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CPM Trade Signal - December 1, 2022

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Prices as of 12:30 p.m. EST 1 December 2022 $1,815.85 (Basis the February 2023 Comex contract).

Recommendation: Sell

Initial Target Price / Range: $1,795

Initial Timeframe: 1 December 2022 to 16 December 2022

Gold prices rose strongly over the course of November following hints by the Fed at its last Federal Open Market Committee meeting that it plans to slow the pace of its interest rate hikes. Jerome Powell’s speech on 30 November gave the market further confirmation about the Fed’s intent to slow the pace of interest rate hikes going forward. There have been some signs of softening inflation, with the most recent CPI, PPI, and PCE data coming in softer than expected. U.S. November employment data to be released on 2 December, also is projected to show some signs of softening. All of these factors seem already baked into gold prices, however, which increases the potential for gold prices to soften in the near term.
The roll of the nearby active December Comex gold contract, which is now behind the market, had contributed some to the recent rise in gold prices. The U.S. dollar and U.S. bond yields also seem close to oversold at this time. All said, the U.S. economy still is in pretty good shape relative to other major economies which should bode well for the U.S. dollar. Unless November employment data is significantly weaker than what the market is expecting, gold prices have a higher probability of declining, than rising, in the near term.

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.

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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.

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