This Is What The Crude-Oil-To-Gold Ratio Says About Oil Now

October 29, 2019

Many times in the past, the relationship between gold and oil gave us valuable clues about crude oil future moves. Will the history repeat itself once again? What can we infer about the next gold move from the chart below?

Let’s examine the current situation in the oil-to-gold ratio to find answers to these questions.

The daily chart shows that although crude oil-to-gold ratio opened yesterday’s session with a bullish gap, moving even higher after the markets’ open, the red gap created on September 24, 2019 stopped the bulls. It was the bears that took the reins in the following hours.

The ratio reversed and moved quite sharply lower, invalidating the earlier small breakout above the 50% Fibonacci Retracement. Additionally, the sellers formed a bearish formation on the above chart – the dark cloud cover pattern.

What do we know about this candlestick formation?

It usually appears at the end of the upward trend and precedes its reversal. Its first part is formed by a white candle. Then a black candle must appear on the market to complete the formation. What’s important, is that this candle should open above the close of the first candle, pointing to further buying pressure. And that’s exactly what has happened yesterday.

After that, the value/price of a given asset usually moves even higher, but the immediately following decline must be strong enough for the black candle to close below the midpoint of the white candlestick’s body. Such a shift from buying to selling suggests that reversal and further deterioration could be just around the corner.

Taking a closer look at the above chart, we see that yesterday’s close was below the above-mentioned level, which increases the probability of lower values of the oil-to-gold ratio in the very near future. This is especially so when we factor in the current situation in the CCI and the sell signal generated by the Stochastic Oscillator.

That’s all very nice but what does it mean for the price of black gold?

The correlation between the ratio and the price of the commodity is very strong (0.97), meaning that lower values of the ratio are highly likely to also translate into further deterioration in crude oil.

And that further deterioration in the ratio, what would it mean for gold?

The correlation between the oil-to-gold ratio and the price of yellow metal decreased significantly in the previous weeks, which means that forecasting the direction of the yellow metal based on this relationship is not a good idea. You will learn much more about the current situation in gold (and the whole precious metals sector) from our Gold Trading Alerts.

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