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CPM Group Trade Signal – February 24 2020

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Time Stamp
Prices as of 9:48 a.m. EST (14:48 p.m. GMT) 24 February 2020 $1,684.40 (Basis the April 2020 Comex Contract).

Direction: Stand Aside, Wait to Sell

Target Price / Range: $1,640 - $1,720

Timeframe: 25-02-2020 to 6-03-2020

Do not stand in front of a runaway train. Gold has risen more than $120 in five trading days as financial markets worldwide have woken up to the economic consequences of supply constraints throughout the global manufacturing system due to interruptions in Chinese parts shipments in a just-in-time economy due to the coronavirus. As a result stock prices have plunged in the past five days, along with petroleum and industrial metals prices.

Gold and silver prices have risen sharply during the past five days. They may move higher before they move lower, but clearly the upward and downward spikes in prices across markets over the past five days is as much an over-reaction as the previous calmness was an under-reaction to the reality.

Other factors have had less dynamic effects. It primarily is the coronavirus’s effects in disruption the global supply chain throughout and across all industries that has been driving these markets. This has been compounded by the computerized nature of investment decision making and trading, which kept things quiet until the algorithms flipped to excess buying and selling mode.

Ultimately, the virus will be contained and economic trading patterns will return to the less-than-normal pre-virus crisis levels stunted by Trump’s various tariffs and trade wars. In the interim, monetary authorities will inject liquidity to protect from the short-term economic consequences of the coronavirus.

CPM’s short-term 5 – 10 day trading view of gold in this environment is to stand aside for now. Prices may rise, and the adage of never jumping in front of a runaway train applies now. When the train stops, however, prices should be expected to drop sharply. That will be the time to sell. The initial targets may be $1,650 or $1,640, but over the next couple of months we would expect gold to move back to trading between $1,550 and $1,620.

Note: Discretion should be allowed at +/- $0.50 from the target.


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