Editorials

What History Says for Gold Stocks in 2018-2019

      It has been a while since we’ve applied historical analysis to the precious metals sector. It is something we really enjoy as history can help define and contextualize current trends and help us spot opportunities. Back in March of this year we noted that the gold stocks could be following the path … Continue reading “What History Says for Gold Stocks in 2018-2019”


Negative Divergence in the Gold Stocks

    After a severe selloff, precious metals have enjoyed a bit of a respite. Corrections are a function of time and/or price. The correction to the recent selloff has been more in time than than price. Metals and miners have stabilized over the past nine trading days but have not rebounded much in price … Continue reading “Negative Divergence in the Gold Stocks”


When Will Rising Yields Benefit Gold?

      Over the past two years, Gold has been inversely correlated to bond yields. In a low inflation environment, falling bond yields drive real interest rates lower which benefits Gold. Conversely, rising yields are generally negative for Gold. When long-term yields exploded higher in the second half of 2016, Gold declined hard. Now … Continue reading “When Will Rising Yields Benefit Gold?”


Time for Caution in Gold Miners

    Last week we noted the likely negative impact of a sustained rebound in the US Dollar on Gold. Recent weakness in precious metals has not been much of a surprise considering the sector’s relative weakness months ago amid a weak US Dollar. While the greenback has bottomed, it has yet to push above … Continue reading “Time for Caution in Gold Miners”


US Dollar Outlook and What it Means for Gold

    The US Dollar Index (USDI) bottomed in September a hair below 91.00 and has recently rallied up to 94. We were skeptical Gold would break its 2016 highs as it failed to show strong performance in the wake of the USDI’s decline to new lows. The market was discounting a coming rebound in … Continue reading “US Dollar Outlook and What it Means for Gold”


Precious Metals Monthly Charts

        The precious metals sector started September with a bang. Gold, which had already eclipsed $1300/oz, pushed to $1360/oz while Silver broke its downtrend line (from its late 2012 and 2016 peaks). Unfortunately, precious metals would soon reverse course and more. Gold ended September down nearly 3% and below $1300/oz. Silver lost … Continue reading “Precious Metals Monthly Charts”


The Road Ahead for Gold

    In recent weeks both metals and miners have declined somewhat sharply after reaching resistance. Gold peaked just below major resistance near $1375/oz and GDX, the biggest ETF for gold miners peaked at its October 2016 and February 2017 highs. If precious metals can break through this resistance then a major move higher would … Continue reading “The Road Ahead for Gold”


Precious Metals Bull Analogs Update

          We started employing analog charts during the latter stages of the seemingly forever bear market in precious metals. Comparing current to past trends by using price data is not considered technical analysis but it is extremely valuable because history tends to repeat itself. It also helps us identify extremes as … Continue reading “Precious Metals Bull Analogs Update”


Gold Breakout & Upside Targets

      Gold cleared $1300 early in the week and padded its gains on Friday even amid a bullish weekly reversal in the US Dollar. Gold’s breakout was validated by a strong monthly close on Thursday and then a strong weekly close Friday. As predicted, the miners perked up with the breakout in Gold. … Continue reading “Gold Breakout & Upside Targets”


Gold Stocks Quietly Leading Gold

      Welcome to the dog days of summer. The low volatility in precious metals continues. Janet Yellen or some other Fed heads said something Friday. Precious Metals sold off but quickly recovered. It appears that not much has transpired in recent weeks as precious metals have grinded higher, albeit slowly. However, while it … Continue reading “Gold Stocks Quietly Leading Gold”


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