Gold & Silver Update

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Silver Chart 9 Feb 2011

Spot silver extended its recent bullish rally again yesterday ending with a wide spread up candle which finally took the commodity back above $30 per ounce, a price last seen back in early January which saw silver prices fall to a low of $26.37 per ounce on the 28th January 2011.  At this point the 100 day moving average proved to be the key technical area with the commodity bouncing off this level and providing the platform for the recent return of bullish momentum which now seems set to extend further provided we see a break and hold above the $31.23 high of Jan 3rd 2011.  To add further to this short term bullish picture the 9 day moving average is now crossing the 40 day, giving us a further bullish signal, whilst the 14 day provided strong technical support last week during the rally.  With all the moving averages now pointing firmly higher and with the key 200 day also slanting upwards expect to see the rally for silver continue and once we breach the $31.30 area then this will provide a further platform of support for a continuation of the longer term bull trend.

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Gold Chart 9 Feb 2011

Meanwhile the picture for gold is slightly different and certainly less bullish for the precious metal and the reason for this is simple as we now have a clearly defined triple top on the daily chart in the $1430 per ounce region and for a long term bull trend to develop we will need to see this region breached. However, we cannot underestimate this significant price region on the daily chart which may prove to be a defining area in any longer term trend.  In the short term we can expect to see further strength in gold and a break and hold above the 40 day moving average in the $1368 region should provide further momentum to the upside.  This short term bullish picture is further supported by the 9 day moving average which has crossed above the 14 day to give us a bull cross signal.  Finally, the 200 day average continues to slant higher suggesting that the medium picture remains positive.  The only other average of note is the 100 day which gold is attempting to breach at time of writing but any failure at the $1362.92 level could prove pivotal.

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2 Comments on Gold & Silver Update

  1. The gold feb 9th chart, I noticed that new high @1.42 3th of Jan did fail to make new high and following low 7th of Jan made lower low and become active low 27th of Jan @ abt. 1.325 just abowe ema. and taking out of that active low and giving confirmation for the change to the down trend. Unless 13th of Jan high avout @ 1.38 is taken out I would take this as a short term down trend. I might have missed the bottom but unless you are long term investor with deep pockets or relly exeptional risk (size/risk) management I would stay out. I try to learn the ropes as a trader, so for me it is paramount to control my risk (look after my small capital is more important than try to make million or ten by end of the month. As you said that 1362 is pivotal in technical point of view. In a long term I think, gold is way too undervalued.

    • Hi – many thanks for your comment and analysis which is much appreciated – I do agree that gold is undervalued and expect to see the commodity do well during 2011, but the triple top is a worry, and only once it clears this level can we be sure that the longer term trend will be established once more. I believe it will and as such am looking for gold to continue towards the 1645 per ounce region in the medium term – regards Anna

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