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Gold and dollar test support

By Colin Twiggs
August 30th, 2012 12:30 a.m. ET (2:30 p:m AET)

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The Dollar Index is testing primary support at 81.00/81.50. Failure would signal reversal to a primary down-trend. Reversal of 63-day Twiggs Momentum below zero would also suggest a reversal, while respect of the zero line would indicate continuation of the primary up-trend.

US Dollar Index

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

Spot Gold is retracing to test its new support level after breaking resistance at $1650 per ounce. Respect of $1640 would confirm the primary up-trend. Respect of the zero line by 63-day Twiggs Momentum would strengthen the signal. Reversal below $1640 is unlikely but would indicate a false signal and re-test primary support at $1525.

Spot Gold

* Target calculation: 1650 + ( 1650 - 1500 ) = 1800

The CRB Commodities Index is retracing after breaking medium-term resistance at 305. Recovery of 63-Day Twiggs Momentum above zero suggests a trend reversal, but only a trough above zero would confirm.

CRB Commodities Index

Brent Crude retreated from resistance at $115 per barrel. Reversal below $108 is unlikely, but would signal another test of support at $100. Breakout would indicate a test of the March high at $126. 63-Day Twiggs Momentum recovery above zero would strengthen the bull signal.

ICE Brent Afternoon Markers


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