Gold Daily Updates

18 April 2018

Gold prices are currently slightly weaker. Yesterday, the precious metal ended the day flat after weakening significantly in the earlier part of the day. Thanks to rebounding risk sentiment, the dollar ended the day flat yesterday, in turning helping gold prices. In recent history, the gold rally has stalled as the dollar trades sideways and accelerating inflation becomes a concern. 

Turning to gold trading today, US bond yields are currently rising (10-year US Treasuries are currently yielding 2.842%) while the dollar is slightly higher. As gold trades inversely to real interest rates, a higher dollar and rising nominal rates is a negative for the precious metal. Our short-term and medium-term outlook on gold remains bullish. 

After its most recent top around $1,353, gold is now above $1,345.

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Short term outlook
Bullish

As gold prices make gains, we are now bullish on gold in the short-term. Note that gold is now trading within a normal range. This is based on various technical indicators on the daily chart. 

Medium term outlook
Bullish

Following recent strength in gold, we are upgrading the precious metal to bullish in the medium-term. The precious metal is trading within normal conditions. This is based on technical indicators on a weekly chart. 

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