I’m satisfied with gold’s proximity to its gap that I have re-entered my DUST position and a short GLD position. I’ve got tight stops on these, though, and if GLD gets past $115, I’m out. The front month for gold is below, with its gap circled.
The NASDAQ has been red-hot lately, hitting lifetime times pretty much every day. Well, enough is enough. I’ve turned my attention toward a couple of issues that are close to filling their gaps. Late in the day on Tuesday, I shorted Amazon…..
On the 22nd of December, I gave a heads-up about shorting Micron if it got close to its gap. Specifically, I said I’m going to be watching this, because if it can stay below (or at least not far above) 23.66, it may be a very interesting new short based on its gap closure. So how high did it get? 23.64.
Since I am typing this before the market opens, the earnings-surprise gap isn’t reflected in the chart below, but MIcron is surging strongly with a quote of about $23 right now. This will go a long way to closing its gap, pointed out below, at the 23.66 price level. I’m going to be watching this, because if it can stay below (or at least not far above) 23.66, it may be a very interesting new short based on its gap closure. It took half a year to undo the damage from the gap, but it’s clear that today will finish the job.
Happy new week, everyone. I’m relieved we’re past Thanksgiving and can get back to normalcy. I wanted to make a couple of remarks about two big commodities out there – gold and oil.
As for gold, it’s been having a wretched time since July 6th, from which it’s fallen about 15%. It is finally getting a little bit of strength, but I think it’ll be short-lived. The most logical place for it to crawl back would be the gap I’ve pointed out below, just about $1200. After such time, I think the weakness will continue afoot. I have no precious metals positions at all right now, but if gold strength continues, I’ll be looking hard at GDXJ again for a short sale.