Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Gold Yields Following Solid Pop

Gold experienced a solid rally yesterday as the precious metal’s negative correlation with the Dollar kicked back into 1st gear. The Cable, Aussie, and EUR/USD all experienced topside breakouts yesterday in the wake of the Fed’s decision to maintain its loose monetary policy stance for the foreseeable future. Yesterday’s return to the risk trade certain benefitted gold as the precious jumped from $1100/oz and peaked just above $1130/oz and our new 3rd tier downtrend line. Our 3rd tier runs through previous March highs, or the $1145/oz area. Hence, if gold can manage to break past our 3rd tier this could indicate more substantial near-term gains. Meanwhile, investors should keep an eye on the Greenback and monitor the ability of the risk trade to expand on yesterday’s gains. The Cable did break through some key downtrend lines and the Aussie is continuing its steady ascent, creating a favorable correlative environment for gold. Bernanke will testify before congress this afternoon, a potential market mover. Additionally, the U.S. will print a wave of data tomorrow. Hence, activity could pick back up this afternoon and during tomorrow’s U.S. session. Additionally, investors should keep an eye out for any more psychological developments hitting the wire regarding EU and UK fiscal problems since these headlines can jolt currencies as well.

Technically speaking, gold faces multiple downtrend lines along with intraday, 3/5and 3/3 highs. As for the downside, gold still has multiple uptrend lines serving as technical cushions along with intraday, 3/9, and 3/11 lows.

Present Price: $1123.20/oz

Resistances: $1124.29, $1125.52, $1127.77/oz, $1129.41/oz, $1131.05/oz, $1132.48/ oz

Supports: $1121.83/oz, $1120.39/oz, $1118.34/oz, $1116.70/oz, $1114.50/oz, $1112.81/oz

Psychological: $1100/oz, $1150/oz, March highs and lows

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