Gold and silver create a challenge
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As summer ends, the challenge of trading markets has been as tough as it gets. Volume and market action have been nonexistent. From equities to bonds, crude to soft commodities, there is little action. Gold, silver, and platinum are seeing the worst of it.
We have identified the trends in metals; the action is weak; gold is in an uptrend and continues to drift in circles. Silver is doing the same, but it is in a downtrend. The markets are in never-never land and appear to be stuck without any sign of escaping.
We know that this miserable pattern will eventually end. We also can assume that the long-term perspective of metals is higher. However, the short-term perspective and opinions can cause more grief than profits. There are many reasons to believe gold, silver, and platinum should be going higher, but they aren’t. The question is why, the answer is markets discover price, think about it!
In all markets, price action determines what will happen in the next day, week, or month. Keep the two strategies separate. The worst trade anyone can make is turning a trade into an investment hoping for a way out. Traders must learn to take their losses and move on to the next trade.
Patience, discipline, and money management always win the day. Let the map of the markets show you the way.
On Saturday, Sept. 4, I shared a webinar on Hedging, Futures and Day Trading. The recording is below