Bear's Lair

Bear Markets always follow Bull markets and a severe stock market correction is long overdue. Bears Lair will spot, monitor and analyze the stock market correction as it develops.

 

Those who follow markets are always looking at past patterns for clues to future price behavior. Many in the silver space obsess over similarities to the great bull run in silver after silver became a commodity future in 1963. That bull...

On December 26 the S&P 500 closed at 1,842. Eight weeks later, during Thursday’s session, the S&P 500 was trading at 1,841. You would think the stock market bears would be making some good progress behind the scenes during a “...

Significant nominal peaks in the price of silver tend to come after significant nominal peaks in the Dow. This has been the case for the last 90 years at least.

Since the beginning of 2014; we have been subjected to two constant themes in the propaganda of the mainstream media. One of these themes is that after “recovering” year after year after year; the U.S. economy is finally strong enough...

The U.S. currency was little changed near recent lows against major currencies as U.S. markets are shut for the President’s Day holiday and trade volumes remain thin. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that the greenback declined to a four...

It’s the tale of two assets: gold, which was largely shunned by investors for most of last year, has made an impressive comeback in recent weeks. Meanwhile Bitcoin, the white-hot “investment” of 2013, has lost value in recent weeks and...

Maintain perspective! Skip the hope and hype, the “analysis” from vested interests, and look at facts: Silver closed on February 13, 2014 at $21.42. 50 days earlier, on December 26, 1913, it closed at $19.88 That is about 7.7% price...

When attempting to quantify the amount and quality of a possible mineralized deposit on their property, exploration companies and producers generally follow a process which seeks to state, in reasonably accurate and concise terms, just...

While Janet Yellen signaled last week the Fed’s taper game plan was still in place, recent economic data has the markets thinking a taper pause could be seen later in 2014. The terms “inadequate demand” and “slow growth” speak to...

At the end of December the price of gold bottomed and has moved up smartly while leaving silver behind, to wallow in a sideways pattern before making it’s low at the end of January. This odd behavior caused many investment writers to...

Silver or the silver price is generally much more difficult to analyze than gold. Part of the reason is that so much less is known about the specifics of the silver market. Silver analysis is often done “through” the analysis of gold....

In this Weekend Report I would like to show you the Chartology of silver that you won’t see anywhere else on the planet. Some of these charts might not conform to the classic textbook scenarios most chartists believe are the only...

There’s an old quote along the lines of if you’re going to lie, make it a big one, repeat it like crazy, and eventually, people will regard it as truth. Truth is awfully cheap these days. For as buffaloed as most people are with the...

The crash of the Argentine peso last month brings to a close yet another foredoomed experiment in South American left-wing populism. The precipitous “devaluation” of the peso by 15 percent against the U.S. dollar in January represents...

Silver has confirmed gold’s breakout of several days ago by following suit and breaking out above important resistance on Friday on the strongest volume for almost 6 months. This means that we are now in a full on Precious Metals sector...

The moment gold passed the $1,300 mark yesterday silver woke up and sprinted ahead with a larger percentage gain. That’s the way it works with these monetary metal twins.

The good news is: The NASDAQ composite (OTC) closed at a multi year high on Friday while the S&P 500 (SPX) missed its all time high by only 0.5%. The negatives: The market is overbought.

Good luck to new Fed Chair Janet Yellen and her expectation that the Fed can continue to taper back its QE stimulus at the current pace until it is completely gone by summer. The economic reports say it is not going to happen. In her...

With incredible bullish and widely misunderstood fundamentals generally kept sequestered from the mainstream, it is easy to rationalize higher prices eminent at any point in time. This is certainly why so many analysts and many new...

Precious metals were under pressure last year, but investors continued to accumulate silver while gold while gold had a record amount outflow selling.

As of yesterday, gold had advanced roughly $100 in 2014 for a gain of 8.3%. Silver was up $1.00 in the same time period for a smaller gain of around 5%. It is rare to see silver underperform gold, as it usually offers leverage in either...

Lots of people on our side are thinking the big breakout is near. It could be but I’m not holding my breath as I wait for it to happen, although I know the day will come when the advances in gold and silver will be breathtaking. But...

The reasons for owning physical silver are many. Silver is a real asset that stands outside the banking system and therefore has no counterparty risk. If you lived through 2008 as an investor and don’t know what the term counterparty...

Tuesday’s gain of 19 points in the S&P 500 is a good example of markets showing observable improvement before a big move arrives. The title of last Friday’s article, “Improving Profile More Favorable For Stocks”, was based on...

"There appears to be no rhyme nor reason to The Rule of Seven, but is often surprisingly accurate in its predictions. It is based on the assumption that the initial leg of a new price trend reflects the potential power of the changing...

Well, my main concern today is that the economy is really much worse than most people are prepared to admit. And this will have significant ramifications on various markets. Obviously, the one market we are particularly interested in is...

The U.S. dollar remains mixed against major currencies after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled that recent soft economic data haven't swayed the central bank from a strategy of trimming its monthly bond purchases by $10...

The opposite sentiment of “gold fever” has been apparent in the stock market, of late, with so many calls for a top and/or a crash. Gold has not rallied to higher levels called for, and the stock market has not fallen to levels that...

I first wrote about the “Deleveraging Deception” back in September of 2010. Unfortunately, those that would have you believe the economy has paid down its excessive debt levels are still at work trying to deceive you. But here’s the...

If you were wondering why the financial markets were trading in a tentative range for most of Monday’s session, the tweet below provides the answer.

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