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Crude Oil
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-0.26 -0.45%
Gold
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Euro
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Will The NASDAQ And S&P 500 Continue To Move Higher?

This week both the NASDAQ and S&P 500 made new all time highs and in doing so turned the Trade Triangles back to the positive mode on both indices.

Well here we are, it's Friday, and the question is. Is this trend going to continue? I say yes, at least for now.

The only index that has not joined the party is the Dow. The problem with the Dow is that it is made up of just 30 stocks big stocks who are not seeing much growth as of late and have been somewhat hurt with the strong dollar. Unlike the NASDAQ and the S&P 500 which are much broader indices and offer a bigger cross-section of growth stocks. [Read more...]

Gold and Silver: Catch The Wave Up

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals


Gold

4H Gold Chart
Chart courtesy of Tradingview.com

Last week, the Gold short trade was stopped above $1200. Price immediately broke back above the head and shoulders neckline beyond $1200 and that was it. Stops are a good risk management instrument, they should be set at once and should be tight to protect your capital.

Today I prepared for you a totally new idea with a fresh look. I combined a classic trend model with the Elliott Wave technique and it is shown according to the long-term model posted at the start of this month.

Gold charted a good upside impulse wave 1 (of A) from the March low at $1142 up to the intermediate high at $1224. Then a correction wave 2 emerged and price retraced down to the 50% Fibonacci area at $1184. Usually, the 2nd wave corrects down to 61.8%-99% of the 1st wave, but this time we have had only half of it which means that the market accumulated enough bullish momentum to continue higher. [Read more...]

Gold and Silver: Short "Short" Play

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals


Gold

4H Gold Chart
Chart courtesy of Tradingview.com

As seen in the above 4-hour chart, Gold has finished shaping a short term reversal pattern we've seen before, called a Head And Shoulders pattern. This pattern was confirmed on the RSI where the model is even more bearish as consequent lower highs were shaped.

The vertical neckline, highlighted in black, has been broken today below $1197 and this is a good sell signal. The target is the distance from the top of the head to the neckline, subtracted below the neckline. So the market aims for $1159 (highlighted in the red dashed horizontal line), which is $35 down from the current price at $1194. [Read more...]

Gold Monthly Update: Hate The Dollar?

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals


The Dollar

In my last monthly update, I examined a chart of the US Dollar Index and today, I will do it again to show you how king currency rules this dollar-denominated world swing-to-swing. There is one difference; this time it will be an Elliott Wave analysis and I hope you will enjoy it.

US Dollar Index - 5 Targets / Waves A, B & C
Chart courtesy of Tradingview.com

As seen in the above weekly chart, right after my monthly post, the Dollar Index started its long-term correction, dipping below the [Read more...]

Chen Lin's Secret to Finding the Next Goldcorp

The Gold Report: You've written that the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) could lead to a boom in commodities. We recently saw that South Korea is joining a number of European countries and signing on, despite U.S. reservations. Do you see this as a threat to U.S. fiscal dominance?

Chen Lin: I think this is a first step for China. The country has a huge reserve, $4 trillion, much more than it needs on the balance sheet to stabilize its currency. The rest is wasted, collecting no interest. China made some huge mistakes in the past through poor acquisition decisions because of faulty lending standards. This is a sign that it has learned from its mistakes and wants to make the most of the trillions it has to loan out right now. The bank will operate close to international standards, and because it has many nations involved already, defaulting loans will include less risk.

"Pretium Resources Inc. is a very high-grade, low-cost, exciting story."

This is a test. If it is successful, it can expand to Africa, South America, even Europe and North America. China has trillions of dollars sitting, doing nothing. It wants to find a way to lend money it can almost guarantee to get back and then put the money to use in the form of development. China has a huge infrastructure network capacity, requiring steel and cement. This creates jobs, which is good for the economy. That was the thinking behind the announcement.

If the AIIB is successful, it will be a big boon for base metals, energy, platinum and palladium sectors. It may even boost silver demand and prices because of its industrial use. I don't think it will have too much impact on gold, though.

TGR: Does that include copper? It has been below $3 per pound ($3/lb) all year. [Read more...]

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Gold And Silver: The Bulls Failed

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals


Gold - Classic Chart

Daily Gold Chart

Another profitable week for the bulls ended and so did the upward momentum. Price elevated for a decent $40 from my last post and almost touched the $1223 resistance area on Thursday, but failed below $1220 and then quickly retraced down for $15 to a $1204 close.

