XAU/USD Price Forecast: Gold Bulls Stalk Falling Wedge
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GOLD OUTLOOK & ANALYSIS
- Will gold’s low-risk attribute attract investors.
- Recent USD upside may be fading.
- Will the falling wedge pattern progress as expected?
XAU/USD FUNDAMENTAL BACKDROP
Gold prices have been negatively influenced by the recent uptick in risk aversion as tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalate, while the recent US ratings downgrade followed a similar trend. One would naturally expect the yellow metal to find some support as a traditional safe haven asset class but this is yet to develop. Looking back at the prior downgrade, gold managed to benefit and this could be a lagged consequence under current circumstances; however, gold could be in for an upside rally.
Recent US economic data have influenced expected future Fed interest rate probabilities which currently favors a pause before potential rate cuts beginning in early 2024. A weaker USD could lead to a stronger gold price but upcoming US fundamental economic data including US CPI later this week will contribute to the narrative.
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GOLD PRICE DAILY CHART
Chart prepared by Warren Venketas, IG
XAU/USD price action on the daily chart shows a developing falling wedge chart pattern (black) that is swiftly approaching the apex of the wedge. Generally, this chart pattern suggests a bullish breakout whereby a confirmation close above wedge resistance could spur an upside rally.
From a bearish perspective, a close below wedge support could invalidate the move and open up subsequent support zones.
- Wedge resistance/50-day moving average (yellow)
- Wedge support
IG CLIENT SENTIMENT: BEARISH
IGCS shows retail traders are currently distinctly LONG on gold, with 75% of traders currently holding long positions (as of this writing). Download the latest sentiment guide (below) to see how daily and weekly positional changes affect GOLD sentiment and outlook.
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