In spite of the positive change of behavior we have seen in gold and silver this past week with strong closes and increased volume – both attributes of buyers in more control than sellers – the weekly trend remains down. While we now see some steps in the right direction – a higher swing high – the market needs to prove itself and once that happens there will be ample opportunities to participate in the paper market.
By Michael Noonan (edgetraderplus.com). The article* was originally posted under the title Gold And Silver – Swiss National Bank Rally. Enough For A Change?.
Given the above introductory remarks, we advocate being patient and not being taken in by activity that may not prove sustainable…
Gold: Weekly Chart
Last week there was little reason to view the markets in a more positive vein after so many weeks and months of disappointment.
Gold: Daily Chart
The D/S bar in the chart below is where Demand easily overcame Supply, rallying on very strong volume and closing just as strongly, but what needs to happen next is forming a higher swing low after the next reaction. Ideally, the correction bars should be smaller and on decreased volume, telling us that selling is drying up. When that happens, demand takes over, once again, and price should move
If the next reaction down can stay above a 50% retracement, and that level is just about where the D/S bar low is located, around the 1225 area, it will be a positive sign. These are just guidelines, to be prepared as the market unfolds in case a buying opportunity develops…
Silver: Weekly Chart
Silver’s weekly chart below is not to be ignored, regardless of sentiment. It should not be an impediment for the ongoing stacking of physical silver, for this is a great price level in which to be adding. If you were willing to buy at $25 or $30, or higher, buying at $16 and $17 has to be a gift.
Jettison the notion that your silver only has financial value relative to acquisition costs. The value of silver has been recognized for centuries as a store of value. Anyone who is disappointed that the current price of silver is lower than their purchase price has there own sense of “value” misplaced.
You see what has just been done to the crude oil market when the manipulators want to take total control. That is what central bankers have done to the gold and silver markets. No one should flog themselves for being a victim of a rigged market. It happened, and in time, there will be pay back. History is on our side for this one.
Silver: Daily Chart
Friday’s strong rally as shown in the chart below ended the week near resistance. There has been little in the way of any meaningful correction, so expecting one this week would be good for the market. What is important at this juncture is to assess the character of the next reaction lower.
If it unfolds in a positive manner, as we have been describing, it may present a reasonable buying opportunity…
The above being said, however, regardless of any of the charts, there is nothing that dampens the message to keep on accumulating physical gold and silver. The world events are circling the drain like an unstoppable eddy. If the wealthiest of countries are accumulating gold and silver as much as possible, following their lead is a worthy mantra. Indeed, the current price of gold and silver is not as important as having and holding those proven forms of real money.
*Original Source: http://edgetraderplus.com/market-commentaries/gold-and-silver-swiss-national-bank-rally-enough-for-a-change
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