The gold miner ETF of GDX saw a
net December gain of +$0.78 (2.5%) to $32.03, which made for a net 2021 decline -$3.37 (9.5%).
December saw the miners cool to $28.40, but recovering to settle very significantly higher at $32.03. Ongoing short and mid term
price action is still a bearish
leaning mess. Things turn interesting above m/t declining trend, which
in January will be in the upper $34s. I
would note the 10MA at $32.76. Things turn decisive with a monthly
settlement above $35, which looks just about within range in January.
Three of the key miners...
Newmont (NEM), monthly
Newmont printed a spike floor of $52.09, and swung very powerfully upward, with a net December gain of +$7.64 (14.0%) to $62.02. The December candle is bullish engulfing and leans distinctly s/t bullish. I would note the monthly 10MA in the $59s, which was decisively settled above. With a net yearly gain of +7.4%, m/t
bullish to challenge the May 2021 historic high of $73.32. Monthly momentum prone to turning positive in March/April.
Barrick Gold (GOLD), monthly
A new multi-year low of $17.27, but recovering to settle +1cent to $19.00. A net yearly decline of -15.1%. Soft target of the $22s, and secondary of the $25s. A push above the Aug'2020 high of $30.47 will likely require Gold at least to >$2100.
First Majestic Silver (AG), monthly
A net December decline of -$0.81 (6.8%) to $11.11. I would note the December settlement on secondary key price threshold. A net yearly decline of -17.2%. Soft target of the monthly 10MA in the $13s.--
Of the three, yours truly currently favours NEM.
As of Jan'1st 2022, I hold NEM, GOLD, and AG.
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