As the BLOOD continues to run on Wall Street, gold and silver were the few assets trading in the green yesterday. As I have mentioned in past articles and interviews, investors need to get used to this sort of trading activity. Even though the Dow Jones Index ended off its lows of the day, it shed another 458 points while the Nasdaq declined 190 points and the S&P fell 60.
As the broader markets sold off, the gold price increased $15 while silver jumped by $0.25. However, if we look at these markets during their peak of trading, the contrast is even more remarkable:
At the lows of the day, the Dow Jones Index fell 730 points or 3%, while the S&P 500 fell 3.2% and the Nasdaq declined by 3.8%. Also, as I expected, the oil price fell along with the broader markets by dropping 2.7%. If individuals believe the oil price will continue towards $100, due to supply and demand fundamentals put forth by some energy analysts, you may want to consider one of the largest Commercial Net Short positions in history. Currently, the Commercial Net Short position is 738,000 contacts. When the oil price was trading at a low of $30 at the beginning of 2016, the Commercial Net Short position was only 180,000 contracts.
Furthermore, if we agree that supply and demand forces are impacting the oil price to a certain degree, does anyone truly believe oil demand won’t fall when the stock market drops by 50+%? I forecast that as market meltdown continues, the oil price will decline as oil demand falls faster than supply.
Now, when the markets were at their lows yesterday, gold at its peak was up $20 while silver increased by $0.44. Of course, this type of trading activity won’t happen all the time, and we could see a selloff in all assets some days. But, once the Dow Jones Index falls below 19,000, investors will likely start to move into gold and silver in a much bigger way.
If we look at the following stocks and indexes from the peaks set in 2018, clearly, there’s a long way to go before the bottom is in: