April 2012

Gold in shallow consolidation Sunday night

– Posted in: Free, Rick's Picks, Thought for Today

June Gold looks to be consolidating on the perhaps-too-obvious trendline we've been studying in recent weeks. Although this is auspicious on its face, I've nonetheless recommended a relatively loose stop-loss for the single-contract tracking position that remains.  Meanwhile, in GDXJ, a 'camo' entry opportunity could get away from us if it opens too strong […] Read More

GDXJ – Junior Gold Miner ETF (Last:23.26)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Rick's Picks

GDXJ impulsed bullishly with a gap-up opening on Friday, but the move, too powerful for our kind of stealth,  is likely to create a Catch-22 situation for anyone attempting to enter on Monday at the calculated 'x' of the pattern shown, 23.44. If 'x' makes it too easy to get on board, it will probably […] Read More

SIK12 – May Silver (Last:31.835)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Rick's Picks

The picture-perfect 'camo' pattern shown in the chart signaled a long entry at 31.235 for Pivoteers who were on the alert Friday morning. Since my tout was not likely sufficiently explicit to have done much more than pique your interest, however, I won't be establishing a tracking position. (Also, as a practical matter, a 'camo' […] Read More

ESM12 – June E-Mini S&P (Last:1400.50)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Rick's Picks

A 1439.50 rally target flagged here last week would become an odds-on bet if the futures close above its midpoint sibling, 1396.00, today for a second consecutive session. If you're looking for a way to board and are proficient at 'camouflage' entries, I suggested trying to leverage a 'B-C' pullback from just above either of […] Read More

GCM12 – June Gold (Last:1659.80)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Free, Rick's Picks

We hold a single contract with an effective cost-basis of 1641.50.  This is a tracking position for your further guidance, since two subscribers confirmed entry on the terms spelled out here Friday. The futures appear to be consolidating above the trendline we'd focused on, and although that will give us more leeway to let paper […] Read More

Volatile Apple May Be Predicting a Dull Summer

– Posted in: Commentary for the Week of March 8, Free

We wrote here recently that as Apple shares go, so goes the U.S. stock market. How has the stock fared?  Last week there was quite a bit of excitement when the broad-tossers who manipulate the stock for a living short-squeezed the bejeezus out of it after the close, leveraging a strong earnings report that could […] Read More

SIK12 – May Silver (Last:30.930)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Rick's Picks

May Silver has trampolined $1.30 since bottoming earlier this week at 29.925, three ticks from a well advertised Hidden Pivot at 29.940.  If you're not on board already, look for subtle 'camo' opportunities on the 5-minute chart that occur within the framework of the correction from yesterday's 31.260 high.  Looking at a somewhat bigger picture, […] Read More

GCM12 – June Gold (Last:1664.40)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Rick's Picks

The June contract has turned lower Thursday night after coming within inches of our all-purpose trendline. The move remains bullishly impulsive despite the so-far mild selloff, and its power should not be doubted, the thrust having exceeded no fewer than three external peaks. Camouflageurs should be prepared to buy-stop their way aboard via the 5-minute […] Read More

GDXJ – Junior Gold Miner ETF (Last:22.83)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Rick's Picks

GDXJ has popped above the 22.91 'external' peak flagged here yesterday, so we should try boarding via the next 'b-c' pullback on the hourly chart. If it comes from above 22.13, however, GDXJ's strength will be too obvious for a stealth entry. Under the circumstances, I'd suggest looking for your entry 'X' on charts of […] Read More



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