The Line in the Sand for Gold

While the gold ($GC_F) futures are off this morning we did see some strength in the gold market on Friday – breaking back above $1300/oz. Last week I spoke with Barbara Kollmeyer at MarketWatch about where I think the line in the sand is for gold based on technicals.

Andrew Thrasher, investment analyst at Financial Enhancement Group, says gold needs to regain and hold through its 50-day moving average — continued resistance since November 2012 and break-through resistance at $1,350 — if it’s going to break out higher. He also notes the gold Relative Strength Index, a momentum indicator, is stuck in a bearish range of 20 to 60 as “buyers appear unable to fully retake the reigns to have gold continue higher.”

Gold bulls still have a lot of work to do to push prices back into an uptrend, I’ll continue to be keeping an eye on $1350/oz. as the level of resistance we need to break above to get any kind of confidence in further appreciation.

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Source: Gold: Where to draw the line int he sand after jobs data (MarketWatch)

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About Andrew Thrasher, CMT

Andrew Thrasher, CMT is a Portfolio Manager for an asset management firm in Central Indiana. He specializes and writes about technical analysis as well as macro economic developments.