Gold Looking into February 11

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GCNYNF-D 2-10-2016

Gold closed higher today, suggesting that we should probably press higher into Friday. Our opening pivot point was 1207.57, which is still well above the closing and warns that the upside is still in play. A closing beneath that number warns that even a new high on Friday may be followed by a lower closing. Technically, resistance starts at the 1226 area. If we can achieve a closing above the 1209 level on Friday, then we can see an extreme short-cover rally into the 1300 area. A month-end closing BELOW 1181 would warn that a February high should stand. At the very least, we need a month-end closing ABOVE 1209 to imply any short-term sustainability.

Keep in mind this first quarter reaction is the first wake-up call. Gold is being impacted by a pending banking crisis unraveling in Europe. This has nothing to do with U.S. markets, the quantity of money, and certainly not inflation. The sovereign debt crisis begins in Europe. It will eventually hit Japan, and then the USA but probably not until late 2017. It appears that the bull market for private assets in general, on a global scale, will unfold between 2017 and 2020.