Gold remained under pressure

30 January, 2017

Gold remained under pressure on Friday. The metal reached the lowest level since Jan. 11 and stopped. The US treasury bond yields growth boosted the US Dollar's recovery weighing on the dollar-denominated commodities - like gold.

Current situation

The U.S. currency maintained control of the flows. The bearish momentum was strong enough to push the price lower in the night session. The precious metal started its slide at 1188 dollars per ounce at the Asian open and reached 1180 in the early European trades. Gold remained well offered, however, sellers failed to push the price below the handle. The precious metal bounced from the level and remained in its region afterwards. According to the 4 hours chart the price continued developing well below the 50 and the 100-EMAs. The 100-EMA remained bullish, while the 50 and 200-EMAs were flat in the mentioned timeframe. The resistance exists at 1190, the support stands at 1180 dollars per ounce.

The MACD histogram decreased which indicates the sellers’ strength. RSI consolidated within oversold readings.

Trading recommendations

Technically the yellow metal is heavily oversold. We do not rule out a correction on profit taking. We hold the view that gold prices will struggle to climb north to the 1190-1195 region. The next probable bullish target is 1200 dollars per ounce.

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