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Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) back under pressure below $1,500


Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) back under pressure below $1,500

Gold prices are back under pressure below $1,500 an ounce, weighed down by growing positive investors sentiment that is boosting equity markets; however, one international bank sees prices holding steady through next year.

In a recent report, analysts at Credit Suisse said that global economic uncertainty and low interest rate environment will continue to support gold prices, which it sees pushing to $1,600 through the first half of 2020.

For the rest of the year, the Swiss bank said that it sees gold prices pushing to $1,550 an ounce. The bank’s upgraded forecast represent an increase of 14% and 19% respectively. The analysts’ comments come as gold prices struggle; December gold futures last traded at $1,485.20 an ounce, down 0.83% on the day.

Technical Indicators

Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.

The projected upper bound is: 1,520.06.

The projected lower bound is: 1,441.86.

The projected closing price is: 1,480.96.


A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 4 white candles and 6 black candles for a net of 2 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 23 white candles and 27 black candles for a net of 4 black candles.

An engulfing bearish line occurred (where a black candle’s real body completely contains the previous white candle’s real body). The engulfing bearish pattern is bearish during an uptrend. It then signifies that the momentum may be shifting from the bulls to the bears.

If the engulfing bearish pattern occurs during a downtrend (which appears to be the case with PREC.M.XAU=), it may be a last engulfing bottom which indicates a bullish reversal. The test to see if this is the case is if the next candle closes above the bottom the current (black) candle’s real body.

Momentum Indicators

Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.

Stochastic Oscillator

One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 32.1688. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a buy 9 period(s) ago.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 43.12. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a sell 34 period(s) ago.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is -77. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a buy 9 period(s) ago.


The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a sell 2 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

PREC.M.XAU= closed down -11.980 at 1,480.820. Volume was 8,900% above average (trending) and Bollinger Bands were 40% narrower than normal.

Open     High      Low     Close     Volume___
1,493.0001,497.7401,477.2101,480.820 68,284
Technical Outlook 
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bearish
Long Term: Bullish
Moving Averages: 10-period     50-period     200-period
Close: 1,496.93 1,507.17 1,372.33
Volatility: 13 17 14
Volume: 6,828 1,366 341

Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.


PREC.M.XAU= is currently 7.9% above its 200-period moving average and is in an downward trend. Volatility is relatively normal as compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. Our volume indicators reflect very strong flows of volume out of XAU= (bearish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bearish on XAU= and have had this outlook for the last 24 periods.

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