Anything can happen where Washington is concerned.
It has been a bumpy ride for precious metal investors and it's not over yet.
Stocks could easily continue to rally for an extended period of time and possibly several more months before they actually top out.
This week is do or die for U.S. stocks. It's now time for sellers to get active again.
The odds from a technical analysis stand point using price, momentum, cycles, volume and moving averages point to lower prices still to come.
The good news: A recovery bounce should be nearing. The bad news: A bounce is all it will be followed by years of lower prices and dormancy.
Seasonal charts indicate higher gold and oil prices are in the offing. But don't wait too long.
Precious metals appear to be bottoming as they churn at support zones.
Stocks are still the place to be until proven otherwise.
Correctly timing a top or bottom is flat out exciting not to mention financially rewarding. But don't forget risk.