Monday 31 October 2022

Gold falls for a seventh month

The precious metals of Gold and Silver saw net October changes of -$31.30 (1.9%) to $1640.70, and +$1.16 (6.5%) to $19.04 respectively. Gold is being pressured by the broadly strong dollar, whilst Silver is fairing better, if still m/t bearish.

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Silver, monthly1b


Gold: a seventh consecutive net monthly decline, printing $1621.10 - the lowest since April 2020, if recovering to settle in the $1640s. Price momentum is increasingly negative. I would note the monthly 10MA at $1803, which was again settled below, as the m/t trend is bearish. Gold is holding a decreasing amount of 'fear bid' on Russia/Ukraine, and China/Taiwan geo-political concerns. 

There is increasing background bullish chatter, but I will struggle to take gold seriously again until it breaks a new historic high >$2100. An eventual push >2100 would offer a grander target of the 2400/2500 zone, but that will be very difficult until the dollar is sustainably cooling.


Silver: printed a new multi-year low of $21.31, but cooled to settle at $19.12. Momentum ticked subtly back upward. I would note the monthly 10MA at $21.33, which silver settled below for a sixth month. Things only turn interesting with a break AND hold above $22.00, but that looks difficult for the remainder of this year, with the m/t bearish equity market, and the broadly strong dollar.


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The USD remains on track for next target of the DXY 120s. If that occurs, its difficult not to see Gold cool to next support of the $1370s, levels last seen in June 2019. 

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