The prices of gold and silver remained between triggers last week as volatility left the market, and the “pulse” on the chart is hardly beating. It is time to challenge our bullish view, as it could be “too good to be true.”
Let us imagine if the market is building a more complex correction and another downward move is underway. I put that scenario in the alternative charts for gold and silver below. Before we jump in precious metals, I would like to share with you an updated US dollar index (DXY) 4-hour chart.
The DXY goes very well with my expectations as the outlined structure keeps intact, and we got a larger consolidation here with a second leg down underway. It could dip even lower to retest the former resistance again in 92.4 area. That will cut the target for the pending CD segment either to 94.5 from the earlier aim of 94.6. Continue reading "Gold & Silver: Too Good To Be True?"→
We have an interesting situation in the market as the strength of inversely correlated instrument didn’t push the other asset price down. Such things happen, and I showed you in the past that the correlation itself is not a dogma. The market flows are driven by investors’ sentiment, which in turn is based on subjective judging.
Let’s see the updated charts below, and the US dollar index (DXY) will be the first.
The votes under my previous post about the next move for DXY were split evenly between “break up” and “another drop” options. It’s quite a natural outcome as we never know for sure if a breakout would happen or not. The extreme bullish divergence on the daily RSI finally enforced the price to break up the red resistance. Continue reading "What's Next For The Dollar, Gold And Silver?"→
The summer sure has flown by. It was full of events, and we got a new all-time high gold price then. The fall should be an interesting season, as well as “The Volcano Awoke” for precious metals and more “eruptions” are expected ahead.
I updated the charts for you below, and the US dollar index (DXY) daily chart will open this post.
The majority of readers voted earlier that the dollar index will reach the upside of the red trend channel. The second most popular choice that DXY will not exceed the former top of 94 and continue down (Extremely Bearish) paid well as price indeed couldn’t overcome that barrier and dropped again. Then there was another attempt, and another drop as the chart structure has shown seesaw moves within a black channel. It affected the precious metals price as they have been trapped in the sideways zigzags as well. Continue reading "Dollar Index, Gold And Silver Updates"→
When I see such situations in the market as we witnessed in precious metals lately, I think about two trading mantras. The first one says, “any profit is a profit,” aka “lose chances, not money,” and the second is “corrections are tricky.”
Both metals’ charts started to play out precisely as per the structure that was shown in my previous update, and I am very grateful as you supported my view with an overwhelming majority of voters. Indeed, it paid well, although the depth of the first leg down was just devastating as it exceeded the preset range.
Usually, the first legs are so strong and sudden as they trigger panic in the market. Although I expected this move weeks ahead, when it plays out, you’re never emotionally ready for such a storm as it literally could have no boundaries. The fear had it all. Some traders think they could sit through such enormous volatility. I doubt that risk management/capital/margin could allow it as gold lost more than 10% from the top to the bottom of the first leg while silver has been smashed, losing 22%.
The dust is quietly settling down after that fall, and we can adjust the plan. Let’s start with gold’s daily chart.
Chart courtesy of tradingview.com
Again and again, we witness the real power of the trends as the “falling knife” of the first leg down was successfully rejected with the downside of the trend channel (gray). The price bounced off so hard that it retraced more than 60 percent of the preceding drop. Then it lost more than 60 percent again, but of the rise. If it continues to make such seesaw moves within a contracting range, then we will see a Triangle pattern shaping on the chart. I highlighted that option with a green color. I put two converging trendlines with almost ideal angles of a triangle, but the real path could differ, although the model should remain intact. The break above the last peak will trigger the upside move. Continue reading "Precious Metals: Where Do They Go From Here?"→
Are the precious metals patterns predicting a big downside price event?
Our trading team witnessed a big drop in Platinum and Palladium prices early this morning while Gold and Silver continued to push moderately higher. We began to question this move and investigate any historical relevance to previous patterns. Our research team pointed out that both Platinum and Palladium rolled lower just 3 to 4 days before the breakdown in the US stock markets on February 24, 2020, while Gold and Silver were reaching recent price peaks. Could the patterns in precious metals be a warning of another potential volatility spike and price decline in the near future?
Our research team created the charts below to help highlight the pattern that we are seeing in Precious Metals right now. First, we highlighted February 24, 2020, with a light blue vertical line to more clearly illustrate where the markets initiated the COVID-19 breakdown event. Next, we drew shaded rectangles around new downside price rotation levels that took place near this peak in the US stock markets. Lastly, we drew a red line that highlights the subsequent price decline that took place in Precious Metals as the markets tanked in late February and early March 2020.
The current downside price move in Platinum and Palladium are very interesting because it appears Platinum and Palladium both initiated a downside/contraction price event just 3 to 4 days before Gold and Silver, as well as the rest of the US stock market, began to collapse on February 25, 2020. You can clearly see in the bottom two charts that Platinum and Palladium initiated a downside price correction a few days before both Gold and Silver reached their peak levels and began to move lower. Once this peak rotation took place, all four of the major metals groups moved moderately lower for about 7 days before pausing, then collapsed even further. Continue reading "Precious Metals Warn Of Increased Volatility"→