Today for GDX I have Elliott wave charts, classic weekly and daily technical analysis charts, and a brief summary.

Continue reading GDX Elliott Wave Technical Analysis – 14th November, 2016

Today for GDX I have Elliott wave charts, classic weekly and daily technical analysis charts, and a brief summary.

Continue reading GDX Elliott Wave Technical Analysis – 14th November, 2016

Last GDX analysis on 31st of August expected the downwards trend to be interrupted by a bounce.

Price moved sideways for about four weeks, which fits expectations, and is now moving strongly lower.

Continue reading GDX Elliott Wave Technical Analysis – 7th October, 2016

Last GDX technical analysis was very bearish.

Price has continued lower.

Continue reading GDX Elliott Wave Technical Analysis – 31st August, 2016

Last analysis expected upwards movement towards a target at 36.21.

Price did move higher but fell 4.42 short of the target.

**Summary: Classic technical analysis is very bearish today for GDX. A downwards trend is in place. This strongly favours the alternate monthly and alternate daily wave counts. A new low below 26.17 would indicate a much deeper correction should continue for a B wave, likely to end below 14.339. A new high above 31.79 would indicate an impulse upwards is continuing, target 35.15 and limit 36.34. **

New updates to this analysis are in **bold**.

Although the wave counts are labelled “main” and “alternate”, the alternates are favoured. This is the order in which they were developed and not the order in which they are more likely.

MONTHLY ELLIOTT WAVE COUNT

The whole wave down for cycle wave a subdivides well as a five wave impulse. However, GDX does not have adequate volume to produce typical looking Elliott wave structures. As always, this wave count comes with the strong caveat that this market is not sufficient in volume for a reliable Elliott wave analysis. It is a rough guide only. The direction expected from the Elliott wave count should be fairly reliable, but targets and invalidation points may not be.

Ratios within cycle wave a are: there is no Fibonacci ratio between primary waves 1 and 3, and primary wave 5 is 0.33 short of 0.236 the length of primary wave 3.

Ratios within primary wave 3 are: intermediate wave (3) is 3.48 short of 1.618 the length of intermediate wave (1), and intermediate wave (5) has no Fibonacci ratio to intermediate waves (3) or (1).

Ratios within intermediate wave (3) are: minor wave 3 has no Fibonacci ratio to minor wave 1, and minor wave 5 is just 0.02 longer than equality in length with minor wave 1.

Ratios within minor wave 3 are: minute wave iii is 0.38 longer than equality in length with minute wave i, and minute wave v has no Fibonacci ratio to either of minute waves i or iii.

Within primary wave 5, there are no adequate Fibonacci ratios between intermediate waves (1), (3) and (5).

The black channel is a best fit; this movement does not fit into an Elliott channel. The channel is breached very clearly and price has made a major new swing high above 17.04. A trend change was confirmed in February.

If analysis of downwards movement is correct that cycle wave a has subdivided as a five wave structure, then this tells us two things:

1. The bear market for GDX must be incomplete because a five may not be a corrective structure, so this must only be wave A.

2. Cycle wave b may not make a new high above the start of cycle wave a at 66.98.

Cycle wave b may be any one of 23 possible corrective structures. It may be a swift sharp zigzag, or it may be a sideways structure such as a flat, combination or triangle. It should last one to several years. **It is possible that it is over. An alternate at the end of this analysis looks at this possibility.**

The first movement up for cycle wave b must be a clear five wave structure for a trend of this magnitude. It looks like this completed at the Magee trend line where price found resistance and rebounded down. This line is now breached, providing further strong confidence that GDX is in a bull market for a longer term.

DAILY ELLIOTT WAVE COUNT

**If primary wave A is subdividing as a five and is incomplete, then intermediate wave (4) must end here.**

Intermediate wave (3) is shorter than intermediate wave (1). This limits intermediate wave (5) to no longer than equality in length with intermediate wave (3), so that the core Elliott wave rule stating a third wave may not be the shortest is met. This limit is at 36.34.

At 35.15 intermediate wave (5) would reach 0.618 the length of intermediate wave (1).

