Freeport-McMoRan's Breakout Hits The Target

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals


Last February I called for a long position in Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) amid temporary weakness within a consolidation phase. Later on in March when the expected weakness reached support I posted an alert for you to catch the opportunity and set the target area with a $19.78-26.30 range. At the start of this month, the initial target at the $19.78 level was hit, producing a 55% profit for the year. My congratulations are to all who took the longs!

I also mentioned Southern Copper Corporation (NYSE:SCCO) for those who prefer larger market cap companies. That trade produced a good profit of almost 39% in the same period. However, it doesn’t compare to the 55% profit from FCX even though it set the new record high at the $50.90 breaking above the previous long-term top ($49.82).

Below are the poll results where you voted for these two stocks last March. Continue reading "Freeport-McMoRan's Breakout Hits The Target"

Gold Update: Santa Claus Rally You Hoped For

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals


Two weeks before Christmas I posted the Gold & Silver update, where I asked you about your hopes for the traditional precious metals Santa Claus Rally at the end of 2017. The apparent answer those days was “No” as there was a severe weakness in the market and the price of the top metals was hitting another low. Let’s see in the poll results below what you were hoping would happen.

Chart 1. December 2017 poll results

Santa Claus Rally Poll
Poll courtesy of INO.com

And to no one's surprise, most of you expressed hope for a Santa Claus Rally. Bingo! A Christmas miracle came into the market the next day after the post was published to push the price of the top metals to the upside erasing almost all of the previous losses.

In the updated monthly chart below I would like to add a technical touch to this fairy tale. Continue reading "Gold Update: Santa Claus Rally You Hoped For"

Gold & Silver: Silver Hits Support As Gold Cracks Consolidation

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals


The recent collapse of the top precious metals shouldn't be a surprise if you read my previous Gold & Silver update in November, where I called for the upcoming “storm” after the “calm.” In this post, I’ll share with you the updated charts of both metals.

I changed the order of the charts, and this time I would start with silver as it reached the first decision point ahead of gold.

Chart 1. Silver Daily: First Target Reached

Daily Silver Chart (XAGUSDO)
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Silver has a strong bearish structure as the red long-term trendline keeps the pressure on silver. The second leg of consolidation within the black parallel channel lacked power as the price couldn’t reach even the top of the first leg established in October at the $17.47 per oz. It stalled at the $17.39 per oz. and then collapsed for more than a half of a dollar to check the consolidation support. Continue reading "Gold & Silver: Silver Hits Support As Gold Cracks Consolidation"

Top Silver Miners Are Vulnerable As Silver Hits Refreshed Low

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals


Silver (FOREX:XAGUSDO) hit the previous low set in October at the end of last week in line with my expectations posted earlier. It undoubtedly affects the silver mining companies’ stocks, and in this post, I would like to update their performance for you.

The top silver mining stocks filtered last time by ROE are SSR Mining Inc. (NASDAQ:SSRM) (former ticker SSRI), Coeur Mining Inc. (NYSE:CDE) and Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ:PAAS).

Chart 1. Top Silver Stocks By ROE Vs. Silver: No Winners

Silver vs. Silver Miners
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The chart above begins on the 8th of September, 2017 when silver shaped the peak and started to drop. For the past three months, there are no winners here. Silver (black) lost the least, but still a significant -8.5% for this short period. If you read my earlier post about the top gold stocks’ performance you found that there was at least one stock (Golden Star (GSS)) with the positive dynamics. Continue reading "Top Silver Miners Are Vulnerable As Silver Hits Refreshed Low"

Gold & Silver: The Calm Before The Storm

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals


In September I warned you about the possible weakness in both gold and silver after a good rally as strong reverse signals appeared on the chart. That warning alert paid well as the metals dropped heavily – gold lost more than 7%, and silver fell more than 10%. I hope it helped those of you who had market exposure that time.

There are updated charts below with further price action forecast, which is based on pattern recognition and market staging approach. I hope my detailed graphs with annotations will help you understand market behavior, training your eyes to recognize patterns and determine market stages with me.

Chart 1. Gold Daily: The Baby Bird Could Fall Out Of The Nest

Gold Chart
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In the previous gold chart I put two zigzags to show you possible paths for further price action, the red zigzag was the main option, it showed the downside move with a small consolidation inside. In reality, the drop has been even sharper with just a minor correction within. Continue reading "Gold & Silver: The Calm Before The Storm"