Is gold or silver the trade to make this week?

  • Gold showed strength by the end of the week and is trading above key moving averages, suggesting a potentially bullish outlook. The metal’s performance could be significantly influenced by the speeches of seven Fed officials this week.
  • Silver has made a notable break above multi-year highs. However, maintaining this momentum might be challenging as it approaches overbought territory.

This week’s trade could be a decision between gold and silver.  

The former might be swayed by the seven fed officials that are planned to speak this week, while the latter could be influenced by the #SilverSqueeze movement that is tangentially related to the meme stock frenzy that reignited last week. 

Gold Technical 

Gold (XAU/USD) prices rose at the end of the week but did not quite test the all-time high around $2,431.  

Gold is trading well above the 20 Simple Moving Average (SMA), with the 100 and 200 SMAs maintaining bullish slopes much below it. Renewed buying pressure beyond $2,413 might push prices above the $2,420 mark. 

Silver Technical 

Silver (XAG/USD) is nearing the multi-year high at $31.40. A significant break at the end of the week saw Friday’s sharp rise validate the break above the multi-year trendline. The challenge for the coming week is whether silver can maintain this bullish momentum despite entering overbought territory. The frenzy we saw in meme stocks might be dampening down too, with 2 days of declines following the surge. But it might be premature to count anything out yet. 

The 14-period Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in the range of 70.00, possibly suggesting bullish momentum. The next resistance level is $31.50 from May 2011. In this fundamentally detached market, the next support could lie all the way back at where the metal was trading before the surge. 

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