Gold continued falling lower today plummeting over 4% as it failed to hold support near $1650. Once that gave way, it did not take long before it ran the downside stops gathered there which fueled further selling. That selling gathered additional momentum once $1620 could not hold and really ramped up aftter $1600 collapsed.
There has been severe technical damage done to the charts with today's breach of 3 chart support levels. The last line of defense for the bulls to prevent a drop all the way to $1500 is in a band near $1560 - $1535.
One point of slight comfort for the bulls is that the HUI has thus far held suport down near the 500 level. If the Dollar continues heading higher however, it might not be able to keep from succumbing to selling pressures.
Bonds are rallying strongly today suggesting a flight out of the Euro and by consequence risk trades and back into Treasuries and the US Dollar.
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