Friday, 18 May 2018

Bearish metals

The precious metals of Gold and Silver saw net weekly declines, -$29.40 (2.2%) to $1291.30, and -$0.30 (1.8%) to $16.45 respectively. Near term outlook is highly uncertain, and will be greatly dependent upon the USD and bond yields.


Gold weekly


Silver weekly



Summary

Suffice to add, gold remains stronger than silver, but both metals are lagging the broader commodity complex.

Ongoing s/t strength in the USD and higher bond yields is really keeping the downward pressure on gold, and to a slightly less degree... silver.

Technically, gold and silver both avoided a weekly close under key rising trend. The next few weeks are going to be rather important!

Friday, 11 May 2018

Weekly gains

The precious metals of Gold and Silver saw net weekly gains, +$6.00 (0.5%) to $1320.70, and +$0.23 (1.4%) to $16.75 respectively. Near term outlook offers further upside. The m/t outlook would turn decisively bullish if Gold >$1400 and Silver >$22s.


Gold weekly



Silver weekly



Summary

Gold remains broadly stronger than Silver, but both metals are m/t choppy since early 2017, especially relative to the broader commodity complex.

Partly based on m/t bullish trends in copper and oil, I'm still leaning toward an eventual bullish breakout in Gold. For now, there is ZERO sign of that.