Precious Metals Charts Point to Higher Prices
There's a good chance the US dollar will continue higher. If that happens, we should see strong selling in North American equities, commodities, and likely on the precious metals charts.
The crazy thing about all this is that these types of moves in precious metals can be avoided and even taken advantage of in certain situations. There is no reason for anyone to continue holding on to those positions after they pullback 6% of more because of the type of price and volume action both gold and silver had been displaying in the past few sessions.
I warned investors on September 1 that precious metals were about to top any day and that protective stops should be tightened; taking profits was also a smart move. It was only two trading sessions later that precious metals topped and went into a free fall. You can get my detailed analysis if you read my article, Dollar on the Verge of a Relief Rally.
A couple weeks later once precious metals has found support and the uneducated investors were licking their wounds wondering what the heck just happened to their trading accounts, I put out another report but this time with a bullish outlook. Silver was currently trading at $29.96 and I had a $35-$36 price target over the next two months. Gold was trading down at $1611 and I saw it heading back up to $1750-$1775 area before finding resistance and pulling back. Both these forecasts were reached over the next two months. You can quickly review the article titled Get Ready: Precious Metals Charts Point to Further Consolidation for more info.
With all that said, what exactly are the charts saying right now?
Current Precious Metals Charts Summary:
The past six weeks we have been watching both gold and silver struggle to hold up but they have managed to grind their way to my price targets. After reaching those targets a couple weeks ago sellers have stepped back into the precious metals market and put pressure these metals.
Last week gold and silver started to pullback in a big way with rising volume. This could just be the start of something much larger which I will cover in just a moment.
The wild card for precious metals and for every stock and commodity for that matter is Europe. Every other day there seems to be headline news moving the market and most of takes place in overnight trading for those of us living in North America. It's this wild card which is keeping me from getting aggressive in the market right now.
Let's take a look at the charts.
Silver Precious Metal Daily Chart:
Silver is currently in a down trend and may be starting another leg down this week. Long term I am bullish but for the next couple months I remain neutral to bearish for silver until it forms a base to start a new uptrend from.
Gold Precious Metal Daily Chart:
Currently I am neutral/bearish on gold. If it can trade sideways for a few weeks then I will become bullish.
Precious Metals Charts Conclusion:
In short, I feel there is a good chance the US dollar will continue higher. If that happens we should see strong selling in North American equities, commodities and likely on the precious metals charts.
Financial markets around the world are at a tipping point, meaning something really big is about to take place. The question is which way will investment move? The only thing we can do is trade with the current trends, price patterns and volume.
At this time I still see a higher dollar and that means lower stocks and commodities. This could change at the drop of a hat depending on the news that comes out of Europe so the key to trading right now is to remain cash-rich and take only small positions in the market.
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