Via Energy and Gold.com:

Nobody cares about gold miners anymore. There I said it. The level of overall investor disinterest in this sector must be at an all-time low. Now let’s be clear here, i’m not saying that bearish sentiment is at a record (I believe it will be difficult to top last November in terms of a bearish sentiment extreme), what i’m saying is that the bears don’t even care about this sector anymore. Nobody does!

GDX just reached a record low level of realized volatility (as measured by daily average true range) and trading volume is drying up faster than a Mexican oil well…

 

GDX_Daily_6.25.2015

GDX appears to be comfortable settling around an area of minor support near $18.25 as each attempt to rally above $18.50 this week has quickly failed.

Meanwhile, another interesting real-time measure of investor interest (the StockTwits GDX message volume) has also just hit fresh lows:

 

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Traders post messages about any market that is moving and they don’t care so much if it’s moving up or down. However, when a market is stagnant traders quickly lose interest as evidenced by the above chart.

If I had to choose two words to characterize investor attitude toward the gold sector today those words would have to be despondent and disinterested. I wonder where that places us on the chart below?…

 

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