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Gold rallies as inflation expectations rise

By Colin Twiggs
July 3rd, 2014 2:30 a.m. EDT (4:30 p.m. AEST)

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Overview:

  • Treasury yields are recovering
  • Inflation expectations rise
  • The Dollar weakens
  • Gold rallies

Interest Rates and the Dollar

The yield on ten-year Treasury Notes found support at 2.50 percent. Recovery above 2.65 would suggest the correction is over, offering a medium-term target of 2.80 and long-term of 3.00 percent. 13-Week Twiggs Momentum below zero continues to indicate weakness. Reversal below 2.40 would signal a decline to 2.00 percent* — confirmed if yield follows through below 2.40 percent.

10-Year Treasury Yields

* Target calculation: 2.50 - ( 3.00 - 2.50 ) = 2.00

Long-term inflation expectations, indicated by 10-Year Treasury Yields minus 10-Year Inflation-Indexed (TIPS) Yields below, turned upward after 12-month CPI jumped to 1.8 percent in May, but are still range-bound between 2.0 and 2.50 percent.

10-Year Treasury Yields minus 10-Year Inflation Indexed (TIPS) Yields

The Dollar Index continues to head for primary support at 79.00 after retreating below 80.50. Respect of zero by 13-week Twiggs Momentum warns of continuation of the primary down-trend. Recovery above 80.50 is unlikely at present, but would suggest an advance to 81.50.

Dollar Index

Gold

Gold is testing medium-term resistance at $1325/$1330. Breakout would signal a test of $1400. Recovery of 13-week Twiggs Momentum above zero hints at a primary up-trend; breakout above $1400 would confirm. Retreat below $1280 is unlikely, but would warn of the opposite; confirmed if support at $1240 is breached.

Spot Gold

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