Make Kitco Your Homepage

The Torture Of Consolidation

Commentaries & Views

From a trader’s standpoint, there is no worse pattern than the consolidation or congestion pattern. The pattern stands for the greatest time of uncertainty. The bulls get excited and push markets up to a certain point, and bears show up with new money and sell. The markets make a series of double tops and double bottoms and go nowhere.

Gold is in that exact pattern. It has been consolidating since the beginning of the year. Gold has been stuck between $1,300 and $1,365. Every time it looks like gold is going lower, buyers step in and push it back up. The same holds true for the rallies. They reach the top end and fail -- the torture of congestion.

Within the congestion pattern, gold has made lower highs but still has been able to hold support. However, there are many concerns with this pattern. The weaker dollar has not helped gold, and the weaker markets have not helped gold. The metal will break out to one side or the other. Based on the information we have today, indications are lower first. Of course, this is the torture of congestion.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and may not reflect those of Kitco Metals Inc. The author has made every effort to ensure accuracy of information provided; however, neither Kitco Metals Inc. nor the author can guarantee such accuracy. This article is strictly for informational purposes only. It is not a solicitation to make any exchange in commodities, securities or other financial instruments. Kitco Metals Inc. and the author of this article do not accept culpability for losses and/ or damages arising from the use of this publication.

Precious Metal Charts

Follow Kitco News

Silver Cache Kits