Gold Forecast: Will The Fed Set The USDX Free From Its Cage?

CFA, Editor & Founder @ Sunshine Profits
December 14, 2021

gold forecastIn Monday’s gold analysis, I emphasized that there was very little to say about gold’s movement, and the same is up-to-date also today. Consequently, the full version of today’s analysis focuses on fundamental issues and only a small technical note is added at the beginning.

In short, the USD Index has been consolidating in one of the most classic ways possible. Namely, it formed a triangle. Triangles are generally “continuation patterns,” which suggests that the USDX is likely to break to the upside and rally.

Taking a closer look at the triangle, we see that earlier today, the USD Index tried to move above it, but so far it was not successful. The move higher was really small, so I don’t view it as a major invalidation.

Still, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the USD Index continue its back-and-forth trading within the triangle until we get some news from the Fed. In other words, we’re likely to see some major price action tomorrow.

The above, plus the fact that gold has been consolidating below its rising support line, suggests that the next move in the USDX is going to be to the upside, while gold is going to decline.

Still, let’s keep in mind that it’s also possible that we see a fake move lower (USDX) and higher in gold right before or right after the FOMC. That kind of volatility around important news announcements is relatively normal. Whatever happens initially, please don’t take it at its face value. It might or might not be the market’s true reaction, especially if silver rallies much more than gold.

The trends support higher USDX values in the near and medium-term and lower gold prices in the near and medium-term.

Summing up, gold declined in tune with my long-term-based indications, and the medium-term downtrend appears to have resumed. Based on the analogy to 2013 and other factors, a bigger decline in gold appears to be just around the corner (regardless of what happens in the very near term), even though we might see some FOMC-based volatility in both direction this week.

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Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA
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