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Gold Value Forecast: Multi-Month Downtrend Continues – Ranges for XAU/USD


Gold Value Outlook:

  • Gold costs have staged a powerful intraday rally post-US CPI, however finally stay inside the downtrend from the March and August highs.
  • In contrast to the US Greenback (by way of the DXY Index) or US fairness markets, gold costs haven’t been capable of reverse their post-US CPI transfer solely.
  • Gold costs retain a bearish bias within the near-term, based on the IG Shopper Sentiment Index.

Inflation-Induced Volatility

The September US inflation report (CPI) shocked monetary markets once more, with stubbornly elevated inflation pressures. Because of this, US Treasury yields and US actual yields turned greater, boosting Fed price hike odds, initially upsetting a rally by the US Greenback (by way of the DXY Index) and a pointy decline by gold costs.

Nonetheless, there was a major reversal throughout monetary markets at present within the wake of the CPI studying. US fairness markets rallied over +5% from their intraday lows, whereas the DXY Index swung into unfavourable territory. Gold costs have rallied from their lows as effectively, however with US yields staying elevated on the session, bullion has not been capable of shake off all of its losses. Accordingly, the weak technical construction stays in place.

Gold Volatility Stays Elevated

Traditionally, gold costs have a relationship with volatility in contrast to different asset lessons. Whereas different asset lessons like bonds and shares don’t like elevated volatility – signaling higher uncertainty round money flows, dividends, coupon funds, and so on. – gold tends to profit during times of upper volatility. Gold volatility stays elevated, and within the context of upper US yields (each nominal and actual) and a resilient US Greenback, it stays a headwind for gold costs within the near-term.

GVZ (Gold Volatility) Technical Evaluation: Every day Value Chart (October 2021 to October 2022) (Chart 1)

Gold volatility (as measured by the Cboe’s gold volatility ETF, GVZ, which tracks the 1-month implied volatility of gold as derived from the GLD possibility chain) was buying and selling at 16.46 on the time this report was written. The 5-day correlation between GVZ and gold costs is -0.64 whereas the 20-day correlation is +0.05. One week in the past, on October 6, the 5-day correlation was -0.04 and the 20-day correlation was -0.51.

Gold Value Charge Technical Evaluation: Every day Chart (October 2021 to October 2022) (Chart 2)

The intraday rally is establishing a hammer candle on the every day chart, suggesting {that a} near-term backside could also be within the technique of being established. Extra technical proof is required, nevertheless, because the broader construction of the gold value chart stays bearish. Gold costs are beneath their every day 5-, 8-, 13-, and 21-EMAs, and the EMA envelope is in bearish sequential order. Every day MACD is holding beneath its sign line, and every day Gradual Stochastics are hovering their median line. One other run to the descending trendline from the March and August highs is feasible, however till the downtrend breaks, it’s troublesome to place confidence in a significant rally by gold costs.

Gold Value Technical Evaluation: Weekly Chart (October 2015 to October 2022) (Chart 3)

The longer-term view stays unchanged as no important progress has been made on the weekly timeframe: “a double prime stays in place, however a quadruple backside round 1680 warrants a reconsideration: an enormous sideways vary between 1680 and 2075 could have shaped. A bounce from 1680 sees 1800 as the primary space earlier than resistance is discovered. The sudden shift within the atmosphere means that the every day timeframe (and decrease, just like the 4-hour timeframe) shall be higher suited to concentrate to over the approaching days/weeks as it is going to take a very long time for technical indicators to evolve on the weekly timeframe.”


Gold: Retail dealer knowledge exhibits 80.53% of merchants are net-long with the ratio of merchants lengthy to brief at 4.14 to 1. The variety of merchants net-long is 3.36% decrease than yesterday and 5.48% greater from final week, whereas the variety of merchants net-short is 14.44% decrease than yesterday and 27.62% decrease from final week.

We sometimes take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the very fact merchants are net-long suggests Gold costs could proceed to fall.

Merchants are additional net-long than yesterday and final week, and the mix of present sentiment and up to date modifications offers us a stronger Gold-bearish contrarian buying and selling bias.

— Written by Christopher Vecchio, CFA, Senior Strategist

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