silver is currently retesting its important breakout area of 2010 (similar to the gold/silver ratio). That breakout area of 2010 appears to be a critical area. If this area holds (which is very likely), then silver is likely to start a massive multi-month rally. Additional analysis is contained in my premium service.

Remember that these are massive patterns, so much patience is needed.

Conclusion

It is very unlikely that both the Dow and gold & silver are going to make new significant all-time highs from here. We, therefore, have to decide whether it is equities that will continue a bull market from here, or gold & silver.

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Gold & Silver Forecast 2013: On the Verge of a New Monetary Order and Gold’s Rise

Gold Forecast 2013: On the Verge of a New Monetary Order and Gold’s Rise Silver Forecast 2013

The last three major bull markets of the Dow were followed by some type of economic crisis and a major bull market in gold. This is no coincidence, since these massive bull markets have been mostly driven by the huge expansion of the money supply. When this expansion of credit is exhausted, which always happens, the confidence in all things (like stocks) inflated by this expansion of credit fails, causing a massive economic crisis and a rush to gold.We are still in the midst of last one’s crisis.

It is the Dow’s last two bull markets that are of interest due to the significance, of how they relate to the current monetary system. In 1944 a new global monetary order was established with the Bretton Woods agreement. The world had just come out of the Great Depression, and was completing the Second World War.

The creation of the new global monetary order as well as the new world order that came as a result of the war was indeed a fresh start. The Bretton Woods system brought about an international basis for exchanging one currency for another. It also led to the creation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank).

The member states tied their currency to the U.S. Dollar which was in turn pegged to gold at a rate of $35 per ounce. The U.S. Dollar became the world’s reserve and premier currency. The Dow had just started a bull market, and it was with this new created order that it would rise to new highs.

Below is a comparison of the two Dow bull markets since the beginning of the global monetary order created in 1944 (charts from Yahoo Finance):

 

Comparison of Dow Bull Markets

Comparison of Dow Bull Markets

The top chart shows the Dow from 1980 to 2013, and the bottom chart shows the Dow from 1944 to 1982.

The Bretton Woods agreement was in full use during the majority of the first bull market. It was altered only in 1971, when the link between the dollar and gold, at a fixed $35 per ounce, was severed. Also, by 1973, the fixed exchange rate system created by the Bretton Woods Agreement became a floating exchange rate system.

During this bull market (1944 to 1970s) interest rates were rising, until it peaked in 1981. The Dow rose 7.5 times in value from 1944 to 1973. The gold bull market started toward the end of the Dow bull market, taking gold from $35 to $850 in 1980 – a 24 fold increase.

The second (of the last two) bull market started at about 1980, and took place during a time of falling interest rates and an altered Bretton Woods Agreement. With more favourable conditions than the previous bull market, the Dow was able to rise 18 fold from 1980 to the current high.

Gold’ high of $1920, for this bull market is 7.68 times the low of $250.Will gold have a more significant increase compared to its 24.8 fold increase, due to the fact that the Dow’s increase was more than its previous bull market increase? Furthermore, will gold increase more it did during the 70s, given the fact that the conditions for the current bull market (especially as regards to debt levels) are far more favourable. If gold only matches its 1970s bull market increase, it could go to $6 200 ($250*24.8).

Consider that the Dow had a fairly steady rise throughout its entire bull market (that started in the 40s), whereas the gold price rose violently towards the end of its entire bull market of the 70s, with a parabolic blow-off top. See chart, below:

Comparison of Dow and Gold Bull Market

Comparison of Dow and Gold Bull Market

This indicates the likelihood that we are still missing a parabolic blow-off before we can call the end of this bull market; a type of rally that doubles the price of gold, as a minimum, during a 6-month period.

This cycle since about 1944, started with the creation of this global monetary order, and will likely end with the collapse of it. In fact, 2014 will be exactly 70 years since the creation of this dishonest system. We might have a perfect cycle of judgement, if the current monetary order collapses next year. Due to the imminent threat of collapse, it is essential to be invested in physical gold, since it is the perfect alternative to the current monetary regime.

It appears that we are on the verge of the worst part of this crisis. Our attention has to be on the stock markets. When the Dow reaches that “tipping-point” it will signal the start of the end. Previously, I have shown how it appears that the Dow is coming to that critical point.

There is a major risk aversion coming, and in the short-term this is likely to put downward pressure on gold. However, gold will find a footing, and will be driven higher by this very risk aversion. In other words, there is a deflation coming, and gold will prove to be the currency of choice.

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Gold and Silver Forecast 2013

Gold & Silver Forecast 2013: Like 1973, Dow’s Decline To Bring Massive Gold Rally?

