Another December and gold stocks have reached another extreme oversold condition. This was the case precisely 365 days ago and the precious metals complex, led by the miners rebounded strongly for nearly three months. A year later and the gold stocks are even more oversold. They’ve been in a bear market for more than three and a half years and in terms of price are very close to matching the worst bear market of all 1996-2000. Only time will tell if this is truly the end of the bear market but in any case miners have a shot to start 2015 off positively.