Well this is the first week in the last several weeks that I did not hit my mark. We gapped up and that looked like a strong opening but then went down the rest of the day. Can’t be right 100% of the time. But I am still confident that we will go higher in the coming couple weeks.
1st – lets address the yellow arrows that I put in my chart for this last week. That is put there to show my mistakes on Friday of last week calling price direction for this week. So what did I do wrong? Last Friday, Price dropped into my target area and filled the gap just like I thought. My thought was that it would bounce from there and on Monday, that’s what it did until an intraday turnaround lower. What I forgot to do was check to help me see that we hit a low and short term trend change. Had I not forgotten that, I would have seen that we had diminishing suggesting that we had further downward price movement to go. Earlier I said that usually, but not always, I have found that these trend changes tend to happen on Tuesday or Wednesday. Well on Wednesday it dipped deep and then swung up huge with a spike and that should have been my signal to sell Dust and buy Jnug . I left several thousand dollars on the table with that mistake. So shame on me for forgetting. Ill try not to forget about that next time. Someone remind me for the end of October.
Moving on to next week
I should start off by saying, I am simply not sure. Jnug and gold both showed weakness this week. The economic data on Thursday and Friday was slightly better than expected with the exception to PCE . However, Monday is Day 1 of China’s currency being allowed in to the SDR currency basket. I am not sure if that will have any positive affect for gold so we will have to wait and see. I doubt it will have any affect. We did see a nice rally in the broader market today, the day after Germany announced their Deutsche bank collapse. This might be the start of people pulling their capitol out of Europe and trying to find a safe haven in the US markets. This could be the start of a strong rally in the markets. Jnug seems to usually go up when our markets go up, just not today. That being said, I’m just not sure about price direction for next week. So while we could have a typical Jnug spike for a day or two, which I would welcome, I feel we are going to churn mostly sideways, relatively speaking. I hate sideways movement.
My strategy for next week
I am holding my Jnug . I will be watching to see if we have a decent spike in Jnug early next week. If we spike to reach the top of the , then I will sell Jnug no later than the 4th to allow my funds to settle for the Oct 7th unemployment report. IF I sell, I will be looking for a buying opportunity on a dip. That would be the best case scenario I could see for next week. Worst case scenario, that I see, is a sideways grind along the bottom edge of this . I do not see us breaking down below the . My data does not point to that happening yet. I see us finding a top in mid October before starting a two week decline to end this cycle. The data on October 7th will be the key to how high we go the following week. As of today, my price target for October 14th is the $23 range. If October 7th data is worse than expected then I see us running up high and then settling there on that Friday. That would also coincide with spot gold possibly finally breaking out of its . I just don’t think its going to be a huge break out. Not even to $1400. I’m looking at a minimum of 1345 but most likely 1360 1370’s. Otherwise, it might be just a hard climb for Jnug . After that, we should stair step down the rest of the year.
There is, obviously, also a gap in between $10.60 - 12.90. If Gold slides below $1,300, anything is possible.
Personally, I've been on side lines since I was stopped out last Tue. I'm not willing to commit my money until I see Gold bottomed in the recent downward move.