Pattern play: Vista Gold

Upside breakout from a bearish channel.

Gold 5

Vista Gold (VGZ), a gold mining company, gapped up and broke out to the upside of a bearish channel that has been in place since early-August. The RSI is over 60 and has also crossed above a trendline. The simple moving averages (SMAs) are arranged in a mixed to bullish manner, as the 50-day SMA is above the 20-day SMA and the 20-day SMA is above the 200-day SMA. If the 20-day SMA can manage to cross above the 50-day SMA, it would be a bullish signal. It would seem that the catalyst is the price of Gold rising, which appears to be the result of the US Dollar making new 52-week lows. If price can manage to close above the upper trendline of the channel, it would be a bullish signal. If that occurs price could rise towards 1.34 and possibly 1.45. If price slips, traders should look to the 50-day SMA for support, considering that price was previously using it as resistance. If price fails to be supported at the 50-day SMA, then the last line of defense is 0.93. If price gets below 0.93, it could be a signal for a new down trend. 

Source: GAIN Capital, TradingView

Build your confidence risk free

More from Technical Analysis

Join our live webinars for the latest analysis and trading ideas. Register now

StoneX Financial Ltd (trading as “City Index”) is an execution-only service provider. This material, whether or not it states any opinions, is for general information purposes only and it does not take into account your personal circumstances or objectives. This material has been prepared using the thoughts and opinions of the author and these may change. However, City Index does not plan to provide further updates to any material once published and it is not under any obligation to keep this material up to date. This material is short term in nature and may only relate to facts and circumstances existing at a specific time or day. Nothing in this material is (or should be considered to be) financial, investment, legal, tax or other advice and no reliance should be placed on it.

No opinion given in this material constitutes a recommendation by City Index or the author that any particular investment, security, transaction or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. The material has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research. Although City Index is not specifically prevented from dealing before providing this material, City Index does not seek to take advantage of the material prior to its dissemination. This material is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any country or jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation.

For further details see our full non-independent research disclaimer and quarterly summary.