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XGD-T

Analysis and Opinions about XGD-T

Signal
Opinion
Expert
BUY
BUY
January 16, 2019
Buy this or individual stocks? He sees gold as cash, not an investment. He likes this ETF, but Franco Nevada is better because you get an upside and dividend.
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Buy this or individual stocks? He sees gold as cash, not an investment. He likes this ETF, but Franco Nevada is better because you get an upside and dividend.
PARTIAL SELL
PARTIAL SELL
January 7, 2019
Gold over the next 6 months? The sector under-performed over the last six months. We can see levels equal to the average of the highs in 2017. A return to the lows is also a potential. He is looking to lighten up exposure to this.
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Gold over the next 6 months? The sector under-performed over the last six months. We can see levels equal to the average of the highs in 2017. A return to the lows is also a potential. He is looking to lighten up exposure to this.
PARTIAL BUY
PARTIAL BUY
December 17, 2018
Buy a call option for 2021? Option premiums in gold stocks are in the top 25% of costs in Canada. Gold stocks, inlike FAANGs, don't run up. They move with the markets, up or down. He'd write covered calls of gold stocks, not options. He'd buy only 5-10% of gold in a portfolio.
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Buy a call option for 2021? Option premiums in gold stocks are in the top 25% of costs in Canada. Gold stocks, inlike FAANGs, don't run up. They move with the markets, up or down. He'd write covered calls of gold stocks, not options. He'd buy only 5-10% of gold in a portfolio.
HOLD
HOLD
July 9, 2018

An ETF of the producers. GOLD has had a lid of $1560 or so. This ETF has been flat like the commodity for some time. There is a seasonal time for it over the next two to three months, so continue to hold it during this time in case of a break out.

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An ETF of the producers. GOLD has had a lid of $1560 or so. This ETF has been flat like the commodity for some time. There is a seasonal time for it over the next two to three months, so continue to hold it during this time in case of a break out.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 26, 2018

He was one of the first shareholders of this in 2003, but hasn't held it for a while. There are better safe havens like the Chinese renminbi or Chinese bonds. Gold has fallen out of favour and trending sideways, if not down. He's neutral on gold, though watching it.

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He was one of the first shareholders of this in 2003, but hasn't held it for a while. There are better safe havens like the Chinese renminbi or Chinese bonds. Gold has fallen out of favour and trending sideways, if not down. He's neutral on gold, though watching it.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 22, 2017

(A Top Pick Aug 25/17. Down 1.69%.) If you own this, you are going into a period of seasonal strength and should stick with it and buy more.

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(A Top Pick Aug 25/17. Down 1.69%.) If you own this, you are going into a period of seasonal strength and should stick with it and buy more.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
November 28, 2017

(A Top Pick Aug 4/17. Up 3%.) Had recommended this in August because gold was usually positive to around the end of September, has a period of weakness, and then in the middle of December goes into the next period of seasonal strength, when it goes higher through to the end of February. Technically, the TSX Gold Index has been forming a nice base pattern, and some individual stocks are starting to break out on the upside, even before we had a period of seasonal strength. If you own this, stick with it, and buy some more in the next couple of weeks.

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(A Top Pick Aug 4/17. Up 3%.) Had recommended this in August because gold was usually positive to around the end of September, has a period of weakness, and then in the middle of December goes into the next period of seasonal strength, when it goes higher through to the end of February. Technically, the TSX Gold Index has been forming a nice base pattern, and some individual stocks are starting to break out on the upside, even before we had a period of seasonal strength. If you own this, stick with it, and buy some more in the next couple of weeks.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 31, 2017

Check his blog@valuetrend.ca for "make it or break it" which covered gold extensively. The gist is that gold has a seasonality, which ended about a month ago. Gold needed to bust $1350. It didn't. For the time being he wouldn't touch gold as it is not acting bullishly and you are out of the favourable season. Wait to see if it runs through $1350 before looking at it. It is stuck in a consolidation pattern and has been for some time.