**A new high above 31.79 would invalidate both alternates and provide strong confirmation of this first wave count.**

ALTERNATE DAILY ELLIOTT WAVE COUNT

**It is possible to see a 5-3-5 upwards complete. This may be a zigzag for primary wave A if cycle wave b is unfolding as a flat correction, or a zigzag labelled primary wave W if cycle wave b is unfolding as a double zigzag.**

If cycle wave b is a flat correction, then within it primary wave B must retrace a minimum 0.9 length of primary wave A. This minimum requirement for a flat correction would be met at 14.339.

If cycle wave b is a double zigzag, then there is no minimum requirement for primary wave X within it; primary wave X needs to subdivide as a corrective structure. X waves within double zigzags are normally relatively brief and shallow.

**A new low below 26.17 would invalidate the main wave count and provide some confirmation of this alternate.**

ALTERNATE MONTHLY ELLIOTT WAVE COUNT

**It is possible that cycle wave b is now a complete zigzag. It may have ended just short of the 0.618 Fibonacci ratio and looks like a clear three wave structure on the monthly chart.**

If cycle wave a is a five and cycle wave b is a three, then cycle wave c downwards must subdivide as a five. Within cycle wave c, no second wave correction may move beyond the start of its first wave above 31.79.

In trying to calculate a target for cycle wave c the 0.382 Fibonacci ratio yields a truncation and the 0.618 Fibonacci ratio yields a negative value. Cycle wave c may not exhibit a Fibonacci ratio to cycle wave a.

**Cycle wave c would be very likely to make at least a slight new low below the end of cycle wave a at 12.40 to avoid a truncation.**

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

WEEKLY

**Price may find some support here about 25.10. However, price has moved strongly lower for the last two weeks to make an important new low below 27.45, and it has done so on increasing volume. Volume is supporting downwards movement. It is likely that price will continue lower. **

The next strong area of support is about 21.75.

Overall, volume is declining as price has been moving higher since January. The rise in price is not supported well by volume. This favours a bearish outlook mid term for GDX.

ATR has been strong and increasing. Now it is levelling off, so some decline would be expected.

ADX is very extreme, well above 35, and is now declining. ADX is indicating the trend is most likely exhausted here for GDX but a trend change has not yet been indicated.

On Balance Volume is tightly constrained between the yellow support line and the purple resistance line. A breakout by OBV may indicate the next direction for price, short to mid term.

RSI is returning from overbought after exhibiting double negative divergence with price at the last high.

**Overall, this analysis is very bearish for GDX at this time.**

DAILY

**It looks like GDX has had a trend change: It has made an important new low, volume offers some support to downwards movement, and ADX indicates a downwards trend.**

ATR is now increasing again after some decline.

With ATR and ADX in agreement, it should be assumed that GDX is in a downwards trend at this time.

On Balance Volume is finding some support at the purple line. This is assisting to bounce up price. How price and OBV behave after this bounce will be indicative. If OBV breaks below the purple line it would be offering a strong bearish signal.

With price right at the lower edge of the Bollinger Bands today, this may also assist to bounce up price. During a trend GDX can remain at an extreme of its Bollinger Bands for several days running though.

RSI is not yet extreme. There is room for price to fall. A low may not be expected until RSI is extreme and then exhibits divergence with price.

**Stochastics is extreme, but this oscillator may remain extreme for reasonable periods of time during a trending market. It does not yet exhibit any divergence with price to indicate weakness.**

*This analysis is published @ 01:38 a.m. EST.*

Last analysis expected overall upwards movement while price remained within a channel, towards a mid term target.

Price has moved higher and remains within the channel. The target remains the same.

**Summary: A third wave up to 36.21 continues. Downwards corrections should find support now at the lower edge of the black channel on the daily chart. If price breaks below the lower edge of the channel, the wave count would be in doubt. The invalidation point may now be moved up to 24.80. **

New updates to this analysis are in **bold**.

MONTHLY ELLIOTT WAVE COUNT

The whole wave down for cycle wave a subdivides well as a five wave impulse. However, GDX does not have adequate volume to produce typical looking Elliott wave structures. As always, this wave count comes with the strong caveat that this market is not sufficient in volume for a reliable Elliott wave analysis. It is a rough guide only. The direction expected from the Elliott wave count should be fairly reliable, but targets and invalidation points may not be.

