Justin Smyth

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So far in the past 6 months gold has made two important lows, a December 2013 low and a June 2014 low. The June 2014 low was a fake breakdown turned fast move higher. This is very important, since every rally in gold has failed for the...
Gold has failed to break-down significantly from the tight coil pattern it created over a 2-month period. Failed breakdowns often mark key reversal points in markets, especially after moves that take a while to play out. In a downtrend,...
It's constructive to look at the other side of your positions to see where you might be wrong. If you're long a market a good way to do this is by taking the inverse of the symbol representing your position. At stockcharts.com, you do...
I listen to CNBC sometimes. Usually when I'm running around or working out or something. Not for the opinions of the traders, which I find more entertaining than useful or informative. Mostly for the news: earnings reports, profiles on...
Next month marks the 3-year anniversary of the bear market in silver that started in May 2011. Later this summer we will hit the 3-year anniversaries of the bear markets in gold and gold stocks. We are now psychologically conditioned for...
As we get geared up for the Sweet 16 this weekend it’s interesting to note how investing and participating in a NCAA tournament bracket pool share some similarities. To win an NCAA pool, you have to pick a bracket that beats your...
Bear markets can be devious creatures. They start off with a lot of emotion, usually some type of euphoria and excessive optimism at the top. But underneath it all the market is typically thrashing, making volatile swings as buyers are...
If gold is entering a new bull market then it’s a great time to get in. Technical evidence is mounting, big volume is coming into gold mining ETFs and they are leading the market. Take a look at the monthly volume on the Junior Gold...
Markets tend to have no set rules that always work. Especially on shorter term time frames. But as you stretch the time frame out to the longer term general guidelines start to form for how markets behave. This includes concepts such as...
It seems as if all the major Wall Street institutions are bearish on gold, even after a 2+ year bear market and a major pullback. At first glance you might be a little discouraged by reading major bank after major bank release a lower...
A sheet of gold can be made thin enough to be transparent

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