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02/06 thru 02/17/2017

Gold, Silver, the U.S. Dollar, Platinum & Palladium

Originally Posted on 02/12/2017 @10:38pm


I hope that you and your family have been safe and well.

I noted in last week's post titled 'Hard News' that starting this week I would post the best articles taken from this guide’s home page, from the prior week. 

In addition to Bullion Market News, I will also include one of the best articles, from the week, about Gold Nano-Particle Cancer Research.

These articles are not listed in any particular order.

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The Epoch Times - Is Central Banking a Capitalist or Communist Concept?

CHART : Energy and Resource Digest - The One Gold Chart You Need to See

Investopedia - London Banks Want Gold Traded on Exchange

CHARTS : RIA - The Lowest Common Denominator: Debt (Germany) - What you always wanted to know about platinum - google translation link

City Journal - In Debt They Trust

Best of the Week for Gold NanoParticle Cancer Research

GOLD NANOTECHNOLOGY : CANCER RESEARCH : New Scientist - Blood Test Could Catch Pancreatic Cancer before It’s Too Late

recurring themes

Recurring Themes

Yesterday, as I started to write this post, I sat back in my chair and took a look at all the Precious Metals charts, I could see a pattern forming in all of the charts, but I didn’t have any lines drawn.

Then I started to line up the trend-lines; I first found the pattern that is a 'Recurring Theme' in the Platinum chart, then one by one, I found the same pattern again and again in all the precious metals charts.

Q: What’s the Pattern?

A: a Rising Wedge

A rising wedge is a bearish indicator, and all the precious metals charts have one, and I’ll show you where in the charts below.

Note: Click the 'Rising Wedge' chart (to the right) for a definition of the technical pattern.


Last week, gold continually moved up breaking above the red resistance line of the ‘Falling Expanding Wedge.

In the chart below you can see how Gold moved upward last week, and you can see how it formed its ‘Rising Wedge.’

Gold Price Chart

But before we move on, if you take a broader look at the Gold Chart (below), we can see that gold has been on a tear since mid-December, with only one good consolidation level.

Gold looks like it could move a little higher before it pulls back, confirming the ‘Rising Wedge’s’ pattern.

As far as how much gold’s price will pull back is anyone’s guess, but because of the amount of uncertainty that is still in the markets, I expect gold to continue to move up after it pulls back in the next week or two.

Uncertainty is Gold’s Best Friend.

gold price chart

Note: Click the chart (to the right) of a 'Falling Expanding Wedge' for Forex-Central's definition of the technical pattern.

Gold's Price Resistance &
Support Levels

Gold's Resistance Level



Gold's Support Levels





Last week, I posted the Silver chart below and stated the following:

“…by judging its movement over the last few weeks, it looks like we can expect more of the same; a quick move up, followed by some consolidation.


silver price chart

Charts provided courtesy of

By looking at the chart below, you can see that Silver had continued its movement from the previous weeks.

But now, Silver’s price looks like its running out of steam and needs to regroup before it regains its strength and breaks above the 'Falling Expanding Wedge'.

In the week to come, look for the red line of the Falling Expanding Wedge to act as resistance against silver's price.

Silver's Price Resistance and
Support Levels

Silver's Resistance Level



Silver's Support Level





Last week, the U.S. Dollar broke back above its support/resistance level of $100.00, which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense because of all the Dovish talk coming out of the Federal Reserve and last week’s report on Consumer Credit.

Reuters - Fed's Bullard says rates can remain low through 2017 

Market Watch - Fed’s Evans wants interest-rate hikes rolled out at a ‘slow’ pace 

Bloomberg - U.S. Consumer Credit Posts Smallest Annual Gain Since 2013

Nevertheless, the dollar rose last week, and it broke through the descending channel I’ve been drawing in its chart for the last month; something I did not think it would do.

Also, the U.S. Dollar’s MACD (lower indicator) is changing direction, so the dollar looks like it will rise in the beginning of next week, but something in the charts makes it look like this bounce may not have too much momentum behind it.

Plus, the $101.00 resistance level could be a hard line for the U.S. dollar to break.     

us dollar price chart

Note: Click the chart above for Forex-Central's definition of the Rising Expanding Wedge or 'Ascending Broadening Wedge.'

U.S. Dollar's Price Resistance and Support Levels

U.S. Dollar's Resistance Level



U.S. Dollar's Support Level




Last week, I posted the Platinum chart below, the chart looked like it had formed an 'Inverse Head and Shoulders' pattern, but I stated that it needed to break above the neckline for the pattern to be confirmed.

platinum price chart

Although it broke the neckline in the RSI (lower indicator), in the chart below, the Price of Platinum was unable to break above the neckline.

As for the week ahead, the ‘Rising Wedge’ is a little broader in Platinum’s chart than it was in gold or silver’s charts, so we may see the price of Platinum continue to creep up or it may pull back now, only time can tell.

platinum price chart

Platinum's Price Resistance and Support Levels

Platinum's Resistance Level



Platinum's Support Level





Like all the other precious metals, platinum moved up in price last week.

Platinum’s 'Rising Wedge' is the broadest among all the precious metals, so it may continue to move up in price or it may not; either way I expect it to continue to trade inside its ascending channel.

palladium price chart

Palladium's Price Resistance and Support Levels

Palladium's Resistance Level



Palladium's Support Level




This week I listened to the Scorpions, their song 'Send Me an Angel' is one I can loop and listen to over and over again.

So this week I leave you with: 'Send Me an Angel."

Have a Great Week.

Thank you for your time & God Bless,


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