Gold Price & Silver Technical Points:
- Gold price can’t rise above confluent resistance
- Silver trading at trend-line, top of wedge
- Trends favor lower prices until resistance broken
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Gold price can’t rise above confluent resistance
Trading gold recently hasn’t been a clean game as it has become stuck between support and resistance. We aren’t seeing gold find much of a bid today from either risk-off in equities or the Dollar dropping. Perhaps a sign of relative weakness, perhaps not.
Looking at the technical picture in a vacuum there are two forms of resistance coming together to keep a lid on gold, in addition to it having a weak trend and recent pattern-break. The trend-lines from both the top and bottom-side of the descending wedge formation in place since February arrive in the same vicinity.
There was a nice rejection candlestick on Wednesday which helped solidify the confluent lines as highly relevant in the near-term. Maintain below the rejection-day high of 1292 and the outlook is neutral at best. A decline from current levels will quickly bring into play the important August trend-line, with a break below that threshold bringing into play the bottom of the recent range at 1266.
A break of 1266 is needed for full confirmation that gold wants to build on the trend since the top created in February, with the 200-day and 1230s up next as targeted support. A break above the trend-line and 1292 high will be somewhat encouraging for longs and bring into play resistance first up around the 1310-mark.
Before getting too excited about a break, though, we may see some more range activity first. One side or the other will give-way at some point; right now, the edge still remains tilted towards the downside.
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Gold Price Daily Chart (watch 1292, 1266)
Silver trading at trend-line, top of wedge
Silver posted a strong fake-out last week when it broke down from a falling wedge and then quickly reversed course. It threatened to then break the top of the wedge which would have given silver a bullish bias. However, as we are seeing it is starting to drift back lower again. A break below 14.56 will negate the bullish day and have silver looking lower again. To confirm a top-side wedge-break confirmation is seen as breaking out above a minor swing level at 15.10.
Silver Daily Chart (riding on falling wedge t-line)
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---Written by Paul Robinson, Market Analyst
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