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The October Gold Dump
Date: 04/Oct/2016

Gold and Silver took a hammering today 10/04/16 with Comex Gold now down almost 5% from its late September high and a lovely 412 points on Thursday. Silver matched this to close down 104 points on the day. These Comex markets are broad and deep but to see what happens in thinner markets just take a look at Bloomberg's article today "This Year's Super-Hot Gold Mining ETF Is Now Getting Destroyed" which features the ultra-leveraged Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares ETF (JNUG), down more than 22 percent as of 11:30am New York Time, with the precious metal off more than 2 percent on the day. That's what you call leveraging leverage!!

Our preferred trading vehicle the Comex Futures markets for Precious Metals seems positively conservative by comparison but still yielded $4350 per one contract on the day as it ran down perfectly to DC support at 1269.2.

Note how added volatility aka panic simply works to make the market recognition of the Danielcode numbers just as accurate as normal. This is a marked contrast to most other ideas of support and resistance and should give you food for thought.

Most comment on today's blowout of the old lows focuses on a stronger US Dollar or anticipation thereof, but there is little empiric evidence to support this view:

A better answer to the big questions of "Why here and why today" is apparent from our weekly Gold chart which I showed you at last Thursday's webinar:

Support on the weekly chart has held near the DC blue line at 1308.3 for 90 days and this is where the swing traders had all of their stops. So a break of the old support created a vast supply of old stop loss orders to feed the bear side as it cleaned out the Gold optimists. Interestingly on the weekly chart the market is picking the alternate 62.5% retracement so far rather than the much more genuine DC "Time" support. Largely we view 62.5% support as the NFI number that traders use when they really don't have real support. This is a function of the extensive teaching of Fibonacci levels as support and resistance in financial markets a hopelessly misplaced understanding of Fibs which were originally developed to describe the breeding cycles of Rabbits in an optimum population. HA!

Finally to show how orderly and predictable this particular market is, let's take a look at the Daily chart I showed last week and bring it up to date to see how easily this whole run down has been traded:

Nice enough!!

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