Platinum: Massive spike to 1343 is exhaustive – Commerzbank

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Platinum reached a peak of 1343.60 on Tuesday and is selling off sharply. The metal is likely to see some consolidation around the 200-month moving average at 1212, Karen Jones, Team Head FICC Technical Analysis Research at Commerzbank, briefs.

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“Platinum is now selling off and the 200-month ma at 1212 and August 2016 high at 1199.51 is likely to offer some support ahead of more important support at 1096/97, the 55-day ma and three-month uptrend.

“While above the 55-day ma, we will assume an upside bias to re-try the topside.” 

We have a support line at 1080 and the 55-day ma at 1071. This guards the August 2020 high at 1013.60.”

“Above 1243 lies the 50% retracement at 1250 and the 1288.63 June 2013 low. The 61.8% retracement is not encountered until 1409.”

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