The rule of the game is set so that if you don’t keep buying to push the market up, sellers will appear and you would be buying all the way down. Once weakness appeared, the bears took the ball and started their own game, pulling the price down from recent highs. Monday brought more selling pressure to the game and the price is now below the first support level at $1190 (former resistance, highlighted in green). If we close below $1190, then I would not rule out price reaching $1170/$1131 supports. Sellers can benefit from the trade lower, with a stop set just above $1200 and take profit put above $1131. $20 of risk versus $55 of profit, a sound ratio. [Read more...]

How the Five Principles of Capital Allocation Can Mean Gold Mining Success

The Gold Report: The price of gold is flirting with a five-year low. Do you attribute this solely to the strength of the U.S. dollar, or are there other factors at work?

Ralph Aldis: There are other factors. Most important is the strength of the equity markets. Looking at a six-year window, we have seen, for the third time in the last hundred years, the highest returns for such a period. This happened before in 1929 and 1999. These phenomenal returns have been fueled not by fundamentals but rather by the U.S. Federal Reserve, which is trying to jumpstart the economy.

All this has taken people's eyes off gold, but it won't go on forever.

TGR: The bear market in gold equities is now four years old. This means lower gold production and less exploration. Gold production from South Africa has collapsed. Shouldn't lower gold production result in a higher gold price? [Read more...]

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Is Gold Foretelling An Impending Greek Disaster?

Today is the first day of spring and maybe this is the cause for the spring in the markets. March 20th also happens to be "International Happiness Day" and I'm sure that many investors have a smile on their face today with the way the markets are acting in Europe, Asia and the U.S.

Today, I'll be looking at gold prices because they are acting and doing something that they haven't done in a long time and I want to share that with you in today's video. It is impossible to pinpoint what is causing gold to rally, whether it is short covering or the potential that Greece is going to implode any day now. Either way, it's not important what is causing the rally. The important thing to remember when trading is to get the direction right and not worry about what is causing the trend. I remember when I was in the trading pits in Chicago, I asked someone why the market was going up and he said to me, "It doesn't matter, it's going up". There is a lot of truth in that comment. That's one of the big takeaways in trading, don't over think markets.

As I write this commentary before the market opens, we could be seeing the equity markets close well towards the end of the day and possibly closing in new high ground on short equities before the weekend. The NASDAQ is very close to breaching the 5000 level, a close over that area today can be viewed as being very positive for the weekend.

Crude oil also appears to be finding some support at lower levels but has not yet reversed trend and turned around. I will be looking at that market to see where the key points are for a trend reversal to the upside. Remember markets can get very crowded on one side of the ledger when everybody believes that the trend will continue and go on forever. When that happens, a market tends to reverse and go the other way. The reason that happens is because markets are forward-looking trading instruments.

I will be getting into the recent Trade Triangle scan today to find new trades that may be just emerging. You won't want to miss that part of today's video.

This being Friday, I will of course, be looking for weekend trades using our "52-week highs on a Friday" strategy.

Every success with MarketClub,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

Gold And The King: The True Story Of Opposites

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals


Dear INO.com Readers,

Recently, I have heard a lot of arguments about the correlation between major financial instruments and I decided to make special report for you to give some idea about their actual relationships.

For today’s analysis, I chose Gold, WTI Crude Oil ("black gold") and the Prime Currency’s DXY Index (King). I would guess all of you track these instruments from time to time to check the precision of your financial "compass." Most important here is to find out how sensitive Gold price is to fluctuations in Oil and Dollar value. To check that, let’s get down to our comparative historical dynamics charts depicted in different time periods.

Quarter Century Comparative Dynamics

Quarter century comparative dynamics chart

The 90’s look flat compared to the wild present day, only Oil managed to make a huge 80% spike in 1990, rising from the $20 level up to the $40 area. During those years, Gold and the Dollar index showed good and quite constant negative correlation, making opposite curves and charting ellipses. It worked nicely up until the crisis 2008 year, both instruments, by turns, had been changing sides and keeping an accurate inverse relationship. Oil is less predictable, first it was between Gold and the Dollar index correlation, but still positive with Gold and negative with the Dollar index, then in 1996 and in 1999-2001, it was in direct relationship with the Dollar index, but the rest of the time Oil reverted back to its normal inverse relationship. Bipolar might be the right definition for Oil.

