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  • Gold - What To Do Now  4 comments
    Jul 22, 2013 6:01 PM | about stocks: DZZ

    I have been very vocal on the prospects for the Gold market.

    Recently I have been accused of being a "Perma bear" on the precious metal. However , my previous comments here on SA state my position quite clearly. I became bearish on Gold when Gold in fact entered a 'bear" market.

    The Spike in Gold we saw today was quite impressive and allowed me to scale into a "short" position via the (NYSEARCA:DZZ) a leveraged (2X) ETF

    This ETF tracks well with both the metal and (NYSEARCA:GLD) which I am using to "chart' & track my position.

    I purchased 1/3 of my position today in DZZ at the close today @ 6.45 & will monitor to add to my position as we move forward.

    I will use this as a "short to intermediate" term trade and will employ an "exit" strategy with a 'mental" stop of $5.50 on th DZZ which should equate to a move to 1450 or so for Gold.

    That would equate to approx. a 15% downside risk to the trade or a 7% upward move on Gold to 1450.

    As of now I believe the 1450 - 1500 range on Gold will provide major resistance . If in fact the metal does overtake the 1500 level, it would appear the bull argument that this was a mere correction is correct and my assertion of continued weakness and bear case is wrong.

    I will monitor and update as this trade unfolds.

    Disclosure: I am long DZZ.

    Themes: Gold , GLD Stocks: DZZ
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  • Interesting Times
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    Good luck ! ( you are gonna need it ) lol
    22 Jul 2013, 06:15 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    So being long (DZZ) means you are still shorting Gold. I have used (ZSL) with Silver when the price was too high in 2008 and physical was just coming in the door faster than I was interested in. Why use a leveraged short ETF at this stage of the market ? Seems a little premature unless you are just trading for a day or 2 .
    24 Jul 2013, 06:50 AM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    I meant in 2011 sorry for the typo.
    24 Jul 2013, 06:53 AM Reply Like
  • Fear & Greed Trader
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    Author’s reply » Coins,


    Thanks for the input, as i mentioned its a short to intermediate term trade. Always difficult to be precise , so i am "scaling" into the trade as it unfolds. As of today the initial resistance was broken so I was wrong at that "stopping" point.. (1300-1320) . I'm now looking at 1400 . depending on how gold trades from here i will add to the position there.


    The "correlation" with this "etf" is fairly consistent with the actual metal.. This past June when Gold fell 13% to the lows , DZZ appreciated by approx 28% ,or 2x the drop in the metal.


    I'll update as it unfolds..
    Happy Investing


    24 Jul 2013, 08:47 AM Reply Like
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