Gold and silver plummet but fail to make lower lows
Yesterday, I observed that most of the days were not relevant under a Dow Theory standpoint. Well, today it is a relevant day. The SPY and the Industrials pierced their last recorded closing highs and by doing this the primary bull market has been reconfirmed.
The SPY, Industrials, and Transports closed up.
Today volume surged. It has been the highest volume reading since November 7th, which adds to the bullish case. Furthermore, today's volume exceeded the volume we saw at the last recorded highs, as you can see on the chart below. This constitutes a so called "bullish pivot". Finally, today's volume was higher than yesterday's and since it was an up day, it has the usual bullish inference. All in all, I'd label that volume is now bullish and increases the odds for higher prices in the days and few weeks ahead. However, as I have explained in past posts, too much volume bullishness tends to beget a short term counter movement (1-3 days), as the bulls get run temporarily out of was.
Gold and Silver
SLV and GLD closed down. For the reasons I explained here, and more recently here, I feel the primary trend remains bearish. Here I analyzed the primary bear market signal given on December 20, 2012. The primary trend was reconfirmed bearish, as explained here. The secondary trend is bullish (secondary reaction against the primary bearish trend), as explained here.
Here, I explained that GLD and SLV set up for a primary bull market signal. However, a setup is not the same as the "real thing," namely the primary bull market; thus, many "setups" do not materialize and until the secondary reaction closing highs are jointly broken up, no primary bull market will be signaled. However, such set up will be nullified if GLD and SLV jointly violate the last recorded primary bear market lows, as I explained here.
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