Yesterday was another day during which the precious metals sector didn’t really decline (just a little) despite a move higher in the USD Index. Let’s check if the situation is bullish now (charts courtesy of http://stockcharts.com).
What’s more interesting is that the first 2 days of this week are quite similar to the first 2 days of the last week. We saw a sizable decline after this 2-day action last week, so we can say that it’s a quite bearish pattern on its own. There was only 1 situation similar to the last 2 days, so the implications are not strongly bearish, but the closeness of the situation and the level of similarity make it bearish.
The precious metals sector usually declines in the middle of May, so we have bearish implications also from this perspective.
On the other hand, the bullish fact is that the above-mentioned small-volume decline materialized when the USD Index moved higher and was already after a sizable rally.
The US dollar moved higher in the past few days and it’s about to take out the important declining resistance line that stopped the previous rally earlier this year. Once it moves above it, we are likely to see a strong upswing, which could translate into a big decline on the precious metals market. It seems quite likely in our view.
The USD Index moved higher and above the declining resistance line. It’s now more or less as much above it as it was during the previous attempt to move lower. Since the previous move failed, it seems to us that traders are waiting for some kind of confirmation that this breakout is a sustainable one. As such, it might not have had a bullish impact on the precious metals market just yet. It doesn’t mean, however, that we won’t see any in the coming days. There have been cases when precious metals’ reaction was simply delayed. This could still be the case, and we are not yet convinced that metals are showing true strength here.
Summing up, the outlook for gold, silver, and mining stocks remains bearish, but not extremely bearish, which means that we don’t increase the size of the short position just yet.
Trading capital (our opinion): Short positions (half) in: gold, silver, and mining stocks with the following stop-loss orders:
- Gold: $1,326
- Silver: $20.30
- GDX ETF: $25.20
Long-term capital (our opinion): No positions
Insurance capital (our opinion): Full position
You will find details on our thoughts on gold portfolio structuring in the Key Insights section on our website.
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Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA
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