NEW YORK ( TheGoldAndOilGuy.com) -- If you own physical gold or gold mining stocks or you plan on buying anything related to precious metals before year-end, you will get excited about my analysis. Gold topped abruptly a year ago (September 2011) with a massive wave of selling that sent the price of gold from $1,920 down to $1,535. Technical analysts know the chart suffered the kind of damage that can take a year or longer to repair before gold can continue higher. But a little more than a year since that top, you can see that gold appears to have stabilized and is building a basing pattern (launchpad) for another major rally. The charts illustrated below show my big-picture analysis, thoughts and investment ideas.