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CPM Trade Signal - August 22, 2022

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Prices as of 10:27 a.m. EDT Comex 22 August 2022 $1,749.35 (Basis the December 2022 Comex Contract).

Recommendation: Sell

Initial Target Price / Range: $1,740

Initial Timeframe: 22 August 2022 to 26 August 2022

Gold prices have fallen below CPM Group’s last sell trade recommendation of $1,760. This was part of a broad-based sharp decline Monday morning across currencies, equities, bonds, and commodities ranging from oil to agriculturals to platinum and palladium as well as gold and silver. This broad-based asset sell off reflected financial markets’ ongoing effort to understand that the Fed and other monetary authorities are likely to maintain a firm interest rate policy for at least the next several months as they combat a jump in inflation that reflects both cyclical and longer term price pressures.

While prices have fallen sharply over the past week, there could be some further downside pressure on prices in the near term. prices are expected to move sideways to lower ahead of the Kansas City Fed’s Jackson Hole Summit later this week.

CPM maintains a sell recommendation with an initial downside target of $1,740. If gold prices are able to settle below this level a brief drop to $1,720 cannot be ruled out. If prices settle above $1,755, investors are recommended to close out the short position initiated on August 18, with a target price of $1,760.

CPM has one-month, three-month ranges and eight-quarter quarterly price projections with greater discussion of the factors behind CPM’s analyses provided in CPM’s monthly subscription service, the Precious Metals Advisory.

While short-term trade recommendations provide high risk – high reward opportunities for investors, it is difficult to capture the complex web of factors affecting precious metals prices and the nuanced CPM analyses of these factors that goes into our firm’s price projections. In addition to these short-term outlooks, CPM Group provides clients enhanced trade recommendations that include one and three month price projections, as part of our Retail Investor Program. Contact CPM at for details.


Initial Target Prices and Timeframes are just that: Initial. If CPM does not issue a new Recommendation during or after that time it indicates that CPM maintains the posture in the most recent Trade Recommendation.

Position may be closed out once target price is reached, within the noted discretion or until CPM provides new trade recommendation. CPM may have reported to have closed out of prior trade recommendation at its discretion before publicly publishing new trade recommendation due to processing time.

Discretion should be allowed at +/- 0.20% of the price at the time each TR is issued from the target.

CPM’s preferred investment strategies use physical, futures, forwards, and options.

Disclaimer - Past performance is no indication or guarantee of anticipated future profits, and neither Kitco Metals Inc. nor CPM Group can accept any liability or responsibility for any loss suffered as a result of gold price fluctuations. Gold as a commodity is not a specified investment for the purpose of giving advice under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Therefore this trade recommendation does not give rise to rights to claim compensation under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. CPM Group is a registered CTA with the U.S. NFA and CFTC. At times the principals and associates of CPM Group may have positions in the precious metals, commodity, and equities markets. CPM Group also manages investment and industrial positions in markets for its clients.

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