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Mastercard (MA) is has done some interesting things in gapping up on volume to form left side of the Head, then wiping those momos out on the other side and crashing the MA 50. It then bounced and found a now down-turned MA 50 to be resistance.
That’s a bearish potential topping pattern that would become an actual topping pattern if the support line breaks. MACD is red and this thing is losing momentum rapidly.
The implied target is around 60. Now it is a battle between the MA 200′s (support) and MA 50′s, resistance.
There is a growing presence out there talking about a potential Inverted Head & Shoulders (IH&S) on the HUI, which NFTRH has had going since mid-late last year. Below is a simple view of it, with last week’s ‘Week 2 down’ making perfect sense (symmetrically speaking) with ‘Weeks 1 & 2 up’.
GOGO: Falling Wedge down to support… fills a gap, triggers MACD, meanders out of the Wedge and goes RSI 50+. Why else would I buy some not yet profitable company with a really obnoxious name?
No, charts don’t work. We are just geeks that all too many people either laugh at or more often express contempt for. We are the geeks who see patterns and keep memories of things we’ve seen before, while eggheads of all kinds over intellectualize everything.
As we did with SLW
last week earlier this week, today let’s take a look at a speculative leader to the precious metals rally and plot a near term upside measurement in the GDXJ Junior Miners ETF. By looking at pictures like these we are able to keep perspective and traders are able to plan targets, entries, exits, etc.
The chart is self-explanatory as a short term target objective.
Beyond that, I see continued bigger picture progress on our macro theme, which is for renewed economic stress (maybe to a small degree, maybe to a larger one) and a return of counter cyclical pressures, which should be a fundamental positive for the gold sector.
In other words, the precious metals stock rally could have much further to go in 2014, but it is getting a little over baked at the moment. The above illustrates a target at or below which a trader might consider taking some profits.
Today there is some turbulence. Good, an extended rally scenario would not want to see the sector fly up to excessively over bought levels all in one big gulp. HUI is only moderately over bought.
By breaking the consolidation handle in the first half of this week HUI has now established the 220 +/- area as the first key support level, replacing the former 210 +/-. That’s progress folks and if (there is surely no guarantee) this support is to be tested the ‘grinding bottom’ scenario would be well in place.
HUI is bullish and until such time as it takes out an important support level (ref: 210 and now 220), pullbacks are healthy. The above is provided as reference for profit takers, would-be buyers, hedgers and regular old holders.
A low priority update on Silver Wheaton’s daily technical status. This post is not meant to call anyone to any sort of action. It is just noting some data points for those interested. As the year unfolds, these type of updates will be produced on occasion as I spot identifiable objectives on charts.
SLW has a very clear chart pattern and a short term target of 26.50, which is a measurement projected from the December low and the blue neckline. SLW is starting to get over bought and the next resistance level is just above. This is a bullish picture overall.