Close X Cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of 24hGold.com. By continuing your navigation on our website, you are accepting the use of cookies.
To learn more about cookies ...
EnglishFrench

Will the Breakout in the USD Index Hurt Gold?

IMG Auteur
Published : May 04th, 2013
900 words - Reading time : 2 - 3 minutes
( 0 vote, 0/5 )
Print article
  Article Comments Comment this article Rating All Articles  
0
Send
0
comment
Our Newsletter...
Category : Technical Analysis

We haven’t touched on currencies for quite some time (our latest essay was dedicated entirely to gold: Gold Price in May 2013) now but last time we did, we mentioned the long-term breakout in the USD Index, which at that time was starting to take shape, but as the time wore on it became more and more significant. This is why in today’s essay we’ll focus mostly on the U.S. currency, review its current technical situation and its implications for gold and silver. Let us then jump straight into the chart analysis – we’ll start with the very long-term chart where the breakout is most clearly visible (charts courtesy by http://stockcharts.com.)

24hGold - Will the Breakout in...

The index has actually confirmed a breakout above the very long-term resistance line. It has closed above it now for three consecutive months (yes, months). While a correction to the 80 level is still possible in the short term, an eventual move to the upside is now more likely than not. The closest target level seems to be slightly above 85 and although the 90 level could be in the cards as well, for now, we will focus on the first target level at this time.

The situation in the United States has not improved dramatically and the value of the dollar will have to go down eventually because of the massive amounts thereof that were created in the recent months and years. However, please remember that the USD Index is a weighted average of currency exchange rates, so if other currencies depreciate faster relative to tangible assets such as gold, the USD Index could actually rally. Another possibility is if the US situation is bad but it is worse everywhere else, the index could also rally. Anyway, the above chart suggests the USD index will move higher in the weeks ahead, though not necessarily immediately.

Let us move on to the medium term now.

24hGold - Will the Breakout in...

In this chart, the picture is not as clear. The bearish head-and-shoulders formation could still be completed here, but the index would need to move below 79 and then hold this breakdown. If it moves above 84, the bearish pattern would be invalidated. Since the long-term picture is more important and carries greater weight than the medium and short-term outlooks, it is more probable that a rally will be seen, although this may not happen right away.

Finally, let’s zoom in even further and see how the short-term situation looks like.

24hGold - Will the Breakout in...

In the short-term USD Index chart, we see that the index declined immediately after the cyclical turning point. A sharp move lower has been seen over the past few days, though this did reverse on an intra-day basis on Thursday (perhaps forex traders acted on the bullish 3-month confirmation of the long-term breakout). This could in fact be a reversal, as moves to the upside appear possible now. It is, however, a bit unclear at this time. What should have happened due to the bearish impact of the cyclical turning point has probably already been seen. All-in-all, the situation is unclear for the short term.

24hGold - Will the Breakout in...

In the long-term Euro Index chart, we see that the index bottomed within our target area and then moved higher. What’s ahead for the Euro Index is a bit unclear right now. An analogy to previous patterns suggests a move to the upside here.

With respect to gold, previous similar Euro Index trading patterns (such as in late 2010) coincided with gold moving lower initially and then rallying strongly (note the decline in late 2010 and early 2011). It seems that gold could once again move lower before rallying significantly.

Now, let’s take a look at the intermarket correlations to see how the situation in currencies may translate into the precious metals market.

24hGold - Will the Breakout in...

The Correlation Matrix is a tool which we have developed to analyze the impact of the currency markets and the general stock market upon the precious metals sector, (namely: gold correlations and silver correlations). The short-term impact on the precious metals by other markets has been very unclear. On a medium-term basis, the impact from the currency markets is negative. The final bottom for gold, silver and the mining stocks may very well be ahead. In the long run, the effect of these other markets is close to zero, and we expect the secular bull market for precious metals to continue even though the rally may not be seen right away.

Summing up, the long-term outlook for the USD Index is now bullish, and this could damage the precious metals markets, at least temporarily. The very long-term correlations between the dollar and the precious metals have been pretty non-existent. A medium-term impact will likely be seen however if the USD Index rallies (expect “there was no bull market in gold, only the bear market in the dollar which just ended” and similar comments – look at the non-USD gold chart for proof that there was much more to gold’s rally than dollar’s decline). The metals will probably respond negatively at first, and then go along with their main secular trend, which is to the upside.

