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Gold to Retest Yearly High

Posted 02/16/2018 9:10AM CT | Nicholas DeGeorge

In the early morning trade, April gold has slightly extended its five-day rally that began back on February 12 and is currently trading at $1,356.5 an ounce. April gold is now currently trading at its highest level since January 25 and it’s the yearly high for the shiny one. Furthermore, April gold has the potential today for the biggest weekly gain in nearly two years as the bulls take complete control of this market. Wednesday’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) number came in better than expected with a reading of 0.5% against projections of 0.3%, which sparked inflation fears and sparked nearly a $40 rally in gold.

Let’s keep it simple and take a quick look at the daily April gold chart. Gold now looks prone to retest and possibly break out above the January 25 high of $1,370.5 and yesterday’s low of $1,350.0 will now be support, so a break below that will lead to a possible selloff to $1,340.0-$1,325.0 an ounce. I highlighted these levels below on my daily April gold chart. 

Gold Apr ’18 Daily Chart

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Nicholas DeGeorge

Senior Market Strategist
Nicholas DeGeorge began his financial career in the mortgage/ banking industry. After a successful seven year career, he had an opportunity of a lifetime to trade for one of the larger proprietary day trading firms at the Chicago Board of Trade. While there, he specialized in trading energy (mostly crude oil), metals and e-mini S&P 500. After two years of being a proprietary trader, Nicholas became a Senior Commodities Broker at MF Global and worked for the top commodity trading adviser at the firm. While he was there, he learned a great deal about position trading and was exposed to other markets like grains and soft commodities. Nicholas attended Eastern Illinois University.
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