ZYTrade Editor: Gold has pulled back and it’s freaking out a lot of investors (though I can’t say the same for short-term traders who may benefit from taking the short side). But if you look at the weekly charts you’re probably going to see a popular and very recognizable pattern: cup and handle. As you know, this indicates two consecutive selling periods, the most recent much less deeper, indicating that the metal may be poised to rise.
In the spring of 2020, I highlighted the potential for a very bullish long-term pattern for Gold.
That pattern was the popular “cup with handle” formation. At that time, it was still attempting to fill out the right side of the “cup” formation.
Today, we take another look at the “monthly” chart of gold and get an update on that pattern.
Gold “Cup With Handle” Formation
Eyes $3000 Price Target?
As you can see in today’s chart, Gold has completed the “cup” pattern and is currently pulling back into what could be the “handle” part of the formation. Ideally, Gold bulls want to see a decline down to the $1550-$1600 level before another big rally begins.
As we noted back in the spring of 2020, the Fibonacci symmetry of this cup formation is very intriguing. Gold peaked at its 261% Fibonacci extension price level in 2011 at (1) and again in 2020 at (2) – this formed the “cup”. And a pullback into the 38.2% Fibonacci of the “cup” formation would be an ideal spot for the “handle” to form.
Does Gold need to form a “handle” before moving higher? Not necessarily… but it sure would help Gold get to $3000 a lot sooner. Stay tuned!
Originally posted on Kimble Charting Solutions
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