I’m seeing that gold doesn’t want to break down to new lows for the year. This resistance has been tested all week and just can’t break it. I’ll note that gold miners perked up today and next week we may get a little run higher in gold and the miners.
I wrote this report on Friday and the only thing I am changing is this paragraph; With the situation France it should continue the downward trend in stocks. We’ll have to see what it does to gold and the miners come Monday.
I want to highlight the trades we made today over at the Seeking Alpha trading service I offer to all. It was a good week and a good day for us.
For our swing trades, DWTI, EDZ and RUSS did well for us. DWTI was also called for a day trade and got us 2 points.
The carry over from yesterday was UVXY and it gapped up and kept going higher and has triggered long on the weekly. DGAZ I wanted us to be flat going into today’s Natural Gas storage report and we jumped on UGAZ at 3.68 and it moved higher the rest of the day hitting 3.84
JNUG and NUGT we caught on the higher highs and they still might be held.
We caught GASL on a higher high. I traded it and sold too early but the new strategy paid off well as we called it at 16.50 and one could have got the normal .50 or rode it to where I said sell at 17.68, 2 cents from the high.
YANG also got us over a point.
Some of you who follow me know I had been calling DWTI to 200 back when it was in the 80’s and 90’s consistently. Today it hit 138.19.
Another comment I made regarding trading gold;
If you look at the chart for JDST, it’s a week of lower and lower lows for the peaks each day. Something has to give here because gold still hasn’t closed below that 1080 mark. Yet it is right there as we speak. These next two hours will set the course for next week. We will have plenty of time to jump on JNUG and NUGT to ride them up, but this resistance is quite powerful. Because it is powerful, once broken down it can be significant, but also the move up off it can be significant. Although you know I lean longer, we have to be ready to profit form the other side as it will be a very nice profit if it comes. Again, I don’t care from a micro level. I will trade it.
Retail sales disappointed today and the PMI came in lower at -.04% than expected confirming the deflation trend.
Markets are only 275 points from falling below 17,000. I am not ready for a break to lower lows yet please, but the Fed has to see this data and anymore data that comes in and make a decision come mid-December that won’t be easy. Everyone been calling for higher rates for so long, believing in the story called America, and willing the economy to growth but it just isn’t happening. This is the story of deflation. You never hear any pundits talking about it because we haven’t really experienced it in most of our lifetimes. There is a reason I am pushing to get my book “Illusions of Wealth” out and I am hoping to by the time or shortly thereafter with some last minute changes, the next Fed meeting comes.
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