Another thing that's a little tricky with gold stocks is that, they are stocks, so sometimes, they'll get whacked along with stocks, even if gold rallies, but in general they follow gold. To me, the key seems to be you look for some type of support level, a pull back to that level, and signs of reversal in the candles, then quickly go long. As this last pullback was a little bigger than previous, it's better to swing trade them I think, or at least swing trade a few to get a lead, then maybe stick in a little longer, that was my mistake this time, had some decent gains. Last time I played them, I did swing trading first, then held a little longer and got some decent profit out of it.