Gold Falling Wedge Continuation

COMEX:GC1!   Gold Futures
The falling wedge continuation will still slope down, but the slope will be against the prevailing uptrend. As a reversal pattern, the falling wedge slopes down and with the prevailing trend. Regardless of the type (reversal or continuation), falling wedges are regarded as bullish patterns.

1. Prior Trend: To qualify as a reversal pattern, there must be a prior trend to reverse. Ideally, the falling wedge will form after an extended downtrend and mark the final low. The pattern usually forms over a 3-6 month period and the preceding downtrend should be at least 3 months old.

2. Upper Resistance Line: It takes at least two reaction highs to form the upper resistance line, ideally three. Each reaction high should be lower than the previous highs.

3. Lower Support Line: At least two reaction lows are required to form the lower support line. Each reaction low should be lower than the previous lows.

4. Contraction: The upper resistance line and lower support line converge to form a cone as the pattern matures. The reaction lows still penetrate the previous lows, but this penetration becomes shallower. Shallower lows indicate a decrease in selling pressure and create a lower support line with less negative slope than the upper resistance line.

5. Resistance Break: Bullish confirmation of the pattern does not come until the resistance line is broken in convincing fashion. It is sometimes prudent to wait for a break above the previous reaction high for further confirmation. Once resistance is broken, there can sometimes be a correction to test the newfound support level .

6. Volume: While volume is not particularly important on rising wedges , it is an essential ingredient to confirm a falling wedge breakout. Without an expansion of volume , the breakout will lack conviction and be vulnerable to failure.


What I would like to see... Volume and Money to Flow back temporarily in Gold . The idea is to trap the gold bugs into thinking this is a bullish repeat move of 2011. In 2011 the same scenario too place, congress was grappling over the debt ceiling which led to a US credit rating cut.

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