Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) remained below the psychologically significant price of $1,300
Gold prices finished modestly higher Wednesday, although remained below the psychologically significant price of $1,300, as benchmark U.S. stock indexes shook off earlier losses to move up by the time gold futures settled.
The precious metal saw support “as tensions increased with Iran, worries persist in trade and tariff talks with China—with…Brexit still unresolved,” said George Gero, managing director at RBC Wealth Management. “Continuing global uncertainties support gold as a haven, from economic [to] political global woes.”
June gold GCM9, +0.09% edged up $1.50, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,297.80 an ounce, though finished off the day’s high of $1,301.70.
The SPDR Gold Shares ETF GLD, -0.07% was down less than 0.1% and the gold-miners focused exchange-traded VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF GDX, +0.00% traded little changed.
Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways.
The projected upper bound is: 1,316.47.
The projected lower bound is: 1,276.72.
The projected closing price is: 1,296.59.
A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
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.
A spinning top occurred (a spinning top is a candle with a small real body). Spinning tops identify a session in which there is little price action (as defined by the difference between the open and the close). During a rally or near new highs, a spinning top can be a sign that prices are losing momentum and the bulls may be in trouble.
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.
One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 79.4819. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a buy 16 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 57.43. 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 58 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 154.This is an overbought reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses below 100. The last signal was a buy 8 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 buy 12 period(s) ago.
Rex Takasugi – TD Profile
PREC.M.XAU= closed down -0.367 at 1,296.408. Volume was 8,900% above average (trending) and Bollinger Bands were 32% narrower than normal.
Open High Low Close Volume___
Short Term: Overbought
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bullish
Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 1,285.63 1,291.64 1,255.38
Volatility: 8 10 11
Volume: 1,785 357 89
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 3.3% above its 200-period moving average and is in an upward 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 out of XAU= (bearish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on XAU= and have had this outlook for the last 1 periods.