Golds Moment of Truth
In May I posted current charts of Silver and also the Silver chart from the all time high and asked if anyone thought they looked familiar? They were identical (the correct answer).
Following up with this at a later date, I described a pattern with a large run up followed by a sharp drop, then a rally attempt that fails to make new highs. As "luck" would have it this is exactly what we have gotten. This is a GOLD chart not Silver, but the formation and concepts are the same. In this formation, the low of the sharp drop 574.50 becomes the key support point. This is marked by the red line on the chart.
When these support points get taken out generally a large drop follows. We are very close to that low being taken out here, and if it does get penetrated the game is over in this market. Keep in mind there are no absolutes in trading just tendencies that we need to be aware of to more effectively manage our risk.
For those of us who have watched these types of things painfully punish the chasers over the years, it is clear when people start talking about outlandish price levels like $1300, $1800, $2800 that the top is in. This has not been easy to short by any means and I have not done it. However, I have completely stayed away from the long side mostly due to this big picture pattern that has been forming. Had a strong short term buy pattern setup while the trend was still up, I would have taken it, but nothing did.