Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) has been reflecting actual and relative strength of late compared to the S&P 500. On December the 20th the Power of the Pattern shared that GDXJ had hit an important support line and was experiencing a short-term breakout. See 12/20 post HERE.

Below compares GDXJ to the S&P over the past couple of weeks-

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GDXJ has been strong of late, gaining 12% in a little over two weeks. They gained nearly two-thirds of the S&P 500’s 2017 gain in this short time frame!

Below looks at an update on the GDXJ pattern-

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After hitting 2-year support at (1), a nice rally in GDXJ has taken place. Today, GDXJ is making an attempt to breakout above a potential resistance line at (2). If it succeeds, it could attract more buyers into the out of favor mining sector.

Full Disclosure- Premium and Metals members have been long GDXJ since the 12/120/17. We continue to raise stops to protect capital and gains.