Thats Gold monthly timeframe showing consolidation in the band of 1050-1350 for the last 5 years. Monthly ADX is maintaining below 20 since the year 2017 that shows the dullness in the trend at the broader level.
However, on the Weekly timeframe, ADX is maintaining above 25 and pricing is one-timeframing for the last three weekly sessions and more time is spent trading around 1300 psychological round number levels.
And Gold Daily ADX values are currently below 20 levels indicating sideways markets.
Overall from the multi-timeframe trading – markets are moving up in a relatively slow fashion on a broader scale. Monitoring Daily ADX is much required at this movement as price moving along with ADX on the positive side could bring a cascading effect on the uptrend.
What to read from ADX?
If ADX is between 0 and 25 then the particular trading instrument is in a trading range. It is likely just chopping around sideways. Avoid these weak, pathetic stocks!
Once ADX gets above 25 then you will begin to see the beginning of a trend. Big moves (up or down) tend to happen when ADX shoots above 25
When the ADX indicator gets above 30 or 35 then higher the number bigger the strong trend!
If ADX reaches greater than 50 then one should see trends coming to an end and trading ranges start developing again.
Based on the above multi-timeframe analysis on ADX one could conclude that only Weekly timeframe is developing a trend rest the daily and monthly are consolidating. However rise in ADX on daily timeframe is the key for sustained and accelerating uptrend.
Monthly Breaking 1350 levels with accelerating ADX value on monthly timeframe is the key for long term sustained uptrend