Gold futures in the December contract settled last Friday in New York at 1,974 while currently trading at 1,931 an ounce, down about $43 for the trading week still stuck in a 3 week consolidation.
If you look at the daily chart, we generally trade between 1,900/2,000, looking to break out above or below those critical levels in the next several days. I'm not involved in gold at the current time, but I do have a bullish bias as I think higher prices are ahead as prices are consolidating the massive run-up in price that we've witnessed over the last 6 months. Presently I also have a bullish silver recommendation as we're very close to getting stopped out of that trade as the US dollar is up about 50 points today, throwing some water on the bullish trend.
Gold prices are trading below their 20-day moving average for the first time in months, but still far above their 100-day. The trend is neutral to higher, so sit on the sidelines and wait for the breakout to occur; therefore, the risk/reward would be more in your favor as trading choppy markets are very difficult.
TREND: MIXED - HIGHER
CHART STRUCTURE: IMPROVING
Silver futures in the December contract is trading lower for the 3rd consecutive session down another $0.25 at 26.63 an ounce as prices are bouncing off of major support on the daily chart.
I have been recommending a bullish position for the last couple of months from the 18.61 level, and if you took that trade, the stop loss has now been raised to 26.29 on a hard basis only as I'm not willing to risk any more than that critical price level. At the current time, we are just an eyelash away from being stopped out and if that does occur, look at other markets that are beginning to trend as I think we will consolidate in silver for quite some time. Still, I do believe the precious metals will continue to move higher over time. Continue reading "Precious Metal Futures Sell-Off"