Thank you for reading. Have a great weekend and profitable week!

Sincerely,
Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA

PS. Our subscribers have been profiting during these turbulent times and are profiting on today's decline as well. We encourage you to join them and get to know our detailed downside targets and trading plan.


Companies Mentionned : Metals X |
<< Previous article
Rate : Average note :0 (0 vote)
>> Next article
Przemyslaw Radomski is the founder, owner and the main editor of www.SunshineProfits.com. Being passionately curious about the market’s behavior he uses his statistical and financial background to question the common views and profit on the misconceptions. “Don’t fight the emotionality on the market – take advantage of it!” is one of his favorite mottos. His time is divided mainly to analyzing various markets with emphasis on the precious metals, managing his own portfolio, writing commentaries, essays and developing financial software. Most of the time he’s got left is spent on reading everything he can about the markets, psychology, philosophy and statistics. Mr. Radomski has started investigating the markets for his private use well before starting his professional career. He used to work as an informatics consultant, but this time-consuming profession left him little time for his true passion – the interdisciplinary market analysis. Establishing www.SunshineProfits.com gave him the opportunity to put his thoughts, ideas, and experience into form available to other investors.
WebsiteSubscribe to his services
Latest comment posted for this article
Be the first to comment
Add your comment
Top articles
Latest Comments
First Report since April, 2014
05 FebAndy_K1
Jason, One of your articles written way back is one of the reasons I started paying attention to silver and shortly thereafter started to ...
Something has Changed in Gold St...
06 Febneville
No nothing strange has happened in GOLD stocks....absolutely nothing.....The fact of the matter is that you byrne have been playing the man and...
The Revisionist Theory and Histo...
05 Febovertheedge
"The key is in the hand of the U.S. government. It is the same key that was used to lockthe U.S. Mint to silver in 1873, and to gold sixty years la...
First Report since April, 2014
05 FebS W.1
Here I was just 2 days ago thinking whatever happened to that evangelical silver guy. Low and behold up he springs, like some spirit from the g...
LBMA Silver “Price”: A Perfect S...
03 FebS W.
There is no doubt that the Comex can be used as a casino for those who want to trade Silver up/or down or maybe some just wish to take a small punt...
LBMA Silver “Price”: A Perfect S...
30 JanOzSILV1
Bron refuses to EVER admit this market is a Casino and the disconnect between Paper and Physical is a big clue to this
LBMA Silver “Price”: A Perfect S...
30 JanS W.
Usually I enjoy Bron's take on things,but to be perfectly honest, I can't understand 95% of what he his on about here. I get the feeling that h...
ANOTHER NAIL IN THE U.S. EMPIRE ...
30 JanDemosthenes0
Very naive and pretentious article! The author thinks he knows everything and yet knows next to nothing. Shale gas producers are neither stupid n...
Most commented articlesFavoritesMore...
World PM Newsflow
ALL
GOLD
SILVER
PGM & DIAMONDS
OIL & GAS
OTHER METALS
Mining Company News
Lara Expl.(Cu-Zn-Au)LRA.V
Revised Resource Estimate Report Filed for Maravaia Copper Gold Deposit
CA$ 0.34+1.47%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Black HillsBKH
Black Hills reports 4Q loss
US$ 50.90-0.59%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Kinder Morgan(Oil)KMP
Midstream Companies Were above the 20-Day Moving Averages
US$ 102.03+1.98%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Kinder Morgan(Oil)KMP
Midstream Companies Were above the 20-Day Moving Averages
US$ 102.03+1.98%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Devon Energy(Ngas-Oil)DVN
Gasoline Inventories Rose Last Week despite Fall in Production
US$ 22.53-4.86%Trend Power :
Corporate news
United States Steel(Fe-Sn)X
U.S. Steel (X) States Ratification of Labor Agreements
US$ 7.18-7.59%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Black HillsBKH
4:34 pm Black Hills Corp beats by $0.04, misses on revs; guides FY16 EPS below consensus
US$ 50.90-0.59%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Black HillsBKH
Black Hills Corp. Reports 2015 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
US$ 50.90-0.59%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Transcanada PipelinesTRP.TO
TransCanada to Sign Substantial Agreement to Benefit Québec Economy
CA$ 48.65+0.16%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Devon Energy(Ngas-Oil)DVN
4Q15 Crude Oil Prices: Fallout for the Energy Sector and SPY
US$ 22.53-4.86%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Comments closed