The easiest cycle to trade is the stock market. Stock indices tend to continue to move higher over time. The Fed helps prop up the market which creates a lot of stability. Except for the occasional financial crisis or pandemic, stocks have done well over the last 80 years. Stocks are where we need to devote most of our time and resources to really make a lot of money over time.
Below is the same ES futures chart the way I see it today. This diagram shows what my eyes see when I look at a chart. This chart shows how the stock cycle was used to get us into the position where we find ourselves now and how we will use the cycles to exit and perhaps re-enter again later. Heads up..... it could be mid summer before we buy stocks again.
Metals are kind of the wild west of trading but over time do have dependable cycles. The metals sector is sometimes manipulated by bullion banks and hedge funds. The Fed has no reason to inject money into gold since governments around the world have fiat currency and not gold backed currency any longer.