EDITOR NOTE: A head-and-shoulders pattern in technical analysis is when a chart shows three peaks, with the middle peak being the highest. According to Investopedia, this type of pattern “is believed to be one of the most reliable trend reversal patterns. It is one of several top patterns that signal, with varying degrees of accuracy, that an upward trend is nearing its end.” Technical Traders reports that, based on the decline of the U.S. dollar, gold is headed toward an inverted head-and-shoulders pattern that would suggest a bullish rise, as opposed to a bearish decline. These patterns suggest that gold could be headed to prices over $1,900 and, if that happens, prices of $2,100 or higher could easily follow.
After a moderately strong rebound from the $1675 lows in early August, Gold has clearly started to set up the Right Shoulder of what appears to be an Inverted Head-and-Shoulders pattern. The recent weakness in the US Dollar suggests any breakdown in the US Dollar below $91.70 will likely prompt a new bullish price advance in Gold targeting highs above $1900 and likely attempt to reach $2100 or higher.
WATCH $91.70 ON THE US DOLLAR FOR NEXT GOLD RALLY
Currently, the US Dollar is experiencing a few days of upward price trending after breaking downwards from highs near $93.70. Recent lows in the US Dollar, near $91.93 suggest a peak in the US Dollar may have set up. We believe the $91.70 level on the US Dollar is critical to the setup of the Inverted Head-and-Shoulders pattern in Gold and that Gold may trail downward to levels near $1775 before finding real support for the next upside price rally.
Once that Right Shoulder has completed, likely near $1775 or higher, the next phase for Gold is a very solid upside price rally that should rally above $1845 fairly quickly and attempt to reach the $1920 to $1950 level before the end of 2021. Many of you are familiar with a Head-n-Shoulders pattern and understand the end of this pattern usually prompts a rally equal to the Left Shoulder or Head breakdown range. This means the next rally phase for Gold will likely be a minimum of +$150 to $+165 from the Right Shoulder level.
STRONG UPWARD SUPPORT NEAR $1765 SUGGESTS RALLY IN GOLD IS PENDING
Additionally, we wanted to highlight this Gold Monthly chart pattern that suggests a strong upside price channel and a Double-Bottom continue to confirm a very strong potential for an upside price rally in Gold. The CYAN upward sloping price channel suggests Gold will find a strong support near $1765 and the Double-Bottom suggests Gold has already confirmed a strong support level near $1695.
We believe the transition of the US Dollar throughout the end of this year will be key to understanding the type of rally we should expect in Gold and Precious metals. Once the US Dollar falls below the $91.70 level, the upside price pressure in Precious Metals should begin to accelerate. We believe the $91.70 level in the US Dollar is the key catalyst for Gold to break out of this Inverted Head-and-Shoulders pattern.
Additionally, a weaker US Dollar will begin to shift how capital is deployed in the US equities markets and foreign markets. If the US Dollar breaks downward, below $88 or $89, then we may begin to see a shift of capital into foreign or emerging markets. But as long as the US Dollar stays above these key levels, the US Equities markets are likely to continue to attract foreign capital and continue to attempt to trend higher.
As this Inverted Head-and-Shoulders pattern continues to trend through the Right Shoulder, Miners may begin to rally ahead of the upward price trend in Gold. It will be interesting to see if traders are anticipating this Right Shoulder breakout ahead of it actually completing. If so, Miners may begin to rally two to three weeks before Gold really starts to rally away from the Right Shoulder.
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