Every year ahead of Christmas I traditionally ask your opinion about the possible Santa Claus Rally in the precious metals market. Last time it was on the 10th of December. In that post, I shared my worries about the possible Grinch effect of the emerging strength of the US dollar (DXY index), which could spoil the rally at the end of the year.
Most of you believed that the Santa Claus Rally would happen despite the possible threat from the dollar’s strength. And like many times before you were absolutely right as both metals gained at the end of the year – gold’s price surged $50, and silver’s price jumped more than $1. Tremendous gains, bravo!
At the start of the New Year, I would like to update the medium term gold chart for you.
Gold Weekly: Three Options
Chart courtesy of tradingview.com
The major structure of gold’s price is almost the same as in my February post. We should watch only after the establishment of a C point, which will be a threshold of another gold rally to finish this large consolidation. And this C point has 3 alternatives with 3 different D points accordingly, which I highlighted on the chart above for you.
In my November 2018 post the majority of you bet that the gold could have bottomed already and given the Santa Claus Rally that we witnessed. Recently I highlighted such an option to be the first on our chart above. The blue C1-D1 segment points in the $1490 level, where AB is equal to CD segment. This option implies further weakness in the stock market and the overall adverse scenario to emerge in risk assets.
The second alternative is shown for the first time in my charts. It implies the extended consolidation in the BC junction as the other move down failed to retest the former valley of $1122. This option means the prevailing uncertainty in the market, which could build another zigzag down after the limited move up within a large green Symmetric Triangle pattern. This would be a time-consuming alternative. The green C2-D2 segment then points in the $1515 level, but it should be corrected based on the fixed C2-starting point later on.
And the last one is the old option, which nevertheless is still possible. It means that the current extended move up would get exhausted soon and a further drop would follow to finally retest the former low of $1122 or even below. The preliminary position of the red C3-D3 segment points at the $1450 level, but we should update it once the price finds the bottom. This option implies the strength in the stock market as that hard drop we recently witnessed even if one would call it a correction was a scary one.
INO.com Contributor, Metals
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