Ratios within cycle wave a are: there is no Fibonacci ratio between primary waves 1 and 3, and primary wave 5 is 0.33 short of 0.236 the length of primary wave 3.

Ratios within primary wave 3 are: intermediate wave (3) is 3.48 short of 1.618 the length of intermediate wave (1), and intermediate wave (5) has no Fibonacci ratio to intermediate waves (3) or (1).

Ratios within intermediate wave (3) are: minor wave 3 has no Fibonacci ratio to minor wave 1, and minor wave 5 is just 0.02 longer than equality in length with minor wave 1.

Ratios within minor wave 3 are: minute wave iii is 0.38 longer than equality in length with minute wave i, and minute wave v has no Fibonacci ratio to either of minute waves i or iii.

Within primary wave 5, there are no adequate Fibonacci ratios between intermediate waves (1), (3) and (5).

The black channel is a best fit; this movement does not fit into an Elliott channel. The channel is breached very clearly and price has made a major new swing high above 17.04. A trend change was confirmed in February.

If analysis of downwards movement is correct that cycle wave a has subdivided as a five wave structure, then this tells us two things:

1. The bear market for GDX must be incomplete because a five may not be a corrective structure, so this must only be wave A.

2. Cycle wave b may not make a new high above the start of cycle wave a at 66.98.

Cycle wave b may be any one of 23 possible corrective structures. It may be a swift sharp zigzag, or it may be a sideways structure such as a flat, combination or triangle. It should last one to several years.

The first movement up for cycle wave b must be a clear five wave structure for a trend of this magnitude. **It looks like this completed at the Magee trend line where price found resistance and rebounded down. This line is now breached, providing further strong confidence that GDX is in a bull market for a longer term.**

DAILY ELLIOTT WAVE COUNT

Primary wave A may be subdividing as a three or a five. If it is a five, it looks like an unfolding impulse. If it is a three, so far it looks like an unfolding zigzag. Both a zigzag and the start of an impulse subdivide 5-3-5, so at this stage it is not possible to determine which this may be. Both possibilities must be considered.

At 36.21 intermediate wave (3) or (C) would reach equality in length with intermediate wave (1) or (A).

**Within minor wave 3, no second wave correction may move beyond the start of its first wave below 24.80.**

If this wave count is correct, then price should continue to find support at the lower edge of the black channel along the way up. The earliest warning this wave count may be wrong and the alternate below may be correct would be a breach of the lower edge of the black channel.

**If price breaks above the upper edge of the black channel, then intermediate wave (3) would be accelerating. It may complete a blowoff top at its end. A very strong upwards day with a strong volume spike may signal the end of intermediate wave (3).**

ALTERANTE DAILY ELLIOTT WAVE COUNT

**If price breaks below the lower edge of the black channel, then this wave count should be used. Assume the main wave count is correct while price remains within the black channel.**

It is possible that primary wave A was a complete impulse on 16th of July, and primary wave B began there as an expanded flat correction.

If A is a five, then B may not move beyond its start below 12.40. Targets for primary wave B would be the 0.382 and 0.618 Fibonacci ratios at 20.07 and 16.70.

**If primary wave B is a flat correction, then within it intermediate wave (B) is so far 1.97 the length of intermediate wave (A). This is considerably longer than the normal range of up to 1.38, which reduces the probability of this wave count. Above 29.26 intermediate wave (B) would be longer than 2 times the length of intermediate wave (A). At that stage, the idea of an expanded flat should be discarded due to an extremely low probability.**

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

WEEKLY

At the weekly chart level, there was double bullish divergence between price and RSI at the low of January 2016.

There is **still** single bearish divergence between price and RSI now at the current high. **Volume for last week was reasonable, greater than the two prior upwards weeks but slightly less than the prior downwards week.**

ADX still indicates the longer term weekly trend is upwards. ATR agrees as it is increasing. However, ADX is now over 45, so the trend is extreme. Caution is advised. If the market is still trending, then price should find support about the 13 week moving average. A clear break below this average would indicate a larger correction may have arrived.

