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Weekend Review (Part 1 of 4)

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This weekend I’ve gathered up 14 charts about the market in general and wanted to share a few words about each of them. I’ve spread these charts over four different posts, all of which will be available to everyone.

First off is a chart which expresses better than any other what a horrendous slog it has been for any surviving equity bears since the February 11th bottom. This is the fund with symbol HDGE which specializes in shorting stocks. It has a great start to the year, but after February 11th, it’s been a quadruple-diamond ski slope downward, with losses now approaching a quarter of its 2/11 value. There’s been pretty much no respite this entire time.



Gold Breakouts Abound

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A Sloper was kind enough to offer this post about precious metals, which I appreciate!

Today’s post will be chart-heavy and text-light.  I just want to highlight all of the chart breakouts I’m seeing across the gold and silver complex.  This is exactly what you want to see as confirmation that a new bull market has started.  I marked up each chart and put some comments here and there.  The blue circles represent price targets based on the measured move of the breakout.  Enjoy