Gold Price Forecast – The Strong Bearish Signs From Palladium And Platinum

June 5, 2020
CFA, Editor & Founder @ Sunshine Profits

There are days and weeks, when one precious metals sector leads the other, or lags behind. In fact, such clues can and do form valuable gold trading tips. What messages have palladium and platinum been sending our way exactly?

What catches the eye, is palladium's weakness. This precious metal was the one that soared most profoundly in the past few years and while it recovered some of its 2020 declines recently, it appears to be back in bearish mode as it's unable to keep gained ground, even despite the move higher in the general stock market.

The previous leader is now definitely lagging. And you know what is leading now? Silver - as it usually does in the final part of the upswing. When leaders are lagging, and laggards are leading, one should recognize that the market is topping - and that's the key take-away from the palladium and platinum analysis right now.

Palladium was the leader and platinum was actually one of the laggards. Palladium was down by 0.43 last week. And what did platinum do?

Platinum recently moved higher relative to gold, showing exceptional “strength”. The laggard is leading the way – very toppy action.

The long-term downtrend in the platinum to gold ratio has fundamental legs – the little silver (as that’s what platina means) is suffering from declining demand from the automotive industry. The diesel engines, where platinum is used as a catalyst, give way to gasoline engines and electric cars. But that’s just the long-term trend. There are local trends around the main trend and the interesting pattern in them was that once the platinum to gold ratio broke below the previous lows, it then moved back closer to them, to kind of “wave goodbye”.

It seems that we saw this phenomenon right now as the ratio moved to the 2019 low and then moved a bit lower. As the breakdown was verified, the ratio could now turn lower once again. The big slide that we saw earlier this year took place at the same time when stocks, silver, miners, and gold declined, as the USDX soared. Platinum seems to be telling us to be prepared for another wave lower, also in gold – and we are.

Summing up, palladium has been unable to recover its previous stellar performance, despite the strong recovery in the stock market. The former leader has been unable to regain its footing, while the previous laggard, platinum, made a comeback to prior lows. The bearish implications of the breakdown verification in the secular platinum-to-gold ratio downtrend, remain with us. And they don't bode well for the yellow metals in the short run. The above is further confirmed by multiple other trading signals coming from gold, silver, and mining stocks.

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Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA
Editor-in-chief, Gold & Silver Fund Manager
Sunshine Profits: Analysis. Care. Profits.

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