by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
The Daily Gold
The gold stocks have been on a tear lately as they continue to move higher in defiance of the bearish calls of numerous pundits and traders. After trading lower mid week and filling Monday’s gap, the miners are set to close the week with some strength. While the miners are overbought and could remain below resistance for a little while, their strong outperformance of Gold remains a comforting signal for bulls.
The selloff in the miners began once they hit their first resistance targets, as noted in our editorial from last week. We noted immediate upside targets of GDXJ $33 and GDX $22.50. To be exact, GDXJ hit $33.07 and GDX touched $23.06. The resistance lines are visible in both charts below. Because the miners remain a good distance above their 50-day moving averages (GDX $19.58, GDXJ $26.82) it is possible they consolidate beneath resistance for a few weeks.