Entries by Alex - Chart Freak

Eventually it’ll get tired, but for now…

JULY 3 ....    Part 2  Some of the set ups from Part one (Open this report & scroll down for Part 1 July 1) I still see as valid like GOGO, TEAR, and a few others. Others, like the 3D stocks, burst higher & now one can watch for an entry as they 'test' break outs. NOTE:  If Markets head into a "Correction" - these Tests can fail.  If the Markets remain healthy- Could be buying opportunity.

To start:  A few more charts of possible Trade Ideas & a quick  "lesson".   As I write & Chart (7:00 A.M. EST) Silver & GOLD are dropping fast. I see Silver like this...no worries yet-




This next chart shows that a correction is healthy & GOLD is still fine too...


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June 30,2014   These are just a couple of charts to update how I am watching things unfold in the MINERS. We had our first run up, which I believe is just the first leg up. A consolidation has begun, as did in the DEC run up.  Is it finished?    Maybe, Maybe not, but if I'm going to establish a position in your favorite Miners (As a core) or trade , I don't want to wait until I have to chase.... you want to try to find low risk entries using charts.  Risk / reward is better at Support areas, certain Moving averages,  and even a break out of a consolidation one can enter a low risk entry....and then keep our eyes on it to exit if it turns against us.



With that in mind...I was watching GDX, GDXJ  for clues , and JNUG for an entry . GDX does have lightish volume today, but is that uncommon before it approaches a break out area? Notice the 1 hr chart. (Click charts to enlarge)


GDX 1 hr


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It’s Better Than It Appears

June 26, 2014     As I start writing this at 8 a.m. EST, Gold has dropped to $1305  - This is what I'm hearing now ,  "Horrible GDP numbers and Gold dropped? Man that's weak!"  or   "War in Iraq, unrest in the Ukraine, Why is Gold Dropping? Time to go short people!!"   I'm just here to say that, like that picture above, everything you see isn't what it appears to be unless viewed in the right light. This GOLD DIP was expected. The lows in June 2013, Dec 2013, and May 2014 were expected.  So WHAT is expected with this current dip? Time to short? Or buy the dip?   -Charts-


Gold on June 20 - I pointed out 2 possible targets of support (this WAS in my last report, the pullback WAS expected)



But again, Go short or buy the dips? ...

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Ripples In The Pool

June 23, 2014    When you look at various movements in Nature, it is amazing (and educational) to see how things move. Fibonacci still intrigues me to no end and the Ebb and Flow of liquids can be powerful and yet graceful  at the same time.  Its the same with the Stockmarket when certain areas surge forward. Sometimes what looks like Big Splashes can be just Ripples in the Pool , one of many repeating waves of movement.

While I had planned on writing about Gold/Silver stocks, I want to address the recent movement in the Miners , since I received a couple of private emails with people concerned that the move is only' short covering' and just too steep. It appears to be unsustainable and will it crash soon?  So readers wonder 'Should I enter?'  'Will it pullback?' and so on.   I'm not sure if anyone knows those answers, but  I ALWAYS look to the markets to find clues.   Lets start with SILVER/SLV.  First thing we see is...The DREADED GAPS! Wait to buy the gap fill?




Is it possible that the GAP wont fill now?  It is...

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June 20, 2014     Well,  I have been mentioning in MAY that I was expecting a "MEANINGFUL LOW"  (an ICL in cycle terms) in GOLD SILVER & the MINERS.   As expected, what an explosive move since I last wrote!  GDXJ has been amazing and some of the MIners stocks have been extremely strong and profitable.  I have been using Twitter to tweet thoughts daily while this website was being worked on a little  ( Does it look a little cleaner, faster, stronger?  The guys have done well   ) I just want to show a few things that I am looking at briefly- and then I will do a full report this weekend.


First, As posted in my last Gold reports, I always look at many things as we move forward to gauge where we MAY be going. I was watching this behind the scenes to give me an Idea of what MIGHT happen  as GOLD attempted a "Test" of June 2013 & DEC 2013 lows. I thought to myself..."THIS could be a "Double Bottom" June & Dec 2013 -  OR -  are we about to see a "Triple Bottom Low" Test? What might I watch for?"  I found this and compared as we dipped down.


3 yr chart then double bottom


Those Meaningful Lows are IN. Gold played it cool, but the MINERS were screaming , "GET READY" since they usually lead. My weekend report will cover a few ideas moving forward, but for now there are a few quick things to observe.

