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Gold Prices to soon test Overhead Resistance for a Massive Breakout Beyond

Gold’s current trading range remains between $1,150 and $1,350. In the next 6-12 months, gold prices will be testing that overhead resistance around $1,350 area. If the resistance breaks, then gold prices could see a quick move up. That might well be enough to attract speculative money back into gold that has been absent since 2011-12.

Would You Like an Additional Zero to Your Net Worth? Buy Gold

The Fed’s reluctance to carry out their multiple rate hike policy has now revealed their real outlook for the economy to us all. The USD has weakened and is now officially in a bear market, and because gold is priced in dollars, this has been supportive for gold prices. But, what is truly playing out like in the textbook is that no one is bullish. This is precisely when you want to be bullish because of this strategy.

Rate Hikes Help Industrial Metals Rise Fastest - Silver, Copper & Zinc to Benefit Most

There aren’t many constants in the world of investing, and certainly not many things that rise in value like clockwork. In times of rate hikes, industrial metals rise fastest, and in today’s world, the type of metals in highest demand by China are going to rise the most. Silver is one metal that’s poised to move up & Zinc is trading for less than half of what it did in 1980.

US Dollar Headed Significantly Lower with Lower Highs & Lower Lows

Lower highs and lower lows mean one thing — a downtrend. That’s what the US dollar is in now. This downtrend is happening despite anticipated rate hikes. So maybe ask yourself, what if the Fed doesn’t hike rates? What will the US dollar do then? We’ve had some good news on consumer confidence and manufacturing. But that’s the icing on a pretty disappointing economic cake.

Time for Patiently Using Corrections & Patterns to Build Gold Positions

The correction is providing an opportunity to enter stocks that we thought got away. The question is precisely when to make those moves. If historic patterns around W-shaped corrections & reactions of gold to rate hikes persist, we could be looking at a strong start to 2017. This fall may be the time for patience & using patterns to position your portfolio for gold’s next leg up.

Inflation - Difficult to Move, But Once Moving, Hard to Control

Three key measures of inflation have recently lurched across the Fed’s threshold of 2%. The recent pickup in gas prices is set to have an even sharper upward impact on the consumer price inflation basket. Inflation can really spin out of control very quickly. If it happens, it would happen very quickly. Inflation is like a supertanker: Hard to get moving. But once moving, hard to stop.

Deemed Necessary but Progressively Ineffective Monetary Injections will Support Gold

In the coming months, the central banks of advanced economies will begin to suffer from monetary exhaustion, possibly starting in Japan where the debt burden is now 250 percent of the GDP. As monetary injections will be seen as necessary but progressively ineffective, investors’ confidence in fiat currencies is likely to decline as they will add their gold purchases.

Silver Breakout Confirms that Gold and Silver Prepared to Move a Lot Higher

The price of silver has just surged to a high it hasn’t seen since January of 2015. In the aftermath of Brexit, this as a good sign that the prices of both gold and silver are about to really break out and begin moving up in significant bursts. Now that gold is holding steady above $1,300 an ounce, investors who have been waiting on the sidelines to buy should consider acting soon.

Gold Retreats as US Fed Members Turn Hawkish in Rate Hikes

Gold had been gaining traction earlier last week following a dovish report by Janet Yellen, the US Federal Reserve chairperson. Gold prices retreated following the rise in the US dollar index. With investors offsetting their positions to take profits and a hawkish view by other Fed members, the sentiment for gold seems to be negative.

Gold Prices Are Soaring Right Now - Here's What's Next

The World Gold Council said it’s largest customers, China, India & Russia will be adding to their stockpiles of physical gold & that the global stock market turmoil would be enough to keep gold demand strong this year. Well, I would say that’s all fine and good, but the main currency that gold is concerned about is the dollar.

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