Recent Gold retreat may provide window for bargain hunters

Monday, October 22, 2012
By Paul Martin

Commodity Online
22 October 2012

A test of $1,700 psychological support would be an attractive area for buyers to enter–both physical users and opportune investors–and we expect a dip below this level to be short-lived.

NEW YORK (Commodity Online): Gold traders will be watching to see if bargain hunting emerges after the recent pullback that has taken spot gold to a five-week low. The loss of upward momentum in the short term means potential for the recent correction lower to intensify, said Zurich based bank UBS in a commodity snippet.

“But this also gives a window to those who have been patient enough to wait for cheaper prices to jump in,” the Swiss bank noted.

“The challenge, though, is that it is often much easier to express the desire to buy the dip when prices are trending higher than to execute the trade when prices are weakening. A correction in gold will therefore act as a test for market participants who have held a positive but unrealized view on gold to prove their commitment by pulling the trigger once prices become more attractive,” they noted.

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