by Gary Christenson
Thanks to High Frequency Trading and the rise of the machines in the electronic markets, gold and the S&P 500 Index are difficult for non-machines to understand and predict on a short term basis.
What do they tell us in the longer term?
It is an exponentially increasing world! Both gold and the S&P 500 Index have risen exponentially for fifty years. Since they often move counter to each other, take the sum of the gold price plus the S&P 500 Index and you can see the overall trend more easily.