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Expert
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 31, 2014

This is the seasonal strength for gold, and looks lined up for a seasonal move. The 15 and 20 day are pointing higher, which implies a short and intermediate trend which is a good setup for the seasonal trade ahead.

Detour Gold (DGC-T)
July 31, 2014

This is the seasonal strength for gold, and looks lined up for a seasonal move. The 15 and 20 day are pointing higher, which implies a short and intermediate trend which is a good setup for the seasonal trade ahead.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$12.290
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 31, 2014

Silver is positive at this time of year. July and August are the peak periods of strength. Chart is showing a familiar “head and shoulders” bottoming pattern. If it breaks above the neckline, he can see it at about $28.

Silver is positive at this time of year. July and August are the peak periods of strength. Chart is showing a familiar “head and shoulders” bottoming pattern. If it breaks above the neckline, he can see it at about $28.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$28.480
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 31, 2014

For financials in general, seasonal strength is in the first half of the year, but not particularly strong for the back half. This one has been doing quite well during its off-season. The chart shows the 20 day is moving higher, a positive short-term trend. 50 day is curling higher, implying a renewed positive intermediate term trend. Technically, it is approaching resistance at $35.77. Pulling back today and wouldn’t be surprised to see some consolidation.

For financials in general, seasonal strength is in the first half of the year, but not particularly strong for the back half. This one has been doing quite well during its off-season. The chart shows the 20 day is moving higher, a positive short-term trend. 50 day is curling higher, implying a renewed positive intermediate term trend. Technically, it is approaching resistance at $35.77. Pulling back today and wouldn’t be surprised to see some consolidation.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$35.140
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 31, 2014

The energy sector, particularly the energy exploration and production industry, tends to have 2 periods of seasonal strength. The first one is from January all the way through to May. The next period is just approaching, basically the last half of summer all the way through to Labour Day. The average gain for August and mid-September is about 5%. Trends are still very much positive. 1.9% dividend yield.

The energy sector, particularly the energy exploration and production industry, tends to have 2 periods of seasonal strength. The first one is from January all the way through to May. The next period is just approaching, basically the last half of summer all the way through to Labour Day. The average gain for August and mid-September is about 5%. Trends are still very much positive. 1.9% dividend yield.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$47.530
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 31, 2014

Energy is positive coming up, but the chart on this one is not that appealing. It just broke through the 50 day a few days ago, and there has been significant underperformance against the market over the past month. There are signs that this one is trending lower.

Energy is positive coming up, but the chart on this one is not that appealing. It just broke through the 50 day a few days ago, and there has been significant underperformance against the market over the past month. There are signs that this one is trending lower.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$2.200
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 31, 2014

(A Top Pick April 22/14. Up 0.43%.) This is equivalent to a cash holding, and is about 32% of his fund right now. This is a short-term duration bond ETF, and provides a hedge against the volatility that is frequent at this time of year. He intends this to be his holding through until October.

(A Top Pick April 22/14. Up 0.43%.) This is equivalent to a cash holding, and is about 32% of his fund right now. This is a short-term duration bond ETF, and provides a hedge against the volatility that is frequent at this time of year. He intends this to be his holding through until October.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$10.190
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 31, 2014

(A Top Pick April 22/14. Down 7.3%.) Broke below a head and shoulders pattern yesterday. The period of seasonal strength generally is from April through until November. It is definitely time to step aside and get out if you own.

Kellog (K-N)
July 31, 2014

(A Top Pick April 22/14. Down 7.3%.) Broke below a head and shoulders pattern yesterday. The period of seasonal strength generally is from April through until November. It is definitely time to step aside and get out if you own.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$59.830
Owned
No