A long-term chart of silver shows strong support at $15/ounce. Recovery above $18 and 13-week Twiggs Momentum above zero would suggest that the precious metal has bottomed. A bullish sign for gold.
The picture for gold is less clear, with further tests of primary support at $1140/ounce expected. 13-Week Twiggs Momentum is also rising and recovery above zero would be a bullish sign. But breakout above $1300 is unlikely at present. Breach of support at $1140 would offer a target of $1000*.
* Target calculation: 1200 – ( 1400 – 1200 ) = 1000
Stocks of major gold producers like Barrick Gold remain bearish.
The Dollar Index respected its declining trendline, warning of another test of primary support at 93. Breach of support would signal a primary down-trend. A weaker Dollar would boost demand for gold and lift the US economy, enhancing the competitiveness of exporters and local manufacturers facing competition in domestic markets.
Long-term interest rates are rising, however, and provide support for the Dollar. 10-Year Treasury yields respected their new support level at 2.25% and are likely to test long-term resistance at 3.0 percent. Rising 13-week Twiggs Momentum above zero, strengthens the signal.