Basic Materials

Metals have proved hard to read recently, but here's how to react. 
The modern alternative versions -- futures and gold-based ETFs -- have depressed physical gold's value.
The chart is still positive, a breakout could occur at any time.
The slope is poised to turn positive.
A look at S&P performance over the last 10 years following Berkshire Hathaway's shareholders meeting.
Here's how to respond to the flurry of earnings. 
Forward prices are still not performing, on short-term tightness and momentum money, but the tightness is temporary.

Intermediate Trade: FMC Real Money Pro($)

Try this bullishly biased vertical-call spread strategy to take a bet on the lithium sector.
After 2 recently successful SLV trades, this one has a much longer holding period.

Intermediate Trade: Gold ETF Real Money Pro($)

The balance sheets of the bigger stocks that compose GDX remain inverted.

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