The U.S. dollar losing steam?

Gold needs a catalyst to jump out of the $1,800 zone, and U.S. dollar weakness might be the answer.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gold’s 200-day moving average and 50-day moving average are headed for a “golden cross,” which might be enough to push gold above the $1,837 resistance zone.
  • Goldman Sachs predicts that the U.S. dollar index has very limited upside potential – all the positive news has already been priced in.
  • The United States’ Afghanistan exit has damaged the nation’s reputation, further deteriorating the post-WWII Bretton Woods economic system where the dollar is king.
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A beautiful bounce, but will gold continue?

As the gold market approaches a period of seasonal strength, investors will be watching for a higher high.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gold has jumped back up to its $1,800 trading channel after putting in a higher low at $1,690.
  • Historically, September has been gold’s strongest month in terms of price performance. Next month could follow suit.
  • The U.S. Dollar continues to strengthen against other currencies, making gold more expensive for foreign investors and threatening gold’s rally.
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Gold vs. Money Supply

The price of gold has tracked the rapid expansion of money supply throughout history, both in the United States and globally. As M2 continues its long-term parabolic growth, so will gold.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gold found a new ceiling around $1,790 after a solid $100 bounce.
  • The ratio between gold and M2 money supply suggests that gold’s long-term bull market has further to climb.
  • The velocity of M2 money supply is sitting at all-time lows. A trend reversal could mean rapid inflation, and a flood of money moving into gold.
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Gold Bounces on U.S. Dollar Weakness

Gold took a $35 jump after struggling to escape the $1,800 range, alongside strength in equities and cryptocurrency markets.

Key Takeaways:

  • If gold puts in a higher high on this rally, the price would be on its way regain June losses.
  • The U.S. Dollar Index dropped below its rising channel after the RSI divergence last week, giving gold a boost.
  • Companies are protecting their margins by passing higher costs to consumers. Despite record inflation, consumer demand for goods has also been rising.
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Gold Sets the Stage for its Next Rally

As inflation metrics continue to break records, the U.S. dollar could be reaching a breaking point.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gold has been rising steadily for the past week, recovering from its $100 drop-in June.
  • Existing home prices have increased 24% over the last year and rent is up 9.2% in 2021, yet CPI only reflects a 2.2% increase in housing costs. When will CPI catch up?
  • Premiums on some precious metals products at record highs, reflecting a heavy increase in consumer demand for gold and silver.
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A $100 Drop Halts Gold’s Bullish Trend

Gold bounced off the 50% correction line after last week’s plunge. The metal’s next move will either strengthen the bullish reversal or signify a continuation of the 10-month bear market.

Key Takeaways:

  • Expectations for rising interest rates buoyed the U.S. dollar and halted the recent rally in precious metals prices.
  • Gold has formed a reverse head and shoulders pattern, which typically indicates a bullish reversal. If the pattern holds, gold could continue the upward stair-step that began in March.
  • The U.S. dollar rose 2% against other currencies last week, but the currency remains in a long-term bearish trend with little chance of a reversal.
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Fed Discusses Interest Rate Hikes

Gold took a hit this week, alongside the stock market, after Jerome Powell announced the Fed’s plan to mitigate hotter-than-expected inflation.

Key Takeaways:

  • After Wednesday’s highly anticipated Federal Open Market Committee meeting, Jerome Powell announced a plan to raise interest rates in 2023 to curb rising inflation expectations.
  • The U.S. Dollar rallied on the news, while gold and the stock market indexes reacted with steep drops.
  • Expectations of rising interest rates can hurt gold in the short term, but history tells us gold ultimately thrives in the inflationary environment that requires rate hikes.
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The Gold Rotation: Institutional Investors Seek Stability

After surging past several resistance points on its climb to $1,900, gold continues to shine in a financial ecosystem wrought with volatility.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hedge funds, money managers, and retail investors are starting to rotate back into gold as cryptocurrencies falter and the stock market gives warnings of an inflection point.
  • This safe-haven demand is reminiscent of the forces that pushed gold to its all-time high in August 2020.
  • The other flagship precious metals – silver, platinum, and palladium – are also showing strength as rising commodities prices underpin gold’s bullish performance.

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Gold Marches Higher Amid the CPI’s Shocking Jump

Gold is continuing its short-term bullish pattern as year-over-year consumer inflation reached a shocking 4.2%.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gold is up $30 since last week, showing steady gains off its double bottom in March.
  • Yesterday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 4.2% increase in prices year-over-year, surpassing expectations and prompting a 3-day stock market selloff.
  • The U.S. Dollar Index bounced off 90 and remains half a point below last week’s level.

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Gold Approaches a Breaking Point

Gold put in a double bottom at the key support level of $1,680, and is now experiencing some bullish action to the upside. Did gold finally turn around?

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Gold’s Moment of Truth

Gold bounced off a key support level last week, and continues to hold its gains after the Fed’s announcement to maintain easy money policies.

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