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From: isopatch10/5/2022 4:27:25 PM
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Always respect a man who admits the occasional & inevitable, mistake. Even batting slumps. Learned in the 70s & 80s never trust anyone who refuses to do that. In that context, big thumbs up to Jeff Kern.

Except below from Sunday 10/2/22:

321gold.com

<New Material

The last SKI Report, written on 9/11/22, described how the gold stocks (USERX) had risen from a low on 9/01/22 (at USERX 8.53) to go above the prices from 35-39 trading days earlier. The rise had finally generated a 35-39 index buy signal for execution on 9/12/22. The buy signal was supposed to be bullish, but prediction wasn’t really necessary. The bold-faced conclusions section stated, “That red 35-39 index line is at its late July low and is RISING. Therefore, all that matters is whether USERX rises enough over the next few weeks to stay above the rising prices from 35-39 trading days earlier".


A failure to rise enough over the next few weeks would yield a 35-39 index sell signal, stop-out Mechanical SKI + Jeff, and be potentially very bearish.

What happened? The gold stocks rose into the 35-39 index’s buy signal on Monday 9/12/22. Mechanical SKI bought and Jeff executed a mild 25% long position at USERX 9.36.

That turned out to be an EXACT high. The index signal had once again marked an exact technical (Price X Time) point, but the all-important direction was WRONG. The volatile gold stocks dropped 3% the next day and Jeff Incorrectly bought a little more.

As the gold stocks went sideways/down for a few more days, USERX began to hit/touch the 35-39 index towards its sell-stop sell signal. On Monday (9/09/22), USERX needed to rise just 1%, to above 8.98, to avoid generating that sell signal. Despite a 2.5% rise in the HUI, USERX only rose to exactly 8.98. Once again, that demonstrated how USERX is the most valid/best measure because USERX incorporates worldwide gold stocks (Australia, Canada, the U.S., etc.) AND the movement of non-U.S. currencies (mainly the Australian and Canadian Dollars, “commodity currencies”). Therefore, the 35-39 index generated its mathematical sell-stop sell signal as USERX couldn’t stay above the index’s rising back prices that were at 8.86, 8.98, 9.17, 9.51,and 9.64.

Personally, Jeff doesn’t expend all this research and time to buy/sell the gold stocks with a small amount. My 100% long position uses approximately 40% of my net worth. So my 25+% long position was relatively small, but was still 10% of my net worth. It wasn’t pleasant, but there’s rarely a year that goes by without one or several losses. The long-term key is to have an objective sell-stop and execute it so as to avoid a large loss. It’s almost a pleasure to write about a loss because this is reality.

And then the gold stocks plunged another 10%, down to USERX 8.09, on last Monday (9/26/22) despite highly oversold sentiment indicators. The SKI Weekend Update on Saturday (9/24/22) had remained bearish but emphasized that the gold stocks could rise back to index resistance. Jeff and SKI did not buy due to the absence of an objective sell-stop, but that was quite a nice 8% rise last Tuesday-Friday.

Now, the solid 4-day 8% rise up to USERX 8.75 has begun to hit/touch the first resistance 16-20 index. Although the mathematical formula for each index is more accurate/exact than the visual chart for the indices, here’s the visual presentation. As always, the black dots are the USERX price. See chart. You should be able to see how USERX has risen up to the underside of the BLUE line 16-20 index. Again, this is first resistance. Bulls need a rise to above that blue line, then the red line, etc.. Can you see how the blue index line has just bottomed and is RISING? And the red index line is rising? That makes it more difficult for the gold stocks to get above those first 2 indices.

Essentially, USERX has risen to the underside of a prior low. The only indices below are the long-term 663 and 884 indices. Those indices are CONTRARIAN, meaning that they generate buy signals on declines. Those turquoise and faded blue chart lines will soon decline to the COVID-crash low area. The Australian XGD gold stock index is already below its 2020 COVID low. Will USERX, HUI, XAU, GDX, GDXJ, gold (etc.) decline despite all of the oversold sentiment indicators?

