Weekly Gold Report (November 18th through November 22nd)
Welcome to another week that have the US FED in the drivers seat from beginning to end. I would love to take time to forecast a few economic figures released this week in Europe and the United States, but there is little reason to do so.
Last week we heard from Janet Yellen regarding the FED and the economy, and her dovish rhetoric stole the show. Traders and investors began buying equities the day prior to her speech and that continued during and after she made it clear that her stance was one that would be supportive of further easing.
This week we have a number of FED Members that are due to speak about the economy, and we expect their input to be more important than economic figures that are released. The Minutes from the last FOMC meeting will be released on Wednesday afternoon, but we expect that to be supportive along with the speeches from multiple members.
Once upon a time, supportive news from the FED was seen as a reason to purchase Precious Metals like Gold and Silver. That relationship was fractured about a year ago when the spotlight came off these markets and began to shine on equities. There will come a time when equities will begin to slide and I expect the profit from this slide will shift to the Metals once again, and Gold will once again be a haven for flight-to-safety buyers.
The only way that this up-trend in the equity markets can be reversed would be if there is a shocking reversal in sentiment from all members that speak this week, which I highly doubt will be the case. Without a string of hawkish speeches this week, I believe we will see a continuation of small dips being bought in the US equities while commodities remain choppy.
Despite holding support near $1260 an ounce last week, the December Gold will remain vulnerable to a lower low unless we see a dip in US equities this week.
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