The technical data is pointing to a sustained rally that could take gold to all-time highs within the next few months. MoneyShow's Tom Aspray analyzes four top metals ETFs to find the best ones for near-term buying.

The early release of Google’s (GOOG) earnings smacked the Nasdaq-100, as the Powershares QQQ Trust (QQQ) lost over 1%. Overall, the broad market held up pretty well, though disappointing numbers from Microsoft (MSFT) and Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) after the close may add some additional selling pressure.

This does not change Thursday’s analysis (Bulls Will Charge Before Elections), where I concluded prices are likely to break out to the upside in the next week. But what does that mean for gold? The Spyder Gold Trust (GLD) is down over 3% from the October 4 highs.

Five days before the recent highs, I cautioned that the rampant increase in bullish sentiment had increased the risk of buying gold at current levels. The short-term sell signals a week ago indicated a further decline was likely, and that a better buying opportunity would come at lower levels

Now that gold and silver have corrected further, the technical outlook suggests that we should see an end to the correction in the next few weeks. So it is important to have a buying strategy in place.

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Chart Analysis: The weekly chart of the Spyder Gold Trust (GLD) shows the tight range in May and June that was followed by the completion of the triangle or flag formation (lines a and b) at the start of September.

  • The weekly chart shows that the Starc+ band was tested in the middle of September and a doji (see arrow) formed at the recent highs. This was a sign of indecision.

  • The first strong weekly support is at $164.75 and the 20-week EMA.

  • The weekly OBV broke through its resistance (line c), confirming the price action

  • The OBV is still well above its rising WMA.

  • Once above the resistance at $174 to $175.46, the next strong resistance is in the $180 area.

  • The 127.2% Fibonacci retracement target from the flag formation is at $197.50, with the measured target at $200.

The Spyder Gold Trust (GLD) has now dropped below its 20-day EMA, which is now declining.

  • GLD made lower lows this week at $167.53, with next support in the $166 area.

  • The 38.2% Fibonacci support is at $164.21, with the daily uptrend (line e) at $162.50. The 50% retracement support is at $161.17.

  • The daily on-balance volume (OBV) formed a negative divergence at the recent highs (line g), which was confirmed by the break of support (line h) on October 10.

  • The OBV has next good support at the late August highs.

  • There is daily chart has resistance now at $171.34 to $171.95

Next: A Look at Silver's Potential

Tickers Mentioned: Tickers: SIL, SLV, GLD, IAU, QQQ