Gold and Silver Forecast 2013

For gold to rise to levels significantly higher than the recent high of $1920, a new impetus is needed. Without additional energy from such an impetus, gold could just trade sideways for a very long time, or even fall further.

There is only so much value in the world economy, and it is split between all the different instruments (like gold, silver, stocks bonds, etc.) where value resides.

For gold (and silver) to rise significantly, relative to other instruments of value, value will have to be diverted away from those other competing instruments. The Dow, in particular, has been the biggest obstacle to a rise in precious metals, due to it sucking up most of the available value on global markets.

It is for this reason that the direction of the Dow is an important indicator of where gold will go over the next months. Analysis of the Dow itself, as well as, the Dow/Gold ratio is therefore, essential.

Dow/Gold Ratio

Previously, I have illustrated how, since the 1930’s, the Dow/Gold ratio level of 10 has been a pivotal point from where either the gold price rose significantly or the Dow. On Friday, the Dow/Gold ratio again hit that important level of 10.

The question, therefore, is whether it is gold or the Dow that will significantly rally from around this area? Below is a long-term Dow/Gold ratio chart:

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I have drawn a yellow line at the 10 level. In 1995, when the ratio moved away from the 10 level, it was higher, and it was the Dow that started a massive rally. It was in 2008 at the end of the gold correction that the ratio hit the 10 level again.

It is almost certain that this ratio will move significantly from here, and in my opinion; it is gold that is heavily favoured. Technically, it appears that at the end of 2008 the ratio dropped lower than the important level of 10, which acted as some kind of support level. It is now busy completing the retest of that breakdown, and should the area around the 10 level hold; it will likely go into a free-fall (that is much lower than 10).

Dow & Gold

The Dow has just recently made an all-time high, and to many, it might appear that this is a start of a multi-month rally. However, the enormous debt-levels will virtually ensure that this rally is brought to an abrupt end very soon.

The Dow is making similar patterns to that of the 70s except for debt levels relative to GDP being much higher today than that of the 70s. Those patterns also indicate that the Dow’s current rally is likely to come to an end, leading to a possible crash.

Below, is one of the comparisons between the current period and the 70s, I have done for the Dow:

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Dow 70s

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Dow current

The top chart is the Dow from 1968 to 1974, and the bottom one is the Dow from 2008 to April 2013. I have illustrated how these patterns are alike by marking similar points from 1 to 6. If this comparison is valid, then the Dow could top very soon and start a severe decline.

The problem is that it is impossible to predict the exact level or time where the Dow will top. However, there is a good chance the top could be in this month; given the fact the Dow/Gold ratio has reached that important 10 level.

If we do get the decline in the Dow, similar to the 70s pattern, then it is possible that it could be much more severe than that of the 70s due to the extreme debt levels today. During that massive Decline of the Dow, gold actually did very well. See chart below:

gold vs dow 1970s

gold vs dow 1970s

I have compared the gold chart (top) from 1970 to 1975 to the Dow chart (bottom) for the same period. From the beginning of 1973, the Dow started a massive drop, while gold started a huge rally.

Today, gold is in a similar position to that of the end of 1972 to the beginning of 1973 (point 1). Then, the price was in a consolidation that started when gold reached an all-time high of $70 (point a). While gold was getting near the end of its consolidation, the Dow was making all-time highs just like today – see point 1.1.

I am sure many were thinking that the gold price would decline back to the $35 level, while the Dow’s rally continues. That did not happen; in a similar manner, gold will likely not decline much further.

I do not know at what level the gold price decline will stop, but it is likely to be very soon, and it is likely to turnaround in a dramatic fashion. Just like in 1973, the gold bull market is not over. There are a few important signals that will confirm the coming rally in gold and silver. I will be sharing more relevant information regarding these markets with my subscribers over the next couple of days.

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Hubert

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Silver Forecast 2013

Gold Price Forecast: Premium Gold Update

Gold Price Forecast: Gold Update

Here are a few patterns that might explain the current fall in the gold price, as well as, provide the possible way forward.

Below is a graphic (all charts are from fxstreet.com) which compares the current pattern on gold (about July 2011 to current) to a 2007 pattern:

On both charts, I have suggested how the patterns might be similar, by marking similar points, from 1 to 6. Based on this comparison, it appears that the gold price is searching for that point 6.

The bullish expectation is still very much justified. We would need a turnaround very soon though, to continue the mega bullish expectation. If we do not get the turnaround very soon, then price could go even lower than $1500.

