Big Moves Can Start When You Least Expect Them

Now that the Thanksgiving holiday is over and we're entering December, traders should take extra care. Historically markets can move rather dramatically in December as trading volume thins out when traders start closing down their trading mindset and move out of the markets and into holiday mode. You do not want to start swinging for the fences to try to make your year in December, the odds are against you.

In addition to looking at the markets in general today, I'm going to take an in-depth look at the gold market. Everyone seems to be bearish on gold and what I have noticed over my trading career is that when everyone feels the same way about a market and is on one side of the trade, watch out!

That is the way the mood is right now for gold and there could be a sharp reversal as the shorts, that is the folks who sold gold short hoping to buy it back at a lower price, scramble to cover (buy back) their short positions. Continue reading "Big Moves Can Start When You Least Expect Them"

Is This ETF Signaling Trouble Ahead?

Hello MarketClub members everywhere, today I'm going to be looking at SPDR Gold Shares (PACF:GLD) and showing you why it could be signaling trouble ahead for stocks, the economy and a whole host of other challenges.

GLD did something that was unusual recently by breaking over a three-year trendline. As you approach and trade the market in a technical manner, this is a significant event that should not be overlooked.

Another interesting aspect to GLD is that it just completed a 61.8% Fibonacci retracement from its all-time high. I'm going to be looking at GLD in detail today and I will give you my precise analysis of this market and the reason why I think it can go significantly higher in the next 3 to 6 months.

I will also be analyzing the major indices and why they have been so choppy recently along with crude oil, the dollar and gold.

I highly recommend that you take a few minutes out of your day and watch the video!

Stay strong and disciplined.

Every success with MarketClub,
Adam Hewison
Co-Creator, MarketClub

Indicator Shows Gold Could Finally Be Bottoming

By: Michael J. Carr of Street Authority

Stocks moved up the fourth week in a row and have delivered a large gain in the first 10 months of the year. For now, there is no reason to expect a reversal in the trend.

Stocks Continue Setting New Highs SPDR SP 500 (NYSE: SPY) added another 0.15% last week and is now up 25.55% for the year, including dividends.

To put this performance into perspective, we can review data for the SP 500 index going back to 1928. This year's performance would be the 22nd best year out of 86. After such a strong performance, many investors expect a decline, and the question becomes, "How bad will the decline be?" Continue reading "Indicator Shows Gold Could Finally Be Bottoming"

Article source:

3 Investments For When The Gold Sell-Off Ends

By: David Sterman of Street Authority

As 2012 came to a close, investors increasingly questioned the wisdom of owning gold or gold-related stocks and funds. After all, a commodity known as an inflation hedge is of dubious value when inflation is nonexistent. And for investors who still expected the Federal Reserve's aggressive stimulus efforts to eventually fuel inflation, patience was starting to wear thin.

What began as a steady exodus out of gold in the winter morphed into something a lot more dramatic this spring. In the past few months, gold has endured a pair of scary plunges that has pushed even its most ardent supporters to the sidelines. Gold prices now sit at their lowest levels in nearly three years. Continue reading "3 Investments For When The Gold Sell-Off Ends"

Article source:

Gold's "Contrarian Moment"

By David Galland, Casey Research

Glancing at the news most days, it's hard not to feel like Bill Murray's character in Groundhog Day. In the event you are unfamiliar with the movie, in it Murray's character becomes trapped in the same day… day after day.

In the current circular condition, we have the powers-that-be assuring us that the next high-level meeting will finally produce a permanent fix to the broken economy, essentially solving the sovereign debt crisis. Then, in no more than a few days, or at most a couple of weeks, the fix is revealed to be flawed and the crisis again sparks into flames... Continue reading "Gold's "Contrarian Moment""