Fundamentals are Channeling
the Precious Metals

in their short-term trade

Precious Metals Review and Outlook from
9/04 thru 9/22/2017

Originally Posted on 09/18/2017 @ 2:47 pm

by Steven Warrenfeltz

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Fundamentals are Channeling the Precious Metals - Graphic

For the last two weeks, Fundamentals have been driving investors and traders to safe-haven assets like the precious metals.

These fundamentals have included, the constant threats from North Korea, Mario Draghi giving indications that an end to the ECB's quantitative easing may be sooner than the market thinks, plus natural disasters and the dismal economic news like the August Jobs report and low inflation.

The last two fundamentals have everything to do with how the market perceives what the Federal Reserve will do at their next meeting on September 19-20th.

Had the August Jobs report signaled more growth and if inflation was higher, then the market would be expecting to hear Janet Yellen tell all of us why they raised rates again, but that isn't what the market expects.

What the market is expecting to hear from the Federal Reserve after this meeting is how and when they are going to start reducing their $4.5 Trillion balance sheet.

It is unclear how the announcement will affect safe haven assets because we are in uncharted waters; quantitative easing is the invention of central bankers and politicians who are afraid of the truest principal of the Free Market a.k.a. Capitalism: that nothing is too big to fail.

Over the last several weeks the fundamentals have helped move the precious metals higher, in an ascending channels, which I first started to notice last week.

Last week, I was unable to post a blog post because I was sick, but before I really started to feel like crap, I finished the charts for the post, some of which will be included in this post.

For the week to come, it is unclear how much fundamentals are going to continue to move the precious metals, a few of the ascending channels in last weeks (intended) post have already broken and the negative patterns that have been on this guide's charts, since last month, have been confirmed.

It is for this reason, that I will be starting this week's technical analysis in an unusual order, this week's analysis will be in this order; Platinum and Palladium, then the U.S. Dollar, Gold, and Silver.

Note: this order of analysis is only intended for this week.


In Review

To start off, below is the chart and commentary posted two weeks ago.

For the immediate future, gold, silver, and platinum charts are all indicating that we are witnessing a tug of war between fundamentals and technical analysis. 

Fundamentals are helping the price of the precious metal move higher, but the 'Rising Expanding Wedge' in Platinum's chart is looming over the price in a negative way.

Time will ultimately judge the outcome.

2017 - September 2nd - Platinum price chart

In Review - continued

As I previously mentioned in the intro, I was able to complete the charts for last week's post before I got more sick, below is the chart that I made up for platinum.

In the chart, you can see that the 'Rising Expanding Wedge' is still in the chart, but an Ascending Channel was also identified in the chart.


2017 - September 18th post - (September 9th) Platinum Price Chart

In Review - continued

The next chart below shows you what happened to the 'Rising Expanding Wedge' and the Ascending Channel in Platinum's chart, the wedge was confirmed, and the channel was broken.

This is the reason why I started with Platinum in this week's 'Review and Outlook which is because as we move through the charts you'll see a similar theme to the platinum chart above, which will probably see an outcome like the platinum chart below.

2017 - September 18th Blog post - Sept 16th Platinum Price Chart

Platinum - This Week's Outlook

In platinum's outlook chart below, no clear patterns could be found, in addition, although platinum is closing in on a broad support, its MACD and RSI (lower indicators) both show that more downside is probably in its future.

This simply means that although we may see some more pullback in platinum's price this week, it should stop its pullback somewhere inside the support area below.

2017 - September 18th Blog post - Sept 16th - Platinum Price Chart with support levels

Charts provided courtesy of

Platinum's Price Resistance and Support Levels

Platinum's Resistance Levels



Platinum's Support Levels




In Review

In the blog post from two weeks ago, a chart pattern that was posted for Palladium in the blog was denied, so I wrote the following commentary. 

I also posted the chart below so you can understand why I wrote, what I wrote.

Now that Palladium has broken the 'Rising Expanding Wedge, palladium looks like it may try to break through the top of the Ascending Channel.

So, because of palladium's price action, I'm going to take a 'wait and see' stance on the precious metal.

Plus, with the fact that Hurricane Irma is expected to hit the United States sometime in the next 7-days, palladium's price will likely continue to be volatile and very hard to predict.

2017 - September 2nd - Palladium Price Chart

In Review - continued

Last week, after I reviewed palladium's chart, I found another 'Rising Expanding Wedge,' so had my cold not gotten worse last week, I would have posted the chart below.

2017 - September 9th - Palladium Price Chart with Rising Expanding Wedge

In Review - continued

In the chart below, you can see that last week's 'Rising Expanding Wedge' was confirmed. 

In addition, palladium's ascending channel is a lot broader than the other precious metals, so it is very doubtful that it will be broken in the near future like the ascending channels in the precious metal charts.

Palladium - This Week's Outlook

No clear patterns have formed in palladium's chart, and like platinum, it too has a broad support level, but the price looks like it may pullback more in the week to come, before it finds support.

