The Gold:Dollar Ratio
Since 2011, gold has been much weaker than the USD. Over the past 3 Years, it has been attempting to change the long-term trend.
This chart looks at the Gold:Dollar ratio over the past few years. That ratio hit a low in December of 2015 and has been creating a series of higher lows and higher highs inside of rising channel (1). The ratio hit the top of this new channel at the beginning of 2018 and declined through the summer.
Since the summer lows, the ratio has traded sideways inside of the blue box. Recent strength in gold finds it breaking above the top of this trading range at (2).
Gold, silver and miners have done well this month, while stocks around the world have been soft. The ratio is now testing the 2017 lows, which comes into play as resistance.
What the ratio does at this resistance test will send an important message to the metals sector for the next few months.