New highs for Gold, yet is trouble brewing
- Posted by Greg Harmon
- on April 18th, 2017
Since making a bottom in late December, Gold is up over $150, more than 10%. The latest move up from a low at the Ides of March has added nearly $100 of that. Gold is moving higher. Everyone is on board and the Goldbugs are getting loud and excited. But all may not be well with the shiny yellow rock, and it is the Japanese that are telling why.
Japanese candlesticks that is. Each candlestick in the chart below represents a day of price action in Gold. This type of chart is crowed with information as each candlestick gives a clear view of the open, high, low and closing price. It can show intraday trends. And what is showing up over the last 3 days is possible trouble in the Gold paradise.
Each of the last 3 days Gold has printed what is known as a doji. This is where the open and close are at the same price. These are indecision candles because they show an open and move in one direction followed by a reversal and move in the opposite direction, and finally a move back to the opening price to end the day. Both buyers and sellers tried to assert themselves and neither was able to do so as the other overwhelmed them. Indecision.
When these doji candlestick happen after a trend run to the upside they are thought to be a signal that the move is ended and possibly about to reverse. You can see the same candlesticks at the end of February that led to a move lower. This time may be different as indecision can resolve in either direction, with buyers or sellers prevailing. But momentum indicators on the chart suggest that one watch for the reversal. The RSI is in overbought territory. Both the RSI and the MACD are at levels where the price has reversed in the past. It is time to watch Gold more closely.
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Gregory W. Harmon CMT, CFA, has traded since 1986 and held senior positions including Head of Global Trading, Head of Product Development, Head of Strategy and Director of Equity. (More)
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