Looking ahead, highlights from macroeconomic calendar include EZ Sentiment Index and Fed’s Evans speech who is a Fed non-voter. Rise in US-China tensions (WeChat specifically) sends US dollar higher.
Gold is moving in channels
SELL 1311 SL 1326 TP1 1281 TP2 1272 TP3 1250
SELL 1280 SL 1295 TP1 1250 TP2 1244
On the daily chart of USD/XAU, bulls have to break resistance at 1302. Then the pair may leave the descending channel, trigger and form a “Shark” pattern with the target at 88.6%.
On H1, XAU/USD keeps forming 5-0, “Broadening wedge” and AB=CD. A pullback of the pair from the upper border of the downtrend channel will allow bears to resume the downtrend.
Gold is steadily plummeting for the third consecutive day. Where is the bottom? Let’s find out.
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