Model Gold Portfolio: Neutral (Signal 10/27).
Technical Read: GLD broke down further with just the most nascent sign of a support. The longs were popped pretty hard. The break of the Oct 3 low signals that the trend is down but the gold market is very very oversold making a profitable short trade entry unlikely (the horse has already left the barn) at this point. Gold traders need to be patient and watch for a higher probability entry point.
- Catalyst 1 – OPEC signaled expectation for continued oil price softness in the organization’s annual World Oil Outlook. The expectations of sliding energy prices are helping US equities and covering the Fed’s QE exit. The S&P chart looks good, this is bearish for gold.
- Catalyst 2 – ECB President Mario Draghi affirmed the European Central Bank is preparing for further easing action to help EuroLand’s economy. This is bearish for the euro and bullish for the US dollar. This in turn, is bearish for gold.
- Catalyst 3 – Another blot on the sunshine of economic growth came this week as the OPEC annual report downgraded expected growth in the “BRIC” countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). This is another point for global deflation which is also bearish for gold.
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GH Garrett – Veteran Commodity Watcher for ConquerTheMummy.com