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Gold falls as the Dollar rises

By Colin Twiggs
March 15th, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET (5:00 p:m AET)

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The US Dollar Index broke resistance at 80 on the Weekly chart, signaling an advance to 82. The Index is already in a primary up-trend, as indicated by 63-day Twiggs Momentum above zero. Breakout above 82 would offer a target of 86*.

US Dollar Index

* Target calculation: 82 + ( 82 - 78 ) = 86

Spot Gold followed through below last week's low, indicating a correction to test primary support at 1500. Respect of the long-term rising trendline would indicate the primary up-trend is intact, but reversal of 63-day Twiggs Momentum below zero for a second time warns of a down-trend. Target for a down-trend would be 1200 to 1400*.

Spot Gold

* Target calculation: 1600 - ( 1800 - 1600 ) = 1400

The Hourly chart shows short-term support at 1635 and resistance at 1650. Failure of support would test 1600, while upward breakout from the trend channel would signal retracement to test the new resistance level.

Spot Gold




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