Gold's Big Leap Nears Key Resistance

June 21, 2019

Bullion’s powerful rally this week has kicked this popular mining-stock vehicle into high gear. I haven’t tracked it in quite a while but aim to do so now, provided it remains feisty and interesting. In that regard, GDX looks like it’s about to ratchet up the interest-level, although not in a way we might have preferred. Notice that Thursday’s energetic short-squeeze brought the ETF within inches of a target at 25.58. This Hidden Pivot resistance can be used as a minimum upside objective for now, but don’t expect GDX to pop through it on the first try. More likely is a pullback of sufficient magnitude that you should consider taking a partial profit or doing covered writes in the range 25.42 – 25.70 if you are long.  Please note that if buyers should blow past D=25.28 with ease, that would imply that the target of a bigger pattern is in play. In this case, it would be 36.67(!), a Hidden Pivot whose provenance goes back to a low at 12.40 recorded early in 2016. The target corresponds to one at 1412 for Comex August Gold that I disseminated to subscribers several weeks ago.

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In 1792 the U.S. Congress adopted a bimetallic standard (gold and silver) for the new nation's currency - with gold valued at $19.30 per troy ounce