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Dont worry – There’ll Be Another One

JUNE 13 -  Update

If you had a chance to read my last 2 reports discussing Gold/Miners , then you know I was expecting a low almost immediately and possibly even what we call an ICL  (A Very Meaningful Low that produces a Nice invest-able rally).  Almost EVERY newsletter I read insisted that we remember that due to Golds "Seasonality" and that "Gold always bottoms in the Summer", we should   'go short' or wait.    '$Gold $1000.00  ' was and still is everywhere.   As someone who likes to be a contrarian, I posted this chart to show that anything is possible  ( Notice that $HUI Bottomed 2 yrs in a row in MAY)  and  I mentioned that I was seeing a bottom closing in rapidly.  Many Miners were forming Lows using various indicators that I use and Bases were forming also.  My last report advised that I was getting  ready for a rally, and you may want to think twice about shorting.


MINERS bottomed in MAY 2 yrs in a row-




Immediately after posting my report , we saw a rather striking Rally in Miners, especially Juniors.  Some say its "Only short covering", is it?  Will it pullback soon?  Should I go short, or just buy a pullback? Was THIS the Train leaving the station & did I miss it??  Lets review...


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Lets Look At GOLD For A Minute

June 10 2014     Questions - Questions - Questions! There are many when it comes to the illusive Precious Metals Market!  Will it Bottom this summer? Has it bottomed yet? Is the Bear Sell off done or are we going to $1000.00?  Honestly, I dont think anyone can know the answers to those questions for certain , so instead of emphatically insisting that "Its this..."  or  "Its that...",  Lets just look at some charts and discuss a few things that we can look for (And maybe we should look out for) going forward.


First - Most know from prior reports (See the Learning Patience article) that I had been expecting a low here, and we are there now. I am uncertain, however, as to whether its THE MEANINGFUL LOW that I expect with a great rally to follow, or just a bounce & one more drop to that ICL (The meaningful Low) .   For starters we are still in this down trend, so even if if we bounce as far as $1290 , $Gold could still drop further.



If we start to drop here & now, even spike down, do you want to go short? You may want to consider this first...

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Caution: Sometimes It only looks comfortable

June 9,2014   ...  Continuation of the earlier report  The reason that I want to mention possible long set ups (Even though I expect a dip in the major indexes)  is that    1. Some do not like to short the markets , and they've been very difficult to short anyways.      2. if the Markets do correct, these set ups can be checked during the correction for possible strength - IF they just go sideways or pull back mildly AND  the Markets just put in  a normal correction, they may become buy candidates . I also expect MANY MORE set ups will develop as overextended rallies in individual equities correct.  I will cover those in the future.      At this point, please note Biotech...


BIOTECH - The "report" is written on the charts  (May pull back with the markets, though it did already Correct strongly) I would expect it to return to the break out around the 50sma




After that HUGE correction...Some Biotechs are recovering




So Are there others  setting up bases & breaking upwards too ??

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Sometimes it only looks comfortable

June 9,2014    I see a lot of trading set ups in the markets lately, various sectors too, but am I comfortable taking them? MAYBE as trades, but please be careful and don't get TOO comfortable.  Like the Hammock above, These markets may look comfortable place to jump up on & rest (as they rise day after day) , but they are getting extended- and even nice set ups  could fall through if a sell off starts.   I am expecting a sell off  (Not sure how much) sooner than later.


   I TWEETED these charts last week , thinking that we would get a pullback, but they paused or dipped for 2 days and UP UP UP  they went .




Now they are again overextended...


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Learning To be Patient

MAY 30  

  I've been watching the Precious Metals sector again. As a short term Trader , it may be possible to trade here and there, but with the recent sideways moves and triangle formation, longer term Investors waiting for a TREND have likely been forced to learn patience.  Like our little trooper in training above, self discipline will gain the bigger reward in the long run for most.  The TREND.

This weekend, I hope to do less writing & More charts , so lets see whats new !!! Download your free smiley

Does EVERYBODY that you know say that  they cant wait for GOLDS seasonal Summer Lows? A "TEST" of last summers lows? I've heard it A LOT, And the C.O.T. levels this Tuesday would seem to imply the same, but I still want to look at ALL possibilities. Here are a couple of charts to start us off...




However, Lets just imagine what would happen if this occurred




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