Gold and the gold mining stocks, for many become a very emotional decision. There is just so much written on the subject, also with a good deal of emotion. Full disclosure here, I am long the Fidelity Select Gold Portfolio that appeared on the Fidelity Select ranking list in the number one slot over the last six months. I actually use that strategy in my IRA at Fidelity.
If you are so inclined then let’s look at some alternatives. Do not become so inclined because I have a position, become inclined because you like the idea!
OK so let’s look at some stock and ETF alternatives. I’ll include the chart with the Chandelier and perhaps the S.A.R.
An interesting note on the AEM chart, two big upside gaps filled before resuming the up move. Each time the chandelier was broken to the downside as the gap was filled, then of course broken to the upside again. We have an unfilled gap at call it $34. If the gap fills the chandelier will break again. Then using the chandelier to reenter would be neet. 😎
SBGL (Sibanye Gold Limited) presents a slightly different picture. Look at what overweight can mean!
GDX (Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF):
There used to be an old adage or cliche’ back in the 1970s: Put 10% of your portfolio into gold and hope it goes to zero. Why? Because that would mean the other 90% of your portfolio is doing well. Back then Gold traded as an inflation hedge and inflation was high. It has not traded as an inflation hedge since, well In my humble opinion anyway. Gold acts as any other sector or industry group, on it’s own. Forget the emotion, just play it as you see it and forget the forecasts of $5000 per oz.
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