I’d like to start the Weekend Newsletter with a big picture review of the gold and silver markets. It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day fluctuations. When cycles stretch, I find taking a step back essential.
Below is a snippet from the 6/17/2017 WEEKEND NEWSLETTER.
-2017 BREAKOUT?- The multi-year correction is similar to the 1986 and 2002 breakouts. It has been 301-weeks since the $1923.70 8-Year cycle high. We could see this 6-Month cycle retrace between 50% and 62% before bottoming. Once complete, I’ll look for a breakout above the trendline sometime between August 21st and September 15th.
Prices followed the forecast precisely, bottoming at $1,204 (retracement between $1,210 and $1,190). Regrettably, I changed my outlook due to the unyielding dollar. I found it unlikely gold would form a 6-month low with the dollar so deeply oversold. Typically, the dollar tops while gold bottoms and vice versa. I altered my forecast to adjust to the dollar weakness; it proved to be a mistake.
-GOLD MONTHLY (BIG PICTURE)- Prices are just breaking above the 6-year trendline, similar to the 2002 breakout. A series of higher highs and higher lows should lead to a retest of the $1,923 high in 2019. From there, I expect a multi-month consolidation phase as prices build momentum to clear $2,000.
Implied bull market targets range between $7,900 – $10,200, once prices are decisively above $2,000. Potential timing proposes a top between late 2022 and early 2024.
-SILVER’S QUARTERLY CHART- Prices are forming a massive, multi-decade, consolidation pattern below $50.00. Breaking out above $50.00 would project a minimum target of $170. However, the multi-decade pattern proposes targets over $300/oz.
No matter how you feel now, we are in still in the very early stages of a budding bull market. Long-term investors can buy the dips and expect spectacular gains as the bull market matures. The LONG-TERM STRATEGY released May 12th, 2017 discusses the value of a core position.
-US DOLLAR WEEKLY- Prices undercut the 91.88 level and reversed to close positive for the week. The 2015 and 2016 lows formed similarly. Will prices finally rebound? Note: Stochastics rallied to new highs as prices dropped into last weeks low.
-US DOLLAR DAILY- The dollar formed a reversal candle on Friday’s employment report. A daily close above the 93.31 high will confirm an intermediate low. If established, expect a rebound to test the trendline.
-GOLD WEEKLY- Prices are above the trendline, and a bull market is confirmed. The COT reveals commercial traders increased their short positions 7-weeks consecutively by 145,325 contracts. The dramatic expansion supports a short-term pullback. Prices should find support around the $1,300 level if executed.
-GOLD DAILY- It appears the decline into the August 8th trough ($1,257) was a half-cycle low. An (A) equals (C) target projects roughly $1,337. If prices correct into a daily cycle low, I’ll issue a buy signal. The second week in September is our preferred timing for said low. A pullback is not guaranteed; shorting is risky. If prices correct into a daily cycle low (DCL-1), I’ll look to buy in the support zone and near the 50-day EMA.
-SILVER WEEKLY- Prices closed above the June high and will likely challenge $18.00. The $17.00 level has become support if prices decline into a daily cycle low.
-SILVER DAILY- I’ll look to buy silver if prices pullback to around the 200-day MA.
-GDX- Prices are overbought heading into resistance. I’ll look to buy miners in mid-September if gold drops into its daily cycle low.
-GDXJ- Juniors are overbought and entered resistance. Support for a pullback is between $34.00 – $35.00. I’ll look to buy JNUG if/when GDXJ tags its 200-day MA.
-SPY- There was considerable selling into strength numbers on Friday (930-million), denoting potential distribution. We could see a top in September followed by a sharp correction in October.
-WTIC- I think we will see a reflation trade (commodities rally) during the last quarter of 2017. Oil may have bottomed. I’d like to see prices close distinctly above $47.47 to increase those odds.
-ERX- Prices diverged positively as oil dropped to the recent low. Energy stocks may have bottomed after an 8-month decline. I’d like to see oil close above $47.47 before committing to ERX. The stop would be just below the $21.37 low.
Metals and Miners are overbought on a short-term basis. Prices could continue higher, but I prefer waiting for a pullback. I’ll be on the lookout for a buying oppertunity during the second week in September.