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Gartman Is Now Long Gold In Crude Oil Terms

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Just when you thought bizarro world couldn't get any, er, bizarrer, here comes - who else - Dennis Gartman, who is now long gold.... in crude oil terms.

Further, we shall recommend owning gold in terms of crude oil, buying the former and selling the latter in equal dollar sums. Further, to eliminate the impact fo the Brent/WTI spread from this trade, we’ll do half of the oil trade in WTI and half in Brent.

Uhm, #Ref!

The New idea...

 

as the old faithful has been 'killing it'


 

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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:48 | 4327025 Capitalist
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It's a play on the gold/oil ratio. Not that bad of a trade if you ask me.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:13 | 4327089 Pladizow
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This hack is trading the gold price - he owns no gold!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:55 | 4327202 Manthong
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I do that a lot in Excel.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:22 | 4327107 Lost My Shorts
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I am short beans and long cheese.  I call it the burrito trade.  The only thing I don't have is a TV show.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:32 | 4327124 DaveyJones
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It's popular with the old farts

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:06 | 4327210 Manthong
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I am short JB Walker and long Mogan David.

The paper price of MD 20/20 will eventually break loose from the suppression scheme.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:58 | 4327216 Seeking Beta
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LOL

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:35 | 4327360 Bangin7GramRocks
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Gartman's beard is full of dried santorum! The thought that this lump of polluted dna is part of the fabled 1% makes me laugh. What a fucked up world we live in! Does he invent, produce or create? No. He opines........

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:34 | 4328020 akak
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That fat blathering idiot is just ..... a fat blathering idiot.

I am long Dennis Gartman in Krispy Kreme terms.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:08 | 4328138 Dugald
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OT just started to open an article about a judge who is not happy with Obama's twisting the constitution and it was taken down....

WTF???

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 18:04 | 4328534 beaker
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Even a blind squirrel finds an occasional nut.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 18:08 | 4328549 akak
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I bet it's been quite a long time since Gartman has been able to find HIS nuts, though.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 08:30 | 4330196 fx
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yes, indeed. never is a very long time...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:49 | 4327028 Sudden Debt
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and what if they find oil on Mars this year?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:00 | 4327057 Tabarnaque
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Then that would save the petrodollars I guess. The rumour goes that they also want US treasuries up there. Yellen just found her exit strategy...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:23 | 4327109 Frozen IcQb
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Janet 'Jetson" Yellin... to infinity and beyond

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:34 | 4327129 DaveyJones
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I think they've printed just enough dollars for a bridge

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:10 | 4327242 Seize Mars
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Sudden Debt
Easy: Seize Mars!!!

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 08:29 | 4330194 fx
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Unlikely to happen. The native aliens who lived there in the past have most likely used it all up. But if they find oil nonetheless, it would likely be very bullish for B!tsh!t

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:50 | 4327030 unwashedmass
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so are we to take this as goldman/JPM/the Fed plan one last washout in gold to completely destroy our country's future viability? 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:51 | 4327034 AL_SWEARENGEN
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Translated: Dennis:  "I love to pour creamy crude oil over my hairy body while naked selling short gld futures while masturbating"

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:18 | 4327100 NoDebt
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... and there goes breakfast.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:46 | 4327170 gafgroocK
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...as well as Lunch

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:37 | 4329192 MeelionDollerBogus
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To pictures of Mr. Yellen.

Thought you could keep dinner?
LOL

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:54 | 4327036 The_Peeper
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Long gold in bitcoin terms.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:54 | 4327037 LawsofPhysics
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Well damn.  Must be a glut of crude or a serious gold slam about to hit the "market".

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:54 | 4327038 fijisailor
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Relax.  The idiot is buying paper.  You wouldn't expect him to invest in physical would you?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:55 | 4327040 Xibalba
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I am long gold in dollar terms

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:02 | 4327066 Tabarnaque
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What about just simply being long in physical term. Just loaded the truck recently. Thanks for the New Year fire sale!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:27 | 4327117 Xibalba
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that's what I'm talking about

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:55 | 4327041 asteroids
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What kind of advice is that. Do you take a barrels of crude to the coin shop and buy an ounce of gold with it? Maybe you take a tanker to China and exchange it for a barge of gold?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:55 | 4327044 jcaz
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Just Dennis trying to obfuscate his shitty ability to trade..... He'll baffle his CNBC crowd a bit longer, and collect the per-diem check that he's been living on for years now....

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:57 | 4327049 philosophers bone
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I get the sense that he doesn't actually manage any funds, but is simply a talking head.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:58 | 4327051 Temporalist
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I didn't see ZH address this:

 

Exclusive: Iran, Russia negotiating big oil-for-goods deal

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/10/us-iran-russia-oil-idUSBREA090...

 

Sources: Iran and Russia closing in on trade agreement

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/10/sources-iran-andrussiacl...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:04 | 4327069 Tabarnaque
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And screw the petrodollars. Way to go!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:11 | 4327084 Tyler Durden
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Head of public relations department of Oil Ministry Akbar Nematollahi made the remarks in reaction to a report released by some foreign media that Iran is to swap oil for goods based on a deal with Russia.

Reuters news agency has claimed that Iran and Russia are holding talks on reaching such an agreement.

Based on the agreement, Reuters has said, Russia would buy Iranian oil in exchange for Russian equipment and goods.

According to the oil-for-goods deal, Moscow would be able to increase its oil imports from Iran despite the West sanctions on Tehran, reported Reuters.

