While the alternate Elliott wave count was not technically confirmed for GDX, it has been for Gold. I will follow Gold for indication of which wave count is most likely correct for GDX.
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The clearest piece of movement is the downwards movement from the high. This looks most like a first, second and third wave. This may be the start of a larger correction.
Intermediate wave (3) is $1.06 longer than 2.618 the length of intermediate wave (1).
Within intermediate wave (3) there are no Fibonacci ratios between minor waves 1, 3 and 5.
Ratios within minor wave 1 of intermediate wave (3) are: minute wave iii has no Fibonacci ratio to minute wave i, and minute wave v is $2.19 longer than 0.618 the length of minute wave i.
Ratios within minor wave 3 of intermediate wave (3) are: minute wave iii has no Fibonacci ratio to minute wave i, and minute wave v is $0.63 longer than 0.382 the length of minute wave iii.
I have played with how to best draw a channel about this downwards movement, which does not fit perfectly into a channel drawn using either of Elliott’s techniques but does fit best if his first technique is used: draw the first trend line from the lows of intermediate waves (1) to (3), then place a parallel copy on the high of intermediate wave (2).
Intermediate wave (4) is most likely over with a very slightly truncated C wave (by 0.25).
If intermediate wave (5) has begun then within it a first and second wave are now very likely to be complete.
Minute wave ii is an expanded flat correction: within it minuette wave (b) is a 112% correction of minuette wave (a), and minuette wave (c) is just 0.08 short of 1.618 the length of minuette wave (a). Within minuette wave (b) subminuette wave b is also an expanded flat correction.
At 22.31 minute wave iii would reach 2.618 the length of minute wave i.
I would have more confidence in this wave count with movement below 25.59. A new swing low below that point would indicate at least a mid term trend change to the downside.
At 11.22 intermediate wave (5) would reach equality in length with intermediate wave (1). This target is likely to be several weeks away.