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Potential Intermediate Term Targets for Gold and Gold Stocks


The precious metals complex is correcting in the near-term; expect that to continue for the next several weeks.

The precious metals complex rebounded strongly in August and September, which is typical when the larger trend is bullish. At my firm, we believe the larger trend turned bullish with the bottom in May. However, weeks ago we noted targets of $1,800 for gold and 57 for Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX) as resistance points. The market has begun a corrective period which should last deep into October. Nevertheless, such a correction would provide an excellent entry point before the market makes its next move higher. Today we examine potential medium term and intermediate term targets for gold and the gold stocks.

Starting with gold, we find it correcting and consolidating after reaching resistance at $1,800, which was an obvious short-term target. Upon a break past $1,800, the initial target would be $1,900. Since $1,800 is stronger resistance than $1,900 we can apply its distance from the bottom ($1,550) and that projects to another target of $2,050. Upon a breakout past $1,900, the market could be setting up for a potential cup and handle pattern which projects to a minimum of $2,250.

Next we analyze gold in terms of its trend channels. Note that trendline A defined resistance from 1999 to 2010 and has defined support in 2011 to 2012. The next trendline resistance comes into play at $2350 in Q3 2013 and $2550 in Q4 2013.

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