Bubble Charts: War Between Tech Investors vs. Gold and Silver

The cyclical nature of commodities and equities goes back at least until the 1970’s. When commodities are doing well, equities are performing poorly. Then the cycle flips and investors pile into equities, eventually making them expensive and commodities like gold and silver become cheap. But what do you get when you take the extremes of both equities and commodities? The extreme side of equities, technology stocks (NASDAQ Composite) being driven by lines of code you can’t touch. On the opposite end of commodities, you get tangible precious metals, silver and in particular gold. Tech investors versus gold and silver couldn’t be more different. Their history of being at a tug-of-war has rarely been discussed until now.

When we look at the NASDAQ Composite (NASDAQ) in relation to gold and silver in US dollars, going back to 1971, when the Nixon shock occurred. You get a striking relationship that confirms the cyclical nature between the commodities and equities. This was four years before Paul Allen and Bill Gates read the famous popular mechanics issue highlighting the world’s first microcomputer kit. That magazine propelled the creation of Microsoft. The 1970’s were a period of rising commodity prices, high inflation, a stagnant economy, and multiple recessions.

 

The Pendulum of Gold and Silver vs. NASDAQ Composite

1) 1971 – 1980: Commodities went on an epic bull run, increasing by more than twenty-five times, clearly outperforming the NASDAQ. By 1980, the NASDAQ was incredibly cheap relative to gold and silver.

2) 1980 – 2000: From 1980 onward capital flowed out of gold and silver and the overall commodities complex. as interest rates lowered, and confidence in the public sector was renewed. Equities were the cheap asset class in relation to commodities. This then set up the bull run in technology with the NASDAQ peaking in 2000. Gold and silver by this time were incredibly cheap to the NASDAQ.

3) 2000 – 2011: The cycle rotated back to gold and silver until they peaked in 2011.  This is in contrast to the S&P/GS Commodity Index (GSCI), that peaked in 2008. For gold and silver investors that followed the GSCI, they would have sold out early, as gold almost doubled almost three years later in 2011.

4) 2011- Today: Investors could have rotated into the NASDAQ in 2011, when gold and silver peaked in 2011, as NASDAQ has since almost tripled. Today, both gold and silver are incredibly cheap to the NASDAQ. Today, silver may bounce around, but it will be small moves in relation to the coming years ahead, that just like the past four cycles the beginning moves were small until the end of the cycle. This fifth cycle will swing back to silver and gold and we expect them to outperform the NASDAQ on a multi-year basis during for the fifth rotation.

This back and forth pendulum swinging between the two, confirms the cyclical nature between equities and commodities, but at their extremes.

Gold and Silver Warn Tech Melt-Up

With the manufacturing starting to experience headwinds from the tariffs. Investors are rotating out of manufacturing stocks, and further into technology because for now, tech stocks are less impacted. This rotation may be the final push higher, which investors like Paul Tudor Jones are referring to a second half of 2018 peak in the markets. Remember, based on past cycles we have seen between gold and silver to the NASDAQ Composite, there was a big thrust UP at the peak. Will this time be any different?

As the NASDAQ pushes ahead while the S&P 500 languishes we are experiencing an accelerated melt-up. Is the blow-off-top going to be driven by technology because of the famous FOMO? It doesn’t have the same sensations of Bitcoin in 2017 or the Dotcom bubble yet. But as investors rotate out of Dow components because of trade concerns and into the asset light, businesses you end up at technology stocks. Gold and silver say, yes.

“Rates go up, and stocks go up in tandem at the end of the year. I can see things getting crazy, particularly at year end, after mid-term elections. I can see things crazy to the upside.” Paul Tudor Jones

Was Paul Tudor Jones referring to tech stocks?

US Economy Is Holding Up The World

The US economy continues to be strong, with the underlying ISM Manufacturing PMI at 58.7%, and the US ISM NON-Manufacturing PMI 58.6% for May. No, a recession isn’t in the cards yet. But we sure are getting close as the QE experiment is in tightening mode, and central banks are raising rates around the world.

The Melting Up of Tech Warns – Expect Lower Returns Next 5 Years

For the remainder of the year, it is still quite possible the NASDAQ could go higher, as the NASDAQ is still hasn’t experienced its phrase transition relative to gold and silver. Based on past cycles, there was always a melt-up and outlier for gold, silver, and the NASDAQ. Will the NASDAQ repeat history? With global central bank liquidity decreasing, increasing rates, and the ever-increasing tariffs, maybe it won’t break through the highs in 2002. Investors should reduce expectations to generate the same returns on a multi-year basis going forward as the past five years. For gold and silver investors, this is a massive long-term opportunity.


BULL MARKET SETTING UP FOR GOLD AND SILVER NEXT 5 YEARS

Once the NASDAQ peaks, capital will flow to commodities, setting in the new trend for the commodities boom. From an investors perspective, on a multi-year basis, the reward is clearly to gold and silver, the downside risk clearly to the NASDAQ. Tech investors will swear they will never own commodities. But do you want to continue the streak after the tech boom?

An investor does not need to be precisely right, but just approximately right over multiple years to take advantage of this gold and silver opportunity.

