Forecast: Gold's Current Cyclical Position

Chief Analyst & Editor @ Goldwavetrader
May 8, 2022

goldRecapping Last week

Last week's trading saw Gold dropping sharply to start the week, with the metal hitting a bottom of 1849.70 - made in Tuesday's session. From there, a sharp rally was seen post-fed, here running up to a Thursday high of 1910.70 - before selling down off the same into early in Friday's session.

Gold Cycles, Short-Term

As mentioned last weekend, it looked like we had a 10 and 20-day cycle trough in place, with Gold spiking up to a recent high of 1921.30. However, this rally did not make it back to the 10 and 20-day moving averages - something which will be seen 85% of the time or better, on the upward phase of these two waves.

The chart below shows the smaller 10-day cycle component:

While the most push up to the 1921 figure (June, 2022 contract) did come within earshot of the 10-day moving average, it fell well short of the higher 20-day moving average. With that, the downward phase of the 20-day cycle is still seen as in force, though it may well have bottomed out at the 1849.70 swing low from last week.

With the above said and noted, if the 20-day cycle did bottom out last week, the ideal path would be for another try at the 20-day moving average in the days ahead. Until proven otherwise, however, that move seems favored to end up as a countertrend affair, against the downward phase of the larger 72-day cycle.

Gold's 72-Day Cycle Still Looking for Low

Since the March 8, 2022 peak of 2083.70, Gold has fallen some 11.2% into the most recent swing low, its largest decline of 2022. With that, the next bottom of significance is expected to come from Gold's 72-day cycle, which is shown again on the chart below:

In terms of time, we are at or into the range where the red (dashed) detrend indicator is projecting the next 72-day cycle to bottom. Having said that, we know that bottoms (or tops) can arrive early - or late - and with that we can't always rely on the detrend's estimate of where this wave is going to trough.

From the comments made in recent articles, in order for the next really good buy trigger to be seen with Gold, I would like to see our 72-day 'oversold' indicator (which moves inversely to price - similar to the VIX, vs. the U.S. stock market) spiking above its upper reference line - which the recent action has now seen.

I would also like to see daily close below our lower 72-day cycle band indicator, with the combination of the above ideally seen on the same trading day. This particular pattern/setup is often seen near key lows with this 72-day cycle.

With the above said and noted, we could see another short-term rally phase for Gold (with the 10 and 20-day cycles), but would have to lean the odds in favor of a lower low still out there for this 72-day component. However, once this 72-day cycle bottom is in place, then the probabilities will favor another sharp rally phase in the months to follow, ideally playing out into mid-Summer of this year.

With our 72-day cycle at or into normal bottoming range, its next low is due to materialize at anytime. With that, Gold needs to take out a key upside 'reversal point' for price - an exact number which we are watching closely in the days ahead, with the precise details noted in our Gold Wave Trader report.

Gold, Mid-Term View

For the mid-term picture, the next rally with the 72-day cycle should take Gold up into the Summer of this year, then to top a larger 310-day cycle that we track, which is shown again on the next chart:

Should a lower low still be out there for our 72-day cycle, then key support looks to be around the 1830's for Gold - which is near our lower (and rising) 310-day cycle channel. This 1830's level (plus or minus) ideally needs to contain the correction phase with that 72-day wave - if higher highs are still out there for the metal into the Summer of this year, with the larger 310-day component. Stay tuned.

Jim Curry
The Gold Wave Trader


Jim Curry became involved in the markets as an investor in 1988. In the early 1990's he stumbled upon a book/methodology that would change the way he looked at the markets forever. That book was J.M. Hurst's the Profit Magic of Stock Transaction Timing. Hurst's concepts seemed to make perfect sense to Jim, and he has spent the years since coming up with his own cycle/technical analysis methodology.

In 1998 Jim put his cyclic methods to the test by entering the Etrade national options-trading competition, twice (his only two entries ever into the competition). In the first contest he finished in the top 10 out of over 150,000 entrants; in the second entry into the same contest, he just narrowly missed finishing in first place - over quadrupling a $100,000 account in the contest's short time span.

What you are seeing when you view my market reports is a collection of over 30-years of experience in both numeric analysis and spectral methods - and in actually trading the methodology for myself and for the subscribers of my Gold Wave Trader (which covers Gold) and Market Turns (covering U.S. stocks) reports.

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