$XAU – Retesting the 200 Day Moving Average
Mining stocks have broken their daily cycle trend line and are likely to retest their 200 day moving average over the next week or so. This would potentially allow the daily RSI(5) to push down to an oversold reading near/below 30, give the rising 50 day moving average more time to catch up to price, and trigger the stops of traders who bought the breakout above the 200 day moving average within the past month. This is a normal corrective move that is unlikely to last much more than a week.
The intermediate trends for the dollar, gold and miners will have many weeks to continue before we should anticipate a change in direction. The weekly momentum indicators and sentiment readings suggest the dollar will continue to fall while gold and miners will continue to rise.
The dollar is possibly completing the right shoulder of a head and shoulders pattern. Overnight price completed a swing high suggesting a decent possibility the daily cycle has topped. Several scenarios for the dollar’s future price movement are discussed, as well as the implications for price performance of gold related investments.
In a bull market surprises come to the upside and it’s never advisable to lose one’s core position. This rally isn’t going to top until sentiment gets excessively bullish. Right now sentiment is dead neutral and it will take 5-10 more weeks before sentiment reaches 75% or higher.