Slaughter, chaos, devastation, and disruption. The Four Horsemen of the Metals Trade. Why participate in such a trade if you maintain its rigged? Well, it is rigged. Its all rigged and its all rigged in different time elements to maintain an overall illusion to prevent a complete loss of CONfidence in a fiat ponzi system. Its not a complicated meme.
So lets get back to the original question of why you should participate in a rigged metals trade. Better yet, lets just stay with the paper miner trade and discuss briefly why self-abuse seems like an unlikely way to make money in a rigged casino.
Let's define the Wall Street definition of what a "Beatdown" is. A Beatdown is a mechanism of behavioral change applied to jello-like intellect that is participating in a herd behavior interaction expecting a near term intense reward. The said mechanism (a beatdown) is applied just as the serotonin receptors in the above conditioned brain is at its most vulnerable state. As the screaming receptors are engulfed in their anticipated feeding frenzy of a most succulent, delicious meal, the silver platter of said meal is flipped completely upside down and thrown against the wall in front of said deluded dining guest. Then said guest is beaten severely about the head and body with the heavy silver platter until the message of hubris and gluttony is thoroughly absorbed.
How does this beatdown this week compare in terms of all the other beatdowns we have endured? It seems relatively similar in terms of when it happened. Silver and gold were threatening a breakout confirmation which would have brought in the Momos on the sideline and would have sent the signal the "something" is wrong with the Fed/ponzi policy. BUT what I found interesting was just how hard the miners were dispatched. Most of my miners had been performing well this year and were up since Jan 1 around 50% on average from their Dec lows, but their volume was somewhat lackluster and they weren't having large percentage/large volume daily as a group to any great degrees. In other words they didn't have strong conviction indicators yet. I have strong conviction in the longer term trade this year in the miners but this daily cycle as opposed to the first daily cycle of last years move didn't scream out to me so I felt an ambush was coming.....a Beatdown. I mistimed its intensity and re entered too early with my cash.....greed and patience.
Do I care? Sure, but from a longer term point of view it matters little to my overall thesis and that is there is a very big move in miners coming this year. So I will be patient and no I will not invest in Amazon. The "Beatdown" shows me this trade is what they want me and you OUT of. They want us out of the miners because the boyz want the shares cheap and will run them up again this year again. Good luck if you can hold on.