Breakout? Not yet
What am I talking about? Gold of course.
So even though we got a new all-time intraday and closing high of Gold in US Dollar terms, why don't I call it a breakout? Because it has still not closed above the trendline for the Large Cup and Handle formation that I have been watching. If we get a weekly close above that line, then I think we have an honest breakout.
Also keep in mind, I am a huge Gold bull, and I enthusiastically share my views, but I am certainly no Gold tout.
I have not been screaming about Gold recently through the nice rally we have been having. In fact my last post on gold was when everybody was screaming "Gold has TOPPED!!". (see: My hat is old. My teeth are gold. And now my story is all told.) What I did instead was to show the progress of my bullish prediction on Gold. And what do we have now? A new all time high.
I *hate* buying Gold on breakouts, maybe not quite as much as the people who recommend that you do so. Gold is a momentum player destroyer and will shake you off so fast that you won't know what happened.
I much rather prefer to buy Gold when *everybody* hates it. Like at the beginning of February (A little early in Dec: GLD Chart and then in Apr confirming uptrend: binve's Gold Foil Hat Zone: More Thoughts on Gold's Massive Bull Market) and the end of July (My hat is old. My teeth are gold. And now my story is all told.).
It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy when everybody is screaming that Gold has topped :) My PM and GSM long positions are by far the largest in my portfolios, much larger than my equity shorts. I am quite content to wait for another large pullback (and yes we will get one) and buy Gold again when everybody, once again, screams "GOLD HAS TOPPED! THE BUBBLE HAS BURST!". I am in no rush and the Gold bull market is far from over IMO.