We will need to see a few more days of supporting action, but as of now, it looks like gold might be beginning the long-awaited correction.
How deep that will go is anyone´s guess, though the recent central bank buying is supposed to lay a floor for it above $1000. Now, normally I wouldn´t bet the house on that, but I´ve come to see that pronouncements from insider analysts (at GS) are no longer just market analysis to be weighed. They are announcements about the course of action the banking cartel is going to be supporting.
The trigger for this? I think it´s that upbeat jobs number, which is probably taking some speculative money out of gold …especially as gold is technically very overbought and institutional buyers want to lock in profits before the year end.
Dubai is more important than most commentators think, even Marc Faber. They say the numbers involved are too small.
But, as I blogged earlier, they´re not seeing the contagion possible.
Here´s what they´re discounting:
1 We don´t know what the numbers from Dubai really are. We can´t be absolutely sure. They keep changing them. $125 billion (the highest figure I´v heard) may not be enormous in a global context, but we don´t know how its tied up with investments and where. A firesale of Dubai Worlds real estate could have unsettling effects all over the world.
2. Dubai has an impact on the property market, not just in Dubai, but in London and New York where Dubai Worlds has holdings, and also in India, where real estate and employment could take a hit.
3. Banks have leveraged exposure through derivatives, beyond what they are admitting in public.
4. These are banks that are already broke, for all purposes.
5. When the banks involved are not themselves broke, they are backed by governments that are broke, or near-broke.
6. The government with likely the most exposure is Britain. Britain is on the verge of sovereign default.
7. This happens just as the second down-leg in real estate is unfolding, and along with it the just-as- leveraged commercial real estate market (see the recent zero hedge post on an ongoing CRE failure in Chicago), where there´s little pressure for the Feds to step in.
8. This happens after a 10-month run up in the stock market in what is essentially a bear rally, according to many experts.
9. This happens when the government has escalated an unpopular war in Afghanistan, calling for more troop commitments and more money
10. This happens after massive further government commitments in health care and other social spending.
Would the dollar move up just on the back of an employment number that was widely acknowledged to be misleading? I don´t know.
Do I know if gold will sink below $1000? No.
But CB (central banks of India etc.) buying is said to have set the floor. Me, I think that was a bit of help given by the RBI (CB of India, Sri Lanka, etc.) to the IMF, seat of power of the globalists. Even the IMF admitted it got lucky.
Will that bit of market manipulation to the upside be enough to stave off the deflationary effect of develeraging asset derivatives?
I don´t know, but I suspect it won´t.
I’m anticipating a rush into the dollar like we had in 2008…maybe not as strongly…
maybe gold will sop up some of the rush this time. I think that´s what the CB´s are hoping will happen.
But again, one can´t be sure, for the simple reason no one knows how much more bad debt there is and where it is.