Briefly: In our opinion, short (full) speculative positions in gold, silver and mining stocks are justified from the risk/reward point of view.
Gold, silver and mining stocks declined once again yesterday, but this was not surprising to those who followed our analysis. We moved to the short side many days ago and the profits have just increased. Will they increase even more?
Quite likely. The gold chart features a good reason for it (charts courtesy of http://stockcharts.com).
We just saw another daily close below the neck line of the bearish head-and-shoulders pattern, which makes the breakdown more confirmed. Based on our experience, it usually takes 3 trading days for a given move to be completely confirmed, so the situation will become even more bearish if gold closes below the neck line also today (which seems quite likely).
Gold indeed closed below the neck level of the head-and-shoulders pattern and that’s a very bearish sign as it means that the breakdown was confirmed. A move below $1,080 has just become much more likely and so has the chance of increasing our profits on the current short position.
Consequently, it’s much more likely that silver will manage to move below the 2010 low at this attempt. If it doesn’t, it’s not likely to rally significantly anyway, as the declining red dashed resistance line is relatively close. The outlook remains bearish.
Summing up, the precious metals sector declined as expected, but it seems that the real decline is only beginning and that our profits from the short position will be much higher before the decline is over. We just saw 2 additional reasons for metals and miners to move lower: the verification of the breakdown in gold and a sell signal from the Stochastic indicator, and both of them have quite strong bearish implications. Even if we see a small corrective rally shortly, it will likely not change the main medium-term trend, which remains down.
Trading capital (our opinion): Short position (full) position in gold, silver and mining stocks is justified from the risk/reward perspective. Specific stop-loss orders and initial target prices are available to our subscribers.
Long-term capital (our opinion): No positions
Insurance capital (our opinion): Full position
You will find details on our thoughts on gold portfolio structuring in the Key Insights section on our website.
Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA
Gold Investment & Silver Investment at SunshineProfits.com
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