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More Downside Ahead for Precious Metals

news.goldseek.com / By Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT / 31 October 2014

Last week we argued that the underperformance of the gold miners during Gold’s rebound was a bad sign. Since then the miners have plunged to new lows while Gold appears to be at the doorstep of a major breakdown below $1180. It shouldn’t be a surprise as it would simply be following the miners and Silver. The current bear market is getting very long in the tooth but it is not yet over. We see more losses ahead before a potential lifetime buying opportunity.

The HUI Gold Bugs Index is obviously very oversold but its not yet at strong support. It closed Thursday at 164 but should fall another 9% to support at 150. Currently the HUI is 26% below its 200-day exponential moving average and 19% below its 50-day moving average. The chart argues that those figures need to reach 40% and 27% before we deem the oversold condition extreme. If the HUI trades below 150 then it would mark an 11-year low. That is extreme!

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