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An "Acid Test" For Gold
EWI's Metals Specialty Service reveals whether gold prices score in favor of the bulls or bears.
|By Nico Isaac
Fri, 09 Mar 2012 17:00:00 ET
Tags: Chinese markets, Gold, precious metals, Relative Strength Index (RSI), Elliott Wave trading
If you've been following mainstream financial reports on gold for some clue as to the precious metal's near-term trend, you might be experiencing what I like to call a funda-Mental Breakdown. Symptoms include illusions that one single news event can move gold prices in two totally opposing directions... within hours of each other.
Here, the following string of gold-related news clips captures the erratic cause-and-ONE-effect-then-ANOTHER-effect breakdown of "fundamental" analysis logic:
- March 8, 8:39 PM: Strong U.S. economy is bullish for gold: "Gold Rises On Economic Optimism. Gold will actually rally on the back of more confidence. And the US is recovering."
- March 9, 11:16 AM: Strong U.S. economy is bearish for gold: "Gold Slips On Strong US Jobs Report."
- March 9, 3:10 AM: Weak Chinese data are bullish for gold: "Gold Edges Up After a string of data showed China's factory output, investor and retail sales slowed in February..."
- March 9, 12:20 PM: Weak Chinese data are bearish for gold: "Gold Price Lower On Weak China Growth."
It's time to reclaim your sanity. On March 9 at 10:06 am, EWI's Metals Specialty Service's
"Intraday" gold analysis outlined a clear and decisive "acid test of gold's near-term"
trend. The test is two-fold:
- First, Metals Specialty Service calculated a key 50-and-200-day moving average price zone. If gold prices see a "sharp and sustained" move above the upper line of the zone, it will be a bullish sign. Conversely, if gold prices brake through the lower line of the zone, it will be a bearish move.
- Second, Metals Specialty Service presents the following chart of gold prices versus the Relative Strength Index, a momentum indicator. The RSI offers valuable clues about the internal strength of a market's trend. A falling RSI correlates to downtrends, and a rising RSI to uptrends. And when the RSI diverges with the price, it often signals a change in trend. Case in point: In late February, a bearish divergence in gold took place when prices continued rising -- while the RSI had already turned down.
The latest, March 9 daily gold forecast chart inside Metals Specialty Service shows you where gold's RSI stands today.
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