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« Gold: A Quick Update | Main | Gold Off to a Good Start »

Gold Rally Stumped in NYC

Gold Chart 24 Nov 09.JPG

As we mentioned yesterday gold got off to a good start which carried through to New York where it traded above $1170/oz before the session turned sour and the shine was taken off gold as trading came to a close.

Not to worry, the week started with a gain and most of it remains in place.

But, the above chart for gold shows that the technical indicators are banging their heads on the ceiling, in particular the RSI is sitting at 79.29 today which is a cause for concern as we usually regard '70' as sell signal. However, gold fever is building and the dollar is hanging onto the '75' foothold, but only just.

Our strategy remains the same in that we are holding onto our core positions in the belief that both gold and silver will go higher. On the other hand our Call Options on Agnico-Eagle (AEM), Randgold (GOLD) and Silver Standard (SSRI) will need to be watched carefully as time erosion can be devastating if the metals go sideways or down. We have placed sell orders on both Agnico-Eagle and Randgold at twice the price we paid for them in the event that we get a spike in prices, but have not placed an order on Silver Standard as yet, still stewing on it.
Thanks Giving Day in the USA comes up on Thursday so we may see that trading turnover could well be thin over this period. For the rest of the world it will be business as usual and we could see the dollar dip below '75' with '72' being the next support level. It could all happen fairly quickly so stay awake.

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Reader Comments (2)

Do you ever use trailing stops on your stock and option trend positions?

November 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterloaddown

Rarely, but we should and we do intend to make more use of stops in future.

November 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGold Prices

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