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Gold Slumps to Three-Week Low, US Dollar Uptrend Back in Play

Gold Slumps to Three-Week Low, US Dollar Uptrend Back in Play

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

Talking Points:

  • US Dollar Looks to Have Resumed Uptrend After Brief Pullback
  • S&P 500 Recovery Meets Resistance After Hitting 1-Month High
  • Gold Slumps to Three-Week Low, Crude Oil Still Treading Water

Can’t access the Dow Jones FXCM US Dollar Index? Try the USD basket on Mirror Trader. **

US DOLLAR TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices look to be resuming its advance as buyers try to find follow-through on a Flag pattern completed last week. Near-term resistance is in the 11102-43 area marked by the 23.6% Fibonacci expansion and the October 3 high, with a break above that on a daily closing basis exposing the 38.2% level at 11216. Alternatively, a reversal below the 10959-71 area (23.6% Fib retracement, trend line) opens the door for a challenge of the 38.2% threshold at 10845.

Gold Slumps to Three-Week Low, US Dollar Uptrend Back in Play

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

** The Dow Jones FXCM US Dollar Index and the Mirror Trader USD basket are not the same product.

S&P 500 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices advanced to a one-month high to test resistance at 1987.70, the 23.6% Fibonacci expansion. A break above that on a daily closing basis exposes the 38.2% level at 2010.10. Alternatively, a reversal below the 14.6% Fib at 1973.80 aims for the October 27 low at 1951.40.

Gold Slumps to Three-Week Low, US Dollar Uptrend Back in Play

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

GOLD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices turned lower as expected after putting in a bearish Evening Star candlestick pattern. Sellers now aim to challenge the 38.2% Fibonacci expansion at 1193.16, with a break below that on a daily closing basis exposing the 1173.99-78.86 area marked by the December 2013 low and the 50% level. Alternatively, a reversal back above the 23.6% Fib at 1216.87 aims for the 14.6% expansion at 1231.49.

Gold Slumps to Three-Week Low, US Dollar Uptrend Back in Play

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

CRUDE OIL TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices put in a Bullish Engulfing candlestick pattern, hinting a bounce may be ahead. A break above 87.67, the intersection of the 14.6% Fibonacci retracement and channel floor support-turned-resistance, exposes the 23.6% level at 90.62. Near-term support is at 82.88, the October 15 low.

Gold Slumps to Three-Week Low, US Dollar Uptrend Back in Play

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com

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