Breakthrough Strategies of Wall Street Traders

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In the beginning of 2016, Eric Hadik was interviewed for an impending book on specific trading disciplines and strategies used by successful traders.  That book – Breakthrough Strategies of Wall Street Traders – was published a few months later and repeatedly compared to ‘Market Wizards’.

Never content to just provide theoretical analysis or approaches, Eric wanted to put his analysis and trading discipline to the test so he explained why 2016 (and 2016 – 2021) would produce the following:

— A Major, multi-year bottom in Gold (forecast for late-2015) and the first substantial rally of the 2010’s (in 2016).  Corresponding buy signals were published in INSIIDE Track publications.

He detailed how that would only be the start of a new bull market in Gold that should last into/through late-2020/early-2021 before a 2 – 3 year peak would likely take hold.  [Gold bottomed in Dec ’15, surged over 30% in 2016, and ultimately rallied into late-2020 – gaining about 100% from its Dec ’15 low.  The next major advance has been forecast to begin in late-2022.]

— A Major, multi-year top in the US Dollar Index in late-2016 followed by a sharp decline in 2017.  [The Dollar Index rallied into Dec 2016 and reversed lower in Jan 2017.  It dropped sharply throughout 2017 and remained in a major corrective phase for over 5 years.]

— An 80-Year Cycle of War – linked to US wars of the past ~200 years and Europe-based wars of the past ~700 years – would return in late-2021 through late-2025 (80 years from Dec 1941 & WWII, which was 80 years from 1861 & Civil War, etc.) – and usher in a new multi-year period of War involving Europe and ultimately the US.

— The final phase (2016 – 2021) of US Dollar global hegemony.  2022 would usher in a new 40-Year Cycle when US Dollar supremacy would be attacked and when developing global unions (BRICS being a key one) would attempt to unseat the US Dollar as the global kingpin.  [Separate publications pinpoint when the Dollar’s demise – following a projected final peak in 2022/23 – could be most significant.]

The following are excerpts from that Breakthrough Strategies of Wall Street Traders’ interview:


In terms of the predictions or projections I know that you believe 2016 will be a big year for gold. This is a good time to ask you for your predictions for the larger macro trends for commodities like gold.

There is a consistent 40-year cycle that has been uncanny through the entire history of our country since the 1770s. It even dates back well before that… a struggle between currency, gold, silver and economic panics and crises…  I was looking for a major transition point… and then the big first phase stretching into 2021.

Within that, all of my work on some yearly cycles and some monthly cycles for gold was showing that we should be negative from 2011 down into the second half of 2015.  During that time, since 2012 and 2013 I’ve been talking about 2016 being the “golden year,” but to clarify I’m not saying that gold is going to the moon in 2016.  I am saying I thought 2016 would be the first year that gold would start to see some sustained rallies… When you look back on it later then it would be what they identified as the turning point in gold.

… as far as the longer-term projections… 2016 would be the big transition year… we would see an initial big advance and a decent pullback within that, and then 2017-2018 would be more when that third wave starts to take hold…


[ITTC Note:  Related reports that published this outlook for Gold can be found at &]


You were saying you’d expect the up move until about 2021?



Did you say that the dollar is peaking now, or in 2017-2018, and afterwards is supposed to drop? Do you have any dates on the dollar trends that you could give?

The majority of my work looks for a final peak in the second half of 2016… The majority of my longer term is still showing that the dollar has got another wave up and ideally the peak… starting in 2017 you’re looking more to the downside for the dollar.

Here again, it’s uncanny how accurate this 40-year cycle has been as far as pinpointing these major seismic shifts in the dollar and in gold. If you just take the most recent sequence of that 40-year cycle and look at the ‘70s, it started out with the gold shock in 1971 where Nixon shut the gold window for convertibility. It was exactly forty years after that event that gold peaked in 2011 right to the month basically – August 2011 is forty years from the August 1971 gold shock.

In 1973 we had the collapse of Bretton Woods and by 1975 you had the dollar effectively being backed by oil. The year 1975 was when OPEC agreed to price oil in dollars. To me 1976, even though it’s a subtler lesser-known event, was the real defining one which was the Jamaica Accord that basically decoupled gold from any of the fiat currencies.

