A week or so ago we suggested that the US Dollar may well have run its course and will now look to take a breather. That breather appears to have arrived so we now expect the USD to take tea with the 200dma before eventually heading even lower. Without another blast of bad news from the eurozone expect the dollar to weaken as the printing press has already inflicted much damage.
As we said recently, sooner or later the focus will return to the dollar as the investment community becomes immune to the constant stream of bad news emanating from the fatally wounded eurozone. Europe is still up against the wall of unrest being brought about by the politicians, rightly or wrongly implementing austerity measures in order to reduce debt. Many will have to forfeit state benefits including wage reduction, delayed and reduced pension payments, job losses, etc. These measures will not be accepted easily as we have already witnessed in Athens and other major cities across the world as demonstrators let their feelings be known. And as we also know, the politicians will try and print their way out of trouble as they have now clearly demonstrated. At one time we harbored the thought that Germany might hold the line and be the country to stand firm and uphold the European Unions own rules on fiscal responsibility, silly us!
As bad as this picture looks, it is putting in a performance that will ultimately support gold prices and eventually have people running around like headless chickens in their attempts to get their hands on real money. A way to go yet but you can feel it building up as gold gathers strength for a push through the $1250/oz level into unknown territory.
Over the next week or so we will be taking another look at our portfolio and weeding out the laggards and re-deploying the funds into vehicles that we believe can move a little faster. So, while you are waiting for the new all time high take some time to do a critical review of own stocks and be prepared to make some tough decisions. When the mania stage finally gets here you need to have positioned yourself to the best of your ability in order to maximize your profits. Talking of which our purchase of some Call Options in Silver Wheaton Corporation over on www.silver-prices.net is now showing a paper profit of 37.79%, getting us off to a reasonable start.
Have a good one.
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