Gold moved past the resistance in the morning only to come back down by the afternoon. Silver finally moved higher as it was lagging gold and triggered a green weekly arrow which is bullish. While the mining ETFs all still have green weekly arrows, they did take a hit today. JNUG lost 10%, GDXJ 3.8% and GDXJ 4.37%. After hitting a lower low at 7.50 today, JDST rebounded closing up 10.42%. Next resistance will be at 10 for JDST. If gold and silver do continue higher like the weekly arrows up suggest, then look to buy the higher high for the miners. If not, then look to buy the higher high of JDST which is 9.36. Volume was percentage wise higher on JDST showing good interest and possible accumulation for the next leg down in gold if it comes.
From the Trading Desk – from midday price action
Crude oil is approaching six year lows, the USD is stronger, and the Dow Jones is up 200 points… under normal circumstances, this would mean the precious complex would be trading lower. All four are trading higher today though. Gold is breaking out to the upside and hit twelve week highs today. Since breaking through a long term down trendline dating back to October of 2012 two days ago, gold hasn’t looked back. It is up for the third day in a row and its near term target is the 200 day moving average at $1,254.25. Silver exploded through $17 today but has found heaving selling emerge at $17.20, the fifth point on a down trendline dating back to August of 2011. This move higher for the precious metals seems to be largely technical as shorts have scrambled to cover positions. It would be surprising to see a sustained move higher in the near term unless US equities roll over.
Keep an eye out for US Retail Sales m/m tomorrow, US Unemployment Claims on Thursday, and US CPI m/m on Friday.
In yesterday’s Current Thoughts and also Sunday’s, I said that TNA should get to the 80 mark and as you can see by the high of the day today, it hit just that mark before falling to close at 75.98.
We are kind of in nomans land with stocks but I still lean long and buying the dips as long as there isn’t any data that comes through and rains on the parade. If so, look to go long the higher high of TZA.
UGAZ and UWTI both gave us higher highs today but are still clearly in danger territory. If they are signalling a short term bottom is in place, go long just over the highs of the day which is just a few cents from where they are, with stops.
RUSL is still one I keep an eye on and haven’t mentioned in a few days. It hit a recent lower low of 15.23 earlier in the day and bounced to close just below yesterday’s close. I still see it too weak to go long.
The U.S. Dollar still trading over 92. If it does start to falter, gold and silver can continue higher. This doesn’t mean they have to, but this could be a catalyst for higher prices which seems to fit the weekly green arrows higher below.
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