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Thursday, 13 March 2008

Stocks decline after record Rise yesterday-Gold moving towards $1000

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I really don't feel that yesterdays rise was anything other than a massage upwards based on the Fed's announcement of a $200 Billion injection to improve liquidity.Today after rising at the open we worked our way back to end up with declines across the board.

The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) lost 0.4%, the broader Standard & Poor's 500 (SPX) index lost 0.9% and the Nasdaq composite (COMP) lost 0.5%.


The announcement of the injection of capital from the Fed sparked a short covering rally but today we returned to concerns about what the economy is doing .The Retail Sales numbers are due out on Thursday and they will be closely watched to see what consumers are doing, if we see further declines in retails sales then it will likely spark another moving lower of the indices.


Oil hit an all time high above $110 a barrel before closing just below that, I can well remember the raised eyebrows when Goldman Sachs forecast $100 by 2009 in July 2007. looks like they were dead wrong and we got there a lot sooner !!


For me Commodities are still the place to be at least in the medium term, sure we will see pullbacks, some of them vicious but I do not see them being a bad investment over a 2-3 yr horizon.Gold was up again at $985 and I don't think it will take much for us to see $1000 in the next couple of weeks.


Best Wishes