When analyzing a market it's always good to start with the big picture which is why we are looking at the monthly chart of gold posted above. As you can see, GLD is in a clear uptrend and has been for quite some time.
What I find interesting about the above chart is that the pullback we seeing take place right now is almost identical to the pullback from four years ago in terms of time. In 2008 the gold market sold off for 8 months which is exactly what we are seeing happen right now. Last month marked the 8th month of the decline which began in September of 2011. You'll also notice that the gold market
is right at the bottom of an up trending channel which may provide support.
What this suggests to me is the POSSIBILITY of a potential rally in the gold market. Now just because gold is behaving similarly to what has happened in the past does not necessarily mean it will happen again in the future which is why I look for other clues
Above is a weekly chart of gold futures and in the lower panel (red line) is the net position of the commercials. The higher the red line is, the more of a net long position the commercials are holding. As you can see this is the largest net long position the commercials have acquired in several years. If you look closely at the price chart it's pretty obvious that the 1500 level in gold is acting as strong support as of now.
In summary what all this suggests to me is the POSSIBILITY for a rally to take place in the gold market. Gold is in a long term uptrend, we are seeing a pullback that is similar to what we've seen in the past, the commercials are holding a large net long position and gold is holding a weekly support area. Now all I am waiting for is some kind of buy trigger to get me in the market on the long side. As always. we'll see what happens.