The last update, posted late in the session, said with the upward bias provided by the sizable Op-Ex event, we can look for the weakest (or one of the weakest) sectors.
The chart below summarizes yesterday’s action:
Friday 10/21/22, Single Day Gains
Gold miners GDX, is the outlier at the top and real estate IYR, the outlier at the bottom.
Before anybody gets excited about ‘hyperinflation’, just a reminder; silver SLV’s, action has retraced to a weak 38.2% (chart not shown), as it was forecasted to do from last week’s update:
“Silver (SLV) is currently at support levels; therefore, some upward action (staying below SLV: 18.5) is normal behavior.”
Price action is the final arbiter; we’ll see what happens next.
Back to real estate.
Professional Wisdom: ‘The Crash’
We’re going to use the experience and insight provided by Scott Walters concerning the potential for real estate; that is, we’re in a world-wide event the scale of which, no one alive (and possibly, ever) has seen before.
As if on cue to support the prior post highlighting silver’s ‘mysterious’ decline, we have this just out, on Newmont Mining.
Newmont’s in free-fall.
For long-time visitors to this site, today’s events should be no surprise.
These reports, here and here, posted back in April, identified reversals in gold miners GDXJ, and implicitly GDX, to the day.
We’ll include a quote from the first linked report below:
“It’s a fairly safe assessment, nobody expects a downside reversal … nobody”.
And yet, here we are.
As the administration and the financial press, becomes ever more confused and bipolar; even now, re-defining the long-held definition of ‘recession’, we have Wyckoff analysis time and again, cutting through the media trash to determine the highest probability for the market.
Newmont Mining (NEM) Weekly
The chart below has current conditions for Newmont.
Also shown is the location of the first post linked above, released before Newmont began its decline.
At this juncture, NEM has penetrated long established support; technically it’s in ‘spring position’.
The expectation is for some kind of (weak) rally attempt. We’ll see if it’s able to get back above support.
It’s a significant, if not major event, when one market participant (collectively) hands off the trading vehicle to another.
In a decline, that usually means the ‘average investor’, the least disciplined, least knowledgeable, gives up and hands off to the professionals; the ‘strong hands’.
In a blow-off top, the reverse is true.
The professionals lead the ignorant along with whatever narrative is necessary so that enough volume is created to successfully exit positions.
The changing of hands for gold and gold miners, was identified on this site, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, starting over two-and-a-half months ago.
The analysis was consistent throughout; we are not in a long-term, sustainable, bull market. That stance applied most specifically to gold miners GDX, and GDXJ.
For that assessment to change, price action itself would have to change character; not the lagging momentum indicators, moving averages, price oscillators and so on that are themselves, defined by price action.
So, let’s take a look at what gold (GLD) is saying about itself.
Gold (GLD), Weekly Chart
First, the un-marked chart.
Next, we see a medium to long term trendline that’s been decisively broken and tested.
Getting closer-in, we can see the oscillation about the line, the break and subsequent test (with reversal).
Well, that brings us to Harry Dent.
Love him or hate him. Here he is, offering up a perspective that’s not going to be popular.
How can gold (GLD) decline from here?
Let’s take a look.
If the wedge above is in-effect, if it’s the dominant factor at this point, then a break depending on location would take GLD down to about 130-ish.
If that happens, it will be a big event … down to approximately $1,300/oz.
However, it’s what may come next, that will be totally unexpected.
It’s interesting, the wedge in blue has a measured move target right to the bottom of the larger wedge in magenta.
To get below $900/oz, will be a very different place.
With that in mind, this site has presented time and again, we’re in an unprecedented world-event.
‘Normal’ is not coming back … ever.
Awake, or Not
Jerimiah Babe, in one of his latest videos hints there’s a strange vibe to what’s happening: Time stamp 5:20,
‘There’s something going on here …’
The Fed may actually be telling us the truth … just not in the way we expect.
You have to be awake to read between the lines.
Inflation may indeed be ‘transitory’ as they say because consumer demand is going to evaporate.
As with Newmont Mining in the Senor Miners Index GDX, ProLogis is the largest market cap in the Real Estate Index, IYR.
When markets ‘thin-out’, when they reach the end of a long sustained bull move, capital exits the lower caps, the lesser performers, and is thrown into the last man standing; the largest cap(s) in the sector.
In can be argued, that’s where we are now with IYR.
As expected, because of the near thousand point drop in the Dow, YouTube’s abuzz with everyone attempting to figure out what’s going to happen this coming Monday.
The Maverick does an excellent job (linked here) of posing the question, ‘Where are we’?
He doesn’t even bother with are we in a market collapse; that’s pretty much a no-brainer. It’s the ‘where’ in the collapse, that’s the question.
Real Estate … What’s Next?
From this site’s perspective, we’ll let the market itself tell us what’s likely to happen next.
Since the focus over the past week has been real estate (IYR), let’s look at the largest cap ProLogis PLD, to get clues on the next potential action.
ProLogis PLD, Weekly Chart
First, we’ll look at the big picture.
PLD was vaporized in the last market collapse.
We should also note, it took about 12-years to get back to pre-crash levels; good ‘ol ‘buy and hold’ 🙂
Of course, a multi-year covered call strategy could have been implemented if maintaining long. With that approach, PLD could have potentially become a cash-cow.
Note on the chart above, PLD didn’t just up and crash; it gave clues well beforehand.
We’ll go into those clues in a later update.
For now, let’s look at next week’s probable action.
ProLogis PLD, Daily Chart
First, the un-marked chart to show where action finished up on Friday.
Next, we see an upthrust, test and sharp reversal.
Price action finished at support and just below the lows set on Monday, the 18th and Monday the 25th.
Wide, high-volume bars tend to get tested.
So, we’re below the lows with a wide high-volume bar. That puts PLD, in spring position.
Because PLD and IYR (and the rest of the indices) finished at or near their lows, there may be some downside follow-through this coming Monday.
Price action’s the final arbiter but there’s potential for some kind of upside test in the coming week(s).
As a courtesy, the DRV chart below shows the entry location for DRV-22-02 (not advice, not a recommendation) and the current stop.
Note how liquidity has picked up over the last two weeks.
Friday’s volume of 309,800 shares, was the largest ever for the inverse fund.