GOLD PRICE FORECAST: PRECIOUS METALS SWINGING WITH REAL YIELDS
- Gold value motion has nudged barely greater since final week’s selloff
- Gold volatility appears largely pushed by latest swings in actual yields
- Lengthy-term pattern assist appears to have supplied some buoyancy
Gold value motion has stabilized since final week’s sharp selloff. The dear steel sank practically 7% from its year-to-date excessive of $1,963 and invalidated its breakout above $1,900. Surging Treasury yields, and corresponding US Greenback energy, stand out as the first driver of latest gold volatility.
GOLD PRICE CHART WITH 10-YEAR US REAL YIELD OVERLAID: DAILY TIME FRAME (JUN 2020 TO JAN 2021)
On the again of ‘excessive price ticket’ stimulus plans anticipated from president-elect Biden, nonetheless, future inflation expectations appear to be accelerating greater. That is doubtless serving to steer actual yields tick again decrease. To not point out, with Federal Reserve Chair Powell reiterating the central financial institution’s uber-accomodative stance right now, coupled with strong demand for long-term Treasuries at auctions earlier this week, there may be potential for Treasury yields to face notable headwinds extra broadly.
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A state of affairs the place Treasury yields wrestle to increase their sharp advance and inflation expectations proceed to rise may recharge the broader bullish gold thesis. That is contemplating the widely robust inverse relationship between gold costs and the course of actual yields. That mentioned, one other leg greater in actual yields would doubtless weigh negatively on gold value motion.
GOLD PRICE CHART: WEEKLY TIME FRAME (SEP 2019 TO JAN 2021)
Chart by @RichDvorakFX created utilizing TradingView
Turning to a weekly gold chart we will see that the newest selloff discovered technical assist close to its long-term bullish trendline connecting the March 2020 and November 2020 swing lows. Gold costs now look caught between $1,780-1,960 roughly highlighted by the mid-point and 23.6% Fibonacci retracement of final 12 months’s buying and selling vary. Breaching this decrease technical barrier could tee up a deeper pullback towards the $1,700-price mark, although the underside Bollinger Band may assist stymie potential promoting strain. Then again, eclipsing the November 2020 swing excessive would possibly inspire gold bulls to set their sights again on all-time highs.
— Written by Wealthy Dvorak, Analyst for DailyFX.com
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