I do believe gold's (/GC) low achieved last Thursday ($1539.4) is going to stand as a historic low for years and years to come. I also believe that the US Dollar (/DX) peaked that same day (April 4) at 83.66 and we will not see the US Dollar reach this level for a long long time, if ever.
The True Strength Index (TSI) indicator is a very sophisticated and elegant low-lag momentum indicator that I have studied most days and nights for the past 7-8 years. It yields very accurate BUY and SELL signals on any time frame and on any investment instrument using various techniques, a couple of which I would like to show you in this post.
Dozens of mining stocks are presently setting up very nicely in preparation for beginning a huge rally that will catapult the entire sector higher for at least the next year and a half as gold first reaches new highs then heads above the $3000 milestone.
A select few mining stocks are now flashing some of the TSI BUY signals I have studied and found to be quite reliable over the years. I'll identify this special group and show you the TSI signal that validates my assertion with a chart of each. My hunch is that these miners/ETFs will prove themselves to be among the very early horses out of the gate, and headed for a race to the stars.
I've decided to focus on weekly charts this time around and believe this perspective will provide us with a vision for the upcoming months.
We'll note that each miner is demonstrating the positive divergence BUY signal. This signal is given when two consecutive TSI indicator lows are rising, while the corresponding lows of the price candles make lower lows. In this case the TSI indicator is saying that price is way out of line with respect to the momentum of its movement (ie. price has fallen too much and will now be corrected upwards).
Also, several of these miners demonstrate what I consider an even more powerful and reliable TSI BUY signal - the trend line break. This signal is generated when the trend line drawn by connecting consecutively lower TSI highs finally slams into a rising TSI. The rationale for this analysis technique working so well, as best as I have been able to figure anyway, is that the very momentum of price trend (in our case downward price trend) has been broken and both the price momentum and price trend have now begun to completely reverse direction.
In alphabetical order, the 10 miners/ETFs I have selected to share with you are:
1. AEM - Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.
2. AUY - Yamana Gold Inc.
3. EGO - Eldorado Gold Corporation
4. EXK - Endeavour Silver Corp.
5. GDXJ - Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF
6. GPL - Great Panther Silver
7. GLDX - Global X Gold Explorers ETF
8. NUGT - Direxion Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF
9. SSRI - Silver Standard Resource
10. UGLD - VelocityShares 3X Long Gold
And now for a look at the weekly charts:
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Of these, EXK and AUY get the nod from me. Why? Well, simply because their TSI readings of -0.14 and -0.18, respectively, are closest to generating a third and powerful TSI BUY signal which is the ZERO crossover. Once the TSI crosses up through ZERO into positive readings you need to hold on tight and enjoy the ride.
Well, that's it. Hey, and don't forget to keep a little cash on hand to pay all those capital gains coming your way. :-)