The following graphic suggests that we could see a turnaround very soon. Below is the last part of the patterns presented in the above graphic (note that the current chart is weekly chart, while the 2007 is daily):

gold forecast 2012

On both charts, I have suggested how the patterns might be similar, by marking similar point, from 1 to 3. Based on this comparison, it appears that the gold price is searching for that point 3. The market, however, appears to have played a trick, which provides the possibility of an alternative comparison. The alternative comparison is indicated by point A to G on both charts. Notice that from point C to G, the chart appears to be rising on the 2007 chart, while falling on the current chart. This explains the reason for prices going lower than I expected.

Both alternatives suggest that the gold price is searching for that final point before starting a rally. However, what this comparison also suggests, is that from a timing point of view, point 3 or point G could be in soon (as soon as this week). On the 2007 pattern, from point 1 to point 2 was about 8 days, whereas from point B to G was about 9 days. If we apply the same ratio to the current pattern, then point G could be in on day 50.62. Today is day 50 since point B, so we are there or almost there.

If we do not get the turnaround rally soon, it could mean that we will go much lower than current levels. For now, I believe that it is more likely that we will get the rally soon.

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Hubert Moolman

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Gold/Platinum Ratio Suggests Much Higher Gold Prices Are Coming

Gold/Platinum Ratio suggests much higher gold prices are coming

There is an interesting pattern developing on the Gold/Platinum Ratio. This pattern is similar to a pattern on the silver chart.

Below, is a graphic which features the Gold/Platinum Ratio chart (top) as well as the silver chart (bottom):

 

gold platinum ratio similar to silver chart

 

The graphic is self-explanatory, and indicates that the Gold/Platinum Ratio is in a position similar to where silver was at the end of January 2011. If the ratio was to continue to follow the silver pattern, then we could have gold being 1.7 times the value of platinum in this year. This is consistent with my expectation of a significantly higher “real’ gold price (relative to stocks and most commodities).

Note, that it is more probable that an increase in the Gold/Platinum Ratio would mean higher nominal gold prices, instead of lower gold prices. This is due to the fact that the recent decline in the ratio corresponds more with the correction in the gold price, since September of last year.

So, the Gold/Platinum Ratio also supports significantly higher gold prices over the coming months.

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Hubert

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Gold Chart Analysis: Gold Price At $6000 Before 2014?

Gold  Chart Analysis:

If the current gold bull market was to follow the timing and extent of the 70s bull market,the gold price would reach $6000 before 2014. See the image (below) or video for more information.

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Gold Price Forecast 2012: The Impetus for the Mania Phase in Gold

Gold and Dow Forecast 2012:

For gold to rise to levels significantly higher than the recent high of $1920, a new impetus is needed. Without additional energy from such an impetus, gold could just trade sideways for a very long time, or even fall further. See the following chart (from barchart.com):

gold 7 yr chart

Gold price forecast with support

There is only so much value in the world economy, and it is split between all the different instruments (like gold, silver, stocks bonds, etc.) where value resides.

For gold (and silver) to rise significantly, relative to other instruments of value, value will have to be diverted away from those other competing instruments. The printing of more money does benefit gold, but it does not necessarily benefit gold more than other assets—such as commodities, for example.

recommended: Why silver for a monetary collapse?

Historically gold has made its significant gains, relative to other assets (as well as nominally), not during inflation, but during deflation (Note: I am using the terms inflation and deflation very loosely in this case). These significant gold rallies historically occur when value flees instruments such as stocks and certain commodities.

Since the 1920s there have been three major gold rallies (1930s, 1970s and the current rally).  Below is a Dow Jones Industrial Average chart (from stockcharts.com) from 1900 to today.

112 year Dow chart indicating gold rallies

On the chart, I have indicated the periods where a gold rally occurred. During the 1930s there was one big rally (increase based on the real price of gold – data from minefund.com) from about 1931 to 1934. During the 1970s there were two rallies, and I have also indicated two rallies since 2001.

All three major gold rallies came after a significant top in the Dow and the Dow/Gold ratio (1929, 1966 and 1999). A great portion of the 1930s and 1970s rallies occurred when the Dow was falling significantly. In fact, the biggest rise in the gold price occurred when the Dow was falling or was trading closer to the bottom of its trading range during that period.

  • The 1932 bottom in the Dow came during the 1930s gold rally indicated. Also, the top in the price of gold came when the Dow was trading closer to the 41.22 low in the Dow than to the 381.17 high.
  • The 1974 bottom in the Dow came during the 1970s gold rally indicated. Also, the top in the first of the two gold rallies of the 1970s came at about the low in the Dow in 1974.