2017 - September 16th - Palladium Price Chart with rising expanding wedge confirmed

Charts provided courtesy of

Palladium's Price Resistance and Support Levels

Palladium's Resistance Levels


Palladium's Support Levels



In Review

Below is the U.S. Dollar's commentary and chart from two week ago.

In the U.S. Dollar's chart, no clear patterns have formed out of last week's move, but the U.S. Dollar's lower indicators (MACD & RSI) look like the price may be ready to move up, bringing it closer to the upper trend-line of the 'Falling Expanding Wedge.'

2017 - September 2nd - US Dollar Price Chart

In Review - continued

In the chart below you can see that the price of the U.S. dollar did not rise, instead it has continued to slowly move sideways in a downward slant.

U.S. Dollar - This Week's Outlook

In this week's U.S. Dollar chart a lot is going on, in addition to the 'Falling Expanding Wedge,' the dollar has also formed a channel, in its case its a 'Descending Channel,' plus an 'Inverse Head and Shoulders' pattern looks like it is forming in the chart.

All the patterns, but the channel, are positive for the U.S. Dollar, but like the channels in this week's precious metals charts, the U.S. Dollar is expected to break its channel sometime in the near future.

In addition, the positive 'Inverse Head and Shoulders' pattern is only implied, but the same pattern is also forming in the U.S. Dollar's MACD and RSI (lower indicators) so it may be confirmed very soon, time will tell.

2017 - September 16th - U.S. Dollar price chart

Charts provided courtesy of

U.S. Dollar's Price Resistance and Support Levels

U.S. Dollar's Resistance Levels



U.S. Dollar's Support Levels



In Review

Below is the gold outlook from two weeks ago.

The chart below is expanded to show you the next major resistance level for gold, prices haven't reached this level since after the Brexit vote in late June of 2016.

As you can see in the chart above and below, the price of gold has continued its steep climb in price, but gold's RSI (lower indicator) is trading well in the over-bought territory.

On the other hand, gold's MACD (lower indicator) hasn't moved that high, so we may see some consolidation then another move up, it mostly depends on what happens in the news this week that will determine gold's movement.

However, caution should be in the air for any 'established asset' that rises this high, this fast, meaning that the price of gold is expected to confirm the negative influence of the 'rising expanding wedge' sometime in the future.

Time will tell when that time comes.

2017 - September 2nd - Gold Price Chart - outlook

In Review - continued

In the chart below, you can see that the price of gold briefly rose and created a high above the $1350 level, but it did not have the strength to close above that level.

Gold - This Week's Outlook

Gold has formed an 'Ascending Channel,' but the 'Rising Expanding Wedge' still hasn't been denied or confirmed, so it continues to loom over the price of gold, in a negative way.

For the week to come, it looks like gold's chart will look a lot like platinum's 'Broken Ascending Channel' chart, in the platinum section above.


Take a look at Gold's MACD and RSI (lower indicators), both are in overbought territory and both are indicating that the price has more room to pull back.

2017 - September 16th - Gold price chart

Charts provided courtesy of

Gold's Price Resistance and
Support Levels

Gold's Resistance Levels



Gold's Support Levels




In Review

Below is the silver commentary and chart from this guide's post from two weeks ago.

In the silver chart below, the 'Rising Wedge' pattern has been slightly adjusted, I moved the top trend-line to the next higher high (If you compare the top and bottom chart you can see the difference in the origin of the upper trend-line)

However, I noticed that if I moved the upper and lower trend-lines back to Silver's low (in the chart) that silver's price is in a very narrow ascending channel. 

I did not show the ascending channel in the chart below because the 'Rising Wedge' has not been confirmed or denied.

So, we'll see this week if Fundamentals continue to move the metal higher, denying the expectation of negative Rising Wedge pattern, or fall in price confirming it.

2017 - September 2nd - Silver Price Chart - Rising Expanding Wedge

In Review - continued

Below is the silver chart from last week, as you can see the rising wedge was denied, but as you will see in the outlook below, that with that wedge's denial the 'Ascending Channel' came into better focus.

2017 - September 18th blog post - September 11th Silver Price Chart with denied Rising Wedge

Silver - This Week's Outlook

After last week's move in silver, the only pattern that I could identify in silver's charts was an 'Ascending Channel,' but I don't expect it to last.

This isn't necessarily a bad thing, with all the precious metals that have or had a narrow 'Ascending Channel' it simply means that a correction is or was due.

Unlike what you'd expect if a broad 'Ascending Channel' like Palladium's was broken which would mean something in its market had changed for the better or worse.

In addition, Silver's MACD and RSI, lower indicators, look like they have more room to fall in a price correction, however, silver has a broad range of support so we should see the price stop its fall somewhere in this area.

2017 - September 16th - Silver price chart

charts provided courtesy of

Silver's Price Resistance &
Support Levels

Silver's Resistance Levels



Silver's Support Levels



Thank You for Your Time.

Have a Great Week.

God Bless, Steve

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