On Balance Volume is finding support at the yellow line. A break below this line would indicate price should move strongly lower for a deeper correction. In the first instance, it should be expected that OBV may find support at the line if it comes down to it again.

**There is also divergence between price and Stochastics at the last two highs. This indicates some weakness.**

DAILY

**Price may continue to find support at the cyan trend line. If that is breached, then it may find support at the lilac trend line.**

On 1st of July (the last day of data from StockCharts), volume supported the upwards movement in price.

At the daily chart level, ADX is not extreme. ADX indicates there is an upwards trend in place. ATR neither agrees nor disagrees; it is flat. It should be assumed that there is still an upwards trend until ADX turns down or price breaks below support.

On Balance Volume has given a very recent strong bullish signal with a break above both yellow lines.

**RSI and price exhibit bearish divergence (yellow lines). This indicates upwards movement may be weakening, a correction may arrive soon.**

*This analysis is published @ 04:08 a.m. EST.*

Charts only today.

Continue reading GDX Elliott Wave Technical Analysis – 16th June, 2016

Last analysis on 9th of April expected downwards movement to 17.67 – 17.11.

Price moved higher up to 26.17 at the end of April, then turned down for a shallow correction ending 22.44 by the end of May.

**Summary: The trend remains the same until proven otherwise. While price remains within the channel on the daily chart the target is 36.21. This upwards trend is currently showing weakness. A break below the black trend channel on the daily chart would indicate a deeper longer lasting correction may have arrived. It would be confirmed by price with a new low below 22.44. **

New updates to this analysis are in **bold**.

MONTHLY ELLIOTT WAVE COUNT

The whole wave down for cycle wave a subdivides well as a five wave impulse. However, GDX does not have adequate volume to produce typical looking Elliott wave structures. As always, this wave count comes with the strong caveat that this market is not sufficient in volume for a reliable Elliott wave analysis. It is a rough guide only. The direction expected from the Elliott wave count should be fairly reliable, but targets and invalidation points may not be.

Ratios within cycle wave a are: there is no Fibonacci ratio between primary waves 1 and 3, and primary wave 5 is 0.33 short of 0.236 the length of primary wave 3.

Ratios within primary wave 3 are: intermediate wave (3) is 3.48 short of 1.618 the length of intermediate wave (1), and intermediate wave (5) has no Fibonacci ratio to intermediate waves (3) or (1).

Ratios within intermediate wave (3) are: minor wave 3 has no Fibonacci ratio to minor wave 1, and minor wave 5 is just 0.02 longer than equality in length with minor wave 1.

Ratios within minor wave 3 are: minute wave iii is 0.38 longer than equality in length with minute wave i, and minute wave v has no Fibonacci ratio to either of minute waves i or iii.

Within primary wave 5, there are no adequate Fibonacci ratios between intermediate waves (1), (3) and (5).

The black channel is a best fit; this movement does not fit into an Elliott channel. The channel is breached very clearly and price has made a major new swing high above 17.04. A trend change **was confirmed in February**.

If **analysis of downwards movement** is correct that cycle wave a has subdivided as a five wave structure, then this tells us two things:

1. The bear market for GDX must be incomplete because a five may not be a corrective structure, so this must only be wave A.

2. Cycle wave b may not make a new high above the start of cycle wave a at 66.98.

Cycle wave b may be any one of 23 possible corrective structures. It may be a swift sharp zigzag, or it may be a sideways structure such as a flat, combination or triangle. It should last one to several years.

The first movement up for cycle wave b must be a clear five wave structure for a trend of this magnitude. **It is possible that it is complete and finding resistance at the Magee bear market trend line.**

If a larger correction begins from here, then targets would be the 0.382 and 0.618 Fibonacci ratios at 19.83 and 16.57.

