Technical Update for Gold

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Gold 4H chart 9:00PM EDT 9/26/2012

gold 9/26/2012 4H chart

The bullish break last Friday (9/21) was quickly rejected, before gold was able to reach 1790.20, 2012-high. The market followed the false breakout with a couple of bearish swings. By the 9/26 session, the market cracked the 1751.80 support and reached below the 1746.95 level, which was a resistance pivot for the previous consolidation seen in the 4H chart.

A pullback during late 9/25 and early 9/27 Asian trading is going to give us a chance to see if the break to the downside can sustain after the break to the upside failed.

Note the 4H RSI testing 40. Since breaking above the declining trendline going back to 2011′s record high, the 4H RSI has remained above 40 and tagged 70, a sign of persistent bullish momentum. Therefore a break below can reflect a significant correction in progress. In this scenario, the next support is around 1724.40, support of the previous consolidation. Below that the 1700 handle could prove to be a tough psychological support to crack.

If the pullback pushes above 1765.50, the 200-hour SMA, and clears above the moving averages, then the break to the downside is suspect and the direction is unclear, but with a bullish bias and therefore refocuses to the 1790.20 2012-high. The 1H RSI reading should also stay under 60, if the bearish momentum is to continue in the short-term during this corrective phase.

Gold 1H chart 9:07PM EDT 9/26/2012

gold 9/26/2012 1H chart


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