Gold down-trend continues

Treasury yields remain weak, with the 10-year yield continuing to test support at 2.0 percent. Declining interest rates improve demand for gold but the weak inflation outlook has the opposite effect.

10-Year Treasury Yields

The Dollar Index is ranging between 93 and 98. Flight to safety could drive the Dollar up (and yields downward) but a Chinese sell-off of foreign reserves — to support the Yuan and/or stimulate their economy — would drive the Dollar down (and yields up).

Dollar Index

Spot gold is testing resistance at $1150 per ounce. Breakout would indicate a bear rally to $1200. Reversal of the primary down-trend is unlikely, however, and breach of $1100 would offer a target of $1000/ounce*. Declining 13-week Twiggs Momentum, with peaks below zero, continues to signal a strong down-trend.

Spot Gold

* Target calculation: 1200 – ( 1400 – 1200 ) = 1000

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