Commodities Countdown

The Gold Miner's Ratio Breaks - GDX

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On Commodities Countdown each week, I try to cover off oil and gold. We have been following the chart below watching for trends on gold. Gold looks to be failing based on the May 4th breakout that has since reversed.


Here is the chart of the Gold miners. They (the miners) have not paused like the price of gold. We can see that yesterday, the miners broke the four-month trendline. Yesterday's volume (190 Million Shares) was exceptional.

One of the key components to keep an eye on with gold and the gold miners is the ratio between them. With this trend line breaking, caution is warranted.

I'll be covering off a lot more on today's Commodity Countdown Webinar at 5 EST. There is a lot to talk about with  the moves that are taking place across the commodity space. Click on the link to register.

Good trading,
Greg Schnell, CMT, MFTA.

Greg Schnell
About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at StockCharts.com specializing in intermarket and commodities analysis. Based in Calgary, he is a board member of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts (CSTA) and the chairman of the CSTA Calgary chapter. He is an active member of both the Market Technicians Association (MTA) and the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).

Greg is also the co-author of Stock Charts for Dummies (Wiley, 2018). Greg joined StockCharts.com in 2012 and has be instrumental in helping launch a variety of new blogs and other commentary platforms. Presently, Greg contributes market analysis commentary to The Canadian Technician, Commodities Countdown and Don't Ignore This Chart blogs. Learn More
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