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Gold Price Reaches First Target – Potential Short-term Pull Back Now Possible

Commodities / Gold and Silver 2015 Jan 21, 2015 - 11:22 AM GMT

By: MarketsToday

Commodities

As discussed in our last analysis on gold from January 4, a bearish AB=CD pattern was forming with a 100% D leg completion at 1,273.9. That price target was reached last Friday as gold hit a high of 1,282.11 for the week. Although not assured, a pullback is now possible. In addition to the ABCD completion, potential resistance can also be seen in this general price area from previous price structure (support and resistance). 


Alternatively, a decisive rally above last week’s high could see gold hit its next target of approximately 1,302.8, the 127% Fibonacci projection of the CD leg.


In addition to the AB=CD pattern, a bullish breakout of an Inverse Head & Shoulders pattern began a couple of weeks ago. Therefore, a decline down to the neckline might be considered the lowest price level before support would be found, if a retracement occurs from current levels. Higher price levels are the previous peaks marking the neckline, first at 1,255.30 and then 1,238.30. Fibonacci levels include the 38.2% retracement at 1,226.65, and the 50% at 1,208.60 (measured from 1,132.1 low).


The odds of a higher rally following a pullback are good. A couple of the supporting factors are as follows:

•Inverse Head & Shoulders minimum target not yet reached
•Weekly close occurred above the internal downtrend line. The next and longer downtrend line, across the top of a large descending triangle, is higher.
•Weekly close above the 55-week exponential moving average (ema). Last week was the first time there’s been a weekly close above the 55-week ema since early-July 2014, and only the third time since gold’s decline accelerated in April 2013. However, note that each of the two prior moves above the 55-week lasted no more than two weeks (not bullish). 
•Back above the 200-day ema for first time since August 2014

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