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S&P Treads Higher, Dollar Volume Surges, Gold Consolidates

 September 21, 2009 09:23 AM

Sulaman Chaudhry and Andy Cole send: Hope you all had a great weekend. Let's look at a few charts:

The S&P looks to be forming a rising wedge of sorts. A break to the downside would definitely be bearish, but until that happens, which it most likely will, the trend is up and continues to be for now.

[Related -SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (GLD): Is It Time To Buy Gold?]

After that high volume breakout on the Gold (ETF: GLD) chart a few weeks ago, we've seen a nice bit of consolidation around that 100$ level. For those traders banking on a move past 100$, this is definitely healthy in order to have a sustained move higher.

The head and shoulders that we have been on top of since February is still in play. A break above 100$ should lead us to a target price of 115$ on the GLD over the course of a few months.

[Related -What's the Game Changer for Gold?]

There was a strong surge in volume on the U.S. dollar (ETF: UUP) last Friday. Whether this will form some sort of short term bottom remains to be seen, but it's something to keep an eye on.

Finally, take a look at Hecla Mining (HL). This stock has seen a surge in buying volume over the past few weeks as it completed a cup and handle breakout, which was no doubt influenced by the pennant breakout in gold. We would look for a retest of $3.90 on the downside as nice entry position.

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