AMEX:GDX   VANECK VECTORS ETF TRUST GOLD MINERS ETF
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I think that we are nearing the end of a consolidation period and mining/gold stocks will take one last beat down to retest their 2016 lows. After that, we should break the long term downtrend and achieve prices that reflect the actual values of the metals, not the manipulated values. Let me know what ya'll think - I'm bearish in the short term and bullish long term
I am long term bullish as well. What is you reason for the short term bearish view?
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EMoran14 BillBaehr
@BillBaehr, There are several:

1. metals have essentially been in a five year bear market. It would be highly unusual in my opinion for this to develop into an uptrend wave pattern on its first major reversal in 5 years. this month long move has been substantial, but for the above stated reason, I dont think that this is a wave pattern where: february-august was A, september-december was b and january is the start of the next major wave. After a 5 year blood bath, I think the low has to be retested, which in my mind invalidates the idea of this as an uptrend wave pattern.

2. As soon as this stock crossed the existing downtrend line it began to consolidate. this is exactly what happened in november before it was beaten back down (these are the circles small circles on the chart with the reddish background).

to play devils advocate though...

this is the first significant period of time above the 50 day moving average since august

And

this situation is slightly different from what i described in number 2 because that was a move that arose from political drivers.



Currently my plan is to be bearish on gdx until around 15, close those positions and sit back and see if a bottom develops, which to me would signal a long term reversal and the start of a significant uptrend.
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