**I have two daily wave counts. Volume and divergence with RSI indicate the alternate is more likely, but the trend should still be assumed until proven otherwise. The alternate should remain an alternate until price indicates it is correct with a breach of the channel on the main daily chart.**

DAILY ELLIOTT WAVE COUNT

**Primary wave A may be subdividing as a three or a five. If it is a five, it looks like an unfolding impulse. If it is a three, so far it looks like an unfolding zigzag. Both a zigzag and the start of an impulse subdivide 5-3-5, so at this stage it is not possible to determine which this may be. Both possibilities must be considered.**

So far a 5-3 is complete. The next wave up should subdivide as a five. At 36.21 intermediate wave (3) or (C) would reach equality in length with intermediate wave (1) or (A).

Within intermediate wave (3) or (C), no second wave correction may move beyond the start of its first wave below 22.44.

If this wave count is correct, then price should continue to find support at the lower edge of the black channel along the way up. The earliest warning this wave count may be wrong and the alternate below may be correct would be a breach of the lower edge of the black channel.

**At this stage, price may find strong resistance at the copy of the cyan trend line from the weekly chart. If price can break above this trend line, then the probability of this main wave count would increase over the alternate below.**

ALTERANTE DAILY ELLIOTT WAVE COUNT

**It is also possible that a five up is either complete or close to completion. If primary wave A subdivides as a five, then cycle wave b would be subdividing as a zigzag (or zigzag multiple).**

Intermediate wave (3) is shorter than intermediate wave (1). This limits intermediate wave (5) to no longer than equality in length with intermediate wave (3), so that the rule regarding a third wave not being the shortest is met. This limit is at 29.09.

The first indication this alternate wave count may be correct would be a breach of the lower edge of the black channel. If that happens, then draw a Fibonacci retracement along the length of primary wave A. Use the 0.382 and 0.618 Fibonacci ratios as targets for primary wave B.

**If primary wave A is a five wave structure, then primary wave B may not move beyond the start of primary wave A below 12.40.**

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

WEEKLY

**At the weekly chart level, there was double bullish divergence between price and RSI at the low of January 2016.**

There is single bearish divergence between price and RSI now at the current high. Volume is declining (although at the time of publication the last week still has the session for Friday to add to it).

ADX still indicates the longer term weekly trend is upwards. ATR agrees as it is increasing.

At the end of this week (unless Friday is a spectacular upwards day), it looks like price and On Balance Volume will also exhibit bearish divergence.

**Divergence is a warning of weakness. A trend change should be expected soon, but not necessarily now.**

DAILY

**It should be expected that the trend remains up while price remains above the cyan trend line. Also, while the shorter 13 day moving average remains above the longer 21 day moving average, it should be expected that the trend remains up. Price should find support about the 13 day MA.**

ADX is indicating there is an upwards trend. There is still room for the trend to run. ADX is between 25 and 45 indicating a strong trend, not yet extreme. On Balance Volume is bullish.

**There is some indication of weakness with divergence between price and RSI from the high of 2nd May to the high of 8th of June. RSI is usually a fairly reliable indicator of trend weakness, but it can continue and develop as double divergence (or occasionally triple) before a trend change actually occurs.**

*This analysis is published @ 02:41 a.m. EST on 10th June, 2016.*

Upwards movement continued as expected for GDX.

**Summary: Downwards movement to 17.67 – 17.11 should complete a second wave correction. Thereafter, a big third wave up should begin.**

New updates to this analysis are in **bold**.

MONTHLY ELLIOTT WAVE COUNT

The black channel is a best fit; this movement does not fit into an Elliott channel. **The channel is breached very clearly and price has made a major new swing high above 17.04. A trend change is confirmed.**

If it is correct that cycle wave a has subdivided as a five wave structure, then this tells us two things:

2. Cycle wave b may not make a new high above the start of cycle wave a at 66.98.

Cycle wave b may be any one of 23 possible corrective structures. It may be a swift sharp zigzag, or it may be a sideways structure such as a flat, combination or triangle. It should last one to several years.

The first movement up for cycle wave b must be a clear five wave structure for a trend of this magnitude.

DAILY ELLIOTT WAVE COUNT

**The first five up for intermediate wave (1) may now be complete. Intermediate wave (2) should now be underway.**

Like Gold, it is very unlikely that intermediate wave (2) would be over already. It would be far too brief and far too shallow, failing to reach even the 0.236 Fibonacci ratio. Intermediate wave (1) lasted 41 days. If intermediate wave (2) is over at the low labelled minor wave A, it would have lasted only four days. The proportions are just too far off for that possibility to be seriously considered.

