Stewart Thomson on SafeHaven suggests that Barrick Gold is about to break its 4-year down-trend and that spot gold is likely to follow.
Barrick Gold (ABX) has been ranging between 10.00 and 13.50 for the last 6 months. The long-term descending trendline is penetrated, but movement is more sideways than upward. 13-Week Twiggs Money Flow recovery to above zero is a recurring pattern suggesting a secondary, bear rally rather than a primary reversal; only a significant trough above zero would indicate otherwise. Breakout above 13.50 would indicate a rally, but is likely to encounter resistance between 16.00 and 21.00. A correction that respects the new support level (at 13.50) is unlikely, but would signal a primary reversal.
Gold has similarly consolidated between $1140 and $1300, shown here on a monthly chart. Recovery above $1200/ounce suggests a test of $1300, but 13-week Twiggs Momentum remains negative and we are unlikely to see a reversal with current low inflation. Breach of primary support at $1140 remains a stronger possibility and would signal a decline to $1000/ounce*.
* Target calculation: 1200 – ( 1400 – 1200 ) = 1000