Technical observations of RossClark@shaw.ca
Bob Hoye snippet
Breakouts are always important; however a failure to hold $685 and the 20-day moving average on any pullbacks will be considered a failure.
The commitment of trader's data has been supportive of the bullion price since the end of June. The commercials are short less than 100,000 contracts while the speculators have less than 80,000 longs as of the most recent report. It should take an increase in their commitments in excess of 60k to produce enough vulnerability to generate the next high in gold prices.
The Rydex data (c/o www.SentimenTrader.com) shows opinion towards gold is high, but commitments in the sector continue to be at the lower end of the four year range. A significant top is not likely until the commitments rise toward the upper band.
Seasonal Tendencies favor a rally in stocks into September-October. In the past ten years the precious metal indices (XAU, HUI, TSX Gold) have rallied well from July through September-October. A closer analysis shows that the rally from August 17th should take 6 to 7 weeks, providing a time window for a high during the weeks of September 27th to October 5th.
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