“You only need one bull market to build life-changing wealth. And a new bull market may be knocking at the door…” – Rick Rule

Taking a multi-year view and not shorter-term view, silver and gold are incredibly cheap right now and they stand to benefit from the capital outflows from technology based on the cyclical rotation that has historically occurred. We are only in the first inning or two for gold and silver, particularly when you look at the where the NASDAQ is today.

Takeaways from Tech vs Precious Metals Cycle

  • In all three booms that occurred between the NASDAQ Composite, gold, and silver, there was a melt-up higher for each of them. But the bottom may have already been set in 2016.
  • What is in favor today (Technology) will soon be out of favor in the future, and what is out of favor today (Silver & Gold) will become in favor tomorrow.
  • High-quality businesses with exposure to gold and/silver will give investors an edge to massively outperform the commodities complex and in particular the NASDAQ Composite on a multi-year basis.
  • Don’t marry the trade.
  • Following the Bloomberg Commodity Index is not bulletproof particularly for tech and precious metals investors.
  • Precious Metals will outperform the technology sector over the next 5 years because tech is peaking.

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Mexico’s president-elect vows to preserve NAFTA

The Globe and Mail (Alberta Edition) July 3, 2018 ADRIAN MORROW WASHINGTON STEPHANIE NOLEN MEXICO CITY DANIEL LEBLANC OTTAWA   Leftist leader says he wants bilateral agreement with Canada if U.S. pulls out Mexico’s left-wing president-elect is promising to avoid fighting with Donald Trump, stay the course in renegotiating NAFTA – and keep the pact as a bilateral agreement with Canada if the U.S. President pulls out. Mr. Trump, meanwhile, is again floating the possibility of cutting separate deals with Canada and Mexico, while his administration warns Ottawa that fighting back against his steel and aluminum tariffs will not end the trade war. After a landslide election victory Sunday, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador rushed to reassure businesses and his country’s trading partners that he is committed to the trilateral agreement and to trying to get along with Mr. Trump. “We do not fight. We will always look for an agreement,” … Continue reading

Oil Targeting $58 PPB Before Finding Support

June 13, 2018 With the G7 meeting concluding and the world about to start reacting to what was said and what was heard, it is time to take a look at the Crude charts with our Advanced Fibonacci price modeling system.   Our research team, at www.TheTechnicalTraders.com, believes Crude will continue to drift lower over the next few weeks testing the $60 ppb level before breaching this support level and ultimately targeting $58 or lower.  Lacking a real resolution to the trade and other global issues, we believe continue global economic pressures will drive oil prices dramatically lower over time – at least through the Summer months. This Monthly Crude Light chart shows our Advanced Fibonacci price modeling system at work.  As of right now, we see a recent price rotation top (highlighted by the RED DOWN TRIANGLE) near the right edge of price as well as the RED and GREEN … Continue reading

Gold and Silver Setting Up For A Sleeper Breakout

  June 11, 2018 As the world continues to see economic improvements, specifically within the US and major global markets, Gold and Silver are relegated to an after-thought by investors.   Why consider Gold or Silver when the NASDAQ or S&P leaders are rallying 2%+ per week? Well, the recent G7 meeting and President Trump’s meeting with Kim Jung Un in Singapore may spark a little interest in these shiny metals as they setup a “rope-a-dope breakout” for those not paying attention. One of the easiest components of Fibonacci price theory is the concept that “price must always attempt to establish new price highs or new price lows within price rotation – ALWAYS”.  For those of you that are familiar with our research, visit www.TheTechnicalTraders.com if you are not, you know that the lack of new price highs indicates a downward trend may have formed.  Conversely, a lack of new price lows indicated … Continue reading

American Manganese Inc. Announces Publication of Lithium-Ion Battery Cathode Recycling Process Patent Pending

May 29, 2018 AMY Process Patent Still Under Patent Pending Protection in 152 Countries and Jurisdictions. American Manganese Inc. (TSX.V:  AMY; OTC-US:  AMYZF; FSE:  2AM), is pleased to announce that the Company’s U.S. patent application has been published on May 17, 2018 under publication no. WO2018/089595 and titled: PROCESS OF COBALTOUS SULPHATE/DITH-IONATE LIQUORS DERIVED FROM COBALT RESOURCE. The publication is available for viewing and downloading on WIPO’s website.  The pro-duct application discusses the Company’s hydrometallurgical process for the successful recycling and recovery of cathode materials such as: lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese and aluminum from lithium ion batteries. “Publication of the patent process takes us away from the area of a ‘black box’ technology and now discloses the underlying process, which we believe will assist the Company in moving forward with potential partnerships”, says Larry W. Reaugh, C.E.O. With increasing metal prices, decreasing resource availability and environmental regulations becoming stricter, ownership of this intellectual property creates … Continue reading

