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HGNSI Joins Progression of Gloom in Gold

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Hulbert’s HGNSI joins other sentiment-based positive indicators for Gold

Just as ole’ Jim Cramer above signaled an imminent short-term rally recently in the stock market, bleak views coming out of the gold bug “community” are reliable contrary indicators. The Hulbert Gold  Newsletter Sentiment Index (HGNSI)  is out and it is fully bullish on a contrary basis as it shows gold newsletter writers in full retreat.

But first…

We have noted that Gold’s CoT has been improving (CotBase)…

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BigCharts

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I’ve been involved in the financial information business a very long time. I guess if I were to put a start date on it, that would be early in 1990, when I was hired as the Vice President of Technology at a place called TriStar Market Data (for those interested in that phase of my life, I did a long post about it here).

When I started my company, Prophet, in 1992 (which itself has a full-blown documentary you can watch here) there was, of course, competition. The big boys in the data world were Dial/Data and CSI. And the biggest boy in the world of charting was an outfit called BigCharts, which was far and away the most popular charting platform on the web. A typical chart looked like this:

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