Gold Making A Move


I pointed out a bullish Reverse Head and Shoulders possibly forming last week on Gold. It's still in play in my opinion, but the longer-term horizontal trading range, being a pattern that has been around longer, holds a bit more weight on what gold's next move will be.

Below is a chart with the reverse head and shoulders pattern annotated, as well as the top of the horizontal trading range that will pose strong resistance even if price can break through the neckline of the reverse head and shoulders pattern. Good news is that the PMO has shifted, indicating that gold has some positive momentum built up. It is heading for a clean positive crossover which would be very bullish. Also notice the 20-EMA narrowly avoided a negative crossover the 50-EMA. That crossover would have put Gold on a DP Trend Model intermediate-term SELL signal.


The weekly chart (which goes final on Friday) looks good. First we note that the 17-EMA has turned back up toward the 43-EMA. The PMO which looked like it might top has turned back around expressing positive momentum in the intermediate-term. I also note a positive divergence between the PMO and price.


My main concern with gold right now is the long-term chart has some issues. The DecisionPoint analysis approach tells us that the longer-term influences the intermediate-term, which in turn influences short-term. The issues I see are a bearish reverse flag formation and a falling PMO. 


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Happy Charting!

Erin Swenlin
About the author: is a co-founder of the website along with her father, Carl Swenlin. She launched the DecisionPoint daily blog in 2009 alongside Carl and now serves as a consulting technical analyst and blog contributor at Erin is an active Member of the CMT Association. She holds a Master's degree in Information Resource Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology as well as a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Southern California. Learn More
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