Rick Ackerman

Articles by Rick Ackerman

I tend to regard any rally stirred up by Yellen-blather with skepticism - and that was my initial reaction to the moderate rally in gold and silver futures on Wednesday. On examining their respective intraday charts at the end of the day,...
This morning’s competently orchestrated short-squeeze stopped a single tick from the 2146.44 ‘secondary’ Hidden Pivot target disseminated here last night. Ordinarily this would be reason for bears to take mild encouragement, especially...
Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan went on record Thursday with the observation that US stocks keep heading higher because, as long as global interest rates remain low to negative, there’s nowhere else for investors to go. Ordinarily, we’d...
Speculators continue to goose this gas-bag whenever the release of phony inventory numbers suggests that the supply of crude has tightened. In fact, the fudge-factor for determining how much oil is ‘out there’ is so huge as to make swings...
The broad averages have made no headway for nearly two months and are looking heavier by the day. Although we should have no illusions about timing the onset of the Big One, we can still prepare for it without taking much risk. Accordingly...
With Japan about to launch a $200 billion fiscal stimulus, you’d think the yen would be getting crushed. Instead, the long-term chart makes clear that the currency is merely correcting this year’s powerful rally, presumably in preparation...
Since early 2014, when 30-year T-Bonds were yielding close to 4%, Rick’s Picks has been confidently predicting rates would ultimately fall to at least 1.64%.  The technical basis for this forecast is shown in the accompanying chart (...
Tuesday’s rally tiptoed oh-so-coyly up to the secondary pivot of the pattern shown. We’ve been using it to stay confidently on the right side of crude’s balky, doomed rally. Price action has now confirmed the pattern with precise hits at...
Violent short squeezes are the only mechanism DaBoyz have left to sustain the illusion of a bull market before the clock runs out on their crooked game in 2015. A New Year’s mood change is surely coming on Wall Street, since investors will...
This flying porker begs to be shorted, but we’ll need to be careful about how we do it, since it has the teeth and disposition of a great white shark. This is true for technical reasons as well, since the current, short-squeeze rally is...

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During 1500s the Spaniards had taken 16,000,000 kilograms of silver from Peru.