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Correction Within a Medium-Term Downtrend in the Offing for Gold

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Gold recently moved above its August highs but stopped – approximately – at its June highs. This doesn’t have to be the top, but it’s pretty likely to be one, especially since gold recently moved quite close to the most prominent of its Fibonacci retracement levels – the 61.8% one.

But you’ll see that more clearly on the following short-term gold chart. For now, I would like you to note the shape of this week’s gold performance. On the chart, you can see the gold prices shown as weekly candlesticks.

Gold Price Weekly Chart

Gold reversed. This might not be something very important per se because there are two more sessions this week; however, when one compares it to the performance of silver and junior mining stocks (VanEck Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDXJ)) that both declined so far this week, it becomes something that should make gold bulls concerned.

The chart below shows that while gold moved slightly above its recent short-term highs, silver is far from doing the same thing. Silver has serious problems with staying above the $24 level.

Gold-Silver Price Chart

The orange rectangles on the previous chart represent the corrective upswings from approximately the previous local lows. There are two of them, and back in 2013, there was just one corrective upswing before gold plunged.

However, please remember that history doesn’t repeat itself to the letter – it rhymes. This means that two corrections instead of one are still within the scope of the similarity, especially since the first correction wasn’t as big as the 2008 one.

The current situation is extraordinary, as the rate hikes are something we haven’t seen in a long time. The same goes for the level of concern about the inflation “out there.” The latter implies that when faced with a decision on whether to fight inflation or help the economy, the Fed is likely to lean toward the former. And that’s bearish for assets like gold.

Gold Daily Chart

A series of daily reversals indicate that gold is just waiting for a trigger to move lower. The RSI indicator is trading very close to 70, which means that it’s pointing to a condition that’s not yet clearly overbought but is close to being overbought.

If gold moved higher and reached its 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level, then the odds are that the RSI would move to the 70 levels, thus creating a clear sell signal.

The above could happen as the markets overreact to the CPI numbers released today, regardless of what the numbers actually are.

However, does gold need this to happen before declining? It doesn’t.

Gold moved slightly above its June 2022 high and then back below it. That’s an invalidation of a breakout, which is a bearish indication.

The fact that we saw several recent intraday reversals makes it even more likely that gold will move lower soon.

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