Best Wishes, Jeff

<New Material

The last SKI Report, written on 9/11/22, described how the gold stocks (USERX) had risen from a low on 9/01/22 (at USERX 8.53) to go above the prices from 35-39 trading days earlier. The rise had finally generated a 35-39 index buy signal for execution on 9/12/22. The buy signal was supposed to be bullish, but prediction wasn’t really necessary. The bold-faced conclusions section stated, “That red 35-39 index line is at its late July low and is RISING. Therefore, all that matters is whether USERX rises enough over the next few weeks to stay above the rising prices from 35-39 trading days earlier". A failure to rise enough over the next few weeks would yield a 35-39 index sell signal, stop-out Mechanical SKI + Jeff, and be potentially very bearish.

What happened? The gold stocks rose into the 35-39 index’s buy signal on Monday 9/12/22. Mechanical SKI bought and Jeff executed a mild 25% long position at USERX 9.36.

That turned out to be an EXACT high. The index signal had once again marked an exact technical (Price X Time) point, but the all-important direction was WRONG. The volatile gold stocks dropped 3% the next day and Jeff INcorrectly bought a little more.

As the gold stocks went sideways/down for a few more days, USERX began to hit/touch the 35-39 index towards its sell-stop sell signal. On Monday (9/09/22), USERX needed to rise just 1%, to above 8.98, to avoid generating that sell signal. Despite a 2.5% rise in the HUI, USERX only rose to exactly 8.98. Once again, that demonstrated how USERX is the most valid/best measure because USERX incorporates worldwide gold stocks (Australia, Canada, the U.S., etc.) AND the movement of non-U.S. currencies (mainly the Australian and Canadian Dollars, “commodity currencies”). Therefore, the 35-39 index generated its mathematical sell-stop sell signal as USERX couldn’t stay above the index’s rising back prices that were at 8.86, 8.98, 9.17, 9.51,and 9.64.

Personally, Jeff doesn’t expend all this research and time to buy/sell the gold stocks with a small amount. My 100% long position uses approximately 40% of my net worth. So my 25+% long position was relatively small, but was still 10% of my net worth. It wasn’t pleasant, but there’s rarely a year that goes by without one or several losses. The long-term key is to have an objective sell-stop and execute it so as to avoid a large loss. It’s almost a pleasure to write about a loss because this is reality.

And then the gold stocks plunged another 10%, down to USERX 8.09, on last Monday (9/26/22) despite highly oversold sentiment indicators. The SKI Weekend Update on Saturday (9/24/22) had remained bearish but emphasized that the gold stocks could rise back to index resistance. Jeff and SKI did not buy due to the absence of an objective sell-stop, but that was quite a nice 8% rise last Tuesday-Friday.

Now, the solid 4-day 8% rise up to USERX 8.75 has begun to hit/touch the first resistance 16-20 index. Although the mathematical formula for each index is more accurate/exact than the visual chart for the indices, here’s the visual presentation. As always, the black dots are the USERX price. See chart. You should be able to see how USERX has risen up to the underside of the BLUE line 16-20 index. Again, this is first resistance. Bulls need a rise to above that blue line, then the red line, etc.. Can you see how the blue index line has just bottomed and is RISING? And the red index line is rising? That makes it more difficult for the gold stocks to get above those first 2 indices.

Essentially, USERX has risen to the underside of a prior low. The only indices below are the long-term 663 and 884 indices. Those indices are CONTRARIAN, meaning that they generate buy signals on declines. Those turquoise and faded blue chart lines will soon decline to the COVID-crash low area. The Australian XGD gold stock index is already below its 2020 COVID low. Will USERX, HUI, XAU, GDX, GDXJ, gold (etc.) decline despite all of the oversold sentiment indicators?

Best Wishes, Jeff>

Disclaimer: as a successful professional investor, & former trader, only follow my own work. Not necessary to sub. to any advisory service for decades.

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