Brian Booth's Weekly Gold Report (September 10 through September 14)
As we begin the last of a three week stretch of policy statements from the United States and Europe, the Precious Metals maintain their upward bias.
December Gold futures rallied to another new high overnight, as traders continue to price in last week’s news from Europe and anticipated bullish news from the US FED this Thursday.
Last week’s policy statement in Europe suggested the ECB will buy Bonds with a focus on Secondary Sovereign Bond Markets with maturities of up to three years.
In other bullish news, unrest in South African mines continue to worry investors as the number of striking employees grows. Additionally, many of the larger banks in the United States released their forecasts for Gold, which suggest higher prices in both the short and long term.
All of this news combined, created (according to the CFTC) a six month high in Gold futures and options and another breakout above chart resistance.
The above chart shows (identified by the red arrow) the breakout above the trendline that begins on chart highs from a year ago, and uses the high price from late February of this year. Now that Gold is above all of the important moving averages and above this resistance (red arrow), I would expect traders to use the same resistance trendline as support to begin the week. With all of the bullish news surrounding Gold, I would anticipate prices to stay underpinned and test $1750 early this week and possibly run to $1800 before the FOMC policy statement this Thursday.
Traders will need to pay very close attention to the language used at this Thursdays announcement by Ben Bernanke. Much of this rally is pricing in an accommodative stance from the FED, so if the FED disappoints, we may have a substantial correction on our hands. If the FED does announce another round of easing, I would expect the rally to continue.
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September 10, 2012 (Brian Booth, Long Leaf Trading Group)