rocketGold and its miners’ stocks are rocketing higher as speculators and investors alike return to this left-for-dead sector.  This sudden deluge of capital inflows has crowned gold stocks the best-performing sector of this young new year by far, shocking traders!
And this stunning reversal of fortunes in both the metal and the companies producing it is only starting, so it’s exceedingly important to understand what’s going on.

EagleContrary to Wall Street’s assertion that gold and silver demand continue to implode heralding much-lower precious-metals prices, the US Mint says these American Eagle coins are selling like hotcakes.
On December 31st it reported that 2015 sales of its gold bullion coins soared 53% above 2014’s levels, while silver-bullion-coin sales hit an all-time record!
That’s impressive considering 2015’s poor price action.

Zeal123115BGold stocks remain the pariah of the investment world.  Despite gold’s strong early-year gains, the stocks of its miners have slumped to new secular lows.  This whole forsaken sector continues to languish at fundamentally-absurd price levels, an extreme anomaly that is long overdue to start unwinding.  The gold miners will be bid massively higher to reflect their impressive profitability even at today’s dismal gold prices.

falling-bearThe US stock markets have suffered their worst early-year losses in history in young 2016, an ominous proof that a major trend change is underway.  The Fed’s new tightening cycle is already slaying recent years’ extraordinary easy-Fed-fueled stock-market levitation.  Unfortunately the only possible reckoning after such a record artificial stock boost is a long-overdue major bear market that is finally awakening.

fedThe world’s financial markets changed dramatically entering this young new year, led by sharp stock selloffs and a mounting gold rally.  These are major reversals from recent years’ action.  The immediate catalysts were China’s plummeting stocks and ongoing yuan devaluation.  But the far larger underlying driver is the Fed’s first tightening cycle in a decade, which is just starting to unwind years of gross distortions.

rocketGold certainly had a rough year in 2015, grinding inexorably lower on Fed-rate-hike fears and investor abandonment.  But gold is poised to rebound dramatically in this new year, mean reverting out of its recent deep secular lows.  The drivers of gold’s weakness have soared to such extremes that they have to reverse hard.  The resulting heavy buying from dominant groups of traders will fuel gold’s mighty 2016 upleg.

Zeal121815AThe Federal Reserve finally mustered the courage to end its radical zero-interest-rate-policy experiment this week.  Its quarter-point rate hike announced on the seventh anniversary of ZIRP kicks off the long road to normalization.  This leaves the stock markets and gold in unprecedented uncharted territory. 
The Fed has never before attempted to exit ZIRP, let alone in the midst of such extremely distorted markets.

launch rocket verticalGold’s deep new secular lows of recent weeks were fueled by American futures speculators’ overpowering fear of Fed rate hikes.  They believe zero-yielding gold is doomed in a higher-rate world, so they dumped gold futures at astounding record rates.  The problem is history proves just the opposite, that gold tends to thrive during Fed-rate-hike cycles.  This revelation is a super-bullish near-term omen for gold.

falling-bearThe prevailing valuations in the lofty US stock markets are increasingly becoming a bone of contention.  Wall Street calmly asserts stocks are reasonably valued, since it has a huge vested interest in keeping people fully-invested.  But with valuations soaring following a massive rally and weak third-quarter earnings season, they are dangerously high and portend great downside risk.  Stock topping valuations abound.

Gold stocks have suffered heavy collateral damage following the Federal Reserve’s hawkish surprise late last month, which ignited enormous gold-futures selling by American speculators.  This devastated sector has been battered back down near last summer’s deep secular lows.  But these gold-stock price levels are fundamentally absurd, the product of extreme and irrational sentiment that can’t persist for long.
Today’s gold-stock price levels are the greatest fundamental disconnect in the entire stock markets, an epic opportunity for contrarian investors and speculators! 
The entire gold-mining industry is trading as if the price of gold, the overwhelmingly-dominant driver of its profits, was just a small fraction of prevailing levels.
Gold stocks are radically underpriced fundamentally based on their current and future earnings power.

fall plungeGold has enjoyed a strong new uptrend in recent months following last summer’s extreme gold-futures shorting attack.  But speculators returned with a vengeance this past week, aggressively dumping gold futures again following a hawkish surprise by the Fed.  The resulting gold plunge shattered its support, and thrust sentiment back into hyper-bearish territory.  But gold-futures shorting soon reverses to big buying.

dynamiteWith the Federal Reserve’s first rate-hike cycle in nearly a decade looming, traders are working overtime trying to divine its timing and impact on the markets.  They are closely monitoring the same employment and inflation data the Fed will use to start tightening.  But there’s another little-discussed concern for the Fed, the solvency of the US government.  The Fed’s zero-interest-rate policy has spawned a grave US debt bomb.

beach ballSilver is finally showing some signs of life after suffering a dark year.  The epically-bearish sentiment that bludgeoned this metal to major secular lows is cracking, with a strong rebound rally now underway.  And this recent buying is likely just the earliest vanguard, as silver remains deeply undervalued relative to its primary driver gold.
Silver will need an utterly massive upleg to fully mean revert to normal levels.

Zeal101615ADespite gold blasting higher this month, this metal remains deeply out of favor among investors.  They have shunned it for years thanks to extreme central-bank money printing levitating stock markets.  This slayed demand for alternative investments, led by gold.  But the resulting radical underinvestment in gold today is super-bullish.  Vast capital inflows will be necessary to return gold investment to normal levels.

launch rocket verticalThe left-for-dead gold stocks have rallied dramatically this past week, surging to a major breakout.  This pivotal technical event reveals the hyper-bearish psychology plaguing this sector in recent months is dissipating, paving the way for investment capital to return.  And given the fundamentally-absurd price levels in this battered sector, this new gold-stock buying is likely just the initial vanguard of a massive new upleg.

hyperinflationTraders today universally believe inflation is dead, that there is no persistent decline in the purchasing power of money.  That’s what government price indexes around the world are indicating.  But this false notion is one of recent years’ main Fed-conjured illusions.  Price inflation is the result of rising money supplies, and they have been skyrocketing
Serious risks are mounting that they will spill into price levels.

falling-bearGold has lapsed deeper into pariahdom this year, becoming the most-hated investment class in all the markets.  Traders are avoiding it like the plague, utterly convinced gold is doomed to spiral lower perpetually.
But this wildly-bearish psychology is DEAD WRONG.
Financial markets are forever cyclical, and gold is no exception to history’s ironclad rule.
The best time to be heavily long anything is when few others are…

Gold was beaten to a pulp as the Fed seduced investors into forgetting prudent portfolio diversification.
With the Fed shifting from record easing to a years-long tightening cycle, the fortunes of the markets are due to reverse.
The stock markets are going to face a stiff headwind for years, forcing investors to diversify back into alternative investments led by gold. 
Is your portfolio ready for this monumental shift?

Silver has had a rough year, slumping to major new secular lows.  After sliding on balance for years now, even the diehard silver bulls are losing faith in their metal.  But despite its vexing slumber, silver’s price-appreciation potential from today’s levels remains enormous.  Between radical underinvestment and very-high speculator silver-futures shorting, silver is poised to see MASSIVE BUYING as gold recovers.

Zeal090415AThe epicenter of gold’s intractable weakness over the past couple years has been the Federal Reserve’s upcoming rate-hike cycle.  Everyone assumes higher interest rates will devastate zero-yielding gold, leaving it far less attractive.  This premise led investors to avoid gold like the plague, and speculators to short sell it at wild record extremes.  But provocatively, history proves gold thrives in Fed-rate-hike cycles.