Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Gold Express

Today's chart (provided by Chart of the Day) provides some long-term perspective in regards to the gold market. As today's chart illustrates, gold has been in a strong bull market since 2001. The pace of that upward trend increased beginning in mid-2005. Following the financial crisis of late 2008, gold surged back up to resistance of its accelerated uptrend (see red line) -- a 100% gain in just over two years. After having tested the upper bounds of its accelerated uptrend, gold has pulled back -- another failed test of resistance. Over the past week, however, gold has resumed its upward trend and is once again approaching/testing resistance.