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Streettracks Gold (NYSE: GLD) Breaks Support

|Includes: GDX, SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD)

April 4, 2012

The daily chart for Streettracks Gold (NYSE: GLD) has broken an important support level and appears set for lower lows in coming weeks.

Only a few weeks ago we wrote that GLD was likely due for a bounce. That was based on a support level that was broke shortly after that article. However this support is considerably more ominous.

Looking at the daily chart, GLD made a closing high on August 22, 2011. It made

In the same way we get a declining trend support line by connecting the closing lows on September 28, 2011 and December 28, 2012 and continuing the line to the right side of the chart.

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The closing lows on this leg down for GLD were made on March 22, 2012. Those lows were broken in Wednesday's April 4 selloff.

Looking at Market Vector Gold Miners ETF - GDX, we can also draw declining trend resistance and declining trend support lines. But with GDX, the lower declining support line was decisively broken in Wednesday's April 4 decline. This is ominous for GLD. does not currently have a position in Streettracks Gold.

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