PALLADIUM is the worst performing precious metal today, dropping around 2.5% at press time and moving further away from a recent 2-month high. Palladium is a clear outlier among precious metals today as USD weakening allows gold to rise 0.6% and platinum to add 0.2%. Silver is trading flat. While gold and silver, and to a lesser extent platinum, are driven primarily by the investment demand, palladium is more reactive to industrial developments. Today’s drop may be to some extent driven by poor performance of EV stocks, especially Tesla as it slumps 10% following a lackluster Q1 2023 earnings report.
Taking a look at PALLADIUM at D1 interval, we can see that the price is pulling back after a failed attempt at breaking above the $1650 resistance zone. Downward move accelerated today with price dropping below the $1600 mark. The near-term support can be found ranging above the $1,500 mark and served as the upper limit of a previous short-term trading range.