29 December 2023 – 09:17 Central Euro Time

Early on in the year’s final session we’ve at present the Swiss Franc, Gold and Copper above their respective Neutral Zones for today, whilst Silver is below same; volatility for the BEGOS Markets is light, with only the Swiss Franc having thus far exceeded 50% (now 56%) of its EDTR (see Market Ranges). By Market Trends, the “Baby Blues” for both the Bond and Spoo remain fairly glued to the ceiling. The S&P 500 (4783) is a day’s range from an all-time high (4819): despite the FinMedia rooting for such high, the Index obviously continues its fundamental trek as extremely overvalued by earnings (the “live” P/E now 46.7x), and the technical track is now 36 days (“textbook overbought”). The Econ Baro concludes its year with December’s Chi PMI. Gold appears firm in the upper 2000 handle: tomorrow’s 737th edition of The Gold Update gives our forecast high price for next year. Indeed: Happy New Year!