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Check his blog@valuetrend.ca for "make it or break it" which covered gold extensively. The gist is that gold has a seasonality, which ended about a month ago. Gold needed to bust $1350. It didn't. For the time being he wouldn't touch gold as it is not acting bullishly and you are out of the favourable season. Wait to see if it runs through $1350 before looking at it. It is stuck in a consolidation pattern and has been for some time.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 2, 2017

(A Top Pick Aug 4/17, Up 2%) It had a good run until about two weeks ago. You may want to take this position off.

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(A Top Pick Aug 4/17, Up 2%) It had a good run until about two weeks ago. You may want to take this position off.

COMMENT
COMMENT
September 25, 2017

Held this for a short time, but just sold today. Gold has always functioned as a traditional safe haven. Central Banks have almost usurped the role of gold as a crisis management hedge. He’ll buy this one on and off.

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Held this for a short time, but just sold today. Gold has always functioned as a traditional safe haven. Central Banks have almost usurped the role of gold as a crisis management hedge. He’ll buy this one on and off.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 22, 2017

(A Top Pick Aug 25/17. Down 1%.) This year started off great, but then started to roll over. Has a little concern with gold and gold equities in general. The US$ Index in the last 10 days has started to show signs of bottoming. If the US$ starts to bottom and go higher, that is not good for gold and gold stocks.

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(A Top Pick Aug 25/17. Down 1%.) This year started off great, but then started to roll over. Has a little concern with gold and gold equities in general. The US$ Index in the last 10 days has started to show signs of bottoming. If the US$ starts to bottom and go higher, that is not good for gold and gold stocks.

HOLD
HOLD
September 8, 2017

This was a Top Pick 2 weeks ago. Historically, gold and gold stocks have a period of seasonal strength from about the last week in July, right through until approximately the 1st week in October. The stock has been in an upward trend over the last couple of weeks. If it gets above the $14.50 level, there is still time for the period of seasonal strength to come fully into the stock.

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This was a Top Pick 2 weeks ago. Historically, gold and gold stocks have a period of seasonal strength from about the last week in July, right through until approximately the 1st week in October. The stock has been in an upward trend over the last couple of weeks. If it gets above the $14.50 level, there is still time for the period of seasonal strength to come fully into the stock.

COMMENT
COMMENT
September 6, 2017

Producers of commodities sometimes lag or move ahead of the commodity. The market is trying to look ahead at their profits, based on what they think the commodity might do, which is why they don’t always move together. The chart shows that this is consolidating, but it is in a slight downward tilt. His personal way to play gold right now would be with bullion.

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Producers of commodities sometimes lag or move ahead of the commodity. The market is trying to look ahead at their profits, based on what they think the commodity might do, which is why they don’t always move together. The chart shows that this is consolidating, but it is in a slight downward tilt. His personal way to play gold right now would be with bullion.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 25, 2017

It is starting to fit nicely this year. This is gold Equities. It is forming a nice little base and starting to go higher. This is in Canadian dollars, which is important.

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It is starting to fit nicely this year. This is gold Equities. It is forming a nice little base and starting to go higher. This is in Canadian dollars, which is important.

COMMENT
COMMENT
August 16, 2017

She generally doesn’t buy ETF’s and would normally buy individual gold producers. This one picked up, on North Korea’s and US relations. Typically, if there is increased uncertainty and volatility, that is usually good for gold. Also, if the US$ is weakening, that is good for gold. She has a very low weighting of gold in her clients’ portfolios. Inflation is very benign globally. This is not the environment right now to be heavily into gold.

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She generally doesn’t buy ETF’s and would normally buy individual gold producers. This one picked up, on North Korea’s and US relations. Typically, if there is increased uncertainty and volatility, that is usually good for gold. Also, if the US$ is weakening, that is good for gold. She has a very low weighting of gold in her clients’ portfolios. Inflation is very benign globally. This is not the environment right now to be heavily into gold.

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