I kept an eye on overnight action in Asia on Sunday and gold and silver moved higher with the dollar down slightly into European trading. For Monday July 4th, gold and silver opened higher with the dollar down but now there seems to be a reversal in both.
Gold did get to the $1,350 level but could not break the $1,362 price it got up to the Friday morning hours of the surprise Brexit vote. The $1,338 level you don’t want to see breached if you are a bull, which was Friday’s close and if you are a bear, $1,352 and then $1,362. My call for a $1,400 top from April is still in place for gold. I would however like to see the dollar lower but it seems to be buoyed ever since the Brexit vote, between 95.50 and 96.50. I still think the dollar will be key moving forward to what gold does, but I need to see more evidence out of China, Japan and Europe of a weakening economy and data as well as intervention by central bankers and leaders into the currency, weakening them with more unprecedented behavior that will be dollar bullish.
Silver has already fallen to its Friday high and seems to be breaking down now after hitting around 20.62. Presently trading at 19.79 and it doesn’t seem like when it opens in the U.S. after a long weekend there will be any short covering, at least as of now. The levels on the chart below are the ones to watch right now.
The chart below I hope to continue to provide us cue’s as to what is to come for gold. It hasn’t hurt projections so far and I think we’ll see some surprises coming soon enough. I have never seen so many bullish gold articles, but this writer remains calm and looks at the data. Treasuries are at record lows. Dollar is not crashing. Volatility is at record lows. Stock market went over 18,000 again last week.
I am however looking for a tough stock market overall in July and I would be lightening up positions in stocks, and the miners. If you are locking in profit near the current highs, a short little boost higher in stocks isn’t important to me if I can just lock in profit and sit on cash for the next good setup. At a minimum, a hedge might be appropriate.
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