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Gold Has Done This Only Twice Before

Published 03/15/2022, 01:06 AM
Updated 07/09/2023, 06:31 AM

Gold is correcting a short-term overbought condition.

Gold surged nearly $300/oz in less than six weeks and almost touched its all-time high. It was a logical point from which a correction could begin.

This is only the third time in Gold’s history in which it corrected after reaching or approaching the previous all-time high.

In the spring of 1978, Gold rallied to within $5/oz of the previous all-time high. It rebounded 34% in the preceding six months. Gold then corrected by 12% over less than two months.

In 2009, Gold reached the 2008 all-time high of $1000/oz. It had surged some 42% in only four months. Gold then corrected by 15% in roughly two months.

In this iteration, Gold rebounded 20% in the previous six months and therefore is not as extended or as overbought as it was in 1978 and 2009. 

Gold has strong support at $1920 and $1900 and the top of the breakaway gap at $1908. A test of $1908 would mark an 8% decline from the peak. 

Gold Daily Chart

I’m looking for a bullish consolidation to develop, as Gold has support at $1920 and very strong support around $1900. A triangle or a bull flag could form over the next few months.

Note that a bullish consolidation would set up the handle on Gold’s cup formation over the past 19 months. 

This smaller cup and handle formation is not confused with the larger, super bullish one, but it does project to an upside target of nearly $2500/oz.

Furthermore, in our two previous examples, Gold, after correcting from the previous all-time highs in 1978 and 2009, went on to rebound 46% in six months and 42% in seven months.

The implication is that the weeks ahead could be your last chance to buy quality gold and silver stocks at cheap or reasonable prices. The next move higher has the potential to be spectacular. 

Latest comments

Nice observation.
gold is going down to use 1460 then to 1100 and finally to 640
Not unless nuclear war extinguishers 99% of ******sapiens of with you are not
USD and EUR are moving towards zero, everything else denominated in these currencies will go to infinity.
Could you talk about comex silver shortage and its impact on paper gold and silver? thanks for the great article
Is likelly to go ballistic, considered the long term cup and handdle...
Thank you for the article 👍
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