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.


When Obama first entered the White House four years ago, CinC was at $881 billion dollars.  Today it is approaching $1,200 billion dollars, an increase of 35%.  This is just for the number of paper dollars and pocket change circulating...

It was a quiet week for the most part as markets and many stocks setup new patterns to trade off of but in doing so have given us decent intraday moves which can be capitalized on.  I like to take one or two trades per day and am v

BANK ON GOLD AND SILVER VALUES TO REACH RECORD LEVELS IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE…year after year – as global Central Banks try to inflate away their burgeoning debt and reduce unacceptably high UNEMPLOYMENT by vastly expanding M

We are going to start off with one of the most eye-popping pictures of just one central bank, the privately owned corporate Federal Reserve, and its purported gold holding.

Here is the silver to gold ratio, or the number of ounces of silver one ounce of gold can purchase.  At the close of Friday’s trading an ounce of gold was worth 61.55 ounces of silver; that is a lot of silver, but not as much silve

The realistic general consensus is that the spot prices for gold and silver are no longer relevant. Yet, what remains the one price on which focus has intensified for each?

How to trade Gold and other precious metals related investments is not that complex. But you must be willing to wait for price to provide low risk entry points before getting involved.

The "go away in May" season in the stock market has arrived, and that could support the dollar if stocks weaken, as I suspect they will. In the short term, look for resistance at the 84 area, and major resistance just under 90.

The most significant fact about silver, from a charting point of view, is the mega cup pattern formed over a period of more than 30 years.These cup (or cup and handle) patterns are very bullish formations.

As it was the case in our previous essay (Will Gold Price Decline Soon or Is This Summer Really Different), let's begin also today's article by ans

COMEX silver prices once again dipped below $23 today. My previous article entitled Ignore COMEX Pricing – Silver Eagles Sold Out at Dealers, $33 on Ebay detailed just how divorced from reality the COMEX price has become.

After gold bottomed last summer and the Fed came with the QE (sanitized though it was by Op/Twist), the gold “community” thought it knew that gold was headed ‘to da moon!’. They thought this in mid-2011 as well.

If you’ve been reading my work in 2013 at all, you know I’ve been looking for a move lower in both gold and silver. It finally came this past week and was led by silver.

When we discuss gold stocks we often refer to gold and silver stocks. Today we take a look at the silver stocks specifically. 

With the S&P500 closing the week out at all-time highs,  it’s hard not to be long it.  Now we’re looking for a new all-time high print this coming week.

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Silver is winning market share from gold buyers.

With an astronomic and ever growing debt and derivatives overhang, there are essentially only two choices for the world economy.

This market is amazing!

So many  headlines are saying “$5,000 Gold, or $10,000 Gold; Silver, The Investment of the Decade,” etc, etc, etc.  Will that happen?  A history of failed fiat currencies says yes.

Silver and silver mining stocks are front and center for investors and active traders. Because of silvers high volatility (large price swings) it naturally attracts a lot of attention.


 Last week I outlined a very bearish larger picture for the precious metals.  I haven’t seen anything to change that view occur this past week with the exception of palladium.

Every baseball player knows the saying, “3 strikes and you’re out!”  Well, the dollar bugs may be about to strike out, against silver bullion.  

Nobody ever said riding a (gold) bull market was easy. Unless you’re prepared to buy, close your eyes, and come back years later, then I’m afraid we have to take the good with the bad.

Last week I mentioned I was heavily short the markets and many leading stocks.  It worked out well but not as well as I’d hoped.  Once the action begins to change profits have to be locked in and that’s what we did.

Investors sentiment for precious metals and gold and silver mining stocks has deteriorated quite substantially recently. And silver is no exception here, which can be seen on the white metal charts.

There is now such an overwhelming array of technical evidence that the Precious Metals sector is forming a major bottom, that by the end of reading this update you will, or should unless you are stupid, understand why we now have n

Gold and silver along with their related miners have been under a lot of selling pressure the last few months.

A curious thing happened last week.  The prices of both monetary metals have been falling for a week and a half through February 15.   No, that’s not the curious part.  There is no law of nature that says the prices have to go up,

We often make a distinction between buyers of physical precious metals, [PMs] and buyers of futures, exhorting the former to buy with impunity, and some may see that as cavalier, given how the price for both gold and silver have be

Precious metals mining stocks may not look too encouraging recently – with mostly declines in 2013 and lack of any spectacular rally.


The Fourth Coinage Act of 1873 embraced the gold standard and demonetized silver, known as the “Crime of 73”

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