Gold Chart of The Week

Each Week Longleaftrading.com will be providing us a chart of the week as analyzed by a member of their team. We hope that you enjoy and learn from this new feature.

Weekly Gold Report (October 7th through October 11th)

Week two of the US Government Shutdown has officially begun and it appears that we are no closer to a resolution than we were when last weeks business concluded. Despite the fact that there are a few noteworthy economic figures and speeches being brought to the markets this week, all eyes will continue to follow news from Washington throughout the next five trading days.

In an effort to not bore readers with the same information that headlines every financial publication each day, I will spare you the details of the US Governments sophomoric behavior over the debt ceiling and suggest that traders should expect this debate to continue to weigh on the markets. If the last five years have taught us anything about the US Government and the big decisions and deadlines, we should probably expect some form of compromise in the eleventh hour on October 17th. While it is certainly a possibility that a resolution could be struck in advance of that date, I would not bet the farm on it.

The week ahead has one very important report in the United States that all traders will be on the lookout for, which is the release of the FOMC Minutes on Wednesday afternoon. When the FED decided not taper their Bond Purchase Program (QE), global markets had some rebalancing to do. There was expectation that the FED would at least scale back a few percent, but that was not the case. In this week’s release of the minutes, traders will be on the lookout for any indication of what the FED based their decision on and this will help to forecast for any upcoming tapering.

While most of this week’s focus will be on the US Stock Indexes, I am most interested in seeing something out of the Precious Metals, namely Gold and Silver. While last week provided decent volatility in the early half, both Metals stabilized and are recovering toward the higher end of the range this week. It will be interesting to see if a flight-to safety bid underpins the Metals this week. If the government shutdown continues at least through Monday and Tuesday, I would expect US Stock Indexes to continue a gradual slide. Wednesday should provide some volatility after the FED Minutes, but if profit taking continues in the first two days of this week in stocks, I would like to see if that money is dumped into Metals.

So far this morning, the December Silver Futures are already testing resistance, while Gold is only a few points behind. The chart of December Gold points out the resistance trendline (arrow#1) that Gold is slowly approaching. If over the next few days, Gold can find a way to close above this point, prices should be headed toward $1350, which is the next key resistance. Closes above $1350 would be a bullish sign for this Futures Contract.

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Thank you for your interest,
Brian Booth
Senior Market Strategist
bbooth@longleaftrading.com
888.272.6926

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5 thoughts on “Gold Chart of The Week

  1. Friends,as far as I´´m concerned gold and silver is the only sensible investment this days.May be the only thing to protect us from imminent financial tsunami. Thanks to some entities involved in PM are those monetary metals stil dirt cheap.Martin

  2. whether to stay on an option until the expiration date or to cash out when it goes up to certain profit target?

    1. Hint: I am amazed how often gold and silver shares go down or at least sideways the last week or so before option expiry, and then climb right back up on Monday of the next week. Far too often to be coincidence.

  3. from the tril$ we spend deposing the a&&hole leader of irac [who was the enemy of our enemy afterall]..... looking for mass destruction devices that did not exist that he was using to bluff the Iranians with.............to the daily subsidies for the growing lazy free-sh*t-army........

    tho in reality-----the debt ceiling will and should be raised......because as a culture of debt in order to go through the unwinding of it---we must live thru the cost of borrowing from tomorrow since '71.

    gold 1050-1470 until a real mid east war...... or the bond market figures out that ultimately they are never getting all of their principal back.....both of which will happen.

  4. All and every " If and Then " should be consider only after "Great Decision Day" 17th Oct 2013 things may change entirely.

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