Technical Analysis

XAU Breakout Stalls at Resistance

Gold Value Weekly Technical Outlook: XAU Breakout Stalls at Resistance

Gold is carving a month-to-month opening-range slightly below Fib resistance and retains the worth breakout susceptible. Listed below are the degrees that matter on the XAU/USD weekly chart.

Up to date weekly technicals on Gold – Value carves February opening vary beneath Fibonacci resistance

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Gold costs are set to snap a two-week successful streak with the dear metallic down zero.26% to commerce at 1314 forward of the New York shut on Friday. Here are the important thing targets & invalidation ranges that matter on the Gold (XAU/USD) weekly chart.

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Gold Weekly Value Chart (XAU/USD)


Notes:In my earlier Gold Weekly Technical Outlook we famous that the worth breakout had,achieved our preliminary resistance goal and leaves the quick advance susceptible near-term,” whereas beneath Fibonacci resistance at 1322. Value has now set the February opening-range slightly below this threshold with weekly momentum testing resistance on the 70-threshold. The broader worth breakout stays in danger whereas beneath this zone.

Preliminary help stays again on the 2018 open at 1302 with near-term bullish invalidation regular on the highlighted slope confluence round ~1290. ‘A breach increased from right here targets the 2018 high-week shut at 1350 backed carefully by the 2016 trendline simply increased round ~1360s.’

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Backside line:The quick focus is on a break of the 1302-1322 zone early within the month with the broader outlook weighted to the topside whereas above 1290. From a buying and selling standpoint, we’ll favor fading weak spot whereas above confluence help focusing on a breach increased in worth. Assessment my newest Gold Value Outlook for a better take a look at the near-term buying and selling ranges.

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Gold Dealer Sentiment


A abstract of IG Shopper Sentiment reveals merchants are net-long Gold – the ratio stands at +2.51 (71.5% of merchants are lengthy) – bearish studying

Lengthy positions are three.5% increased than yesterday and increased from final week

Brief positions are zero.7% increased than yesterday and decrease from final week

We sometimes take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the very fact merchants are net-long suggests Gold costs might proceed to fall. Merchants are additional net-long than yesterday & final week, and the mixture of present positioning and up to date adjustments provides us a stronger Gold-bearish contrarian buying and selling bias from a sentiment standpoint.

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— Written by Michael Boutros, Technical Forex Strategist with DailyFX

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