Gold Trade 2012-04-08

I have entered a gold trade in June gold futures. I have bought the June contract gold futures at a price of 1638.7 at 20:01 hours (my time). My reasoning is explained in the previous blog entry, so I will not bother to reiterate. Click here to read the blog entry.

This chart shows the MACD divergence that led me to buy. Ideally, I should have bought last week, but with Easter long weekend I simply didn't have the opportunity. I still believe in the trade, so I am now entering. This will leave me exposed to more risk, because my stop will have to be further away from my entry point. The green arrow indicates the entry point.

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My target for this trade is somewhere around 1750 to 1800. As usual, I will use a safety stop loss order to minimize my risk exposure.

As most of us are aware, there is a lot of hype behind gold right now. By "right now", I meam over the past 10 or so years. I want to make it clear that with this trade, and the my last futures blog entry, I am not saying that this is when the price of gold will explode again. My goal with this trade is short term. I am only looking for 100-150 points from this trade, and I don't expect that the trade will last any longer than "a few weeks". That is, if I don't get stopped out first. I will definitely not "hold for the long run". I will definitely not hold gold if it dips past my predefined stop loss risk level. I will not be doing any "buying and holding". Normally, I wouldn't bother making a statement like this. However, the gold market is an exception and I don't want anyone getting the wrong idea about what I'm doing here.

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