During the latter part of the gold bull market mining stocks failed to keep pace with the yellow metal and have underperformed ever since. Given the bear market that gold is now in, it was clear to us that the mining sector would take a beating. In line with this view we have been making profitable short trades throughout the year on the poor performing sector, and have closed two more this week.
On November 19th we issued a signal to our subscribers, recommending that they buy DUST, an ETF that is triple short the gold mining sector, at $34.45. Once gold broke through $1260, we doubled our position as we allocated another 5% of our portfolio to the trade at $41.60. This meant 20% of our portfolio was allocated to this 3x leveraged ETF.