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These 3 Charts Paint a Bullish Outlook for Gold Prices, Sharp Rise Possible Lombardi Letter 2019-04-11 12:43:43 gold prices gold precious metal gold mining stocks Technical analysis suggests that gold prices could be setting up to soar much higher. There are three charts investors should be watching closely. Here’s the full story. Analysis and Predictions 2019,Commodities,Gold https://www.lombardiletter.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Technical-Analysis-Says-a-Sharp-Rise-in-Gold-Prices-Is-Possible-150x150.jpg

These 3 Charts Paint a Bullish Outlook for Gold Prices, Sharp Rise Possible

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Technical Analysis Says a Sharp Rise in Gold Prices Is Possible

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Technical Analysis Says Gold Prices Are Setting Up to Soar

If you want to know where gold prices could be headed next, you must look at the charts. And right now, those charts are currently painting a very bullish outlook for the yellow precious metal.

There are three charts worth watching at the moment.

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Chart No. 1: Gold Prices Form a “Cup and Handle” Pattern

In 2018, gold prices formed a technical analysis chart pattern called a “cup and handle.” It’s drawn on the chart below. A cup and handle pattern forms when prices trade in a “u”-shaped pattern, and followed by a slight downward drift at the end.

Technical analysts consider this a bullish pattern. Once this pattern forms, technical analysts wait for the price to trade out of that downward drift and then buy.

Chart courtesy of StockCharts.com

Keep in mind that with every chart pattern, there are targets.

With a cup and handle pattern, after the price breaks out of the drift, the target is set by measuring the distance between the right peak and the bottom of the cup, and then adding it to the breakout point.

In this case, the distance from the peak and the bottom of the cup is around $168.00. Assuming a breakout point of $1,320, this chart pattern says gold prices could go as high as $1,488.

Chart No. 2: “Ascending Triangle” Forming on the Gold Chart

Over the past few years, gold prices have been forming a technical chart pattern called an “ascending triangle.”

This pattern forms when there’s a prevailing uptrend, but there’s a consistent resistance. Once the price breaks out above resistance, it’s bullish and could result in solid gains.

This chart shouldn’t be new to long-term readers of Lombardi Letter, having been mentioned several times in these pages.

Chart courtesy of StockCharts.com

Technical analysts set targets with this chart pattern by measuring the widest part of the triangle and then adding it to the breakout point.

In this case, the widest part of the ascending triangle is the price action between December 2015 and July 2016; it’s about $300.00 wide. The major resistance level is around $1,375.

According to this chart, if gold prices are able to break above the resistance level, they could reach as far as $1,675.

Chart No. 3: The Long-Term Trend Remains Intact

Pay close attention to the red line plotted on the chart below. It’s the 200-month moving average.

Gold prices remain well above it. This means that the long-term trend remains intact.

Keep in mind that the trend is your friend. And trends continue for a long time, so a long-term one implies that gold prices could continue to move higher.

Chart courtesy of StockCharts.com

Looking at these charts, I can’t help but be bullish.

However, I continue to watch one big level on gold prices: $1,375. Over the past five years, gold prices haven’t been able to break above this level. I believe there are a lot of sellers at this level and that they have been a major force keeping gold prices low.

Once the price breaks above $1,375, we could really see fireworks in the gold market.

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