Gold tests $1550/ounce

By Colin Twiggs
March 7th, 2013 2:30 a.m. ET (6:30 p:m AET)

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Spot gold is consolidating between $1570 and $1585/ounce on the 2-hourly chart. Upward breakout would re-test the February 26 high at $1620. Downward breakout would test support at $1550.

Spot Gold

This can also be seen on the weekly chart, where respect of support at $1550 would test the upper trend channel at $1620. Breakout would indicate that the correction is over. Failure of support would warn that the long-term up-trend is over and follow-through below $1500 would confirm a primary down-trend.

Spot Gold

My conclusion is the same as last week:

I am not yet convinced that gold is headed for a primary down-trend. We may be in a low-inflation/deflationary environment right now but how long will it take for central bank expansionary policies to overcome this? Watch out for bear traps. Respect of primary support around $1500 could present a buying opportunity.

Crude Oil

Brent Crude and Nymex Crude continue to weaken but, for the moment, remain in a primary up-trend.retreated below support at $117/barrel, on concerns over the global economy. Failure of primary support at $106 and $84/barrel, respectively, would signal a primary down-trend. Falling crude would be a bearish sign for gold: demand for gold increases when crude rises.

Crude Oil

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