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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Gold and Silver Chart Patterns: an update

In my previous post on Gold and Silver Chart Patterns, I had mentioned about a pair-trading opportunity. Going through that post, I realised that instead of recommending 'long gold, short silver', I had written the exact opposite.
For any one who had read through the entire post, it would have been clear that I was bullish about the gold chart and bearish about the silver chart. However, as a penance for the error, I'm going to refrain from making any more trading recommendations.
Gold Chart Pattern 
Gold's price dipped below the rising 14 day SMA, but was well supported by the 30 day SMA. By Fri. Jun 17 '11, gold's price managed to close above the 14 day SMA - indicating that investors are using all dips to buy.
As long as the recent high of 1565.70 - touched in Apr '11 - is not surpassed, the bears will try to make life difficult for the bulls. But may not be for long. A bullish ascending triangle appears to be forming on the gold chart, from which a likely upward break out can easily take gold's price past the 1600 mark.
Stay invested with a trailing stop-loss. Buy on a break out above 1550.
Silver Chart Pattern 
Silver's price chart continues its consolidation within a symmetrical triangle, and is now trading below the 14 day, 30 day and 60 day SMAs. Triangles tend to be unreliable, but are usually continuation patterns. Since silver's price entered the triangle from above, it is likely to break below the triangle and test support from the still rising 200 day SMA.
Buy if there is a sharp upward bounce from the 200 day SMA.

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