Many analysts are writing articles these days providing their favorite charts and analysis and while our gut feeling is that we have bottomed, we may not be out of the woods just yet, no one knows for sure.
It is acknowledged there is good support in the 565 - 575 range for gold, which is where we are currently trading as I write this. From the charts below as of the close on Tuesday Oct 10th I can see a positive divergence has formed in the relative strength index. (RSI is trending up while the prices have continued down). First signs of a bottom? We shall see.
The first chart is of the US Dollar index. What we see is the price approaching the 200 Day MA at 87.23 and the RSI and Stochastics both approaching 'overbought areas'. So, it would not be unusually to expect a resumption of the decline from around these levels.
The second and third charts are of the spot GOLD and the HUI, gold index.
Notice that the most recent lows were not confirmed by the RSI and the Stochastics and thus 'maybe' signally a bottom.
While we are optimistic we have established a bottom, we do know we are in a very favorable period of seasonality, we as well as other analysts could still be a bit premature on this call. Remember that most of us will never get it exactly right and this recent correction or to some a 'blood bath' has presented us investors with many great opportunities.
Investors have an increasing number of ways which to play this bull market in the precious metals.
There are ETF's, exchange traded funds, gold and silver bullion, mutual funds including the UNWPX, part of the U.S. Global Investors family of funds, mining stocks and you might consider long-term warrants on the mining shares. In a recent article, Anticipate Before You Participate: Part 2' by U.S. Global Investors; headed by the savvy and respected Frank Holmes, they explain how they make use of long-term warrants in their funds. Most investors are knowledgeable with respect to options, leaps and futures, but many are not up to speed on warrants, so this is a good read for all investors and other analysts and newsletter writers.
In our opinion, and admittedly we have been nervous lately (perhaps another sign of a bottom), if you believe we are in a bull market, then you should be buying now and preparing for the next major up move. Yes, perhaps we are early but then we could be right on. Select your investments wisely and exercise patience.
October 11, 2006
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