Gold & Silver: Too Good To Be True?

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.

It looks like the market still lives in uncertainty over the future as the consolidation extends further. Most of you voted the last time that the price of the metals could rise together with the dollar index. In the following precious metals charts, I will show the alternative structures that will go in line with the conventional “dollar up – metals down” concept.

We continue with the gold’s daily chart below.

Gold Silver

The market is neutral so far, and the RSI confirms it with the “dead man’s pulse” on the sub-chart. It neither breaks up nor moves down.

The alternative view here proposes the continuation of a complex correction to the downside. The first leg down was sharp, and now market “digests” that move as the crowd was punished for buying at the top and now new bulls could be demotivated to enter. They watch what will be the next step, leaking earlier wounds. The so-called “Perma bulls” are already in and afraid to add at these historically expensive levels. The market waits for a bigger bargain or for a fresh fear stimulus, which could be a major international conflict, some shocking event, or a fresh portion of printed money.

On the chart above, the alternative scenario shows another drop to attract bargain hunters who will join the uptrend on the dip to avoid the FOMO, which they experienced lately when gold hit a new record high.

We have a Triangle pattern (orange), and we have detected such a pattern with the bullish scenario before, but this time it acts as a joint between the first and the second legs down. The target for the second drop is at $1762 at an equal distance, with the first move down. The minimum target should be the valley of the first leg at $1863.

Triggers are set at the former troughs and peaks. We will get the confirmation of the move down below $1907 – the termination of a bullish Triangle pattern is also here. It is not so close to the market. The invalidation point is much closer at $1974. The bullish confirmation is beyond $1993. The RSI should drop below 50 to confirm the second leg down.

The silver’s daily chart is next.

 Gold Silver

Silver has already pierced and closed below the bullish Pennant pattern posted before, and it is close to invalidation if the price does not get back inside of the pattern. But it does not cancel the possible bullish move, as consolidation just does not fit within any particular pattern. We should always keep to the mantra: “Only the market is always right!”

Let us get down to the alternative view. The joint between the first and the second legs down is not as beautiful as we got one on the gold chart. I highlighted it with an orange ellipse, it finished at $28.92, and then the second leg could have started. It consists of two minor parts as we could have finished the first one down and the minor consolidation in between.

The whole structure will be less sharp as the target for the second leg is at 22.50, where it will reach an equal distance with the leg one. In the same area around $23 notch, there is a contact point with blue trendline support. Let us see the reaction of the market there. The price should tag the valley of the first leg at $23.44 at a minimum. The upside trigger (downside invalidation) is still the same at $28.92; it will open a way for earlier posted bullish targets of $32.50-35.90.

Now that you’ve seen the alternative scenarios.

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Aibek Burabayev 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 for their opinion.

6 thoughts on “Gold & Silver: Too Good To Be True?

    1. Dear Ed, thank you for regular support and active engagement.
      I agree this post played out with the market and I will indeed make an update in upcoming piece.
      The move was so fast that we almost hit the downside targets in one day.
      Let the dust settle and see where this move find its bottom. Best regards, Aibek

        1. Dear Ed, I think that another move higher in top metals is pending as this is although complex, but just a correction. At the same time we should always bear in mind that only the Market is right and our view should be revised if structure will change. I will update on it regularly, so please stay tuned.
          Among metals on the bigger map I see clearer structure for gold and palladium. The silver has the largest upside potential as it yet to retest the all-time high, but it's tricky as it can be just a large "dead cat bounce" before another leg down. The problem is that the institutional investors favor gold as it is easier to handle and less volatile. The silver is retailers' choice as it has small price, but with a widening gap between rich and poor the retailers' potential could be limited and therefore the price of silver is vulnerable. At the moment the silver has stopped gaining against the gold as the gold/silver ratio is at 79 with the recent low at 69 and its a huge difference. Check back my updates, best wishes, Aibek.

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