Gold rallied from support over the last two weeks and reached a weekly pivot candle low at 1201. Price moved slightly above this resistance before failing and reacting lower. This resistance level also roughly coincided with 38.2% Fibonacci level adding to the significance of this area. Market is ranging and a failure to penetrate the aforementioned resistance suggests that the price Gold will move lower before another attempt higher can be occur. This would lead to a creation of lower high which would have bearish indication and mean that the technical picture deteriorates. Currently we have a higher weekly high from May and a lower weekly low from the beginning of June. This picture gives mixed signals and forces us to focus on a longer term bearish indication from a down sloping 50 week SMA (coincided with May high). Also the downward sloping price channel that has been in force since the 2013 high was put in place at 1434 gives a similar indication. Since November price has been moving sideways near a support but the lack of momentum is indicating lack of serious long interest in this market. Price needs to make higher lows and break resistance levels in order to turn the picture more bullish.
Nearest support and resistance levels: 1162 and 1201.
Gold broke out of descending regression channel two weeks ago and after some hesitation in form of a sideways move moved to a resistance at 1201. Stochastics oscillator had also moved to overbought levels suggesting that price has moved too far and should have a correction. This resistance and upper Bollinger Bands were too much for buyers and after a sideways day on Friday, the price of Gold has moved lower today. The line of least resistance is on the downside today and price could move as low as 1172 support before significant buyers step in.
The nearest significant support levels are at 1172,1201 and 1214.60.
Gold, 240 min
The price of Gold has at the time of writing retraced back to 23.6% Fibonacci level. Stochastics oscillator is close to the oversold threshold but this indication should be taken with a pinch of salt as price is trading close to a higher time frame resistance level. In other words it is more likely that price will move lower before solid support is found. The first potential support levels are close to lower 4h Bollinger Bands near 1180. These levels also coincide with 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level at 1178.8 and a rising trendline drawn from the June 5th low. Nearest significant support and resistance levels: 1178 an 1205.
Longer term picture is mixed with Gold moving sideways and making both higher weekly highs and lower weekly lows. Since November price has been moving sideways near a support but the lack of momentum is indicating lack of long interest in this market. Price needs to make higher lows and break resistance levels in order to turn the picture more bullish. In the short term the price of Gold is trading lower from a resistance level with the first significant support levels at around 1180. I am looking for lower time frame sell signals with targets at 1184 (T1) and 1178 (T2).
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