The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage.NEW YORK ( TheGoldAndOilGuy.com) -- The past couple months investors have been focusing on the equities market. And rightly so with stocks running higher and higher. Unfortunately most money managers and hedge funds are under-performing or negative for the first quarter simply because of the way prices have advanced. New money has not been able to get involved unless some serious trading rules have been bent or broken (buying into an overbought market and chasing prices higher). Aggressive and novice traders make a killing in this type of market because it appears they cannot do anything wrong. However nine times out of 10 that money is given back once the market starts trading sideways or reverses. While everyone is currently focusing on stocks, its important to research areas of the market that are out of favor. The sector I like at the moment is precious metals. Gold and silver have been under pressure for several months, falling out of the spotlight that they once held for so long. After reviewing the charts it looks as though gold, silver and gold miner stocks are set to move higher for a few weeks or longer. Follow TheStreet on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook. Below are the charts of gold and silver charts. Each candle stick is four hours allowing us to look back one-to-two months while still being able to see all the intraday price action (pivot highs, pivot lows, volume spikes and price patterns). The four-hour chart is a one-time frame most traders overlook but from my experience I find it to be the best one for spotting day trades, momentum trades and swing trades which pack a powerful and quick punch.