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Chris Capre is a professional forex, index futures and commodities trader, specializing in Price Action & Ichimoku trading. Chris applies his methods to the markets both intraday and medium term swing trading, and has been trading for over 13 years. He is also the manager for a private fund... More
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  • Gold Pullback Into Dynamic Support Holds | Dec. 11th

    Gold
    In my market commentary from yesterday on gold, I suggested gold will likely pullback into the $1705 dynamic support, along with a follow up suggestion to look for longs off this level.

    This played out to perfection and price is now just above $1711.30, so hopefully you were able to make some profit on this one.

    For now, the precious metal is stuck between the $1705 and $1715 levels until tomorrow, where the FOMC meeting should inject some volatility into the markets, especially Gold. I am expecting a break of these levels, so bears can look for shorts on a breakout retest of the $1705 support area, while bulls who are not already long can look for a price action setup above the pin bar highs from yesterday.

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  • Gold Forms Pin Bar Off Dynamic Resistance | Dec. 10th

    Gold
    Covered in my weekly forex market commentary, pin bar + inside bar combination produced a $1705 break and as stated would likely run into the daily 20ema and dynamic resistance.

    This ended up playing out to a tee as the precious metal hit the 20ema and formed a pin bar on the 4hr charts.

    The selling since then is corrective and I am not convinced, which leaves me to believe another push higher is coming soon. Combine the fact the Fed is meeting this week, and likely announcing more easing, and I'm seeing the line of least resistance to the upside.

    I'm watching for possible pullbacks towards $1705/07 area targeting $1715 and a potential break for a possible push up to the next major resistance at $1735. If $1705 fails to hold, then prices will likely push down towards support at $1685.

    Daily Chart Gold
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    4hr Chart Gold
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  • Gold Forms Inside Bar At Support, More Upside? Dec. 6th

    Gold
    Today Gold formed an inside bar which followed a 2-way bar from Weds. I suspect have the suspicion the massive selling in Gold is some form of unwinding portfolios for the end of the year, or profits taken from Gold's rise as other asset classes have under-performed.

    Either way, near term resistance is at the $1705 level which already rejected weds. If it clears this, then the doors are open for a move up to $1715. Any break below $1685 sets up a trip towards the critical $1673 lows which are the 3-mos low for the precious metal.

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