Gold Forecast: Cycles Point To April Bottom

Chief Analyst & Editor @ Goldwavetrader
March 27, 2022

gold forecastRecap of Last week

Last week's trading saw gold forming its low for the week in Tuesday's session, here doing so with the tag of the 1909.80 figure (April, 2022 contract). From there, a decent push higher was seen into later in the week, with the metal running up to a Thursday peak of 1967.20 - before backing off the same into Friday's session.

Gold's Short-Term Cycles

For the near-term action, the most recent strength for gold has come from our smallest-tracked wave, the 10-day component:

From last weekend: "for the very short-term, it looks like our 10-day cycle may have bottomed on Wednesday, which would be confirmed by any reversal above the 1952.00 figure (April, 2022 contract). If seen, the path would favor additional strength through the same, with the 10-day moving average acting as the normal minimum magnet to the upward phase of this component - a move which is now favored to end up as a countertrend affair."

As mentioned last weekend, the upward phase of the 10-day cycle was already suggested to be in force, and was later confirmed. In terms of price, our minimum expected magnet called for a rally back to the 10-day moving average for gold, which has easily been met. In terms of time, this 10-day wave is now some 6-7 trading days along, and thus is moving back into topping range.

Having said the above, there is a larger 20-day wave which is also influencing price action, with that particular cycle shown on our next chart:

The fact that the 10-day cycle is bullishly right-translated means that the upward phase of this 20-day wave is also in force. With that, the next short-term peak should come from the combination of 10 and 20-day cycles, due to materialize in the coming days.

In terms of price, there is key resistance to the short-term upward phase at or into the 1986-2008 region for gold, which is the 50-61% retracement zone of the move down from the 2078 swing top to the 1895 swing low. This same range is also near our upper 20-day cycle band (i.e., 1996 and declining), and - if tested in the days ahead - would be an ideal area to watch for the next countertrend peak to form.

Gold's 72-Day Cycle

From the comments made in past articles, the last peak of significance was due to materialize, coming from the larger 72-day cycle, shown again below:

With the action seen in recent weeks, the downward phase of this 72-day wave has been confirmed to be in force, and with that is seen as pushing lower into the mid-April timeframe, plus or minus.

With the above then said and noted, a countertrend rally with the 10 and 20-day waves - if seen as expected in the days ahead - should give way to a lower lows for the larger 72-day cycle downward phase into mid-April, plus or minus. From there, we will need to be on the lookout for key indications of the next 72-day trough forming, as what follows should be another sizeable rally into the Summer months.

In terms of patterns, the downward phase of our 72-day cycle is favored to end up as a countertrend affair - against the mid-December, 2021 trough of 1755.30. If correct, the odds will favor a push back above the 2078.80 swing high on the next 72-day cycle upward phase into this Summer.

Going further with the above, lower lows for the swing into April, if seen as expected, would have us on the lookout for technical indications of the next 72-day trough forming. For one of those indications, I would like to see gold spiking down for a daily close below our lower 72-day cycle band, and - on the same day - a spike above our 72-day 'oversold' reference line.

From the comments made in recent articles, the aforementioned technical pattern with our 72-day band and 'oversold' indicator is one normally seen closer to 72-day troughs, just as the inverse of this pattern (and mentioned at that time) formed just a few days prior to the 2078.80 swing top.

For the mid-term picture, higher highs into the Summer months - if seen as expected - should set up a more important peak for the metal. From there, another sharp decline phase will be expected to play out into later this year, before turning back to strength into the Spring of 2023. More on all as we continue to move forward.

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.

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