I Like the Penny Stocks Right Here and Right Now

May 16, 2018 By Dudley Pierce Baker http://JuniorMiningNews.com http://CommonStockWarrants.com Hello Investors, Crazy as it may sound, I love this game of investing in the penny stocks and possibly some of the stock warrants trading on resource companies. While some of you may believe this is a crap shoot there is actually some logical reasoning that could make you a substantial amount of money in the up coming bull market in the resource sector. Higher gold, silver and copper prices are coming believe it or not. Yes, gold has just plunged below $1300 for the first time in many months but as I write, it is holding around the .618 retracement of $1290 or so. True, I do not want to see much more of a decline from here and we really need to get back above $1300 ASAP. So, my cautionary warning for you, is that you should be prepared … Continue reading

Fibonacci Price Ladder Points To Higher Prices

This first Daily ES chart shows a pretty big picture of the Fibonacci price legs (the Fibonacci price “ladder” as we will refer to it in this article) and how these legs work in tandem with other types of support and resistance channels/level as price expands or contracts within new trends.  As you probably remember, one of the key factors to understanding Fibonacci price theory is that “price MUST attempt to establish new highs or lows at all times”.  Therefore, as we can see by recent price action, new price highs have been reached.  This is a clear indication that a new bullish trend is in place and we should now be searching to key levels to enter new trades.

We know the massive support zone exists below 2620 in the ES and we know a critical price channel exists between 2625 & 2660.  We don’t believe price will retrace enough to threaten any of these levels.  We believe price may retrace to near 2700 before finding additional support and developing a new base for a “ladder move” higher (likely to near 2855).

 

To confirm this analysis lets take a look at the YM (DOW futures) Daily chart below as well.  The Daily YM chart, below, paints a fairly similar example as the ES (S&P500 futures) chart, above).  Yet, this YM chart shows that the recent high price is very close to the Fibonacci 100% price level (a “ladder rung”) and should find moderate resistance near this level (24993).  We expect price may rotate lower to near 24598 before finding support and establishing a quick, possibly V-shaped or large lower wick type price rotation, bottom that would propel price higher to the next Fibonacci ladder leg near 25937.

 

This, zoomed in view of the Daily YM price chart below with our Fibonacci price levels drawn, helps to better understand what we expect to see.  As we keep trying to instill into your thinking, “price MUST attempt to establish new price highs or lows as it continues to develop trends and trend reversals in Fibonacci Theory”.  Therefore, price MUST attempt to rotate lower after establishing a new price high (as it has done recently) only to FAIL to establish a new price low (which would be a move to below 23460 – a long way away).  In doing so, the failure to establish a new price low (through price rotation) would indicate that price MUST do what?  That’s right, establish another NEW PRICE HIGH.

It is our belief that any price rotation below 24700, when price appears to be holding or forming support, would be a tremendous opportunity to identify new long entries.  Of course, the deeper the downside move, the better the entry levels will be created, but we don’t believe this future downside price rotation will be very deep – possibly just below 24500 as the lowest points for the YM.

 

If you have been following our research and analysis, you know we called this move nearly a month ago and have been sticking to the analysis of our advanced modeling and predictive analysis systems.

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Congestion Basing Can Present Incredible Opportunities

  May 12, 2018 Chris Vermeulen     Our research team wanted to alert our followers to the incredible opportunities that continue to present themselves in the current market.  While many people have been overly concerned about a market top and price rotation in the US majors, the Energy sector and many others have seen incredible price moves. Take a look at this XLE chart as an example.  Yes, we know that Oil has rallied from about $60 to closer to $70 recently, yet we want you to focus on the price pattern that setup this move in XLE.  Specifically, we want you to focus on the Multi-Month Base pattern in price between early February and early April of 2018 as well as the upside breakout that followed. In true technical analysis theory, price tells us everything and indicators assist us in relating current price movement/action to historical price movement/action.  … Continue reading

US Indexes Setup Bottom Confirmation Pattern

May 6, 2018       On Wednesday, May 2, we issued a research post supporting our position that the markets were nearing an apex breakout and that critical support and resistance levels had established within the market.  We indicated that volatility is usually quite high throughout these apex breakout moves with the potential for a “wash-out” price rotation in the works.  In other words, as these apex breakouts happen, price can sometimes, falsely, break to one side or the other and rotate very quickly to the other side – creating what we call a “wash-out” price reversal. Closing out this week, prices broke lower on Thursday, May 3, and reversed sharply before the end of the trading session to create a “wash-out” low formation which is indicative of a price bottom.  We felt strongly that our ADL price modeling system’s analysis as well as this bottom formation are strong evidence that the US … Continue reading

Go Away In May? Not If You Own This NASDAQ 100 Stock

Tom Bowley | April 21, 2018 at 11:43 AM   One of the most over used cliches in the stock market, in my opinion, is “go away in May”.  First of all, it’s simply bad investment advice.  Since 1950 on the S&P 500, the May 1st to July 17th period has produced annualized returns of 6.00%.  So if you decide to “go away in May”, where will you park your long-term money in today’s environment and beat 6%?  Granted, that 6% return is not guaranteed, but it is the historical return for the period listed above and it’s not bad considering that a 10 year treasury note yields 2.95%. A better piece of investment advice, based on history and my opinion, is to go away on July 17th.  One other important fact that the “go away in May” folks overlook is that strategy would completely fail to participate in the Russell 2000’s … Continue reading