Several weeks ago, a spoof xtranormal cartoon went viral, in which the purchasing sequence of an iPhone (as compared to an HTC Evo) was hyperbolized, and which ruthlessly mocked the brainwashing practices of the Apple Borg collective. It was only a matter of time, before the brain trust behind the lampoon decided to focus its attention on the next group that has been ridiculed since time immemorial: the long-suffering gold bugs. Sure enough, the sequel is now out, and the process of purchasing an iPhone is now downright boring compared to the purported thought process behind buying gold. Of course, the cartoon is quite hilarious, but for all the wrong reasons, as in trying to mock those who believe that on a short/medium enough timeline, the survival rate for paper drops to zero, the video, which is sure to go just as viral, in fact proves all the concerns not just of the faceless "goldbug" collective, but of all those others who believe gold is headed much, much higher, which also includes the richest and most prominent money managers, financiers, and politicians in the world.
Several observations out of Goldman's Investment Strategy Group which seek to allay fears that even if the Fed were to print another few trillion dollars, the greenback would still reign supreme, never mind that all the currency in circulation now (secondary Fed liability after excess reserves), one could argue, is more than 100% backed by MBS on the asset side of the equation (or in other words, diluted by more than half from solid, and real AAA-rated securities). Goldman is also taking a stab at gold-bugs, claiming that all reports of the dollar's demise are not only premature, but borne out undue fatalism, and in fact are deja vu. Yet is this time really not different?
In our latest piece (within a series of analyses that detail both the technical and fundamental landscapes of gold, silver, copper, oil, the CRB (Commodity Index), the US Dollar, the EURO and the remaining major currencies of the G8 in relation to one another), we at Fibozachi present an initial look into the technical composition of gold.