The PM stocks have moved nicely over the past 2 weeks. Many gold investors wanting in on the next big move have been left on the sidelines under-invested. It’s my view that this has occurred because everyone and his brother has had one eye on the often published gold and silverseasonality chart. This chart is a composite of 40 years of action and shows gold weak until late July and silver weak until late August:
Gold 40 Yr Seasonal Chart
Silver 40 Yr Seasonal Chart
As a result, many investors have been waiting for lower prices before accumulating their positions. The market however rarely satisfies the crowd so apparently it began its move earlier than expected.
It is time to review the strategic big picture; we are now over 4 years into the bull market in the gold stocks. It began in Jan 2016 with an across the board vertical 7 month 150% rally propelling all PM sectors.
The market then went on to sort out the winners and losers over the next 2 years in a protracted painful consolidation. This three-year event may be classified as Phase I. This consolidation ended in September 2018 and the next leg-up began and is still ongoing today. The market is now in early-stage Phase II prior to the point of recognition (POR), the public still hasn’t recognized the bull market. The POR however, appears to be fast approaching as the market’s steam boiler has now gotten up a full head of steam and is about to unleash its power and propel the bull upward. This is the “Impulse Move” that Rambus has been chronicling.
The bull is now maturing to the point that it is about to express the raw power of a primary bull market. Bull markets surprise to the upside and Wall Street is about to be shocked and awed over the next 6-12 months in a potent display of the breadth and rise of a bull market.
Institutional players are now beginning to sense this and have been buying gold futures contracts and standing for delivery. This is a major shift in psychology from the past as gold is being substituted for bonds in big money portfolios. In the past gold has been such a misunderstood asset, but fund managers are beginning to realize that when a bond yields nothing it becomes an inferior asset to gold. At zero interest a bond becomes the definition of pure risk with no return, why not just own gold. Shifting a portfolios gold holdings from 1% to 5% on a system-wide basis would require gold’s price to zoom multiple thousands of dollars. It’s coming.
Bullion banks must keep a lid on the gold price for their end of quarter reporting. But come July 1st the price may become unrestrained. This time around, it is doubtful that the bullion banks will dare put their heads into the lion’s mouth by shorting gold. The gold price suppression scheme appears about to end and the gold market is about to come unglued.
Let the Fed buy all the financials and bonds that they want, the private sector is beginning to buy gold and gold can take care of itself as it has a mind of its own with no master.
Where gold and silver are headed
Chris Vermeulen recently laid out his price forecast. He stated that once gold hits its old high of $1900 it may hesitate, but it’s not stopping there. Gold is going to run all the way up to $2500-2700 and silver to $30+. Now here is the attention grabber, he says this is going to happen THIS YEAR!
So let your mind wander just a bit. If it unfolds in this manner where do you think the gold and silver stocks are going to be? I suggest spending some time thinking about this eventuality.
With this in mind, I would like to present 5 top-pick stocks poised to explode to the upside over the next 6-12 months. These stocks are chosen strictly from the technical set-up they are in right now. Their selection is not based on fundamentals, just technicals. These stocks were selected for their positioning, they have not taken off yet…it’s not too late in case you find yourself on the sidelines because their move has not yet begun. These stocks are just finishing up a lengthy consolidation process. They have been coiling energy for some time now and when they break out this energy will be released to the upside and their breakout is set to occur in the near term.
5 Top Stock Picks
Keep in mind these were not chosen from fundamentals but from their technical set-up. The criteria are primarily two-fold
- The narrowing tightness of the Bollinger Bands(R)
- The ADX line dropping to 12 then turning up
When these two events occur it is a measure of the explosive power about to be unleashed. Once all the indicators bottom then turns up the move is typically powerful and extended. All of these picks are at the cusp of a big move.
Before we review our top 5 let’s first look at an example of what one looks like once the move has already begun. SAND provides a great example as it has already left the station and is a good model of what we are looking for:
Note below how the BBs have begun to expand after narrowing into a tight cinched squeeze of the price bar range. This is graphically measured by the BB Width index indicator second from the bottom. It got down below 10 indicating a very tight (explosive) set-up.
Next, we see the ADX line bouncing off the 12 level line that is drawn in. When the ADX declines all the way to 12 it indicates explosive power potential once it turns up. It has done so and SAND is now on the way.
SAND Daily Chart
Below we see the technical set-up of ALL the indicators turning up showing it is now fully aligned and underway.
SAND Daily Chart
1. B2Gold: Coiled And Ready
B2Gold Corp (NYSE:BTG) is the first choice for potential power. Tightly narrowed BB’s shows when it breaks out it should release a powerful impulse of energy. In addition, the ADX is deeply under the 12 line. When it turns up hold on.
BTG Daily Chart
Below we see all of our indicators at the cusp of a turn and the bull flag is presently being broken out from.
BTG – Daily Chart
Long term BTG appears to be in the midst of extending a halfway pattern measured move:
BTG Weekly Chart
2. Pan American Silver: Senior Quality Producer Now Ready To Rock
The ADX line on Pan American Silver Corp (NASDAQ:PAAS) still needs to turn up, but it is now getting into the final position.
PAAS Daily Chart
This is still slightly early, possibly signaling one more cycle down in its blue pennant.
PAAS – Daily Chart
3. MAG Silver: Now On The Golden Runway Ready For Lift-Off
ADX for MAG Silver (NYSE:MAG) is yet to turn up, but when it does fireworks await. It’s all there.
MAG Daily Chart
Indicators below signal a turn is imminent.
MAG – Daily Chart
4. Seabridge Gold
BB cinching down to 10 for Seabridge Gold (NYSE:SA), ADX soon to go below 12, this will be a powerful extended move.
SA Daily Chart
Here we go knights:
SA – Daily Chart
5. SSR Mining
Beautiful chart for SSR Mining (NASDAQ:SSRM):
SSRM Daily Chart
Breakout in progress:
SSRM – Daily Chart
All of these 5 stocks should enjoy powerful extended moves over the next 6-12 months. It’s not too late for any of these as all of the move remains in front of us. During this period the PM bull market should experience the POR when the public wakes up and realizes they must own some of these stocks. That’s the time when the bull begins to fully express himself. I emphasize this has not yet occurred and its outright display of power will be humbling to watch. The time to buy and hold is now.