Gold is heading up, and it is one cracker of a chart.

Let’s start with the classic double bottom, dating back to March and April of this year.


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Chart of the Day – Spot Gold


That’s textbook, right there at $1750/oz, and if one waited for confirmation that the double bottom was in before buying, there really hasn’t been a whole lot of pain since.

More recently, the 1750-1800/oz zone resolved favourably as we moved into early May.

Next up came a clean assault on more meaningful resistance at 1800/oz which happened to coincide generally with both the simple (red) and exponential (light blue) moving averages.

Once that was satisfied and overcome on May 6 and 7, there was a desirable re-test of  those averages on May 12 and 13.

After the re-test held, it has been pretty much non-stop northbound to levels just shy of US$1900/oz at the time of writing.

For all the fantastic punditry that is and will continue to be ascribed to gold and its role in financial markets, I find little incentive to extend the analysis beyond that of real yields, given their exceedingly strong correlation in recent years.

Of course, in delightful contradiction to what I just wrote, the heat coming out of crypto markets short term I would imagine has also played a part in recent days, as we think about the nature of the marginal buyer for this asset class, and their likely motives.

Another interesting exercise is to go back and have a look at where your favourite gold stocks on the ASX were trading when gold first hit US$1900/oz in July 2020 during that bull run.

You might be surprised!

There are obviously a host of ways to play the space, the IMA is certainly involved, and will continue to be whilst the price action remains this progressive.


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