Gold Hits Key Price Level for Rapid Gains

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted January 24, 2018 at 3:40PM

Gold just hit a crucial milestone: $1,350.

This is a very important level for the yellow metal to hold.

I’m not a technical analyst, but I respect what they do and I listen when they have a strong opinion. And most technicians I talk to say that holding $1,350 is the crucial first step that can send gold much higher.

Check out this chart:

1350 Gold Support
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The last time gold hit this level was back in July of 2016.

As you can see, the gold price then failed to hold that key $1,350 level in a meaningful way.

And it tested that level again in August 2016 but failed to hold. From there it was lower highs all the way down to ~$1,100.

Gold feels stronger now than it did in 2016. We’ve had more rate raises. The bull market in equities is longer in the tooth.

Firmly holding at $1,350 is the force that will slingshot gold to $1,400.

And from there it’s game on.

The last time gold broke through $1,400 it was a steep ascent to $1,900.

1400 Gold Support(Click to Enlarge)

When that happens, gold stocks will go absolutely ballistic because of the leverage they offer.

You see, it costs a certain amount to get gold out of the ground.

Industrywide, that cost is about $800-$850 per pound.

So when gold is at $1,100 or $1,200 there isn’t much room for error.

But as gold hits $1,300 and then $1,400, gold projects become exponentially more profitable.

Check out this example. It’s a gold stock I’ve been urging people to take a look at.

Gold Stock LeverageWhen gold is at $1,200 per ounce, the project has a net asset value per share (NAVPS) of $1.75.

That would make the stock an incredible buy right now because it trades at only $0.75 and as we know gold is at $1,350.

At $1,350 gold it should have a NAVPS of $2.75.

And if gold hits $1,500 the stock should be worth $3.69.

So if gold goes up just 11%… this stock should go up 294%.

That is the kind of leverage quality gold stocks offer.

And it could be right around the corner if gold holds these levels.

Call it like you see it,

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Nick is the founder and president of the Outsider Club, and the investment director of the thousands-strong stock advisories, Early Advantage and Wall Street's Underground Profits. He also heads Nick’s Notebook, a private placement and alert service that has raised tens of millions of dollars of investment capital for resource, energy, cannabis, and medical technology companies. Co-author of two best-selling investment books, including Energy Investing for Dummies, his insights have been shared on news programs and in magazines and newspapers around the world. For more on Nick, take a look at his editor's page.

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