GOLD: The commodity strengthened further the past week leaving risk higher in the new week. However, we think price consolidation or pullback should occur. On the downside, support comes in at the 1,260.00 level where a break will turn attention to the 1,250.00 level. Further down, a cut through here will open the door for a move lower towards the 1,240.00 level. Below here if seen could trigger further downside pressure targeting the 1,230.00 level. Conversely, resistance resides at the 1,280.00 level where a break will aim at the 1,290.00 level. A turn above there will expose the 1,300.00 level. Further out, resistance stands at the 1,310.00 level. All in all, GOLD looks to strengthen further.