On Friday President Donald Trump signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown. [CBS News]
The Dollar Index rallied as stock market volatility increased around the globe. Another test of resistance at 91 is likely. Respect would signal a decline to 87*.
* Target calculation: 91 – (95 – 91) =87
Gold retreated as the Dollar rallied, confirming an earlier divergence on the Trend Index. Breach of primary support at $1250 remains unlikely.
* Target calculation: 1350 + (1350 – 1250) = 1450
Long tails on the All Ordinaries Gold Index indicate buying support, fueled by a weakening Aussie Dollar. Recovery above 5000 would signal another advance.
Further (USD) Dollar weakness is likely to boost gold prices.