Gold Mining Stocks Continue to Disappoint But Not For Long
It is an endless debate for investors interested in gold. Should they buy a direct play on the gold price, either gold bullion itself or even so-called paper gold with an ETF such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD)? Or should they invest into gold equities, particularly the larger, higher quality gold mining companies?
The Ben Bernanke's comments were just released before he testifies in front of a Joint Economic Committee. It should be noted that gold, silver, and gold mining stocks are declining lower. This tells us all that the Federal Reserve is not looking to implement another quantitative easing program at this time. ...
By now everyone should know that when the U.S. Dollar Index is strong the major stock and commodity markets will deflate and trade lower. Most leading commodity stocks are falling sharply lower today as the U.S. Dollar Index futures surge higher. Traders can easily see how the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish (NYSEARCA:UUP) is trading higher by 0.17 cents to 22.51 a share.
This afternoon, all of the leading gold mining stocks are coming under selling pressure. The popular Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:GDX) is trading lower by 0.65 cents to $46.48 a share. The trend on this leading ETF remains down as the GDX price is trading below the daily chart 50, and 200 moving averages.
This morning, most of the leading gold and gold mining indexes are trading higher to start the day. As you may know, the gold sector has been extremely weak since late February 2012. At that time, the highly popular SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE:GLD) were trading as high as $174.00 a share. Today, the GLD is trading higher by $1.62 to $159.92 a share.
The leading gold mining stocks have been declining lower since February 29, 2011. At that time, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX) was trading as high as $57.91 a share. This afternoon, the popular GDX is trading lower by 0.73 cents to $49.90 a share. This leading gold mining ETF is now trading below the important 50, and 200 moving averages.
This morning, all of the leading gold mining stocks are ticking higher. Yesterday, gold, silver, and leading mining stocks were slammed sharply lower as the U.S. Dollar Index rallied. Traders should realize that when markets stage an outside day on heavy volume it is usually an indication of lower prices to come.
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This morning, all of the leading gold mining stocks seem to be under some slight selling pressure. The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX) is trading lower this morning by 0.34 cents to $55.48 a share. The daily chart for the GDX remains very range bound at this time. The GDX has made a series of lower highs since November 2011 and this is a sign of weakness.