Gold & Silver Show Strength

By Colin Twiggs
April 27, 2009 9:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. AET)

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Spot gold completed a small double-bottom, breaking out above resistance at $900. Penetration of the declining trendline would warn of a trend change. Look for retracement that respects the new support level, followed by breakout above the falling trendline. Reversal below $865, however, would confirm the down-trend with a target of primary support at $700.

Spot Gold

Source: Netdania


Spot silver is similarly testing the decling trendline. Clear breakout above short-term resistance at $13 would signal the start of a new up-trend — with gold likely to follow. Reversal below support at $12, however, would confirm the down-trend to test primary support at $9. Signals from silver are likely to confirm those of gold and vice versa.

Spot Silver

Crude Oil

West Texas Crude formed a flag continuation pattern. Upward breakout would offer a target of $70, calculated as 50 + [55 - 35]. Downward breakout, while less likely, would test primary support at $35.

Crude Oil - West Texas Intermediate Light

Source: Netdania

US Dollar Index

The US Dollar Index is testing the lower border of a large rising wedge pattern after a false break above 86. The formation is bearish and breakout below 84 would warn of a primary down-swing with a target of 74, calculated as 84 - [88 - 78]. Recovery above 86, on the other hand, would signal a test of the upper border. A weaker dollar would increase both crude oil and gold prices.

US Dollar Index

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