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Platinum False Break Low

March 21, 2015

Platinum has been trending down quite strongly in recent times however I think that move is now done with a low at US$1086 and a bear market rally is already in its infancy. Let’s investigate using the daily and weekly charts.


The Stochastic and Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicators are both showing a bullish crossover.

The Bollinger Bands show price has left the lower band and is now at the middle band.

The Parabolic Stop and Reverse (PSAR) indicator now has a bullish bias after price busted the dots on the upside. I think price can come back down to test the dots that are now on the downside and represent support. Then, provided this support holds, price can launch even higher.

While all of these indicators are bullish they don’t tell us how significant this rally will be. The move up the last few days does look a bit more impulsive than recent rallies so that is one clue that things may be different this time.

Personally, I do expect a significant bear market rally now so let’s go to the weekly chart to see just how significant.


The lower horizontal line pertains to the previous swing low level which was the December 2014 low at US$1175. The move below this line looks to be setting up a false break low. The bullish weekly reversal candle lends credibility to that.

This recent low was accompanied by bullish divergences in the Relative Strength Indicator (RSI), Stochastic, Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) and Momentum indicators. Nice.

So how high is this rally likely to trade?

I have drawn a downtrend line connecting the February 2013 and July 2014 highs. While this trend line may provide resistance, I expect price to break above it in a fake out move before the final rally high is made.

The higher horizontal line pertains to the July 2014 high at US$1523 and I doubt this rally will overcome that level.

I have added Fibonacci retracement levels of the move down from July 2014 high to recent low and I am targeting the 76.4% level at US$1420 to see in the final rally high. Perhaps a touch higher even.

And once that rally high is in place I expect the downtrend to resume.


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Austin Galt is The Voodoo Analyst. I have studied charts for over 20 years and am currently a private trader. Several years ago I worked as a licensed advisor with a well known Australian stock broker. While there was an abundance of fundamental analysts, there seemed to be a dearth of technical analysts. My aim here is to provide my view of technical analysis that is both intriguing and misunderstood by many. I like to refer to it as the black magic of stock market analysis.

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