Join Chris Vermeulen as he provides an overview, chart patterns, and projected trends for the gold, silver, and platinum markets for the upcoming quarter.
Patterns always repeat; sometimes they take months or years but they always repeat. Gold’s 8 months consolidation is nothing new when we look at 2008 where we lost 34% before bouncing off the .382 and .5 Fibonacci retracement area between $741-650. We then found its next resistance at the .618 ext around $1153 before it began to scream higher to the 1 ext at over $1900 an ounce. As Rick Rule President and CEO of Sprott says, “if past is prologue” and we pull back to the same fib level as 2008, we are there right now or could go as low as $1560. But how high will it go?
Silver blasted out of its multi-year basing formation last year to around $30 an ounce before falling to a low around $22, between the .382 and .5 Fibonacci extensions. We have strong support between $20 and $21, but it is still in a strong bull flag pattern. Where will this bull flag pattern take us?
Not as many people are interested in Platinum as it has been pretty dormant after crashing in 2008, when it was at a premium to gold. The chart looks very different from Gold with more of a “random” feel. Platinum just tested its recent high in 2016 around $1200 an ounce which is bullish, however it still has a long way to go before it tests support like gold around the .382/.5 Fibonacci retracement levels.
Overall, we never know if gold, silver, platinum, or palladium will go ballistic first so it can be a good strategy to own a basket of all of them in a balanced, diversified portfolio.