Gold: A much needed pullback

February 17, 20162 Comments

The breakout by gold through its multi-year downtrend has been on everyone’s mind lately. No arguing about it—that’s a technical bullish breakout if I ever saw one. But the parabolic move as a risk-off strategy by horrified stock market participants became overdone. Time for a pullback. Below is a weekly chart showing where the longer termed downtrend from the 2011 peak intersects with a horizontal point of resistance. BTW—that 2011 peak & on downtrend is a weak one—you need 3 defined touches to verify a downtrend, and its barely reading that qualification. However, the top horizontal line I’ve drawn on the chart is showing plenty of tests—it’s a reasonable bet that it will hold some selling pressure at that level. The two intersect at 1350-ish. And there is no denying the validity of the downtrend that began in 2012  I am looking at 1350 as a reasonable price objective.

GOLD target

The daily chart shows us just how goofy-overbought gold got of late—check the various momentum studies at the bottom of the chart. But the positives of the downtrend breaks, the neartermed horizontal resistance points (daily chart) break and the move above its key MA’s suggest that the picture is still good for gold. Its outperforming stocks, its got positive moneyflow. I still like gold – but I wont buy it until the oversold momentum studies pull back some more. Hard to pinpoint a level at this time—but I’ll post as/if/when I see an entry point that intrigues me.

gold neartermed

BTW—I am in Florida hammering and hurting myself with some fast bike racers—so I will be a little lax in my blog upkeep over the next 2 weeks. I’ll still post, but it may be a little more erratic than usual.


  • Any suggested entry point levels for gold yet? Don’t need to know when the level is reached, but where it might be?


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