After the Housing data today, we had a turnaround in the market. Perhaps the euphoria over Fed speak is 24 hours later contemplated as an understanding there is weakness with the economy which the Fed sees in the data, but the market trades on what the Fed does with interest rate decisions instead of the data. Today the data caught up to the market but only to the tune of about 45 points thus far. Gold ironically took the negative data and moved a little south with the market and the only real tradeable mover today was JDST and DUST which are short gold mining stocks as they bounced off their lows nicely to turn green for the day.
I find it very interesting today that Gold was up nicely, but fell from it’s highs, stayed up a decent amount yet the mining stocks, even with the markets higher and dollar lower (but also bouncing a little off those lows), and market makers decided to shake some longs out with JDST up over 6% at one point in time today.
If we do get a market turnaround, and some gold negativity and a push higher in the dollar, JDST and DUST would fare well tomorrow. No call at present as we could get a market turnaround higher in JNUG and NUGT too. No trend except for silver higher, but it did find issues with that $20 level, closing 10 cents below it. We’ll see if this is resistance and leads gold lower and whether gold can still fall and break it’s back below the $1,300 level. If the markets overall start to give up on the Fed in the next week, we may see that occur.
But the key is still the dollar. Below 95 now and long gold and silver is the call. It’s at 95. 37 presently and bounced for some reason higher after the negative housing data today.
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