Our proprietary cycle indicator is down.
The gold sector is on a long-term buy signal. Long-term signals can last for months and years and are more suitable for investors holding for long term.
The gold sector is on a short-term sell signal. Short-term signals can last for days and weeks, and are more suitable for traders.
Our ratio between gold and gold stocks has been effective in identifying the price action in both bull and bear markets.
• since breaking down in 2011, the sector has been in a bear market with periods of consolidations before the trend resumed. Untrained eyes would jump at those consolidations as the beginning of a bull market.
• The trend reversed in early 2016 with a breakout, followed by an agonizingly long consolidation so far.
We have been monitoring the corrective patterns of the loonie, which has positive implications to commodity markets. This week, Canadian dollar bounced firmly off lower support with a weekly reversal.
In our last update to members, we alerted them to a potential bottom in the loonie. This week, a pivot low is confirmed. So, what has that got to do with gold stocks?
They are not in lock-step on a daily basis, but do have similar price pattern overall.
Silver is on a long term buy signal.
SLV is on a short term sell signal, and short term signals can last for days to weeks, more suitable for traders.
COT data is supportive for overall higher silver prices.
The precious metals sector is on a long-term buy signal. Short term is on sell signals. The cycle is down. COT data is supportive for overall higher metal prices. We are holding gold-related ETFs for long-term gain.
Jack Chan is the editor of simply profits at www.simplyprofits.org, established in 2006. Chan bought his first mining stock, Hoko Exploration, in 1979, and has been active in the markets for the past 37 years. Technical analysis has helped him filter out the noise and focus on the when, and leave the why to the fundamental analysts. His proprietary trading models have enabled him to identify the NASDAQ top in 2000, the new gold bull market in 2001, the stock market top in 2007, and the U.S. dollar bottom in 2011.
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