Gold rises as the dollar falls
By Colin Twiggs
July 25th, 2013 6:00 a.m. EDT (8:00 p:m AET)
Gold broke resistance at $1300/ounce, penetration of the descending trendline indicating that a bottom is forming. Reversal below $1300 would suggest another test of primary support at $1200. Respect of support at $1300 and breakout above $1350 is unlikely, but would target $1400.
The Dollar Index is headed for a test of the rising trendline after a false break above 84.00. Respect of the trendline would indicate the primary up-trend is intact, while reversal below 80.50 would warn of a primary down-trend. Bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Momentum indicates trend weakness. Recovery above 84.50, however, would signal an advance to 90.00*.
* Target calculation: 84 + ( 84 - 79 ) = 89
Nymex WTI light crude is in a primary up-trend, with the current retracement likely to find support around $100/barrel. Rising Nymex crude prices reflect a stronger US economy. Expect the spread with Brent crude to narrow. Target for the current Nymex advance is the 2012 high of $110/barrel*.
* Target calculation: 98 + ( 98 - 86 ) = 110
The Shanghai Composite Index continues to consolidate above its 2012 low (of 1950). Failure would signal a decline to its 2008 low (at 1660). China is the primary driver of commodity prices and decline of the Shanghai Index would drag prices lower. Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index reversal below long-term support at 126 would confirm, targeting the 2009 low at 100*. Not good news for Australian resources stocks, even if the impact is cushioned by a falling Aussie Dollar.
* Target calculation: 125 - ( 150 - 125 ) = 100
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