NEW YORK ( TheStreet ) -- Gold and gold stocks have had a rough week. Many times, you can find the best stocks in such an environment. Take Vista Gold ( VGZ), for example. While others have languished, Vista has perked up as if a buyer is standing at the door. Having been a laggard for long, is this stock ready to lead now?

In the next page is the weekly chart showing the volume pick-up this week as the recent swing point high is attacked.

Yesterday, Vista burst higher on good volume. Weekly volume will swamp volume from early November once this week is said and done. Price pushed into the swing point high bar and I would be very surprised if the top of that bar isn't tested by the end of the week. In fact, it just might get taken out.

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