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Gold Price & Silver Technical Outlook: In Face-off with Resistance

Gold Price & Silver Technical Outlook: In Face-off with Resistance

Paul Robinson, Strategist

Gold/Silver Price Technical Outlook

  • Gold trading at both price and moving average resistance
  • Silver has multiple levels/lines of resistance to overcome

Gold Price & Silver Technical Outlook: Face-off with Resistance

The price of gold is trading around the monthly high and the 200-day moving average. The monthly high is at 1834 while the 200-day is at 1820. From here we may see some backing-and-filling, and if it gold does behave in this manner it could form a consolidation pattern that leads to higher prices.

A breakout above 1834, whether it comes now or after a horizontal period of price action, is seen as a bullish development that would have the August 2020 trend-line in focus as the next level of resistance.

There is a trend-line off the late June low that is seen as helping keep the trajectory pointed upward. A break below 1789 would undermine bullish posturing and have the May 2019 trend-line in focus.

Tactically speaking, risk/reward from either side doesn’t look particularly appealing. However, with some time this should change, especially if we see a congestion pattern form that provides defined barriers on the top and bottom side to work with.

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Silver shot up hard yesterday, but now has a set of resistance levels and lines to contend with. There are four angles of resistance in confluence; June trend-line, June lows, 200-day MA, and the underside of the November trend-line.

This resistance will need to be overcome if the current bounce is to morph into anything more than just a bounce. Tactically speaking, would-be shorts might find this an attractive spot from a risk/reward perspective to join the trend off the May highs.

Would-be longs may be best served waiting for resistance to get cleared before dialing up a bullish bias.

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---Written by Paul Robinson, Market Analyst

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