Smart Money Is Starting to Pour into Gold Stocks

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Friday saw one of the biggest up-days on HUI, which climbed 46 points or 27.5%. Gold was by far the best performing sector in the entire stock market. We believe that these are all signs that the sector rotation to precious metals and related stocks is underway.

In our last update, we expected short term weakness in gold followed by an upward reversal...

And we got exactly what was needed, although the metal is yet to stabilize near the $800s. Gold briefly touched $699, making a higher low, and continued to consolidate between $720 and $750. On Friday, gold spiked 57 points or almost 8% to its first resistance of $800.

While there is some resistance near $825-$850 for the short term, the weekly chart for gold is starting to look promising. But before the downtrend line (now between $900 and $920) is penetrated, we cannot say that the correction in gold is over and that the new stage of the gold bull market has begun.

Fundamentals remain exceptionally bullish on all fronts. Real interest rates are negative while inflation expectations have little room to go lower. A huge wave of fiscal stimulus is on the way...

Friday saw one of the biggest up-days on HUI, which climbed 46 points or 27.5%. Gold was by far the best performing sector in the entire stock market. We believe that these are all signs that the sector rotation to precious metals and related stocks is underway.

If gold continues to hold up strongly and the stock market rebounds or at least stabilizes, the $HUI index could quickly recover to 275-325 levels.

However, gold stocks continue to underperform the metal. In order for the bullish scenario outlined above to come to fruition, we need to see the downtrend line in the $HUI & Gold ratio be taken out to the upside...

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