The Mercenary Geologist Michael S. “Mickey” Fulp returns… What can you say about March as the global economy shut down purportedly due to the dreaded Wuhan Coronavirus. Stock markets further imploded from February down 20 to 35 percent. VIX or the fear index closed at 53.5 but went over 80. Currencies fairly flat for the month after a large rise and then fall in the USD. Looney and Aussie $ killed. 10 Year yield hits another all time low of .70 going down to .33. Bitcoin down another 21%. Gold fluctuated but closed out at .5 percent to 1577. Silver down another 16% to 13.93. PT down 16%. PD down 8% for the month. Copper down a massive 12.2% to 2.21. Energies totally destroyed yet again. WTI/Brent down 55/55%. Natgas down 2.4% to 1.64 per mm. Uranium up 8.6% after widespread mine closures. Ratios: Au/Ag 113.2 – Pt/Au .46 -Pt/Pd .32 -WT/HH 12.5 and AU/WTI an insane 77. Crazy numbers make for crazy markets and insane investors.
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