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Mark Mead Baillie

Mark Mead Baillie

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Mr. Baillie began an extensive career in banking and financial services ranging from the Banque Nationale de Paris in retail banking services to Barclays Bank as a corporate research analyst to a former position as a corporate lender for Societe Generale.

For the last 20 years he has expanded his financial expertise by creating his own financial services company involving various private partnerships. The markets upon which he specifically focuses are the Bond, the Euro/Swiss Franc, Gold/Silver/Copper, Oil and the S&P 500. Mr. Baillie is recognized within the investing and trading community for demonstrating creative technical skills that surpass industry standards toward making highly informed market assessments. His work is featured in Merrill Lynch Wealth Management client tele-presentations, as well as at and on occasion at

Mr. Baillie holds a Bachelors Degree in Business from the University of Southern California and a Masters Degree in Finance from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, where he currently resides.

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Gold steady as econ baro plunges

(Kitco commentary) - We start with this past week's highlight (or better stated "lowlight"): on Wednesday, our Economic Barometer tied for its worst one-day plunge in the 25 years we've been maintaining it.

As goes gold's annual start..

(Kitco commentary) - Here's how that (below in bold) compares century-to-date for each year's first four trading days and the resulting net change for the entire year

Gold losing some zip but buyers grabbing each dip

(Kitco commentary) - Across the past six weeks, the price of Gold has risen from as low as 1618 (03 November) to as high as 1823 (05 December).

Gold and silver get on the gas

(Kitco commentary) - When on occasion Gold grabs the steering wheel as it did this past week, we're told to "Get in, fasten your belt, shut up and hang on!" Especially so when Gold has just filled up with premium.

Resilience in gold... higher levels foretold?

(Kitco commentary) - This past Wednesday whilst many a StateSider were preoccupied toward getting from home base to grandma's place, or worse, under the stress and duress of hosting Thanksgiving in full finesse, one might have missed Gold instantly regress

Recession over and gold falls lower

(Kitco commentary) - Given so much going on within the monetary/financial chaos out there, (and it being -- save for one trading day -- our graphically-rich, month-end edition of The Gold Update).

Gold resumes its slide amidst stocks' wild ride

(Kitco commentary) - In settling out the week yesterday (Friday) at 1650, Gold recorded its lowest weekly close of the past four.

Gold Gets a Bit of a Grip; The S&P Looks Lower to Slip

(Kitco commentary) - Gold garnered a +2.0% net gain for the week in scrabbling back over 1700 to settle yesterday (Friday) at 1702.

Gold further screwed in 2022

(Kitco commentary) - In leading directly to Gold's weekly bars, we begin with this timely quip: "It don't do for a man to tempt providence too often." --[John Kitzmiller as Quarrel, "Dr. No", Eon Productions 1962]...

Gold and silver stemming their downtrend

(Kitco commentary) - Mme. Lagarde & Co. just kicked the Buck in its butt, in turn giving Gold a bit of a bid, but -- as Mark Twain might have penned -- "'Twarn't really much".