Gold has traded in a range since the end of March, but Todd Gordon sees a rise in market volatility coming that could send the yellow metal higher.
The trader commented Thursday that recent comments by the Federal Reserve could spell more uncertainty in the market. Potential rate hikes aside, Fed minutes released on Wednesday from the March meeting stated its intent to start shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet later this year.
“We’re seeing some volatility in the markets,” said Gordon. “I actually want to look at the gold market, which could be moving up here” off the uncertainty that could result from the Fed.
To determine just how high gold could climb, Gordon looked at a long-term chart of GLD, the ETF that tracks gold, dating back multiple years. According to Gordon, a “triple-test trendline” can be drawn on GLD starting from its peak back in 2012, with the line finishing just above current levels in GLD at the $123 to $125 mark. This leads Gordon to believe that should GLD bounce, it can hit the trendline again at around those levels.
“There are a couple sources of volatility and concern in the markets,” explained Gordon. “I think that’s going to be enough to punch the market through resistance to test that long-term downtrend from 2012.”
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