With Yellen touting a number of conflicting messages, the metals still managed to jump higher, with the related mining stocks similarly on the rise. The ETF of GDX settled higher by a rather powerful 5.8% @ $20.54. Near term outlook is a little uncertain, but metals/miners look set to broadly climb into the summer.
Suffice to add, the miners are naturally following the lead of the precious metals.
Gold looks set (at minimum) for the $1300 threshold in the next move higher.. and that will likely take GDX to the $23/24s.
Things only get interesting on a Gold monthly close >$1400.