by Jordan Roy-Byrne, The Daily Gold:
The precious metals complex has established a floor of support over the past five months. For Gold it is around $1150/oz and for Silver it is around $15.50/oz. Pick any miner index and you’ll see the support at the November and December lows. These lows could mark a base of support from which a new bull market takes hold. On the other hand, they could also mark support that if broken could lead to a final but nasty capitulation.
Below is a weekly candle chart of Gold and Silver. Support for Gold is now well defined around $1150. There is major resistance at $1220-$1240 as well as $1300. Meanwhile, Silver has support around $15.50 with resistance at $17.50 to $18.50. If the metals can takeout their January highs then they would definitely be in a new bull market. Conversely, if metals takeout their March lows to the downside, then it could mark the final breakdown of the bear market.
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