Historical Comparisons for Gold Right Now

Author, CMT, and Editor @ The Daily Gold
June 26, 2024

Gold has made six major breakouts since the end of the Gold Standard in 1971. 

Only two of the breakouts retested the breakout. Those two were the two previous breakouts to new all-time highs: 1978 and 2009. 

Precious Metals are weakening ahead of the end of the month and quarter. The odds of a retest of the breakout, as those mentioned above did, are increasing.

Gold gained a whopping 136% from its low in 1976 to its breakout in 1978. From the breakout to the first correction, it gained 25%.  

It retested the breakout perfectly, correcting 20% and finding support at the 200-day moving average. It also bottomed near the 38% retracement. 

Gold gained 80% from its low in 2008 to its breakout in 2009, and 21% from the breakout to the first correction.  

It declined 15% and bottomed at its 150-day moving average.

Let us look at today.

From its low in 2022 to the recent peak, Gold gained 50%, and the post-breakout gain was 18%.

Thus far, Gold has corrected 6%. But it is threatening a break below $2300. A test of $2150-$2175 would be an 11%-12% correction.  

If Gold loses $2300, a retest of $2100-$2150 is quite likely. 

Although there would be some technical damage, this is nothing to worry about. If the US economy continues to slow, the odds of rate cuts will increase, and Gold and precious metals will rebound.

After Gold retested its breakout in 1978, it gained 122% in 13 months, and after the retest of the breakout in 2009, it gained 63% in 13 months.

If this current correction continues, it will be a gift because one will gain a second and perhaps final opportunity to buy high-quality juniors at excellent prices. 

The Daily Gold

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Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT is a Chartered Market Technician and member of the Market Technicians Association. He is the publisher and editor of TheDailyGold Premiuma publication which emphasizes market timing and stock selection, as well as TheDailyGold Global, an add-on service for subscribers which covers global capital markets. He is also the author of the 2015 book, The Coming Renewal of Gold’s Secular Bull Market which is available for free. TheDailyGold.com was recently named one of the top 50 Investment Blogs by DailyReckoning and WalletHub.


The periodic symbol for gold is AU which come from the Latin for gold aurum.
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