Chart of the Day: Short Gold

We have been short Gold in our daily research several times this year. The most recent short was initiated 9/23/13, but Gold has been a strong performer for us through much of the year.

This recent selloff has the potential to lead to a feedback loop and spark a much more serious selloff. Reasonable targets for the move probably lie below 900 (basis Feb 14 futures), and shorts are now justified using fairly tight stops. Chances are, precious metals are at a decision point—fail in the downtrend here, and we’re likely looking at sideways to up (and perhaps sharply up) over the next few weeks. Continue down from here, and… lookout below.

Be extremely cautious bottom fishing this market, and consider the impact on related stocks and stock sectors. Recent trading history has been benign, but there is potential for tremendous volatility if a selloff develops.


Adam Grimes has over two decades of experience in the industry as a trader, analyst and system developer. The author of a best-selling trading book, he has traded for his own account, for a top prop firm, and spent several years at the New York Mercantile Exchange. He focuses on the intersection of quantitative analysis and discretionary trading, and has a talent for teaching and helping traders find their own way in the market.

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