Gold strengthens on Dollar weakness
By Colin Twiggs
July 10th, 2014 12:30 a.m. EDT (2:30 p.m. AEST)
- Treasury yields weaken
- The Dollar continues to test long-term support
- Gold is strengthening
Interest Rates and the Dollar
The yield on ten-year Treasury Notes is again testing support at 2.50 percent. Failure would indicate a decline to 2.00 percent. Follow-through below 2.40 would confirm. Market expectations favor low interest rates and 13-Week Twiggs Momentum below zero continues to warn of a primary down-trend. Recovery above 2.65 is less likely, but would suggest the correction is over, offering a medium-term target of 2.80 and long-term of 3.00 percent.
* Target calculation: 2.50 - ( 3.00 - 2.50 ) = 2.00
The Dollar Index tests short-term support at 80.00. Respect of zero by 13-week Twiggs Momentum warns of continuation of the primary down-trend. Breach of 80.00 would indicate a test of primary support at 79.00. Recovery above 80.50 is unlikely at present, but would suggest an advance to 81.50.
Low interest rates and higher inflation expectations favor a stronger gold price and a weaker Dollar. Gold is consolidating in a narrow band below medium-term resistance at $1325/$1330, suggesting continuation of the rally. 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 $1300 is unlikely, but would test support at $1240.
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