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Fundamentals Stop Channeling
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Precious Metals Review and Outlook from
9/18 thru 9/29/2017

Originally Posted on 09/25/2017 @  8:06 am

by Steven Warrenfeltz

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2017 - September 24th - Fundamentals Stop Channeling the Precious Metals - graphic

For the two last months, fundamentals have been driving the precious metals higher.

It's been one news story after another that has been keeping uncertainty in the markets, and as we all know, uncertainty is a precious metal's best friend.

The precious metals, particularly gold, and silver, have been moving up in price since early July.  There first move up from July 10th through the 28th, was mostly due to the metals rebounding after a steep sell-off.

The reasons behind the sell-off in June were explained in this blog post; Why Did Gold and Silver Fall?

After July 28th, the metals consolidated and it looked like a pullback in price could happen.

But shortly thereafter, more uncertainty entered the market, after traders started to doubt that the President could come through with his campaign promises, so we saw another move-up in the price of precious metals.

Since then we've had one current event after another fueling uncertainty in the markets.

From North Korea, stirring tensions between the U.S. and its allies to Hurricanes and Central Bankers its been a great environment for the precious metals a.k.a. safe havens.

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

But now it seems many of these factors have subsided, at least for now, and because of this the negative technical patterns looming over the precious metals have started to demonstrate their influence.

Over the last week, most of the negative patterns that have been in the charts, most notably for gold and silver, have mostly confirmed.

In last week's blog post, I started the analysis with Platinum because I believed it was giving us a glimpse of gold and silver's future. 

The chart to the right was in last week's platinum section, it is a mirror image of gold's review charts this week.

This week's review and outlook analysis includes Gold, Silver, U.S. Dollar, Platinum, Palladium and an update on the GLD ETF.


In Review

Below is the gold outlook from last weeks.

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

In Review - continued

As you can see in the chart below, what looked like it was going to happen last week, happened, gold broke its narrow 'Ascending Channel' and it confirmed the 'Rising Expanding Wedge.'

2017 - September 24th - Gold Price Chart - Broken Channel/Confirmed Wedge

Gold - This Week's Outlook

For the week to come, I could not find any definitive patterns in gold's chart, that's why the chart below looks almost bare.

So instead of showing you a pattern in this week's chart, I pointed out to you where gold should find support and either stop its fall or start to consolidate before it regroups and decides which way it wants to move.

2017 - September 24th - Gold Price Chart - outlook chart

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Gold's Price Resistance and
Support Levels

Gold's Resistance Levels



Gold's Support Levels




In Review

Below is the silver outlook commentary and chart from last week.

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

In Review - continued

In the chart below, you can see that like gold, silver's channel was too narrow to continue its upward movement.

Plus, as mentioned in last week's outlook, silver's MACD and RSI were clearly indicating that the price of silver was just beginning its pullback in price.

2017 - September 24th - Silver Price Chart - Broken Channel

Silver - This Week's Outlook

After studying the silver chart, I found a positive pattern, a 'Falling Expanding Wedge.'

How soon the wedge will be confirmed is anyone's guess, but silver's MACD and RSI look to be signaling that silver may be ready to stop falling.

So it looks like for the first part of the week we'll be looking at some consolidation in silver's price, then it will be up to the market as to how soon the wedge plays itself out.

2017 - September 24th - Silver Price Chart - Falling Expanding Wedge

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Silver's Price Resistance &
Support Levels

Silver's Resistance Levels



Silver's Support Levels




In Review

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

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 it's 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

In Review - continued

In a review of what was stated last week, the first chart below shows you that the 'Descending Channel' broke as the dollar moved up after the Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that they intend to start to reduce their balance sheet.

2017 - September 24th - U.S. Dollar Price Chart - Broken Descending Channel

In Review - continued

In the second review chart below, it shows that the implied 'Inverse Head and Shoulders' pattern in last week's outlook was also confirmed.

2017 - September 24th - U.S. Dollar Price Chart - Confirmed Inverse Head and Shoulders

U.S. Dollar - This Week's Outlook

For this week's outlook, it looks like we're back at where we started back in late July when I posted this 'Falling Expanding Wedge' in the U.S. Dollar chart.

Here's the post: A Transition is Coming in Gold and Silver's short-term trade.

The candlestick chart itself isn't giving much of an indication as to which way the price of the U.S. Dollar will move, and because of this, we may just see some consolidation in the beginning of the week.

But the MACD and RSI are giving the indication that more upside will happen this week, so we may see the dollar finally confirm the 'Falling Expanding Wedge' this week; time will tell.

2017 - September 24th - U.S. Dollar Price Chart - Falling Expanding Wedge

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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 outlook chart and commentary from the Platinum section in last week's blog post.

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

In Review - continued

In the chart below, you can see that Platinum fell through the full support area in the chart above.

Platinum - This Week's Outlook

Although Platinum literally fell like a rock last week, its MACD and RSI look like the fall has stopped or will shortly.

In addition, a positive 'Falling Wedge' pattern has formed in Platinum's chart, so we should see the price move up, sometime this week, confirming the wedge.

2017 - September 24th - Platinum Price Chart - Breaks Support / Falling Wedge

Charts provided courtesy of

Platinum's Price Resistance and Support Levels

Platinum's Resistance Levels



Platinum's Support Levels




Below is the commentary and chart from last week's Palladium section.

In Review

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

In Review - continued

In the chart below, you can clearly see that the price of Palladium did not fall as far as I thought, which is why the support level is not shown in the chart below.

Palladium - This Week's Outlook

In the week to come, Palladium has formed a positive 'Falling Wedge' and since it is so narrow, it should break it some time this week.

I say this not only because the wedge is so narrow, but because the MACD and RSI, in the chart below, have already started to show that a change in the direction of Palladium's price is imminent.

2017 - September 24th - Palladium Price Chart - Finds Support / Falling Wedge

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Palladium's Price Resistance and Support Levels

Palladium's Resistance Levels


Palladium's Support Levels



At the end of July, I did a short review of the GLD, I rarely follow the GLD because the GLD mirrors Gold in their trading patterns and I'd rather pay more attention to the leader, not the follower.

So, below the is my review of the GLD and its chart from last July.

GLD Review from late July

Below is the GLD's chart, like gold (in the top section of this blog) it too has a rising expanding wedge, so like gold, after the GLD has confirmed this wedge (or not), I will follow up on it.

But sometime soon, like gold, its price looks like it will be falling.

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

GLD - Update

As you can see in the chart above, that the GLD chart looks similar to the Gold Chart, at the top of this blog post.

When I first identified the 'Rising Expanding Wedge' in Gold and the GLD in late July, I thought then that we'd be way past breaking this pattern by now.

I had no idea that we'd be waiting till late September for Gold and the GLD to be finally breaking their wedges.

I pointed out in the chart below exactly where the GLD was when I created the chart above to give you some perspective.

As for the GLD's future, like gold, it has not formed any clear pattern in this week's chart, so I'll revisit it in a few weeks and give you an update at that time.

Thank You for Your Time.

Have a Great Week.

God Bless, Steve

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