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Chart of the Week - Gold Getting Ready

Gold Market Technicals: Similar to the chart on treasuries (in the latest Weekly Insights report), gold market technicals are also high on the radar. Gold is likewise being compressed into a progressively tighter trading range.

One of my favorite market rules of thumb is that periods of low volatility (tighter trading ranges) often precede periods of higher volatility (breakouts and turning points)… and vice versa. In that respect, we need to keep a close eye on gold too.

Interestingly, the composite FX breadth indicator (tracking the price of gold against a basket of currencies) has been turning higher from a period of predominantly bearish momentum. I think that’s about as good a clue as any to be on watch for an upside breakout (but albeit open minded because when it does break out it could go in either direction, and which ever direction it goes will likely be an explosive move).

Key point: Gold looks to be setting up for a big move (perhaps up, given FX breadth).

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Callum Thomas

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