Gold pauses after recent surge

China’s Yuan has paused after breaking above 7.0 to the US Dollar. Expect further consolidation, but respect of support at 7.0 would signal a further advance (and Yuan weakness), fueling demand for Gold.


Spot Gold is consolidating above $1500/ounce. Respect of support at $1500 would likewise suggest further gains. The Trend Index trough above zero indicates strong buying pressure.

Spot Gold in USD

The trouble with an accelerating up-trend (or blowoff as they are often called) is that they seldom give you adequate warning of a reversal. The All Ordinaries Gold Index retreated this week and is testing its rising trendline at 8000. Breach of 8000 seems unlikely but would warn of a correction.

All Ordinaries Gold Index

We maintain our bullish outlook for Gold, with a target of the 2012 high at $1800/ounce.