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David Nichols

David Nichols

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


David Nichols is a graduate of Yale University and a leader in the emerging field of fractal market analysis. This pioneering analytical approach studies the markets as chaotic, non-linear systems, addressing the predictability in financial markets. Fractal market analysis discovers the order hidden within the seemingly random chaos of the markets.

  • The US is Becoming Argentina

    Published 09 August 2016 | viewed 0 times

    Although many are confused by these markets, there is a simple explanation for every strange thing going on right now: The United States is rapidly…

  • Special Report: The 64-Month Pattern in Stocks and Gold

    Published 13 October 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Years ago when I set out to study huge growth patterns in markets -- more commonly known as "bubbles" -- I discovered a remarkable timing…

  • The 64-Month Bubble Pattern

    Published 25 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen, and Alan Greenspan have explicitly stated within the last few months that stock markets are not in a bubble. History shows…

  • A Ridiculous Market Forecast

    Published 22 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In a recent post, The Pull from the Future, I discussed how any sort of quantitative model based on statistics, earnings, GDP -- really any…

  • The Monetary Cycle and Gold

    Published 06 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Through a fortuitous chain of events, I have recently uncovered the 36 year energy wave that shapes and influences every major trend in financial markets.…

  • Gold: History Doesn't Repeat Itself, but It Does Rhyme

    Published 15 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Mark Twain wasn't writing about the gold market when he made his famous quote about historical recurrence, but he could have been, as the gold…

  • Fractal Gold Report

    Published 23 August 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Wednesday's move up in gold was huge. Not so much in terms of points gained -- although it was a pretty chunky rally -- but…

  • Monthly Gold Pattern Remains Bullish

    Published 14 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The big patterns in markets play out on a time-scale that is not intuitive for the human mind, as our "quotidian lives" play out on…

  • Manipulated Markets Can't See the Future

    Published 16 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Right now we are all in the unfortunate position of being hostage to the dubious forecasting abilities of the Fed and other Central Bankers, as…

  • Fractal Gold Report: Flash Crash

    Published 01 March 2012 | viewed 0 times

    This report was posted for subscribers of the Fractal Gold Report right after the close on Wednesday, February 29th. To start your free 30-day free…

  • The Next 17 Months for Gold

    Published 01 February 2012 | viewed 0 times

    It's not often that a financial market tells us its intentions in a clear and obvious way. But occasionally it happens. And it just happened…

  • Gold Heading Higher into Early October Top

    Published 04 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The strongest growth phases in financial markets develop over 64 trading days, or 3 calendar months. There is a specific reason why 64 days is…

  • The Ultimate Asset Bubble

    Published 10 March 2010 | viewed 3,933 times

    At the recent economic summit in Davos, George Soros -- the most successful hedge fund speculator of the modern era -- expressed his opinion that…

  • Big Cycle Date for Gold This Week

    Published 09 November 2009 | viewed 3,524 times

    Gold arrives this week at a potentially significant cycle date, having already traveled over $200 up from an equivalent date back in July. This has…

  • Updated Special Report on Gold's Parabolic Growth Pattern

    Published 28 October 2009 | viewed 2,567 times

    Earlier this year I undertook an extensive research project, closely examining the way parabolic growth patterns grow and develop in financial markets. In a Special…

  • The Giant Error of Pessimism

    Published 21 September 2009 | viewed 4,264 times

    It's axiomatic that when it comes to economic forecasting, at a top the majority will extrapolate the good times indefinitely into the future, and at…

  • Hindsight Bias

    Published 12 August 2009 | viewed 3,149 times

    One of the most difficult things about navigating financial markets -- especially a volatile market like gold -- is determining in real-time what is important…

  • The Fractal Timing Cycle in Gold

    Published 29 June 2009 | viewed 3,978 times

    For more than a decade I have been studying the way market fractal patterns develop, and I have made significant progress in understanding the underlying…

  • History Repeats in Gold's Fractal Growth Pattern

    Published 13 May 2009 | viewed 5,342 times

    In my last public posting, I discussed how all of the name-brand financial bubbles in market history share a remarkable -- no, amazing -- similarity…

  • A Must-Read Special Report on Gold

    Published 20 April 2009 | viewed 5,490 times

    Over the past month I have been doing intensive research into the way parabolic growth patterns grow and develop in financial markets. Originally my plan…