Mish's Market Minute

Precious Metals and Miners Ready to Rally

Mish Schneider

Mish Schneider

Director of Trading Education, MarketGauge.com

In gold futures, we were looking for a correction to around $1940 an ounce.

The June contract fell to $1932. Now, it closed on the exchange at $1958. Plus, it had a new 60-day low and potential reversal pattern. 

The Gold ETF (GLD) has begun this week trading inside the range of Friday, and with a very narrow trading range at that. That means a pause and uncertainty. Our Real Motion Indicator shows support at its blueline or 50-DMA.

Does that mean it's time to get in, or, if already in, to buy more?

The Gold Miners ETF (GDX) is a holding in 2 of our quant models: Sector Rotation and GEMS.

Sector Rotation entered in March. This model uses our trend strength indicator to measure performance and gives it a ranking. Currently, the conservative model has the ETF ranked number 5.

The GEMS model uses a component of sector rotation. Similarly, GDX is ranked number 5.

On the daily chart, our Real Motion indicator sits right on its 50-DMA. Furthermore, the price of GDX is above the 50-DMA. Momentum needs to catch up and price, ultimately, needs to return over the 200-DMA (green line).

The Silver ETF (SLV) is in our GEMS model as part of the global Macro algo. That, too, had an inside and narrow range trading day. SLV's momentum sits on support, while the price is above it.

Based on our quant models (pure math) and our discretionary read of these charts (math and art), it appears the correction in all 3 (GLD, GDX, SLV) could be done. That means the risk is super tight as these recent support levels should hold. It also means that, should they get follow through to the upside, it is possible to see a much bigger rally than the one in early April.

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ETF Summary

  • S&P 500 (SPY): 23-month MA 420 the dance.
  • Russell 2000 (IWM): 170 support, 180 resistance.
  • Dow (DIA): 327-333 trading range for the week to hold or break.
  • Nasdaq (QQQ): Opened on the highs, closed on the intraday low-needs to hold 348.50 to prevent a reversal top.
  • Regional Banks (KRE): Did the initial damage, now sidelining.
  • Semiconductors (SMH): No doubt she is showing expansion.
  • Transportation (IYT): Like to see this hold 220 this week.
  • Biotechnology (IBB): 121-135 range.
  • Retail (XRT): 56.00 the 80-month MA, while momentum is at least flatlining.

Mish Schneider


Director of Trading Research and Education

Mish Schneider
About the author: serves as Director of Trading Education at MarketGauge.com. For nearly 20 years, MarketGauge.com has provided financial information and education to thousands of individuals, as well as to large financial institutions and publications such as Barron’s, Fidelity, ILX Systems, Thomson Reuters and Bank of America. In 2017, MarketWatch, owned by Dow Jones, named Mish one of the top 50 financial people to follow on Twitter. In 2018, Mish was the winner of the Top Stock Pick of the year for RealVision. Learn More