Market Summary
March 2014
After a negative January, February saw U.S. markets bounce back and recoup most of their losses by the end of the month.

However, it has been another asset class that has once again started grabbing headlines-metals.

I'm sure many are quite aware of the decline of gold from late 2011 through 2012 and into 2013. It has been our position that gold had been in a 12 year run, and a correction of some sort was necessary

Now, coming into March, gold is one of the leading performers, with gold bullion up over 12% 2 to start the year.

Does this mean we are out of the gold correction? For the short term, we cannot answer that. However, it has been our opinion from the beginning that gold will eventually push upwards because of what we believe to be the eventual rise in inflation coupled with a devaluation of our dollar. With gold looked at as a safe haven, instability around the world can and will contribute to this as well.

Finally, an interesting editorial came across our desk recently, and I thought it important to share some of it as it pertains to the economy and what could be coming on the horizon.

Copper, because of its industrial use, is a leading economic indicator, and its price fluctuations are used by economists and analysts to determine the state of the global economy.  By "leading economic indicator," I mean that copper rallies in advance of economic strength and declines ahead of contractions.  
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Market Summary Continued

A chart from is very telling:


Jeff Clark from states, "Copper looks poised to test the 2010 support line down at $2.75 per pound. If that fails to hold, the next downside target is $2.25... The price of copper has fallen 33% over the past three years. And it looks like it's on the verge of another major move lower.


Clark continues to state, "Up until recently, we could have pointed to the general downtrend in prices over the past three years and dismissed the action in copper as part of the commodity bear market. But we can't do that now. Gold is up around 13% this year. Silver is up around 10%. Oil has rallied around 8% from its January low. Natural gas exploded higher last month. And agricultural commodities are up 20% or more in 2014."


"In other words, all of the commodities that are the most sensitive to the velocity of the money supply (how quickly money is moving through the economy) are screaming higher. Meanwhile, the one commodity that is most sensitive to economic output is on the verge of collapsing," says Clark. 


Some food for thought when trying to gauge the course of the economy and markets over the next 6-18 months.  


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