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Commodity Chart Of The Day

Daily Gold

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I had previously predicted the gold market to correct, and to date the market is cooperating, trading lower by approximately $55/ounce in the last two weeks. Perhaps a bigger development is a trade under that psychological $1700 level, and as one can see on the chart above, we are probing the 100 day MA -- identified by the red line. Also, February futures may be breaching a trend line that has held since mid-summer.

There is plenty of Central Bank activity, as the RBA cut rates to 3.0% today while the BOC left rates alone at 1.0%. Still on the docket this week, we have an ECB meeting and the BOE, not to mention a jobs number to round out the week. I bring this up because any surprise could cause increased volatility. My stance remains the same -- more depreciation in metals, as my target in gold remains a trade under $1670. As for silver, my target remains a trade closer to $31/ounce. The 100 day MA in March comes in at $31.68.

My favored play in both metals is back ratio spreads. Those braver than I could have short futures positions, but I would hedge them off with the purchase of call options or the sale of put options. Once we get the anticipated washout if it plays out, I am eager to be a buyer for clients from lower levels… stay tuned.

Traders out there should contact me to get a game plan on the next long entry, as I view it as an exceptional longer-term swing trade opportunity.

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Source: Commodity Chart Of The Day: Gold