The events on the Korean peninsula have caused almost everything to drop in price this morning. Everything, that is, except the dollar, gold and silver. Isn't that interesting? Do not minimize the importance of this. The PMs are no longer lumped in as "commodities". They have, instead, retaken their rightful place as a safe haven currency. As I type, silver is up 0.7%, the dollar is up 0.6% but gold is up 1.40%!
The importance of this cannot be understated. Investors worldwide are beginning to see the proverbial "writing in the wall". The US dollar can be used as a safe haven only for very short-term trades. However, the long-term future of the US dollar is bleak, so why even fiddle with it. Just buy gold and be done with it.
We have now reached a very important spot on the daily gold chart. See below:
As noted above, silver is not rallying to the same extent as gold this morning. Let not your heart be troubled. This is only temporary. The Monkey Brigade is working feverishly to contain silver below 28.20 and there are lots of paper silver sell orders waiting to be initiated between 28 and 28.20. Give it some time. As frequently noted here, the fundos in silver are overwhelmingly positive. (If you haven't checked Harvey yet today, now is a good time to do it.) Silver will, eventually, blast through 28.20 and rocket back to 29.34. Blythe's attempts to paint the tape there with a double-top will not be successful as silver then streaks to 31, then 33 and maybe even 35.
Don't forget to keep an eye on the Dec10 USDX, too. A move through 79.60 would mean more upside to come. Maybe even an extension up to 81. See the entry "A Quick Buck" from yesterday. A move to that level would definitely be hurt the commodity complex and equities.
Keep the faith. This week is shaping up to be far more interesting than we thought it would be.