Gold has been mired in a multi-month down-trend. The move from intraday high to low comes in at a roughly 20 percent decline.
Gold bulls are obviously hoping that the recent low will hold and that a new bull market move will emerge.
While the recent price action is encouraging, there is still work to be done before an all clear signal.
Today’s chart takes a broad, simplified technical look at the Gold ETF (GLD) – see further below. Therein, I highlight several reference points that assist active investors in understanding the price trend and construction on a given time frame.
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$GLD Gold ETF “weekly” Chart
The “weekly” chart is an intermediate-term timeframe. It can help “trend” investors, looking to catch a move for weeks to months. As you can see, GLD has been in a down-trend for several weeks. The recent price action has seen GLD climb back above its 10-week MA (red line) and momentum turn up. This is constructive for bulls. The 10-week MA and recent lows serve as two price support levels. A return below the 10-week MA on a weekly close would be concerning, and a move below recent lows bearish.
Should Gold continue to move higher, our resistance reference points are pretty clear. $171.38 is the 38.2 Fibonacci retracement. A move over this level would be a further notch in the belt for bulls. But the big level is around $175/$176; this consists of a confluence of resistance, including the down-trend line and 40-week moving average. That will be a battleground and likely determine if this move has legs.
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