You can’t always get what you want, the classic by the Rolling Stones, is playing right in front of us. We were long Gold, Silver, and Platinum and today we are short Gold and Platinum while staying long Silver. However, we are only shorting paper while holding physical.

Gold was almost perfect until it went down too far triggering a reversal. Although I like Gold, still the price action and the pattern suggest that there is more room to the downside. This morning Gold is below the major support of 1940 and now looks headed to 1900.

Silver remains long but another down day will trigger a reversal. With the FED reporting on Wednesday, it is anyone’s guess on how the metals will react to a .25 rate hike. Remember, most news is already price in. Based on our algorithms we will be looking for lower prices.

Precious metals should be owned on a physical basis with capital that is not needed tomorrow or anytime soon. Trading should be done with paper knowing that we can trade either side without emotions.

In all markets price action determines what will happen in the next day, week, or months. Keep the two strategies separate, the worst trade anyone can make is turning a trade into an investment hoping for a way out. Traders must learn to take their losses and move on to the next trade.

Patience, discipline, and money management always win the day. Let the map of the markets show you the way.

Todd Horwitz Chief Strategist
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