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A Technical Set-Up for Precious Metals

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There has been quite a bit of chatter related to precious metals lately. The rally in cryptos, particularly Bitcoin, and various other stocks have raised expectations that gold and silver have been overlooked as a true hedging instrument, suggests Chris Vermeulen, editor of The Technical Traders.

As these rallies continue in various other stocks and sectors, gold and silver have continued to trade sideways over the past 6+ months — when and how will it end?

My research team and I believe the recent downside trend in gold has reached a support level, near $1765, that will act as a launching pad for a potentially big upside price trend. This support level aligns with previous price highs (May 2020 through June 2020) after the Covid-19 price collapse, which we believe is an indication of a strong support level.

More from Chris Vermeulen: Is Silver Set for a Multi-Year Rise?

As you can see from the Gold Futures Weekly chart below, if gold price levels hold above $1765 then we feel the next upside rally in metals could prompt a move targeting $2160, then $2400.

The February 2021 Gold contract expires on February 24 – only a few days away. The CME Delivery Report shows an incredible amount of contracts already giving notice of a “Delivery Request”. This suggests that on or near February 25, a supply squeeze for gold and silver may become a very real component of price.

Silver has already begun to move higher while gold continues to wallow near recent lows. Our research team believes the next few days of trading in gold and silver could become very volatile as global traders suddenly realize the demand for deliveries may squeeze prices much higher.

Traders should stay keenly aware of this dynamic in the precious metals markets as we may continue to see futures contract delivery requests out-pace supply as precious metals prices continues to move higher.

The 100% Fibonacci measured move technique we are showing on this chart helps us to understand where and how upside price targets become relevant. 

If support on these charts hold and the February 24, 2021 futures contracts expire with strong demand for physical deliveries, then we believe an upside price squeeze may setup fairly quickly (over the next 5 to 15+ days) in both gold and silver.

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Currently, gold price activity does not properly reflect what is happening in silver and platinum related to the demand for metals. We believe, over the next 30 to 60+ days, this will change as gold may enter a new bullish price phase — targeting $2400.  At this point, we believe the answer to this question will become known by February 25th or so.

The entire metals and miners sector has been under moderate pressure recently and we believe that trend may be ending soon. 2021 is going to be full of these types of trend rotations and new market setups. 

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