If anyone here has thoughts on trading Gold stocks I would be interested. Especially in Today's action. I know they are illiquid and move like a snail sometimes but I think they could still make a big move before years end. I was somewhat perplexed today because normally when you get a sell off of that magnitude you get some rotation into it however today. Whats the word, "bumpkus"? Something like that. Anyway. I bought some long and it just slowly bled me all day. I usually know pretty much to the penny where I am wrong on a stock, but I let it bleed anyway because the commodity price kept creeping up and actually closed on highs I think, and secondly I kept prehaps deluding myself that if the selling in the broad market continued eventually it would get a pop. But the two gold stocks I had bought to hold into the sell off ended up selling off themselves. (gg, abx) I eventually got stopped out and they went even lower. So my questions are these. Normally what is the best thing to watch for these old school relics. Is it the XAU, HUI, then the underlying metal. I don't watch bonds or generally know what the dollar is doing intraday. Are the bigger factors that I think. Does anyone trade these for swings. It's the top perfoming sectorfor the year and I haven't made a penny of the darn things. I know there are other fish to fry but I'l like to get a better handle on them just in case (the big move comes. ;-) cheers.