Oil, Gold, and US Markets – Very different movements but is it still a buy the dip mentality?

Joel Elconin, Co-Host of the Benzinga Pre-Market Prep Show joins us to discuss the moves in oil, gold, and Amazon. We look at the short term charts and a couple key levels for both oil and gold and comment big picture on the defensive trade to kick off the trading week in the US. We also talk broad markets and Amazon stock, where the markets are falling today and Amazon is breaking out.

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    Jul 06, 2021 06:09 PM

    AMZN and gold have been well correlated for the last two years so today’s breakout just might be a good sign for gold.

      Jul 06, 2021 06:09 PM

      It needs a lift off then it will look similar to Amazon Lol. Maybe sooner or later that golden cross kicks in?

        Jul 06, 2021 06:51 PM

        Gold won’t look like AMZN even if this is the low but there’s been a directional correlation with some moves extending for one but not the other. This low for gold appears to correlate with Amazon’s low of a month ago.
        Counter moves at golden or death crosses are common.

    Jul 06, 2021 06:20 PM

    “just moving money around”……… great comment…Joel…

    Jul 06, 2021 06:27 PM

    Joel is a lot of fun. Maybe his wife will come on with him so we get a second opinion. 🙂

      Jul 06, 2021 06:46 PM

      Yes,…. that would be nice also….

        Jul 06, 2021 06:38 PM

        Haha! Yes, Joel is hilarious, and his wife keeps him on the focused trading path, so I couldn’t help but bring that up, based on what he was sharing off-mic with us. 🙂

    Jul 06, 2021 06:03 PM

    Today’s action could have been the result of the long weekend for the US that other markets didn’t have (Canada, Australia, etc.). I’ve seen it many times; the market attempts to correct or neutralize all kinds of disruptive situations or events to move on without technical/psychological “unsettled business”. Covid is an example. Gold double bottomed at the pre-covid high, the high before it became news.
    Whatever is happening, the metals need to move.

      Jul 06, 2021 06:48 PM

      Poor guy….. in real life the IRS, gave him fits………

        Jul 06, 2021 06:47 PM
        Jul 06, 2021 06:04 PM

        You can bet they got way more than that…

        Jul 06, 2021 06:09 PM

        His home was raided by federal agents, who began packing up his belongings and removing them. This is when Foxx protested that his wages were already being garnished.

        “That shows I’m trying to pay,” said the distraught comedian. “So why come and take my home and take my surroundings and my memorabilia? Stuff that I’ve gathered for years, they threw it on the ground and broke it.”

        A couple of months later, much of his collection was put up for public auction, with samples arrayed on a display table.

    Jul 06, 2021 06:57 PM

    Matt,bought another 300k of Galleon!!
    Probably have more than I should but this company is so cheap right now…….have to take advantage when the opportunity presents itself.

      Jul 06, 2021 06:44 PM

      Poko – do you post as @Thermos over at

      I noticed he picked up 300k shares today of Galleon, is why I ask.

    Jul 06, 2021 06:55 PM

    You got a fantastic deal, Poko! I doubt it will stay at this level for long.

    Jul 06, 2021 06:09 PM

    BIG NEWS………… India……. Gold …….. this is what some were waiting on….

    Jul 07, 2021 07:20 AM

    Hi Ex,I don’t post as Thermos but I did notice he picked up the same amount as me!

      Jul 07, 2021 07:18 AM

      +300k. Cheers!

    Jul 07, 2021 07:52 AM

    Based on how kodiak has traded heading into drilling results being released along with a cc I said expectations are extremely low and if results aren’t spectacular enough a sell off will ensue…..never saw pics this time of core boxes with smiley faces on them

    Jul 07, 2021 07:46 AM

    Outrageous criminal attack on miners. Banks and Fed in serious trouble.

      Jul 07, 2021 07:54 AM

      My bad…they are only after Emerita. Will buy more and will thank them for the price reduction.

      Jul 07, 2021 07:43 AM

      Welcome to “run the stops” and “panic sell” day. Take a look how far the spreads are on your miners. If you want to sell something, it will cost more today. If you do decide the price is worth it, then you will bust someone’s stop. It appears a better day to but with cash balances. Point is that it appears to be a day to “shake confidence”. Ask yourself why they would want miners to get cheaper than they already are.

        Jul 07, 2021 07:08 AM

        Hi David. Yes, it is another red day in the miners, but overall not too bad, as the GDX and GDXJ are down less than a percent. The juniors are a bit more higher torque, but even across the board in my portfolio I’m only down about 1.5% on the day, so not really a panic sell, just more selling pressure. I added to about a dozen stocks yesterday with some of my remaining dry powder, and wish I had more funds to deploy, but may fortify a few more positions today into this weakness and then hold from here and see how much longer we slog through the summer doldrums. Cheers!

          Jul 07, 2021 07:59 AM

          My initial losses were 7-8% but a lot of that was Emerita. Once I saw what they were doing, I looked around to sell something, but not only were the spreds abnormal but I figured they would run what ever I wanted back up and I would lose on both ends. I decided to go trim bushes away from the house for a pending paint job instead. Losses down to about 2 and a half % with most of tha Emerita, so I need to go work outside on something else and wait for good things to come.

    Jul 07, 2021 07:02 AM

    (VG) (VLMZF) Volcanic Gold Reports High Grade Gold-Silver Results In Initial Holes At Holly Project, Guatemala

    by @thenewswire on 7 Jul 2021

    Simon Ridgway, Volcanic’s President and CEO commented: “In our 2021 exploration campaign, Volcanic Gold’s strong treasury allowed for a systematic approach with detailed mapping and closely spaced drilling, leading to new discoveries and a greater understanding of controls on mineralization with predictable vein intercepts on a number of the targets. Initial results from the first three holes at La Peña confirm high grade gold-silver continues to depth and we have commenced step out drilling along strike north and south and extending to depth.”