Current Thoughts for 8/2/2016

From the Trading Desk

Sinking energy prices and floundering bank shares have contributed to the Dow Jones trading lower for a seventh consecutive day.  Global bourses headed lower overnight for the second day in a row, spurred by the Japanese government’s new stimulus plan which disappointed investors.  The stimulus package entails $73 billion in new spending with an overall total value of approximately $275 billion.  Japanese shares reacted by slumping the most in almost four weeks.  The precious metals, by contrast, continue to impress.  Gold has been on a steady rise ever since holding above $1,310 a few weeks ago and its near term target is the double top at $1,375.   Silver, despite abysmal US Mint silver eagle sales during the month of July, is marching steadily higher and will likely test $21.  Platinum and palladium are at highs they haven’t seen in over a year.

The dollar fell and gold went up again today. It seems though that the dollar has found a base at 95 to which it bounced off of. You can clearly see this in the monthly chart below. The blue line represents the resistance levels and you see where it lines up, right at 95. From here we can break either way, and we can’t fight price action when it does. A trend will confirm itself one way or the other shortly and it is tradable either way.

dollar 8-2

Nothing has changed with my overall views.

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