The overall picture only looks stable for the Dollar index, which can be portrayed with the following expression, "Never shall those born to crawl, learn to fly." If we mention the instrument’s dynamics, which stayed in the range between -24/+33%, showing mirror reflections. 25-year dynamics indicate that the Dollar is quite stable with only above 1% gain, meaning that major currencies in total kept about their parity to the Dollar.

It’s quite an interesting discovery because as we see on the chart both hard "tangible" assets (I stress the word "tangible") gained weight significantly from 2 fold for Oil to 3 fold for Gold against the USD, with even more impressive peaks on the way. Another interesting note is that Gold and Oil have higher upside margins: 519% for Oil and 340% for Gold and comparatively small downside negative extremes: -54% for Oil and -42% for Gold, which means that asset inflation or actual revaluation tendency dominates. Fiat money lost its value to hard assets in triple digit percent numbers. That’s it with the sad but true part.

Post Crisis Comparative Dynamics

Post crisis comparative dynamics chart

As seen on the weekly chart above, Oil is a very tricky instrument. In 2008, just in one year it hit both margins: upside at +60% and then downside at -60% when the crisis emerged, moving an unthinkable 120% in between. From 2009 up to the middle of 2011, the Fed’s Quantitative Easing started a robust uptrend and positive correlation between Gold and Oil. In the meantime, the Dollar index had been behaving in its normal inverse relation, but only in 2009. In 2010, due to European debt crisis, half a year it had been moving in an uptrend with abnormal positive correlation with Gold and Oil. After that, the Dollar index returned to its usual role, being opposite to commodities.

I want to you to focus on the period between spring and autumn of 2011, when Gold’s bubble hit a historic record above $1900/oz, but Oil on the contrary, plummeted from a $114 high to a $77 low on weak economic data and deepening European crisis. It’s interesting to watch how the same fundamental reasons caused two different reactions. Feared investors put their money into Gold and at the same time they ran off the Oil. For me, it means that Gold’s safe haven function is mostly in a "sleeping mode" when both Gold and Oil just track the opposite direction from the Dollar index, although with different velocity. But when the world needs a hedge, Gold starts to be in high demand, seeking price’s ceiling and then all other tangible assets just dim.

Present Day Comparative Dynamics

Present day comparative dynamics chart

The above daily chart is last and represents the current situation in relationships between the three instruments. Briefly saying, Oil and the Dollar index have an almost ideal inverse relationship between each other compared to the sudden abruptions appearing with Gold. Abnormal correlations between Gold and Oil are highlighted in dark grey rhombuses, for one year one can count five distinct periods where these soil treasures move opposite directions.

As for the Gold and Dollar index correlation, we can see a good inverse relationship with several disconnections. Only in last November (highlighted in red ascending lines), Gold started to be in direct relationship with the Dollar index, with some deviations in Gold behavior when both instruments have been gaining value. Recent days' moves in Gold and the Dollar index are even more similar, highlighted in blue ellipses.

Bottom Line

Most of the time, Gold moves together with Crude oil, but opposite to the Dollar index. Still, history shows that we can’t rule out sudden abruptions in relationships where most often Gold and less often the Dollar index are the world’s safe haven assets, nowadays, due to currency wars.

Oil is the most Dollar index sensitive asset here and is utmost vulnerable amid fear, weak fundamentals and growing supply.

After all, you should be flexible with your approach as nowadays the world is changing so fast.

Lucky and Intelligent Trades!

Aibek Burabayev
INO.com Contributor, Metals

Disclosure: This contributor has no positions in any stocks mentioned in this article. This article is the opinion of the contributor themselves. The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. This contributor is not receiving compensation (other than from INO.com) for their opinion.

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching Gold

Greece has once again "kicked the can down the road," but they may not be out of the woods yet according to the European Commission, European Central Bank and IMF, who have all warned Greece that action speaks louder than words.

That brings me to the point of today's blog posting, and that is action speaks louder than words. In our case, it is market action that speaks louder than Fed Chairwoman, Janet Yellen, or any other verbiage that comes out of a politician's mouth.

With that thought in mind, I'm going to take a look at the market action for all the major markets today, with a special look at gold (FOREX:XAUUSDO). I'll give you three reasons why you should be watching this market.

It would appear at the moment that many of the world’s disruptive events like Ukraine, Greece and the Middle East are all in a temporary recessionary mode at the moment. That leaves the markets themselves to determine their trends. Market action will always point the way to the next big moves as opposed to words and promises from world leaders.

Every success with MarketClub,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

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