Posts by Kirill Zagalsky

Buy the Dips

Stocks finished the day after Thanksgiving moderately lower. Gold, on the other hand, finished the day with strength, up nearly $9 per ounce on the session. Of course, lower stocks and higher gold could be due to a wide variety of reasons. The day could, however, be indicative of trends to come. The day’s upside in gold puts a little distance between the market and chart support in the $1450 area. Another dip towards $1450 could, however, see further buying interest and perhaps even a... Continue Reading

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The Week Ahead

The gold market is off to a slow start this week as stocks and risk assets see a heavier bid as the new trading week gets going. Although the news and headlines may sound a bit rosier today, for the most part the news simply appears to be more of the same that has driven equity markets for several months now. Over the weekend, China released a document that in part discussed the importance of intellectual property rights. The report also noted that those rights... Continue Reading

Heard This Before

U.S. stocks are moderately higher in early Monday action to kick off the new trading week. Positive trade developments have been tagged as the primary catalyst for stronger equity markets this morning. Over the weekend, China reportedly released a document that discussed one of the major sticking points of trade talks-intellectual property rights-and called for more protection of those rights. In addition to that, comments from U.S. national security adviser Robert O’Brien also may be playing played a role. O’Brien reportedly stated that a phase... Continue Reading

Has Gold Found a Bottom?

It’s no secret that the gold market has struggled for several weeks now. Following a convincing upside breakout in price that took the market to over the $1500 level, the gold bulls have not seen the type of follow through that they are looking for. In fact, prices have been on the decline since finding a top with seemingly little to stop the recent descent. The gold market has possibly now found a bottom. Although it is too early to tell; recent price action could... Continue Reading

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Forget Price. It’s Time to Buy 

The gold market continues to languish below the psychologically key $1500 level. The market, while having several long-term significant bullish catalysts, seems to be lacking a fresh, short-term bullish force that could take prices beyond the $1500 level to stay. Given the last few weeks and gold’s lack of follow through, many investors may currently be asking:  “What’s the problem?” In short, there does not appear to be any type of problem. Sometimes, good things simply take time. That’s all.  That is also why you... Continue Reading

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Big Picture Is Bullish

The gold market is working hard today to recover some of yesterday’s declines. Oddly enough, the yellow metal is stronger even as stocks are also moving mostly sideways today. Although this may come as a significant surprise to many, it really shouldn’t. The gold market could very well move higher along with stocks in the weeks and months ahead. The U.S. Fed recently suggested that it would not look to hike rates again until there is a pickup in inflationary pressures. The central bank has... Continue Reading

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More Trouble Ahead

The gold/copper ratio reached its highest level in three years in the third quarter, in what could potentially be a signal for price movement in the year or even years ahead. The World Bank recently, according to Kitco, said that the price of gold is likely to push back towards the $1600 region. There are numerous potential reasons for gold to push higher as copper and base metals push lower or remain stagnant. In fact, a price of $1600 per ounce represents a less-than six... Continue Reading

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All-Time Highs May Weigh

The gold market, is often the case, has numerous, major implications working both for and against it. To start the new trading week, the market is having to grapple with fresh all-time highs in stocks. It’s really no surprise that fresh equity all-time highs might act as a downward pressure on gold and other hard asset prices. Investors are drinking the Kool-Aid currently, and word that “Phase 1” of a U.S./China trade deal is almost ready for signatures is playing with people’s emotions. Despite the... Continue Reading

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The Next Major Breakout is Brewing

The gold bulls have not had much to cheer about in recent weeks. After hitting a multi-year high, the market has eased back and seemingly entered a consolidation phase. The last several weeks have seen prices trade around the $1500 region, and although prices are currently below this support level, they have not seen a significant leg lower. The lack of upside in recent weeks is actually a positive thing, not a negative. The next major breakout is brewing. After reaching multi-year highs in recent... Continue Reading

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You Can’t Afford to Wait

Stock markets are sharply higher today as hopes for a U.S./China trade deal appear to be on the rise. The ongoing trade war has been a source of market volatility and significant shifts in sentiment for several months now. Although a deal may boost stocks in the short-term, there are still many major hurdles to an ongoing stock bull market. In fact, given the age of the bull market and the state of the global economy, the market is far more likely to be at... Continue Reading

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