This Week in Gold

May 17, 2007

The gold sector remains on a sell signal since April, and prices continue to deteriorate.

$HUI - is now below the 200ema support and oversold.

$XAU - also below the 200ema support and oversold.

GDX - like both $HUI and $XAU, closed below the 200ema support and oversold.

XGD.TO - the Cdn gold ETF is deep below the 200ema support and deeply oversold. A bearish cross (50ema crossing below 200ema) is about to occur, which means XGD will soon slip into a bearish configuration, at which time set ups to short can be initiated.


The gold sector continues to bleed from our April sell signal but is deeply oversold and can bounce sharply at anytime. As always, we will only enter the markets when we have signals, set ups, and stops. Otherwise we remain in cash and out of harm's way.


Disclaimer: Words of caution: public readers of my commentaries should exercise their own judgment as to whether to buy or sell anything. Never trade based on other people's analysis. Knowing which way to place our bets is only half of the formula to success. Wishing you peace and profits......................................

Jack Chan began investing in 1976, and became an active trader in 1998 using technical analysis. He began sharing my trading model with a few like-minded fellow traders in 2001, and the circle began to grow. The teaching and mentoring became a full time job, and by late 2003, he had to leave the family business and launched his advisory service in early 2004. Visit his website at

A single ounce of gold (about 28 grams) can be stretched into a gold thread 5 miles (8 kilometers) long.