So much for a lackluster summer and the summer doldrums as gold prices increase by around $100/oz in August 2010, to close at $1251.20/oz. As the chart shows August has been a great month for gold prices setting the stage for a 'Fall' rally which we expect to be dramatically to the upside. The technical indicators are now in the overbought zone and we would normally expect gold to take a breather, however, these indicators have been known to stay high for prolonged periods of time.
By now you should have analyzed your portfolio and weeded out some of the laggards and acquired a few more of your favourite stocks or indeed added some new faces in preparation for the next up leg. Oh yes, it is coming and its coming fast so ignore your day job for an hour or two and and do some thinking that will set you up until at least New Years Eve.
Next week sees the celebrations of Labour Day, 6th September, in the United States and the return to their desks of the bigger players. Sipping pink champagne on the back of a yacht in the Caribbean eventually loses its appeal, so they tell me!
Now, heres a graphical representation of just where gold resides kindly sent to us by money choices which may be of interest to you.
Followed by a map of the worlds gold producers which is also neat.
Keep an eye on silver prices as they are also on the move and will present us with a few opportunities to make a a buck or two, either through positioning ourselves in those stocks that are very responsive to any movement in silver prices or via a well thought out trade in the options sector. As you know on Friday, 27th August 2010, we closed another successful trade banking a profit of 79.46% on Call Options on Silver Wheaton. We are overweight on Silver Wheaton and today we were pleased to see it add 2.84% on the back of rising silver prices. Keep making comparisons between various stocks and option trades to ensure that you are getting the best bang for your buck. Percentage gains is the name of the game so focus on them and don't fall in love with a stock, its just a vehicle to protect yourself in these times of madness and return to you a profit. That's its job so expect it to perform. If it doesn't, then find the courage to wield the axe.
Stay on your toes and have a good one.
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The latest trade from our options team was slightly more sophisticated in that we shorted a PUT as follows:
On Friday 7th May our premium options trading service OPTIONTRADER opened a speculative short term trade on GLD Puts, signalling to short sell the $105 May-10 Puts series at $0.09. On Tuesday the 11th May we bought back the puts for just $0.05, making a 44.44% profit in just 4 days, with more positions opened yesterday. Drop by and take a look.
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