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Melman Minutes will resume on Tuesday the 2nd of September


We are pleased to inform new readers of this important service. Three times each week (usually Monday, Wednesday and Friday), unless travel or health conditions interfere, we will continue to write a timely commentary on current market conditions. These comments are entitled "Melman Minutes" and it is our hope that they will be of value in providing political and economic background information to assist in your interpretation of market conditions.


Friday, August 20th, 2014


The "tug-of-war" within the gold market continues unabated as the price of the yellow metal remains inside its recent pattern of meandering up and down - but ultimately going nowhere in particular.   Read Article


Wednesday, August 20th, 2014


During recent correspondence with a long-term reader and friend, I outlined what I believed may be the central theme explaining - at least from my point of view - why gold and silver continue to remain inside an intermediate bearish phase which is now in its fourth year. Read Article


Monday, August 18th, 2014


If a person continued to believe in the story of the Tooth Fairy despite obvious and undeniable evidence that the entire tale is nothing but a children's fantasy, we might begin to wonder about that person's reasoning power.  If another adult stated that despite the equally undeniable evidence against the validity of the Santa Claus story he still believed in it, we would again wonder. Read Article


Friday, August 15th, 2014


For those who have good memories and a technical analysis bent, there is a fascinating graph of the price of Crude Oil which is well worth looking at, particularly when compared with historic trading in gold. Read Article


Wednesday, August 13th, 2014


The "to stimulate or not to stimulate" controversy was back in the news overnight with the U.K. Telegraph publishing an article relating to the failure of Japan's economy to improve despite the stimulative policies enacted by Prime Minister Abe's administration over the past two years.  The gist of the Telegraph's comment is: Read Article


Monday, August 11th, 2014


Just some random thoughts, particularly about gold.....   Read Article


Friday, August 8th, 2014


Once again, gold has pulled a "fast one" on observers.  Just when it appeared that a serious downturn was imminent, gold changed direction and headed sharply higher, gaining almost $40 in the past few days from near $1,280 to just under $1,320.  Two concepts appear to be noteworthy about this advance.  Read Article


Wednesday, August 6th, 2014


One of my main concerns in recent months is that we seem to be living in a somewhat 'trendless' society and if my recent vacation proved anything is seemed to support this thesis.  Just consider:  When we left for vacation just a bit more than a week ago, gold was near $1,300; silver was just above $20.00; Russia and the Ukraine were making headlines; the Israel/Palestine conflict was making headlines; the Portuguese banking system was in crisis and the world appeared to be headed for severe problems.  Read Article




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