From DataAnalytics, the % of trades short on VGZ from Aug 1-14 was 19.3% on average. From Aug 15-Aug 27 it leaped to 46.5%. Someone(s) has been shorting the daylights out of this stock, 100-300 shares at a time. My guess is they'll try to knock it back down into the low $0.80's or even high $0.70's before they turn and go long, letting it soar back up to cover the lag behind the gold surge. Games, games, games.