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Is Yesterday’s USDX Decline About to Trigger PMs Rally?

Although its decline was not yet significant, the USD Index finally declined yesterday.
Przemysław Radomski
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Given the recent breakout above the November 2019 highs, this move lower might leave one with mixed feelings.

The USDX in the Short Run

On one hand, the USD Index just closed above the November high for the third consecutive trading day, which confirms the breakout, and is a bullish factor.

On the other hand, the USD Index reversed right at its triangle-vertex-based reversal as we had indicated yesterday. Plus, it did so after a big short-term rally and while being very overbought from the short-term point of view, as confirmed by the RSI indicator. The latter moved above 70, and in the past 1.5 years, this meant a local top in each case.

There are more bearish factors for the short term than the bullish ones, and RSI’s ability to detect short-term tops is uncanny. Consequently, in our view, USD’s outlook for the next several days is bearish.

The USD Index is likely to drop to approximately 98 or even lower, to the rising red support line, and the precious metals market is likely to react by rallying. Since the decline in the USDX is not likely to be very big, this move is not likely to take a lot of time. This means that PMs are likely to rally from here, but not for long.

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PMs in the Meantime

Yesterday, gold didn’t report gains despite USD’s decline, but it doesn’t seem meaningful as it was just one day and USD’s decline was relatively small. Miners have barely moved even though gold moved lower, which might be viewed as a bullish sign, but… again – it was just one day of strength and it was not a screaming sign of strength anyway.

Overall, the situation and outlook for the precious metals market seems to be just as it’s been previously. PMs and miners are likely to move higher in the very short term, as the USD Index is likely to decline for the next several days or so. As that’s likely the final part of the rally, silver is likely to outperform, even though it’s not doing so right now.

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Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA

Editor-in-chief, Gold & Silver Fund Manager

Sunshine Profits – Effective Investments through Diligence and Care


All essays, research and information found above represent analyses and opinions of Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA and Sunshine Profits’ associates only. As such, it may prove wrong and be a subject to change without notice. Opinions and analyses were based on data available to authors of respective essays at the time of writing. Although the information provided above is based on careful research and sources that are believed to be accurate, Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA and his associates do not guarantee the accuracy or thoroughness of the data or information reported. The opinions published above are neither an offer nor a recommendation to purchase or sell any securities. Mr. Radomski is not a Registered Securities Advisor. By reading Przemyslaw Radomski’s, CFA reports you fully agree that he will not be held responsible or liable for any decisions you make regarding any information provided in these reports. Investing, trading and speculation in any financial markets may involve high risk of loss. Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA, Sunshine Profits’ employees and affiliates as well as members of their families may have a short or long position in any securities, including those mentioned in any of the reports or essays, and may make additional purchases and/or sales of those securities without notice.

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