Hospital stays are not really conducive to writing analytical articles which is why lawrieongold has not carried any original articled from yours truly for the past few weeks. My apologies, but am likely to remain in hospital for the next two weeks at least as I recover from a stroke which has left me unable to walk without assistance, and what is even more frustrating an inability to swallow so I’m being fed through a tube to the stomach via my nose. Muscular co-ordination isn’t great either, which makes typing a bit problematic. I have managed to write an article for sharpspixley,com looking at the aftermath of the Trump election win and its likely effect on gold and that is included in full as a separate article on the site. Meanwhile I will continue to publish articles from some commentators who submit material to me in order to keep readers up with is going on in the markets. Hopefully I’ll be back in full swing by the end of the year, but progress is frustratingly slow.