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Gold and Stock Bulls Are Getting Ready

Now that stocks closed at new all time highs, the correction is officially over. And what little rest stock bulls could claim last week arrived on Friday. Yet, the bull is strong enough to defend the 3,900 zone and charge higher the same day.

Who could be surprised, given the modern monetary theory ruling the economic landscape? The Fed is amply accommodative, with one $1.9T stimulus bill just in and a $2T infrastructure one in the making. That‘s after the prior Trump stimulus, and who would have forgotten how it all started in April 2020? The old congressional saying „a billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you‘re talking real money“needs updating.

Stocks are readying another upswing as the volatility index is approaching 20 again, and the put/call ratio shows complacent readings. The sectoral examination supports higher highs as tech has reversed intraday losses, closing half of the opening bearish gap. In fact, value stocks naturally powered to new highs, with industrials, energy, and finances performing the best. Real estate keeps showing remarkable momentum and has been among the best performers of correction‘s lows.

These all have happened while long-term Treasury yields have broken to new highs. Are they stopping to be the boogeyman?

As I‘ll show you, inflation expectations are rising – and the bond market is reflecting that. The market‘s discounting mechanism is at work, mirroring the future virtually ascertained CPI rise if you look carefully into the PPI entrails. This inflation won‘t be as temporary as the Fed proclaims it would – but it still hasn‘t arrived in full force. We‘re merely at the stage of financial assets rising because that‘s where the newly minted money is chiefly going.

Thursday’s Insights

As regards gold, let‘s recall my Thursday‘s words:

(…) At the moment, evaluating the strength and internals of precious metals rebound is the way to go as we might very well have seen the gold bottom, with the timid $1,670 zone test being all the bears could muster. Time and my dutiful reporting will tell.

Let‘s move right into the charts (all courtesy of www.stockcharts.com).

S&P 500 Outlook

stock The S&P 500 upswing took a little breath, and at the same time, continued unchallenged. The path of least resistance remains higher.

Credit Markets

stock High yield corporate bonds (HYG ETF) have declined but don‘t give the impression of readying a breakdown. I understand it as a daily weakness because the whole bond market was under pressure on Friday, with investment grade corporate bonds (LQD ETF) taking it on the chin as well.

Russell 2000 and Emerging Markets

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Russell 2000 keeps doing better than the 500-strong index. This is expected given the prevailing investment themes doing well, value stocks rising, and euphoric speculation running rampant. Emerging market weakness needs to be viewed through the strains of a stronger dollar and rising rates caused abroad. That‘s why I am not viewing EEM underperformance as a warning sign for U.S. equity markets.

Inflation Expectations and Yields

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Quite a relentless rise in my favorite metric of forward-looking inflation, isn‘t it? Treasury inflation protected securities to long-dated Treasuries (TIP: TLT) has been relentlessly rising off the corona crash lows, and their accent in 2021 has accelerated just as steeply as the nominal rates reflect (see below).

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Gold Upswing Anatomy

Gold refused the premarket losses and has rebounded to close almost unchanged on the day. Is that sign of strength or weakness?

The miners to gold ratio provide a clear answer, and it‘s a bullish one to open the week. Finally, the gold market is showing signs of life on a prolonged basis, which I started talking about on Tuesday. Regardless of Friday‘s weakness in the yellow metal, it‘s so far so good as the miners keep leading the charge.

Moreover, silver weakness in the course of the upswing isn‘t a too worrying sign – silver miners outperforming is a more important signal—smacks of broadening leadership in the unfolding precious metals upswing.

Summary

The consolidation of S&P 500 gains was and remains bound to be a short-term affair as the bulls take on new highs and surge well past them in the days and weeks ahead. The top is very far off as this still nascent recovery gets so much stimulus fuel that overheating becomes a very real possibility this year already.

Gold has turned an important corner on Friday, and so have the miners – be they gold or silver ones. The precious metals upswing started unfolding, and decreased sensitivity to rising yields is a pleasant sight for the bulls. Well, that‘s exactly what I had been writing about transitioning to a higher inflation environment exactly one week ago.

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Thank you,

 

Monica Kingsley
Stock Trading Signals
Gold Trading Signals
www.monicakingsley.co
[email protected]

 

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All essays, research, and information represent analyses and opinions of Monica Kingsley that are based on availability and latest data. Despite careful research and best efforts, it may prove wrong and be subject to change with or without notice. Monica Kingsley does not guarantee the accuracy or thoroughness of the data or information reported. Her content serves educational purposes. It should not be relied upon as advice or construed as providing recommendations of any kind. Futures, stocks, and options are financial instruments not suitable for every investor.

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