While most of the focus has been on the equity markets lately, the gold (FOREX:XAUUSDO) market has slowly been inching up. After making an all-time high close of $1904.92 on September 5, 2011 (see fig 1) the gold market then spiraled lower for the next several years. All that changed in 2016 when gold found a floor it liked and rallied to produce its first positive year since 2011, closing up almost 10% for the year.
Take a look at the chart, the dominant feature in this close only spot gold chart is the 6 yr downward trend line (see fig 2). This is a classic trend line and an important technical tool. The key elements of any trend line are that it touches three price points. The other key level to look at is where the downward sloping trend line will be broken on the upside. That will occur in this particular trend line when spot gold trades over $1300 an ounce. At that time I believe that gold will embark on a multiyear bull market. Continue reading "Is Gold Getting Ready For A Big Run?"
Technical analyst Jack Chan has examined the charts and says that if we are in a new bull market, prices in both gold and gold equities should begin to pull back and consolidate soon.
As suggested in our previous analysis, we need to see a couple of things happening in order to welcome a potential new bull market:
#1. COT data to return to bull market values.
#2. Gold price to exceed the 2015 high at $1,302.
Nobody can predict when this will happen, but we can prepare by looking at the past bull and bear markets so that we can recognize a new bull market if and when it materializes.
The Bear Market From 1981 to 2001
After topping above $700 in 1981, gold lost more than half of its value in just over a year, followed by two sharp bear market rallies, and then died a slow death over the next 12 years. Continue reading "Are We or Are We Not in a New Gold Bull Market?"
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Today I want to share with you fully renewed charts with Gold technicals.
Big Picture: Correction
Chart courtesy of Tradingview.com
The monthly chart shows a clear uptrend in the Gold market from $251.95 to $1920.80, which has now been retraced in a small correction. Small, because the Bears could hardly move through the first barrier of the 38.2% Fibonacci level that is below $1283. Continue reading "Gold Update: Last Bear Attack Is Pending"
Today, the last trading day of May, I'm going to be looking at where the markets are in comparison to the last trading day of April.
Traders sometimes lose sight of the big picture and big market trends. That's where the monthly charts come in and are so useful.
If you just look at the action today you might think the general market was down for the month. The reality is that it's not down and is higher for the month. At the time of this writing, the S&P 500 index is up 1% for the month. The NASDAQ is doing even better and is up 2.4% for the month of May. The DOW is also positive with a gain of 1.3%. In fact, if you look at the charts, the S&P 500 is going to close at an all time monthly high - if nothing dramatically changes from now until the close. The same holds true for the NASDAQ which will be closing at its best levels ever on a monthly basis. Continue reading "What Are The Big Trends?"
Comparison of Dollar Counterparts
Chart courtesy of Tradingview.com
In the above monthly comparison chart, I put in all of the main Dollar rivals and the Dollar index itself, which is shown inverse (100 was divided into DXY). As we can clearly see, all instruments fell dramatically last summer and didn't stop in the autumn of 2014. The black rectangle shows the area where Gold started decoupling with the rest of the Dollar counterparts. It was last September when Gold stopped falling. EURUSD is the most precise copy of the Dollar Index. Crude oil had slightly different behavior last month with less downside momentum. Therefore, all trade setups for more than half a year couldn't be accurate if they were based on pure Dollar dynamics. Gold stalled in the past waiting for a clear and powerful signal to break out of current the sideways action. The main question is, Continue reading "Gold And Silver Monthly: Monumental"