Today I would like to focus in on the bigger picture by looking at some long term charts for the precious metal complex. I know most enjoy the action by looking at the minute charts but they’re more likely to morph into something different as time goes on. On the other hand looking at the long term charts changes come much more slowly and they’re less likely to morph into something else. A short term bottom on a minute chart vs a long term bottom on a monthly chart have two completely different meanings. If you see a big bottom on the monthly chart you know that the move will last more than just a few weeks or even a few months. It took a lot of smart investors with deep pockets to build out a bottoming formation that aren’t going to bail out of their potions easily. Minute charts have their place in trying to fine tune and entry or exit point. They can also be used when a bigger pattern is building out with smaller individual chart patterns that end up creating the much bigger finished product. I also have a lot of ratio charts to show you that compare gold to the stock markets and some commodities.