We have been patiently waiting for the Gold Bugs Index (HUI) to take off to the upside on the back of record gold prices, however its performance has been sluggish at best and the rallies have been short lived.
Now, putting on our positive glasses there is an argument for some catch up play by the gold producers. Taking a quick look at the chart we can see, at a bit of a stretch, it looks as though the HUI has formed a number of higher lows, which is usually a positive sign on most charts. The RSI at 57.01 still has room to move to higher ground before becoming seriously oversold. The 50dma is close behind the HUI and the 200dma is also following along in support, so the downside should be fairly limited from this point.
Whether to pile in or not is still something that we are wrestling with. We do own a number of gold producers and maybe its just our lack of patience but with gold as high as it is we did expect the stocks to be moving up the gear box by now. We still have some 'opportunity cash' on the sidelines and are looking to invest, but you know just how stingy we can be when it comes to spending money.
You may also recall that we made a major change to our investment strategy last August when we reduced our exposure to such gold producers as AEM, AUY, etc, in order to increase our exposure to silver and the silver producers, in particular SLW. Since then gold prices have improved by around 25% and silver prices have been on a tear improving by around 130% and so we feel reasonably vindicated by this re-positioning of our portfolio.
Now, if silver has run its course for the near term look ahead, then maybe its time to go into reverse and move our cash back again. The silver market is still tiny even when compared to gold and the demand does appear to be relentless at the moment so we are staying with it.
We maybe trying to be a tad too cute by trying to pick such turns in the market so we thought that we would throw it over to you guys and gals, our trusty team, in order to get your input – so come on and make an effort to fire in a few words, thanks, Bob.
Over in the Options pit, our model portfolio has managed an average return of 40.85% per trade, 69 closed trades, 67 closed at a profit, or a 97% success rate. Average trade open for 42.32 days.
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So, the question is: Are you going to make the decision to join us today.
Stay on your toes and have a good one.
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