Bond-market:The BVR-model avoids high beta bonds (long-bonds) and also intermediate duration bonds.
The Bond Value Ratio is shown in Fig 4. The BVR is above last week’s level. According to the model, only when BVR turns upward after having been lower than the lower offset-line should one consider long bonds again.
The Yield Curve:The yield curve model indicates the trend of the 10-year and 2-year Treasuries yield spread. Figure 5 charts (i10 – i2) shows that the yield curve is near last week’s level and is possibly entering an upward trending phase. It signaled a buy STPP this week. FLAT and STPP are ETNs; STPP profits from a steepening yield curve and FLAT increases in value when the yield curve flattens. This model confirms the direction of the BVR.
This indicator is described in Is it Time to Buy Gold Again? – Wait for the buy signal …….
The iM GOLD-TIMER Rev-1 sold gold on 12/31/2018 and the model is in cash
Silver:The modified Coppock Silver indicator shown in Fig 7. This model generated a sell signal early August 2018 and is in cash.
This indicator is described in Silver – Better Than Gold: A Modified Coppock Indicator for Silver.