Precious Metal Futures’ Trendline Frenzy: Are Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Copper About to Die?
Gold Futures (GC)
Gold futures found itself in dangerous waters during the 12/05 session as GC price action temporarily broke below 1,267 – a key support level from gold’s last two swing lows on 10/6 and 10/27. After closing at 1,268.40, GC became the chart of the day, with price sitting just above support trendlines on both the short and long-term. Having tread water in place by chopping around in a sideways price channel for the past two months, GC futures need to bounce immediately or may begin a lengthy plunge with a clear-cut downside drowning target of 1,215.
Silver Futures (SI)
Silver futures continued to sell-off for the 6th consecutive losing session; swiftly breaking down below two previous major swing lows at 16.444 (10/09) and 16.282 (08/07). SI’s short-term technical profile has become very bearish, with silver futures floating around in ‘no man’s land’ without any meaningful support levels in sight. While a small bounce may cool-off the current sell-off – and attempt to push ‘poor man’s gold’ prices back up into 16.50-17.00 – what’s more likely is that silver futures will gravitate towards their next major support levels. If so, SI will be magnetically drawn down to 15.55 like Magneto lazily beckoning for a spoon.
Platinum Futures (PL)
Platinum futures dropped for the third straight session, before finding support at the key trendline connecting the last two major swings at 895.40 (07/11) and of 906.50 (10/06). The next few sessions will likely determine whether platinum bounces back up towards 960 and remains in a sideways price channel, or if it confirms the Super DMI™ bearish crossover and heads even lower to test long-term support at 895-905. Price action will see a strong bounce at those levels, but a break below 895 means that 830-870 is where PL futures will be heading in early 2018.
Copper Futures (HG)
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Copper futures were simply obliterated, suffering their largest loss in a single session since 12/14/11. If price continue to head lower over the course of this week, extremely strong support at 2.906 should provide a well-bid bounce back up towards 3.05. If not, Copper may only delay an inevitable move down towards long-term support at 2.55 now that price has confirmed the Super DMI™ bearish crossover.
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