Basic Materials

Buy into any correction, but not for the reasons you might think.
While the long term remains bullish, don't be surprised to see prices trade sideways for the balance of July. 
That's because central bankers and their inept monetary policies have set up precious metals for a run.

Oil Fund Screams 'Short Me!' Real Money Pro($)

The USO sets up for a quick, short-term move lower.
A close below $9 is likely to tip the scales in favor of the bears.
Silver is just hitting its stride and SLW is the best of the precious metal's miners.  

Novice Trade: SPDR Gold Shares Real Money Pro($)

Consider fading the move in GLD with puts.
Look for hedges, here, or maintain very tight trailing stops.
Central banks are not likely to be raising rates for at least a few years. 
A close above $5.50 will give us a longer-term price target of $11.

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