When Will Gold Break Out? Watch Silver!

Gold and silver are trading in a relatable way to Dire Straits hit song “So Far Way”.

In that song, Dire Straits wrote, “you’re so far away from me. so far I just can’t see.”

Well, if you’re a trader with a deep understanding of the relationship between Gold and Silver, you know that it’s important to watch how Silver is performing. Especially when Gold is nearing important resistance.

Long story short, Silver strength is bullish for Gold. And right now, silver is showing little-to-no strength.

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$GLD Gold ETF “weekly” Price Chart

Here’s the Gold ETF. As you can see, GLD is trading fairly close to the $190 to $195 resistance band. Bulls are watching for a breakout. But perhaps bulls should also be watching Silver.

gld gold etf price breakout resistance analysis chart

$SLV Silver ETF “weekly” Price Chart

Silver is trading well below its resistance around the $27 level. Gold does better when Silver is leading. So precious metals bulls still have work to do. Stay tuned!

slv silver etf price under performing gold trading chart

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