Funny thing is all the damage (selling) is done before the death cross actually occurs. In the 3 month, 6 month, 12 month after the death cross gold is usually higher by a decent amount. I'm not sure how that will correlate to the gold stocks. Look at today so far, gold is up 1.13% and miners are only up 1.06% as measured by GDX. That's not a significant rally and has to be worrisome if you're long.