Gold is Challenging its 2011 Bullish Momentum And Rising Channel


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Gold (XAU/USD)
Gold 5/5/2011 4H chart
Short-Term to Medium Term
- Gold is not declining as sharply as silver, but is nonetheless showing a strong reversal developing.
- The 4H Chart shows a test of the 1476.95 pivot, 200SMA, and a rising channel support (also in the Daily chart).
- The momentum in the short to medium term has turned bearish.
- With the current acceleration downwards, the decline looks to be in the third wave within a third wave - the strongest part of a bearish impulse wave.
- Looking at the daily chart, gold is indeed showing some very bearish days, but the momentum is still above 40. It is being challenged though.
- We have a 50% retracement of the rally since approx. 1390 . We are also at 38.2% retracement of the rally since approx. 1305 .
- Adding to those support factors is a rising channel support .
- Gold still has a chance to turn bullish, and if it breaks back above 1500 , there is a chance for continuation . A break above 1575 targets 1 585 in the near-term, and 1650 in the long-medium term.
- However, the structure of the current design suggests that even if it will be bullish in the long-medium term, the short to medium term action is likely going to see very a complex correction as the current wave down would only be a wave A of a conventional ABC correction .
- Further bearish outlook opens up if the market not  only breaks below the current support cluster, but remains below 1500 , and then breaks below 1450 support cluster. Then, there is one more challenge against the rally that can reverse gold, and that would be a break below a larger channel , with support near 1410 , and 61.8% retracement of the rally since 1305 .
- A break below the large rising channel suggests a return to the 1305 pivot.
gold 5/5/2011

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Fan Yang CMT
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