That 40-year cycle helped pinpoint 2016 as a major turning point.  From July of ’76 into early ’80 is when gold saw the majority of its move. So here we are forty years later with gold showing signs of getting ready for another strong advance.

As for the dollar, when you really look at the dollar compared to gold (pricing it in gold) that period from ’76 to ’80 was an all-out collapse in the dollar even though when it is just compared to other currencies that doesn’t look nearly as serious.


So if gold goes up it would do so from now through your 2020-2021 period, which is obtained by adding forty years to the 1976 to 1980 period? And it might come from individual cycles analysis as well?

When you go back to that sequence there are very consistent things that happened at specific years, and in most cases the whole shift stretched into the year one of the next decade. Even back in 1775, that was when we basically had our first experiment with fiat currency and the Continentals were issued. Almost out of the gate those Continentals started deteriorating in value and by 1781 (which is year “one” of the next decade) they were worthless and removed from circulation.

Then you went forward into the 1800s and you had the whole battle for the re-chartering of the Second U.S. Bank. That came to its first culmination in 1816 when Jefferson, who was fighting against it, lost his battle. They re-chartered the bank and immediately went into financial and economic malaise and had a panic in 1819. By 1821 that cycle finally bottomed out.

Forty years later in the 1850s, you had the government reducing the silver content in coins so it was basically devaluing the currency. By the mid-1850s you had silver being suspended and then by 1861 gold was suspended.

Forty years later in 1896 you have probably one of the biggest political battles over gold, the gold standard, and the silver standard. William Jennings Brian was supporting the silver standard and giving his speech about, “You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.” 

Then there were two panics in the 1890s that led to 1901 when the gold standard was reestablished.

Again, you go forward to the 1930s and have gold confiscation, silver confiscation, a second panic, and second recession in 1937 which, if it weren’t for the events of 1929 and 1932, that recession is identified as the worst of the 1900s aside from the initial stock market crash and Great Depression.  1941 was when the whole sequence was ending.

There is also an overriding 80-year war cycle to be aware of going all the way back to 1781, which was the culmination and end of the Revolutionary War. The Civil War started eighty years later in 1861, and then we have our entrance into World War II at 1941, and next we have 2021.

There are multiple things that occur along with this 40-year cycle… I could also rattle off each of the droughts, famines, and food crises that occurred in that same time frame.  I’m not saying necessarily that one is causing the other, but there is something very consistent that is creating this period of great turmoil…

I was reading more recently about a 40-year cycle they have identified in the sun call the Great Conveyor Belt that influences the oscillations within the sun, sunspots, geomagnetic storms and the polarity of those storms.

It’s on a very consistent 40-year cycle, which would give you some rationale for the fact these periods of upheaval are occurring on a very consistent 40-year basis and like I said, they go back well before the 1770s…

When you look at 2013 and 2014 you have the BRICS Bank of the BRICS nations announcing and starting their new development bank. Then at the same time you have China getting together many of the Asian power and starting the Asian Infrastructure Bank. At the same time Russia started the Eurasian Economic Union…

You’ve got this steadily intensifying battle that is still far from its tipping point. 

It doesn’t really appear on a lot of people’s radar, but there is also momentum there and a trend there. It’s like a saucer bottom where it’s slowly developing this bottom and you want to be ready for it if and when it enters that parabolic stage …


Great. I was trying to get the dates for when you thought price inflation was big within that 2021 period. Is that within there as well?

The years of 2017-2018 are strong candidates for a pretty serious move up in price inflation for a lot of commodities and then there is another phase getting out closer to 2021.

A lot of that certainly becomes more specific and honed as time progresses and as other data is …”


Related analysis detailing a potential Food Crisis and Inflationary surge – for 2020 – 2022 – reinforced this discussion and the likely ramifications of a ‘seismic shift’ forecast for 2020 – 2022 (and beyond) as one 40-Year Cycle transitions to the next.

[ITTC Note:  Related reports that published this outlook for grains and inflation – as well as drought & deluge cycles – can be found at]

Please refer to latest Weekly Re-Lay & INSIIDE Track publications for additional details and/or related trading strategies.