Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Under Pressure

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Under Pressure

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Under Pressure

The miserable phase of consolidation continues in gold, and this morning there is pressure taking gold back down near the support level of $1,280. This action is no surprise; it’s just part of the pattern.

From a trader’s standpoint, we will look at this as a buying opportunity. The range in gold remains $1,280-$1,300. There will be some panic here as the weak hands will be selling; it’s the natural reaction to the consolidation pattern.The important thing for traders and investors to remember is congestion is the greatest time of uncertainty. This is where we must use the footprint of the market, which tells us the current range is $1,280-$1,300 and this should be a buying opportunity.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.

By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 1,254.03.

The projected upper bound is: 1,301.01.

The projected lower bound is: 1,263.51.

The projected closing price is: 1,282.26.

Candlesticks

A big black candle occurred. This is bearish, as prices closed significantly lower than they opened. If the candle appears when prices are “high,” it may be the first sign of a top. If it occurs when prices are confronting an overhead resistance area (e.g., a moving average, trendline, or price resistance level), the long black candle adds credibility to the resistance. Similarly, if the candle appears as prices break below a support area, the long black candle confirms the failure of the support area.
During the past 10 bars, there have been 5 white candles and 5 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 28 white candles and 22 black candles for a net of 6 white 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 38.3473. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 10 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 55.11. 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 6 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 -88. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a sell 10 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 sell 6 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

PREC.M.XAU= closed down -10.290 at 1,281.110. Volume was -0% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 10% narrower than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
1,291.8001,292.4701,280.2501,281.110 0

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bullish

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 1,288.72 1,250.91 1,247.33
Volatility: 8 10 11
Volume: 0 0 0

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 2.7% above its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is low as compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. Our volume indicators reflect very strong flows of volume into XAU= (bullish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on XAU= and have had this outlook for the last 30 periods.

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