Mark J. Lundeen is a frequent contributor to TalkMarkets and numerous other well known sites. He covers gold and other precious metals.


The Pending Bond Market’s Time Of Woe
If commodity prices continue to rise, and bond yields increase to an unknown threshold, we may see this market decline faster than it had risen off its lows of a year ago.
Gold Is Now Very Oversold
The Dow Jones saw a little selling pressure this week; down on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, but up on Monday and Friday. For the Dow Jones and most of the stock market (if not the Nasdaq Composite) I’d say this week was a net neutral.
NYSE 52 Week Highs And Lows Nets
The Dow Jones continues advancing into market history.  So far in February it has made five new BEV Zeros (new all-time highs), its 12th to 16th since its low of March 23rd 2020. 
The Dow Jones To Gold Ratio 1885 To 2021
The stock market isn’t crashing just yet and last week the stock market saw a lot of bullish action, everywhere but with the XAU’s gold and silver miners. 
A Grotesque And Nasty Chart
I like publishing a chart of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet every few months and what a grotesque and nasty chart it is too.  
Late January Market Update
Want a reason to panic?  For the first time since November 9 the Dow Jones saw not one, but two of those dreaded Dow Jones 2% days, or days of extreme-market volatility; one on Wednesday (-2.05%) and on Friday (-2.03%).


Latest Comments
Bears' Eye View Of The Dow
2 years ago

Thanks Adam

I like to go into a bit of history with my articles. Glad you like it.


100 Years Of Indexes - What BEV Plots And BGMI Can Tell
2 years ago

I made "editor's choice?" What's that? I best find out.

Maybe not, maybe its best to just keep hammering out these articles every week and ignore any buzz they create. People, including me, can have praise go to their heads. Best to just focus on the data and call the charts as I see them.

In this article: DIA, GDX, GLD, SLV, XAU
100 Years Of Indexes - What BEV Plots And BGMI Can Tell
2 years ago

Thanks for the kind thoughts!

What is coming our way has been a long time coming.

In this article: DIA, GDX, GLD, SLV, XAU
To Wear Or Not To Wear: That’s The Question With These Stupid Covid Masks
2 years ago

I remember back last February when we saw videos of people in China just falling down on their face- dead - because of this virus, and stories about crematories in China running 24/7 as the piles of corpses just got higher. I was then as concerned, as you guys are now.

But it’s been six months since and we’ve seen nothing like that. Plus the death counts from Covid 19 are over counted. But one has to do a little research to discover that as CNN isn’t talking about that.

If a mass North American die off hasn’t happened yet I don’t think it’s going to happen at all. I got it figured out now: the corona virus has been weaponized for political purposes, and there are people are using this for all its worth in Washington DC and the media.

And those paper masks are stupid. I spent 20 years in the navy and served on six ships. So I’ve been in many chemical and biological war drills and a paper mask doesn’t do the job. It just doesn’t! That the mainstream FAKE NEWS tells their audience that it does tells me just how FAKE their NEWS is.

And should one have a proper mask, such as a US Navy Mark V mask, one thing no one should ever do is take one’s mask off if an agent such as muster-gas or a deadly virus is present in the ambient environment. Not for eating or drinking or even sleeping if you want to live!

Is it your understanding that like people, airborne viruses sleep at night, and are only active during the day time? You’re wrong! If the virus is active in our world, it’s also active in your bedroom 24 hours a day.

But I bet no one, not even Doctor Fauci sleeps with a mask on. Actually Dr Fauci is seen frequently without a face mask when speaking in public on TV. Fauci is an experienced epidemiologist who knows the rules; that one never takes off their masks if an airborne virus is in the ambient environment. Yet he does, frequently, which tells us what?

One thing the Fake News Outlets never tells people is the need to frequently change these paper masks or they’ll become little better than a bacteria breeding ground wrapped around one’s face, a dirty face diaper as some say. Yuck!

If someone insist on getting their news from Fake News Outlets and believing the propaganda these outlets send out, well go ahead and wear these stupid masks. I’m not going to stop you or demand politicians fine or imprison you for wearing a mask. Just don’t expect other people to do likewise if we choose not to for more cogent reasons than believing some guy on TV who isn’t wearing a mask says everyone else should.

Nuff Said

Mark J. Lundeen

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