Slope of Hope Blog Posts

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Gold Can Still See a Lower Low

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The Fed controls the gold market. The manipulators control the gold market. The “swaps” control the gold market. The hedge funds control the market. Yes, I have heard about how everyone is controlling the gold market.

In fact, I even hear such ridiculous statements as, “The banks are pushing us down so that they can buy at lower prices.” The problem with this is that the banks have been long for weeks – yet they are still pushing us down?

There is so much misinformation about the gold market, it is truly astounding. A new investor into this complex is probably reeling from all the garbage that is being presented to them about how this market works.

But, I have news for you. This market works just as all other markets work. Once you can calculate appropriate support and resistance points, and understand market structure to identify which one is going to be targeted next, that is all you need to know to understand how to trade the market.

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Malnourished

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We’re in the midst of Fed Madness, so there’s no point commenting on it. The EKG screens are going to rip up and down in a meaningless frenzy. So I’ll just toss out this chart of Vitamin Shoppe (yeah, they spell it that way; please try not to roll your eyes). This is one of those “Why does this chain even EXIST?” type businesses that Amazon will eventually smother to death.

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