Gold ETFs May Fall Through: Weekly Precious Metals ETF Report

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Gold ETFs hovered around 50 Day Moving Averages this week and may fall through soon

goldbar 150x150 Gold ETFs May Fall Through: Weekly Precious Metals ETF ReportPrecious metals ETFs may plunge heavily soon, as gold ETFs and silver ETFs are starting to show further signs of bearish sentiment.  The gold spot price declined .45% to close out at $1697.50 per ounce for the week, while the SPDR Gold Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD) lost .63% for the week and the iShares Gold Trust Fund (NYSEARCA:IAU) lost .65% for the week.

From a weekly perspective, both the gold spot price and gold ETFs appear to be hovering just above their respective 50 Day Moving Averages, which has recently provided a firm level of support.  With declining RSI and MACD readings however, gold prices might see a break in support levels and thus completely dump.  Typically if a strong level of support (like the 50 Day Moving Average) is broken, prices fall significantly.

A chart of the SPDR Gold Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD) below illustrates the possible bearish situation:

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Looking at the chart above, it is clear that NYSEARCA:GLD is just touching its 50 Day Moving Average and has leveled off that current support level.  However, with a negative MACD reading of -.490 and an RSI just below 50, I would suggest that NYSEARCA:GLD is on the verge of another decline.  The 50 Day Moving Average will be a tough barrier to break however, so NYSEARCA:GLD could continue to see flat levels.

Silver ETFs paint the same picture, as the iShares Silver Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:SLV) declined 2.68% for the week to close at $31.17 per ounce.  A chart of NYSEARCA:SLV looks almost identical to the chart of NYSEARCA:GLD above, suggesting that precious metals are possibly in for a major dump.

Weekly Gold ETF Update:

Gold Spot Price: $1697.50/oz, -.45%

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