The Rally in Gold – Did it Just End? Stocks Seem to Say So…

CFA, Editor & Founder @ Sunshine Profits
March 2, 2023

Let’s start today’s analysis with a very short-term chart (hourly candlesticks) featuring the GDXJ ETF – a proxy for junior mining stocks. These miners have been the most volatile part of the precious metals sector – at least, it’s the more popular part.

As I had indicated earlier, the big-volume decline that we saw on the hourly candlestick was likely to trigger another quick rally. Indeed, we saw another sizable intraday upswing that allowed us to take profits from our quick long positions.

Why did I take profits there instead of waiting for the junior miners to move to even the first of their classic Fibonacci retracement levels?

Two reasons:

  1. My idea behind the previous long position was to catch the “easy” part of the rally, as given the strength of the medium-term downtrend, the biggest risk was to miss profits from the decline.
  2. The mid-Feb. intraday highs also served as at least somewhat important resistance.

You can see the latter even more clearly on the below chart.

You can additionally see that it was not just the GDXJ ETF that touched the resistance created by the previous intraday highs. We saw the same thing in the GLD ETF (a proxy for gold).

The SLV ETF (proxy for silver) wasn’t even that strong. The white metal topped below its mid-Feb… lows.

What’s next? Well, given the critical action in the stock market that we just saw, it seems quite likely that the next move lower is already underway, or it could start very soon.

The thing is that the S&P 500 moved below its rising support line based on the October and December 2022 lows and also its declining support line – thus invalidating a breakout above it.

There was some back-and-forth movement after those breakdowns, and they were verified as a result. Thanks to this, we know that those moves lower were not accidental or artificial. To be precise, one can never be 100% certain on anything on the market, but the above seems very likely.

Since stocks and the precious metals market declined together and then rallied together, it seems that they can slide together in the following weeks as well.

So, all in all, it seems that the next big move lower is either already underway or about to start.

Naturally, the above is up-to-date at the moment when it was written. When the outlook changes, I’ll provide an update. If you’d like to read it as well as other exclusive gold and silver price analyses, I encourage you to sign up for our free gold newsletter.

Thank you.

Przemyslaw K. Radomski, CFA
Founder, Editor-in-chief
Sunshine Profits: Effective Investment through Diligence & Care

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