Dennis Gartman of Gartman Letter forecasts gold 11 year fiery run is over and a bear market is already in place. The pessimistic view comes as gold prices in mid-term analysis have lower highs and to confirm the downtrend prices need to go below the previous lows. This is in fact the definition of a downtrend and he predicts the trend will continue . "We have the beginnings of a real bear market, and the death of a bull.", says Gartman who correctly predicted the slump in commodities in 2008.
He sold all of his gold in expectation that gold prices would drop more than 20 percent, the common definition of a bear market.
“Since the early autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere gold has failed to make a new high,” Gartman wrote. “Each high has been progressively lower than the previous high, and now we’ve confirmation that the new interim low is lower than the previous low. We have the beginnings of a real bear market, and the death of a bull.”