What is much more likely is intermediate wave (2) is incomplete and may be unfolding as a very common expanded flat correction.

The upwards wave labelled minor wave B does so far look and fit best as a three wave structure. It is a 1.05 length of minor wave A, meeting the requirement for an expanded flat and within the normal range of 1 to 1.38.

At 17.67 minor wave C would reach 1.618 the length of minor wave A. This is reasonably close to the 0.382 Fibonacci ratio of intermediate wave (1) at 17.11 giving a 0.56 target zone.

**Intermediate wave (2) may not move beyond the start of intermediate wave (1) below 12.40.**

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

PRICE

**Because Motive Wave squashes price when indicators are added, I will separate price out.**

**Price is moving sideways, range bound with resistance about 21.40 and support about 18.80. There has not been a breakout yet. For a breakout to be indicated a daily candlestick has to close comfortably above resistance or below support and it should do so on a day with a clear increase in volume, particularly for an upwards breakout. That has not happened yet.**

INDICATORS

**Volume declines as price moves sideways. This still looks like a typical consolidation; there has been no breakout yet. Friday closed slightly above resistance, but it was only slight and volume was lower than Thursday. This does not look like a breakout.**

ADX is starting to slightly increase as is ATR. Both of these indicators agree that a new upwards trend may be developing. This needs to be followed by a breakout from price above resistance for it to be reliable.

On Balance Volume is contained within the gold trend lines. OBV is not indicating an upwards breakout. That doesn’t mean it can’t be about to happen, just that it is not so far supported by OBV. A break out of the lines containing OBV may precede the direction for price.

During the prior upwards trend RSI reached overbought and then exhibited triple negative divergence with price at the high on 16th March. This was a strong signal that upwards movement was nearing an end and a consolidation should be expected.

RSI is increasing along with price moving higher for four days in a row now. This looks bullish short term.

**The bottom line is price is still range bound. A breakout is necessary before any confidence may be had in the upwards trend resuming.**

*This analysis is published @ 01:43 a.m. EST on 10th April, 2016.*

The bear Elliott wave count was invalidated by a new high above 16.45. I have just one bull wave count now for GDX.

**Summary: GDX is in a bull market confirmed by price.**

New updates to this analysis are in **bold**.

MONTHLY ELLIOTT WAVE COUNT

**This wave count is changed from the last monthly wave count. The the reason for the change is downwards wave labelled primary wave 5 looks like and subdivides perfectly as a five wave impulse.**

I have also moved the degree of labelling all up one degree.

The black channel is a best fit; this movement does not fit into an Elliott channel. The channel is not yet breached by a full daily candlestick above it and not touching it. However, a new high above the end of intermediate wave (4) at 17.04 has provided price confirmation of a trend change.

If it is correct that cycle wave a has subdivided as a five wave structure, then this tells us two things:

2. Cycle wave b may not make a new high above the start of cycle wave a at 66.98.

**The first movement up for cycle wave b must be a clear five wave structure for a trend of this magnitude.**

DAILY ELLIOTT WAVE COUNT

**So far the first five up at intermediate degree is incomplete. **

An impulse may be complete and is labelled minor wave 1. The next impulse up for minor wave 3 looks to be incomplete. At 17.75 it would reach 1.618 the length of minor wave 1.

When minor wave 3 is complete, then minor wave 4 should unfold lower and may not move into minor wave 1 price territory below 14.65.

**Now that price is above the upper edge of the best fit channel downwards movement may find support at that trend line.**

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

**The rise in price is supported by volume. **

The gap noted on the chart would give a target for upwards movement to 18.52. The upper edge of the gap found support at the 200 day moving average.

ADX indicates there is a trend and it is up. ATR agrees that there is a trend.

The break above the lilac line by On Balance Volume is very bullish.

**The trend is up. Corrections present an opportunity to join the trend. The cyan trend line may provide support, as may the 34 day exponential moving average.**

Elliott wave charts only today.

Continue reading GDX Elliott Wave Technical Analysis – 19th January, 2016