Author: The AU Report

Nobody Knows Anything. . .Like Bob Moriarty

Nobody Knows Anything. . .Like Bob Moriarty by David H. Smith – StreetWise Reports The markets have been all over the place, and investing in this environment—or in any environment—can seem intimidating. It doesn’t have to be. Investor and precious...

Base ‘Mettle’ Needed

Base ‘Mettle’ Needed by Michael J. Ballanger – The AU Report met·tle [ˈmedl] NOUN “a person’s ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way.” My beloved Fido is an awesome...

Base Metals Breakdowns Are Imposing Omens

Base Metals Breakdowns Are Imposing Omens by Michael Ballanger – The AU Report Sector expert Michael Ballanger discusses breakdowns in base metals markets and his current views on the status of cryptocurrencies. Since I covered gold and silver on Wednesday,...

Precious Metals Price Outlook: Buy Now

Precious Metals Price Outlook: Buy Now by  Michael Ballanger for Streetwise Reports Given the impressive reversal in gold last Monday, which appeared to occur during the Asian and European trading sessions as opposed to the Crimex pit session, it looks...

Are Precious Metals at an Inflection Point?

Are Precious Metals at an Inflection Point? by Michael Ballanger – The AU Report My last missive was entitled “Gold’s Relative Strength Index indicating a bottom is here,” and it was dispatched at noon on Thursday but was written that...

More on that ‘Deviant Conundrum’

More on that ‘Deviant Conundrum’ by Michael J. Ballanger – The AU Report Based on the feedback I received over the weekend, I thought a quick follow-up would be in order on the topic of “deviant conundrum” because it was...

The Deviant Conundrum called Silver

The Deviant Conundrum called Silver by Michael J. Ballanger – StreetWise Reports When I was a young lad, there was a classmate (let’s call him “Frankie”) in the very early years of my education whose behavior was quite often deemed...

Back in the Volatility Saddle Again

Back in the Volatility Saddle Again by Michael J. Ballanger – The AU Report One week ago today, I made the following commentary: “Finally, I am officially revisiting the “volatility trade” (VIX: CBOE Volatililty Index) but unlike February where I...

Looking for a Turn in Gold

Looking for a Turn in Gold by Rudi Fronk and Jim Anthony – The AU Report Rudi Fronk and Jim Anthony, cofounders of Seabridge Gold, reflect on market factors that are driving current fluctuations in the gold price. For nearly...

U.S. Dollar Rally Is Doomed

U.S. Dollar Rally Is Doomed by Michael Ballanger – The AU Report Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger discusses movements in the U.S. dollar. There was an article written a few days back where the author vehemently denied that the U.S....

Month-End Shenanigans Everywhere

Month-End Shenanigans Everywhere  Michael J. Ballanger for Streetwise Reports   04/30/2018 “SHE-NAN-I-GANS” pronunciation: “SHəˈnanɡənz/” Noun informal 1. “secret or dishonest activity or maneuvering.” as in “widespread financial shenanigans had ruined the fortunes of many” 2. “silly or high-spirited behavior; mischief.” To...

Whither Silver from Here?

Whither Silver from Here? by Michael Ballanger – The AU Report First, this has been a spectacular month for me in that I was fortunate enough to have parlayed the profits from the UVXY trade successfully, having bought a whackload...

False Bravado

False Bravado by Michael Ballanger – StreetWise Reports Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger discusses Donald Trump’s trade war with China and the implications for the gold market. When I played pro hockey in Richmond, Virgina, it was during the era...