Gold Hits Second Target

On the 6th of January, gold had hit the second target of $1577 that I showed you last June when we measured the depth of gold bugs love. I will update the big chart for you below to show why this second target is crucial. By the way, this target was the most favored then as you can see in the graph of ballots below.

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It’s a real miracle that we witnessed the Santa Claus Rally again this year. I updated the short-term chart for gold right ahead of Christmas as I thought the correction would extend itself to delay the rally for a later period. The invalidation point for the bearish scenario was set at $1516 as the price moved almost $100 above that point for someone’s benefit.

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Most of you voted for the immediate rally as you didn’t expect another drop, and you were amazingly right, again!

I think it’s time to check big charts to adjust our short-term navigation plans. Continue reading "Gold Hits Second Target"

Gold & Silver: Santa Claus Rally Postponed

Both metals missed the time targets, which were set on the 13th of December for gold and on the 20th of December for silver in the previous post as I was expecting the Last Drop Ahead Of Santa Claus Rally.

I updated the charts below and went deep into the anatomy of the current consolidation in the "bc” segment to show you in detail what holds the price for so long delaying the last drop. For that reason, I switched to a lower time frame of 4-hour.

Let me start with the silver chart as it has a less complicated structure than gold, and I will use it as a navigator.

Chart 1. Silver 4-hour

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Chart courtesy of tradingview.com

Corrective structures are tricky as I always repeat it as a mantra, but it really has such a nature as it reflects the uncertainty in the market mixed with attempts of different market forces to break out of the current status quo. This creates sharp zigzags and false breakouts as we see it on the silver chart above. Continue reading "Gold & Silver: Santa Claus Rally Postponed"

Gold & Silver: Last Drop Ahead Of Santa Claus Rally?

Both metals went amazingly well with the plan that I shared with you a month ago. I have shown you a possible structure of more complex correction and set the time targets for both metals. Below you can see where you thought the completion of the corrective move would finish.

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The votes were split almost even with a little margin in favor of the gold bugs as they preferred January 2020 as the ending point for the current extended correction. Silver fans chose Christmas day as their metal's chart showed it as a result of calculations.

Later on, there was an update where I set the price targets for both gold, and silver for the upcoming drop as the structure got more clarity.

As time goes by and the chart moves to the right, adding more and more bars, we can see the picture even clearer now to adjust both time and price targets for top metals below. Continue reading "Gold & Silver: Last Drop Ahead Of Santa Claus Rally?"

Gold & Silver Stocks Belie COT Caution

We all know that the gold and silver Commitments of Traders are very extended and at levels of commercial net shorts and large spec net longs that tend to be in place at tops in the metals. Well, the metals topped in the summer, so what does that tell us?

For one thing, it tells us that bull market rules are different from bear market rules as per this post from August as gold was topping.

Gold and Silver Commitments of Traders for This Week

Listen sports fans, I just call ’em as I see ’em. The Commitments of Traders for gold is as extended as it has been lately and open interest is significant. Speculators are all-in here and while we note that bull market rules are different than bear market rules, extended is extended. Gold is vulnerable to pullback by this measure, especially since the gold price is in the target zone we laid out months ago.

Gold dropped about 100 bucks an ounce from the time of that post and yet the CoT are not cured. Talk about bull market rules! CoT was and is a reason for a level of caution, but as noted last weekend in NFTRH 579 the charts of several miners we track (and I own) belied a cautious stance.

From #579…

The way things appear to be setting up is that the miners are preparing to be a ‘go to’ play when the stock market party burns out. Despite the caution begged by the gold and silver Commitments of Traders, the chart of HUI, the Gold/SPX ratio on page 30 and the fact that Friday was a holiday shortened affair, the overall look of our charts this week is constructive to bullish

HUI has gone on to have a thus far bullish week this week with a move to break the post-summer consolidation and as we’ve noted in NFTRH, the HUI/Gold ratio has remained intact and is also now in a bullish stance. It’s a leader, as is the Silver ETF vs. silver. Get a load of this. Continue reading "Gold & Silver Stocks Belie COT Caution"

Today vs. 2012; Different This Time For Gold

Gold bugs will remember 2012 as the last year of hope that gold was still in its bull cycle as it managed to hold key support around 1550 into year-end. It should not be lost on us that here into year-end 2019 gold’s new bull cycle has risen to, and logically halted at, the very same former support that is now important resistance to a new bull market.

We anticipated this resistance in the summer, and although the up-turning Semi cycle of 2013 was logical to gold’s demise 7 years ago, that is no longer the case as Semiconductor leadership takes a new leg up in 2019. Why? Well, let’s explore just a few of the differences between then and now.

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Difference #1: The Yield Curve

The post-crisis era into 2012 was “inflation all the way baby!” as so well stated by my friend, the late Jonathan Auerbach back in Q4 2008. It was monetary fire hoses all day every day and policy makers didn’t care who knew it. There was a major systemic meltdown of the previous inflation in play and of course, our heroes at the Fed fought that realized risk with more of what created it in the first place, balls-out inflationary policy.

The crowning achievement – and gold killer – of post-crisis policy was 2011’s Operation Twist and its stated mission of controlling the yield curve, as Twist’s agenda to buy long-term Treasury bonds and sell short-term Treasury bonds was the very essence of a flattener. That cannot be disputed. Bernanke kicked off the great flattening and gold was done for years to come. Continue reading "Today vs. 2012; Different This Time For Gold"