Gold Is Being Lifted By U.S. Dollar Weakness

April 16, 2021 01:30 PM
Gold bars

Gold bars

An impressive rally in gold this week takes out key resistance levels and, potentially, a very positive weekly close. At the time of this writing, June gold is trading at $1,783! The next key level on the way up is $1,788.

A close above $1,788 will encourage the gold bulls and likely drive this rally towards the $1,820 to $1,825 range. I’m confident that gold has bottomed and that the rally will continue, likely spending some time to consolidate in the $1,820 to $1,850 range.

The U.S. Dollar has been trending lower for weeks now, and that obviously helps support gold prices. However, it wasn’t until the Dollar dropped below .9200 that gold was able to break out and close above $1,760. So, these are 2 key levels that you must pay attention to. Gold must hold above $1,760 and the U.S. Dollar needs to stay below .9200.

Platinum has a base in the $1,150 to $1,155 range and the trend is sideways-to-up. A close above $1,200 in the July platinum is needed to rekindle the rally back towards $1,250. The next test of $1,250 should quickly carry the rally to $1,300.

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Frank Cholly has 35 years of commodity industry experience. He spent 20 years on the CBOT trading floor.