This chart from Chart of the Day provides a long-term view of the gold market. As today's chart illustrates, gold has been in a strong bull market since 2001. Today's chart illustrates that the pace of that upward trend increased beginning in mid-2005. Following the financial crisis of late 2008, gold surged once again. More recently, gold has pulled back from resistance (red line) of its accelerated trend channel. However, gold has pulled back to and is currently testing what is two-year, intermediate support (see green dashed line) for the eighth time.