GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Pop On U.S.-China Trade War Cease-Fire

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Pop On U.S.-China Trade War Cease-Fire

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Pop On U.S.-China Trade War Cease-Fire

Gold bears have still the overall near-term technical advantage. Bulls’ next upside price objective is to produce a close in February futures above solid resistance at the October high of $1,252.00. Bears’ next near-term downside price breakout objective is pushing prices below solid technical support at the November low of $1,202.40. First resistance is seen at today’s high of $1,237.80 and then at $1,245.00. First support is seen at the overnight low of $1,226.60 and then at $1,220.00.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways.

The projected upper bound is: 1,254.41.

The projected lower bound is: 1,207.24.

The projected closing price is: 1,230.82.

Candlesticks

A big white candle occurred. This is generally considered bullish, as prices closed significantly higher than they opened. If the candle appears when prices are “low,” it may be the first sign of a bottom. If it occurs when prices are rebounding off of a support area (e.g., a moving average, trendline, or retracement level), the long white candle adds credibility to the support. Similarly, if the candle appears during a breakout above a resistance area, the long white candle adds credibility to the breakout.
During the past 10 bars, there have been 5 white candles and 5 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 25 white candles and 25 black candles.

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 71.8770. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 7 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 57.78. 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 buy 76 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 123.This is an overbought reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses below 100. The last signal was a buy 13 period(s) ago.

MACD

The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a buy 0 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

PREC.M.XAU= closed up 8.310 at 1,230.190. Volume was 8,900% above average (trending) and Bollinger Bands were 22% narrower than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
1,223.0401,234.8701,221.0101,230.190 18,771

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Overbought
Intermediate Term: Bearish
Long Term: Bearish

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 1,222.95 1,215.85 1,257.37
Volatility: 8 12 12
Volume: 1,877 375 94

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.

Summary

PREC.M.XAU= is currently 2.2% below its 200-period moving average and is in an downward trend. Volatility is extremely low when compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. There is a good possibility that there will be an increase in volatility along with sharp price fluctuations in the near future. Our volume indicators reflect very strong flows of volume into XAU= (bullish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bearish on XAU= and have had this outlook for the last 14 periods.

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