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Is this the bottom?

Commentaries & Views

As suggested yesterday, metals are bouncing out of oversold conditions this morning. Overhead resistance will be in the $1,960-$1,965 range for gold. Silver has held up better than gold during the recent selloff and is also seeing a bounce this morning. Resistance is now likely in the $25.90 area. Platinum bulls have the metal trading at $1,020 as of this writing and are looking to get the price back over $1,035. Palladium bulls may finally be in for some short-term relief with the metal looking to carve out what seems like a temporary bottom.

The price action over the last few weeks is likely no surprise to seasoned investors and the long-term bull case for precious metals remains intact. However, participants should continue to be aware of the possibility that the current bounce is a counter move, in the beginnings of a downward sideways consolidation, that could last longer than expected; with the recent run-up, recency bias becomes a risk in the decision-making process.

Another example of recency bias may be observed in the stock market, where the short-term trend has been to sell all rallies. After months of downward sideways action, the bias will be to expect further selling in equities. Volatility will likely persist; contrarians in the equity space may see that persistent pessimism as a sign that a bottom is near.

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