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Gold Down Trend May Be Resuming, SPX 500 Eyes Support Sub-2000

Gold Down Trend May Be Resuming, SPX 500 Eyes Support Sub-2000

2014-12-16 07:52:00
Ilya Spivak, Sr. Currency Strategist
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Talking Points:

  • US Dollar Awaits Clues in Narrow Consolidation Range
  • S&P 500 Down Move Slows Ahead of Support Sub-2000
  • Gold Resuming Down Trend, Crude Oil Selloff Continues

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

US DOLLAR TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices moved lower as expected after prices put in a bearish Evening Star candlestick pattern. A daily close below the 23.6% Fibonacci retracementat 11379 exposes the 38.2% level at 11291. Alternatively, a turn above the 14.6% Fib at 11434 opens the door for a challenge of the December 8 high at 11522.

Gold Down Trend May Be Resuming, SPX 500 Eyes Support Sub-2000

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope

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

S&P 500 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices turned lower as expected. Sellers now aim to challenge the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement at 1980.00, with a break below that exposing the 50% level at 1949.30. Alternatively, a reversal above the 2018.10-22.10areamarked by the 23.6%Fib and theSeptember 19 hightargets the 2041.50-49.10 zone (14.6% Fib, December 1 low).

Gold Down Trend May Be Resuming, SPX 500 Eyes Support Sub-2000

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope

GOLD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices turned lower anew, with a break below the 23.6% Fibonacci expansion at 1187.39 exposing the 38.2% level at 1156.00. Alternatively, a reversal above the 14.6% Fib at 1206.75 targets the December 9 high at 1238.13.

Gold Down Trend May Be Resuming, SPX 500 Eyes Support Sub-2000

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope

CRUDE OIL TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices are aiming to extend the latest losing streak for a fifth consecutive day. A break below the 100% Fibonacci expansion at 58.93 exposes the 123.6% level at 55.61. Alternatively, a reversal above the 76.4% Fib at 62.25 targets the 61.8% expansion at 64.30.

Gold Down Trend May Be Resuming, SPX 500 Eyes Support Sub-2000

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope

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

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