Source

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:14 | 4327090 fijisailor
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And maybe the Russians are looking for an arbitrage opportunity with that oil also.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:01 | 4327054 russwinter
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Long gold, short oil is a smart trade best played by investing in extremely undervalued miners whose costs will drop and proft margins will expand as energy costs fall. 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:05 | 4327071 LawsofPhysics
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"as energy costs fall." -  right, good luck with that.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:47 | 4327174 russwinter
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It is already happening, WTI was 100 at year end, now below 92. Gold was 1200 year end, now 1248. Miners are going to surprise this quarter. Energy is a big part of their cost structure. 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:58 | 4327211 LawsofPhysics
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Cost in fiat or cost in calories?   Please fiat is irrelevant as they can be "created" of of thin air with the click of a button.

But for the record, I would love to see the miners turn around.  Sounds good to me.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:00 | 4327055 resurger
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How about Quarter Gold/Silver trade?! make that 1/4 each so that your bullshit becomes more interesting.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:07 | 4327076 Sufiy
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Rick Rule: Money Are coming Into Gold And Silver Now

Rick Rules discusses the recent bear market in Gold and what is going to happen in the beginning of the new bull phase. Money are coming into the resource sector again. It is the very big money, which are circling this sector now. Who are the investors? You can guess - they are mostly from Asia - China and Korea, new type of long term investors. There are a lot of opportunities in the market now - we have learned from our previous experience and the valuations are very appealing now for the right plays.

 

http://sufiy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/rick-rule-money-are-coming-into-gold...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:11 | 4327085 fijisailor
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Does this mean that big money from Asia will start investing in paper gold?

By the way:  "money is"

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:40 | 4328255 atomp
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...or "Monies are", or maybe even "Moneys are"

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:11 | 4327083 mayhem_korner
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Gold as a trade is a fool's errand.  Talk to me about holding gold as a store of value beyond the horizon of the unsustainable CB intervention.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:13 | 4327087 MountainMan
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On that note, put me down long CL at 92.25 Short GC at 1247.00

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:16 | 4327096 Confundido
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Well, if you ask me, Mr. Gartman seems to have not learned the associative rule in addition: (A+B) = A + B. If A and B are the expected price differentials in gold and oil respectively (i.e. A = dp Gold/ dt IN US DOLLARS, whereas B = dp Oil / dt IN US DOLLARS), a long gold position and a short oil position should have merit  on its own. THEREFORE, IF HE POSITS THAT HE IS ONLY WILLING TO BE LONG GOLD IN OIL TERMS, IT SHOULD MEAN THAT HE SEES OIL GOING DOWN, RATHER THAN GOLD GO UP. WHICH MEANS THAT ONE IS BETTER OFF ASSUMING ONLY A SHORT OIL POSITION THAN A LONG GOLD/SHORT OIL POSITION (JUST LIKE WITH THE GOLD/YEN TRADE, WHERE ONE WAS BETTER OFF SIMPLY SHORTING THE YEN, THAN BEING LONG GOLD IN YEN TERMS).

If A<0 and B>0, then (A+B) < B

But of course, Mr. Gartman has the difficult task of pleasing customers that are gold bugs and customers that are banks.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:12 | 4327249 Seize Mars
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Confundido
First of all, the all-caps thing us not endearing. Secondly, try learning about the financial idea of "numeraire."
Not sure what you're on about, but maybe try taking a class or something.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:21 | 4327106 ThisIsBob
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I'm short of Gartman.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:26 | 4327115 Temporalist
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Long Gartman in Quisling Douche terms.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:30 | 4327122 GFORCE
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Gold will probably test 1000. This is nothing to do with 'slams'. Purely cyclical.

Gartman has just gone long Gold and Short oil. Two separate trades. The 'long in oil terms' is arrogant bullsh*t...

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:41 | 4327144 unwashedmass
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it would be nice if that happened....gold going to 1K, but most are now in on the game, and the last bash attempt was a fiasco, rebound within two hours. 

now the cartel would just be putting a gun to its head and helping the Chinese pull the trigger. not that i wouldn't enjoy that. 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:40 | 4327145 unwashedmass
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it would be nice if that happened....gold going to 1K, but most are now in on the game, and the last bash attempt was a fiasco, rebound within two hours. 

now the cartel would just be putting a gun to its head and helping the Chinese pull the trigger. not that i wouldn't enjoy that. 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:38 | 4327135 ebworthen
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Gartman is a ninny.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:39 | 4327138 arnoldsimage
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got gartman?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:47 | 4327177 frankTHE COIN
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He borrowed/stole that terminology from Mark Fisher.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:48 | 4327179 gafgroocK
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jeez...I better check what Crammer says...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:58 | 4327213 jmcadg
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BTFD coming

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:36 | 4327365 vegas
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Any chance gold goes down while crude rallies? Nahhhhhhhhhhhhh. How to make a trade doubly worse when you are wrong; buy something in terms of something else that has a very loose correlation. And, how do you put a stop on this clusterfuck?

 

http://vegasxau.blogspot.com

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:39 | 4327384 MFLTucson
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Get fucked Gartman!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:54 | 4327675 LoneStarHog
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Dennis FARTman ... both body orifices expel the same damn stinking gas ... FU, Fartman, you damn Whore Street tool

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:18 | 4327955 El Hosel
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I shall disregard of his shtick.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:30 | 4329181 MeelionDollerBogus
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Too bad Gartman's short in terms of dong.
LOL

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 18:03 | 4372695 Captive_Okie
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Poor Gartman seems to have lost his way. If he's been betting like he's been preaching he'd be broke by now. Could be he's selling into his BS stories and winning, when we think he's trading like he's talkin'. That's a strategy too

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