Maybe this is the week of the “Paul Ryan Feel Good,” or just the week when Joe Biden rolled himself in a child’s wading pool full of tar and scrap paper, and then set himself alight.
Maybe the world feels a little more optimistic these days than they did even three weeks back. Maybe that’s just an optical (auditory?) illusion. Whatever the reason, the dollar is finally starting to budge a little bit, and we may be sniffing a break of $82.00 within the next week or so. As a result, the risk trade, especially in the precious metals, refineries and earl & gas plays has finally begun to become more appetizing here.
You know I love SLW, and it’s really looking strong again here. After consolidating on the 200-week moving average for ten weeks (but not breaking below it, important!), SLW is now over it’s 13-week and 34-week moving average. Above $30 right now at a close today of $31.65, you might want to set a buy stop right at that low $30-ish level. It’s worth waiting a bit for here, as the last couple of days have been explosive. Almost always, SLW will reward the patient hand. Again, SIL is for you if you do not want to own individual silver stocks.
On the gold side, I don’t think you could do much better than RGLD. Right now it’s forming the right side of a mini-cup, and I really think the next time it breaches $80.00, it will be home free — flying in virgin territory. It’s absolutely astounding what this stock has done over the last 10 years. In 2001, it was trading at less than $2.00. They’ve only gotten stronger in their royalty finance commitments recently, and now appear to be stepping into the big leagues. I also like AUY, as mentioned, and of course GDXJ.
Last but not least, I like the refiners. I love my WNR, and still clutch it, but for my money, I think PSX warrants a lot of attention too. After it settles down from its most recent breakout on the weekly chart, I think it’s a purchase at the $39.00 level. Whether it’s the year of the monkey or the Age of Aquarius, for some reason refiners are hot again, and it’s time to take advantage.
I think this string will run at least to the end of the month, especially if the dollar continues to cooperate. At that point, however, I’m going to start at least selling calls, if not whole swaths of stocks. This POTUS race is going to tighten, and I don’t think that will be good for market breaking into mid-September. Until then, however, let’s play that grasshopper music.
Best to you all.