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I was curious what the Commodity King had to say, since he’s been bad-mouthing bitcoin a lot lately, so I did a Google search. It didn’t take me but a moment to find his take on it from January 2014. We can see, thanks to SlopeCharts, how it’s done since then.
Ever since 2012’s failure of the ‘QE 3 rally’ in the precious metals it has not been fruitful to micro manage the gold sector, because that failure jump started a savage bear market that would need time to work out the excesses both in the sector’s investor base and in its mining businesses, which had become bloated and inefficient. That’s what bear markets do; they clean out the landscape to make it inhabitable for new investors one day. Here is a weekly chart showing the bear’s kickoff. HUI’s 55 week EMA then became the ball and chain that kept its fate sealed (red arrows) until January of 2016.
I wanted to mention a subtle improvement to SlopeCharts – – now, when you lay down moving averages, you can see detailed information on all of them (color-coded) on the data line. SMA stands for simple moving average, EMA for exponential moving average, and the parenthetical number indicates the number of days used in the calculation. As you move the cursor, it will reflect the information for that particular day. There are many new indicators on the way.