The fiscal cliff deal is passed, and it is definately too early to be buying HOD unless you are wanting to trade it for a short term interday pull back to play the fibonacci retracements but that should be for the very agressive traders who want to go in and out for something like ten cents or so.  For those however who are looking to swing trade, the HOU has still plenty of room left, and I can't see any indication of letting it go until crude goes past $100 a barrel.  I would think HOU should see $4.75 to $5.00 before even looking at HOD.  The question here is not wether HOU will make money in the intermediate term, but would you be losing out on the parabolic rise of silver which bottomed out in late december at around $29 dollar range.