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Gold Price Downside Break Eyes $1400 Handle – XAU/USD Technical Forecast

Gold Price Downside Break Eyes $1400 Handle – XAU/USD Technical Forecast

Mahmoud Alkudsi, Analyst
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XAU/USD Price Outlook

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Gold Prices – Downside Swing

At the start of the week, Gold changed course then cancelled bullish signals discussed in our last update. Yesterday, the price pressed lower and printed $1,460 – its lowest price in over five weeks.

Alongside this, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) crossed below 50 then dropped to 37 highlighting seller’s domination.

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Gold DAILY PRICE CHART (May 18, 2018 – Nov 8, 2019) Zoomed out

Gold price daily chart 08-11-19 Zoomed out

Gold DAILY PRICE CHART (20 JUne – Nov 8, 2019) Zoomed In

Gold price daily chart 08-11-19 Zoomed in

Looking at the daily chart, we notice a possible failure swing. The failure of peak at C to overcome A. Any violation of the low B at $1,459 constitutes a sell signal.

On Monday, XAU/USD declined to the lower trading zone $1,440 - $1,510. Later, price has pressed lower eyeing a test of the low end of the zone. Thus, a close below the low end could be an additional sell signal, hinting to press towards $1,400 handle. Although, the weekly support levels underlined on the chart (zoomed in) should be considered.

On the other hand, a close above the other side of the trading zone, i.e. above the high end could increase the likelihood of rallying towards the vicinity of $1,555-58. Nevertheless, the weekly resistance area and level marked on the chart should be watched closely.

See the chart, to know more about the lower trading zone with support levels price would encounter in a further bearish scenario.

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Gold Four-HOUR PRICE CHART (Oct 3 – Nov 8, 2019)

Gold price four hour chart 08-11-19

From the four-hour chart, we notice yesterday Gold broke below Oct 11 low at $1,474, then started a fresh downtrend move creating a lower low at $1,460.

Considering the selling signals discussed above on the daily chart. A break below $1,430 could send the price towards $1,400 handle. However, the weekly resistance level marked on the chart should be monitored. That said, a break above $1,500 handle could cause a rally towards $1,516. In that scenario, the high end of current trading zone at $1,510 needs to be kept in focus.

See the chart to know more about key technical levels in a further bullish/bearish scenario.

Written By: Mahmoud Alkudsi

Please feel free to contact me on Twitter: @Malkudsi

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