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Gold Surprises as Dollar Gets Monkey-Hammered Lower

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In "Gold Leaps Higher as Worries Mount," I briefly pointed out how those very same institutions that championed quantitative easing policies implemented by the Federal Reserve are now coming out to proclaim quantitative easing added no substantial benefit to the real economy.

Gold             was pushed lower on the assumption that central banking policy would all pan out and that the U.S. would finally achieve escape velocity; but the exact opposite is occurring. Despite the near 12 to 16 months of absolutely horrendous, even recessionary data, market participants believed that if the Fed began to tighten monetary policy then the economy must be alright.

Central bankers,misguided by classroom academics and abhorrent to real world economic dynamics, believe that if you tinker with interest rates that somehow inflation will magically begin to rise. Not so because it is real, meaningful growth that produces inflation ; and it is more evident now that the these policies do not produce meaningful growth.

I mapped out the dollar's downward trajectory, which was largely based on the floundering economy and the inability for the Fed to take action that will pop asset inflation . I still believe this is based on the above factors and that the dollar will likely gather strength as the US slips into deflation.

Traders and CNBC pundits think that if deflation takes hold then gold             will surely decline into the abyss. And just like their "lower gas prices equal booming consumer spending" myth, gold             falling off a cliff             during deflation is just as preposterous.

Gold             is unique in that if can act like an insurance policy against both sides of tail risk ( inflation and deflation). It is well-known that gold             had a massive bull run when stagflation took hold of the US during the 1970s. Inflation ran amok.

However, nobody mentions that gold             tripled, in inflation-adjusted dollar terms, during the early 1930s (the Great Depression) prior to President Roosevelt outlawing the private ownership of gold             .

As I wrote last April:

"There is an assumption that the dollar and gold’s performance is strictly inverse of one another, but that is not so. The WGC (World Gold             Council) indicates that between early 2014 and March 20, 2015, the dollar has gained over 20 percent while gold             only fell 1.2 percent.

Historically, gold             prices more than double on a weak dollar than it falls on a stronger dollar. Thus, a stronger dollar is not indicative of massive gold             depreciation.

When the dollar declines, gold             has appreciated 14.9 percent. Yet, when the dollar strengthens, gold             has only fallen by 6.5 percent, according to the WGC.
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If you look at this chart, you will notice one thing: gold             sure looks to trend with the SPX             . There is an argument that this due to simple asset inflation .

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Notice the massive divergence began when gold             began to top in 2011. The divergence is what I call the "perception" gap.

I expect that divergence to close. It's no secret that I was right about the volatility of 2015, along with other key macro trends. I believe by the end of 2016 and 2017 is when the real fireworks begin.

Gold's recent move has been huge, and, of course, there will be profit taking. But those who follow me know that the underlying fundamentals for gold             has been strengthening for some time.

(Note: the gold             chart is the same I used in the above mentioned gold             idea, but the minor uptrend (along with new resistance) were added).

Please follow me @lemieux_26 and check out my other ideas, which have links to previous writings.
Good post. Gold certainly is gaining in attraction as of late...and price is acting accordingly. Furthermore, how do you think this will play out for currencies? Thanks!
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CommoditiesTrader coondawg71
a year ago
Thank you. Well, we've seen gold act accordingly to failing economic policies in CAD, EUR, GBP, AUD, JPY, CHF, CHN etc. Yet, gold in dollar terms only went down. Why? Because traders believed the Fed were these demi-gods that could do no wrong. Everything that has played out, including the loss of credibility, I have projecting in my writings for sometime now.

If the Fed is perceived to have lost control, gold goes up. If they raise rates and the bubble pops, gold goes up.

I am definitely not a goldbug shouting "gold to $20,000," but I do see it (being physical bullion) and important, constant part of any portfolio.
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Tom_Killick
a year ago
I would hardly call that reaction a surprise... Lol.
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CommoditiesTrader Tom_Killick
a year ago
Be a little more specific, what reaction?
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jangseohee
a year ago
1st, before we get too excited about gold..
i reckon history is about to repeat again..
the last time the fools were chasing gold, it was down a hundred aftermath
GC1!, Inverted H&S break out

i see that sellers have been there with the wick, a final push for 1198-1201 will seal the bear fate, i could be wrong
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IvanLabrie PRO jangseohee
a year ago
My target was 1205.
Might be rejected from there.
Doesn't mean the uptrend's done, just a well deserved cool down and retracement.
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jangseohee IvanLabrie
a year ago
1205 is also possible ^_^
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IvanLabrie PRO jangseohee
a year ago
It's a zone, but around there +-1 atr.
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jangseohee IvanLabrie
a year ago
haha, that's right ^_^
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Yahia.Awes
a year ago
Here is my take.
Short Gold for double bottom.
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CommoditiesTrader Yahia.Awes
a year ago
Very valid. The relationship between the Fed and market participants are key. Although, the bottom is likely already in.
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