Because nothing says confidence in monetary and fiscal policy planners like a surge in gold - that cannot be allowed...

Gold punched back into the red for 2019...

Silver is down but not so much...

From fear-driven flows into the precious metal to puking up the barbarous relic in 24 hours... on the back of one data item?

Stocks are almost back to unchanged (blue) but bonds (red) lead the year so far...

Silver has been outperforming gold for the last two weeks...