From the above it is clear that the Dow was weak and/or falling when gold had its best rallies. In other words, much value was diverted from the Dow and related instruments to gold during these periods. A weak and/or falling Dow (or what it represents) was an impetus for the massive increase in the gold price during these rallies.

The current gold rally (since 2001) has mostly been during the time when the Dow has also been rising, with the exception of a short period in both 2002 and the end of 2008 to Feb 2009. The best of the current gold rally, since 2001, has been during a time when the Dow was rising as well. Therefore, based on the evidence from the 1930s and 1970s gold rallies, I believe the current gold rally has not yet had its best period – it is still to come. My current fundamental and fractal analysis of the Dow and gold supports this view.

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The Dow is currently trading close to its all-time high, and it is my opinion that gold will step into the next phase of this bull market when the Dow starts to fall. A falling Dow, with weak economic conditions, will be the impetus for the next massive rally in gold, just like it was in previous bull markets. A falling and/or weak Dow will in some way represent the diverting of value from stocks to gold. For more on the fundamentals of why a falling Dow will cause the next massive rise in gold, see my article called: Is a Gold Parabolic Blow-off Long Due?

My current analysis suggests that this is likely to happen soon, since gold appears to be bottoming (or has already bottomed), whereas the Dow appears to be looking for that final point (see this article for more details).

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Hubert

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Silver And Gold Market Price Forecast: Buying Silver Is Like Buying Gold At $554 Today

Silver and Gold Market Price Forecast

I think that buying silver today is like buying gold for $554 an ounce. Let me explain: As I am writing, silver is currently trading at about 65.2% (32.6/50) of its 1980 high. If gold was trading at 65.2% of its 1980 high, it would be trading at $554 (0.652*850).

Now, I really like gold, even at today’s price of $1 738, but why should I pay $1 738, if I can get it for $554 by buying silver and then exchanging it for gold when the gold/silver ratio is at an extreme (in favour of silver). The reason for this logic comes from the fundamental relationship between gold and silver as explained in my previous article.

For my argument to be valid, silver has to outperform gold over my investment period, and at least equal gold’s performance relative to its 1980 high. That is, for example, if gold reaches five multiples of its 1980 high ($4250), then silver should do the same ($250), in this example, giving us a gold/silver ratio of 17.

Now, if silver outperforms gold, then that means that the gold/silver ratio should decline over my investment term. In my previous article called: Why Silver for a Monetary Collapse, I analysed the gold/silver ratio from a very long perspective (200 years). Here I would like to take a slightly more short-term view (40 years).

Below, is a long +/- 40 year chart of the gold/silver ratio:

On the chart, I have identified two fractals, which I have both marked with points 1 to 3. The two patterns are visually very similar. I have indicated two option of where we could be currently (on the current pattern), compared to the 70s pattern. The ratio appears to be at a major crossroads, ready to make a big move, up or down. This could mean that a massive move in the gold and silver price is due shortly.

Based on the patterns, if it moves up, it would likely signal the end of the precious metals bull market, similar to January 1980. A move down would be an acceleration of the current bull market in gold and silver, similar to August/September 1979.

The question is therefore: Do you think the bull market in precious metals is over? Before you answer that, first consider the following:

On the above graphic, the top chart is the current gold bull market from 1999 to date, compared to the bull market of the 60s and 70s, the bottom chart. The previous bull market in gold was about 14 years long, from a peak in the Dow/gold ratio to the bottom in Dow/gold ratio. The current bull market is 12 years, from the peak in the Dow/gold ratio to date.

The previous bull market ended with a parabolic move in gold (on the above scale). The current bull market has not made a parabolic move (on the above scale); in fact, it has been rising steadily over the last 12 years.

To me, these two charts suggest that we are more likely to have a parabolic rise in the gold price, than being at the end of this bull market. Therefore, it also suggests that price action for gold and silver, and the gold/silver ratio is likely to be more like 1978/1979 than like January 1980.

So, back to my argument of buying silver, in order to get gold at $554: I certainly think that silver will outperform gold over the remaining part of this bull market in precious metals, as well as, at least equal gold’s performance relative to its 1980 high. I can certainly see how gold could be at $4250 with silver being at $250, or at higher prices, with the gold/silver ratio being at 17 or less.

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Hubert

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Is A Gold Parabolic Blow-off Long Due?

Gold Forecast 2012

The last three major bull markets of the Dow were followed by a bull market in gold. This is no coincidence, since these massive bull markets have been mostly driven by the huge expansion of the money supply. When this expansion of credit is exhausted, the confidence in all things (like stocks) inflated by this expansion of credit fails, causing a massive rush to gold.

