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Gold has a scary habit of pulling out of its all-too-frequent kamikaze dives just before splattering on the deck, technically speaking. If, for one, yesterday’s selloff had exceeded 1187.20 to the downside, we might have expected it to...
Two robust, ABC uptrends of different degree are driving this rally, auguring a successful voyage to the 1238.90 target we’ve been using to stay abreast of the move. It has been relatively easy to trade, since the swing highs and lows...
Yesterday’s strong rally, amounting to $26 from low to high, topped within a single tick of the 1208.60 target I’d provided. This validates the pattern itself (see inset), with the implication that any upthrust exceeding the high would be...
Although gold has gone reliably opposite stocks lately, it is getting precious little lift so far Tuesday night despite the fact that index futures are under heavy selling. In any event, it’ll take another $5 of upside to trip a bull...
For once in a rare change, gold futures have actually held onto a gain achieved the previous day. Although they made no upside headway on Thursday, it was something of an achievement for them to have merely stayed aloft. The bullish abc...
For four months, GDXJ has been playing toe-sies with a 20.83 target that was put in play back in August. While there is always the possibility that this popular junior mining-stock vehicle is about to turn higher, the weight of the visual...
If you felt the sting of yesterday’s selloff, take encouragement from the fact that it looks merely corrective on the daily chart. That’s because the recent high at 1307.80 managed to exceed a prior ‘external’ peak recorded back in August...
The steep rally of the last week has made some in the chat room skittish, if not quite eager to jump off the train. However, I’d suggest hanging on for at least another day or two, since a rally of just 0.90 above the so-far high at 1297....
I don’t often feature technical analysis as the topic of the week. In this case, however, the Dollar Index is at a crucial threshold that deserves a drum-roll and our close attention. Notice the two tightly spaced purple lines near the...
Rick’s Picks in the past has shunned year-end predictions because there are far too many variables to handicap accurately. I’ve decided to take a crack at it anyway this year because I was curious to see what conclusions purely technical...

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