Ten-year Treasury yields are edging higher, testing short-term resistance at 4.10%, but Trend Index peaks below zero still warn of weakness.
Remarks by Fed governor Waller may have reduced the prospects for an early rate cut in March:
The Dollar Index broke its descending trendline and resistance at 102.50, suggesting that a base is forming. But another test of 100 remains likely.
Gold broke below $2025 and is testing support at $2000 per ounce, Trend Index peaks below zero warning of further selling pressure.
Gold’s direction is largely dictated by the Dollar which is in turn influenced by long-term interest rates. The Fed is still in an easing cycle and we expect further weakness in long-term Treasury yields and the Dollar, fueling demand for Gold.