Gold Technical Price Outlook: XAU/USD Near-term Trade Levels
Gold costs surged greater than 2.6% off the January low with XAU/USD restoration approaching a key pivot zone forward of US CPI this week. The focus is on attainable worth inflection into this threshold with the broader outlook nonetheless weighted to the topside whereas above the month-to-month open. These are the up to date targets and invalidation ranges that matter on the XAU/USD technical charts heading into key US inflation knowledge this week. Review my newest Strategy Webinar for an in-depth breakdown of this gold technical setup and extra.
Gold Price Chart – XAU/USD Daily
Chart Prepared by Michael Boutros, Technical Strategist; Gold on Tradingview
Technical Outlook: In my final Gold Prices Outlook we famous that the XAU/USD breakout had reversed off confluent resistance across the 2021 high-week shut at 1849, “We’re getting a bit of a pivot here and we’re on the lookout for possible downside exhaustion on this pullback.” Well, the pullback drove deeper than anticipated with Gold plunging practically 4% into confluent assist at 1791– this low should maintain this week for the broader uptrend to stay intact.
Gold Price Chart – XAU/USD 240min
Notes: A more in-depth take a look at Gold worth motion exhibits XAU/USD persevering with to commerce inside the confines of the ascending pitchfork formation extending off the November / December low. Note that the median-line now converges at a key pivot zone on the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement of the December vary, the 61.8% retracement of the November decline and the July high-day shut at 1825/30– search for a response right here.
A topside breach exposes the 2021 trendline (pink, at present ~1840s) backed by key resistance on the 2021 high-week shut / 78.6% retracement at 1849/50– a day by day shut above this threshold is required to counsel a bigger breakout is underway with such a state of affairs eyeing the November highs / 100% ext of the August advance at 1877. Weekly open assist rests at 1807 backed intently by the February open at 1797 and near-term bullish invalidation at 1791– each areas of curiosity for attainable draw back exhaustion IF reached.
Bottom line: A restoration off uptrend assist takes the fast Gold rally again into uptrend resistance and we’re searching for attainable worth inflection up right here. From at buying and selling standpoint, a great zone to cut back long-exposure / increase protecting stops – losses needs to be restricted to the decrease parallel IF worth is heading greater with a breach / shut above 1850 wanted to gas the subsequent leg upward in worth. Ultimately a break of the month-to-month vary lows may show terminal for the bulls with such a state of affairs difficult your entire August uptrend. The stage is ready for US CPI knowledge on Thursday- keep nimble. Review my newest Gold Weekly Price Outlook for a more in-depth take a look at the longer-term XAU/USD technical buying and selling ranges.
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Gold Trader Sentiment – XAU/USD Price Chart
- A abstract of IG Client Sentiment exhibits merchants are net-long Gold- the ratio stands at +2.95 (74.66% of merchants are lengthy) – sometimes bearishstudying
- Long positions are5.56% decrease than yesterday and 15.39% decrease from final week
- Short positions are25.62% greater than yesterday and 47.16% greater from final week
- We sometimes take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the actual fact merchants are net-long suggests Gold costs could proceed to fall. Yet merchants are much less net-long than yesterday and in contrast with final week. Recent modifications in sentiment warn that the present Gold worth pattern could quickly reverse greater regardless of the actual fact merchants stay net-long.
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– Written by Michael Boutros, Technical Strategist with DailyFX
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