Tag "precious metals"

Gold / U.S. Dollar Ratio Racing To A Near-Term Peak?

Two of 2017’s major investing themes thus far are the return of Gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) and the prolonged weakness in the U.S. Dollar (CURRENCY:USD). Year-to-date, Gold is up 15.72% while the U.S. Dollar is down 9.57%.  This follows a multi-year decline in Gold and a multi-year rise in the Dollar. The…

The U.S. Dollar Trade: A Macro To Micro Analysis

Note that this post went out to my “Gone Fishing” newsletter subscribers this past weekend. After hitting a 14-year high at the end of 2016, the US Dollar (CURRENCY:USD) has lost 11% in 2017. Whether a reaction to Trump talking it down post inauguration, US real disinflation, Euro melt-up (which…

Is Silver Price Confirming Gold Sentiment?

Earlier this week market participants were exposed to some after hour fireworks – North Korea had launched a missile over Japan. As expected, gold prices caught a bid and stock index futures pulled back. The following day there was sentiment among many social media participants that “the Gold bull market…

Is This Gold Breakout For Real: Watch The Japenese Yen!

There’s been a lot of discussion recently of the breakout in gold prices. The yellow metal had been trading in a range for the last several months, seeing resistance just under $1,300/oz and support at $1,220/oz. While I do believe the breakout is encouraging and does align with seasonality for…

Silver Price Action Forms Bullish Wick Off Weekly Lows

Precious metals like Silver and Gold endured another week to the downside. The beginning of summer hasn’t been kind to precious metals, seeing Silver and Gold fall uniformly despite weakness in the U.S. Dollar. That said, Silver may have produced a reason for hope late last week… Looking at the…

Chart Spotlight: Gold / U.S. Dollar Ratio Near BIG Level

Gold bugs are beginning to stir, and for good reason. 2017 has seen domestic and geo-political tensions escalate along with a pullback in the U.S. Dollar. BUT, gold prices have yet to record a convincing breakout and still remain in a bear market. Below is a chart that gold bugs and gold…

3 Reasons Why I’m Neutral On Gold Prices

The iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:GLD) continues to oscillate around its flattish 200-day average, frustrating bulls and bear alike. Gold prices and the Gold ETF (GLD) are most likely being held hostage by the action in Treasuries and the U.S. Dollar. Treasuries via TLT (NASDAQ:TLT) have rebounded after what looked like a false…

Gold (GLD) Trading Update: Failed Breakout Creates Headwind

The iShares Gold Trust (GLD) breakout failed and its price is back below the flattish 200-day average. This is not all that surprising, though. And this has to do with the failed breakout in Treasuries (NASDAQ:TLT). The two asset classes remain highly correlated. Gold prices via GLD remain above the March…

Trading Spotlight: Junior Gold Miners (GDXJ) Rally

The Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDXJ) have taken their lumps over the past 3 months. The ride has been volatile and included a couple of steep declines. The most recent decline comes on the heels of a drop in gold prices (NYSEARCA:GLD). Note that the senior gold miners (NYSEARCA:GDX) didn’t…