There are many similarities between the period around the current bull market in gold, the period around the 70s bull market in gold and that of the Great Depression. The main difference between the period of the 70s versus those of the Great Depression and the current period is the fact that debt levels relative to GDP were much lower in the 70s.

Total US Debt as a percentage of GDP was at about 299% at its peak in the 30s, and at about 369% in 2009, versus a level of just lower than 160% during the 70s. In my opinion, this is probably one of the main reasons why the crisis of the 70s did not lead to a full-scale depression like in the 30s.

Below, is a chart by which I illustrate the similarities between the current period and that of the Great Depression:

original charts by gold-eagle.com and from finance.yahoo.com

The top chart, of the above graphic, features the Dow from 1924 to 1935. During the 20’s the Dow rallied significantly, mainly because of the expansion of the money supply. The Dow finally topped in 1929, at the time when debt levels were at all-time highs, with the Dow gold ratio also peaking. At the same time, Total US Debt as a percentage of GDP started spiking significantly, until it peaked in 1933. At about the same time when the stock market peaked, the demand for gold started increasing, putting pressure on the US gold reserves and eventually forcing Government to increase the price of gold. The real price of gold had been increasing steadily since 1929, until it started to accelerate at about 1932.

The bottom chart, of the above graphic, features the Dow from 1987 to 2011. The pattern of events is similar to that of before and after the 1929 Dow peak. The Dow rallied significantly during the 80s and 90s, mainly driven by the expansion of the money supply. The Dow eventually topped in 1999, at the time when debt levels were at all-time highs, with the Dow gold ratio also peaking. At the same time, Total US Debt as a percentage of GDP also started spiking significantly. At about the same time when the stock market peaked, the demand for gold started increasing, pushing the price progressively higher.

The above should make it clear that there is a relationship between the expansion of the money supply, bull markets in stocks and bull markets in gold. It is my believe that the extent of the bull market in gold is mainly determined by the extent to which credit was expanded in the years prior to the gold bull market, and the extent to which it led to an increase in things like stock values.

Based on my research, I believe we are now at a period which is similar to the end of 1932, with the worst years of the Depression, like during 1933 and 1934, almost upon us. This period will likely be longer than that of the Great Depression, bringing significant economic decline and a lower standard of living.

Gold should significantly increase the speed of its rise since 1999/2001, starting this month, December 2011, just like it did in 1932/33 (increase in gold’s real price), after increasing steadily since 1929. Just like during 1933 and 1934, gold stocks are likely to be the best performing assets, over the coming years.

I have created the following charts to illustrate how the bull markets in gold could be related to that of stocks:

The above chart features the Dow from 1942 to 1966, and gold from 1966 to 1980. The starting and final points for both bull markets were chosen, since they represent the significant turnaround points, based on the Dow/gold ratio.

After a 24 year bull market in the Dow, and a 10.8 fold increase from top to bottom, gold started a bull market which lasted 14 years, with a 24.8 fold increase from top to bottom. Notice how different the bull market in gold developed compared to that of the Dow.

The Dow had a fairly steady rise throughout its entire bull market, whereas the gold price rose violently towards the end of the entire bull market, with a parabolic blow-off top. Also, notice that the gold price increased much faster than the Dow (14 years vs 24 years), as well as to a greater extent (24.8 years vs 10.8 years).

The above chart features the Dow from 1980 to 1999, and gold from 1999 to November 2011. The starting and final points for both bull markets were chosen, since they represent the significant turnaround points, based on the Dow/gold ratio.

The latest Dow bull market was 20 years long, increasing the Dow about 16.3 fold. Will gold have a more significant increase compared to its 24.8 fold increase, due to the fact that the Dow’s increase was more than its previous bull market increase? If gold only matches its 1970s bull market increase, it could go to $6 200 ($250*24.8). Will the gold bull market have a similar parabolic blow-off like it did at the end of the 70s?

Notice that the gold bull market is already 12 years old. The 1970s gold bull market was about 58.3% the duration of the Dow’s bull market before that. At 12 years, the current gold bull market is already 60% the duration of the last Dow bull market.

Could this mean that the gold bull market is over? Or, Could it mean that this gold bull market is not just related to the 1980 – 1999 Dow bull market, but the entire Dow bull market since silver and gold was demonetized? The end of a huge cycle. If this (the latter) is the case, then could it mean that the Gold bull market could still last for many more years, with gold going to extreme highs or even not being available for sale in Dollars? Or/and, could this further support the possibility that a parabolic blow-off is due almost immediately?

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Hubert

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