Gold prices have experienced four consecutive weeks of decline, with a 3.6% drop in the current month, marking the worst performance since February. Despite this decline, retail traders are showing increased bullish sentiment toward gold. This suggests that some investors see the lower prices as an attractive buying opportunity.
Intraday ideas for XAU/USD
2020-03-11 • Updated
The fundamental picture for gold is positive: the precious metal is a safe haven asset and tends to strengthen during the periods of market uncertainty. Still, its intraday moves can take different directions. After forming a diamond-like top below 1,700, XAU/USD went consolidating between 1,665 (38.2% Fibo of March 9-10 decline; 100- and 50-hour MAs) and 1,642 (200-hour MA). There are also support levels at 1,656 and 1,650. The breakouts of the mentioned levels will determine the short-term dynamic.
Trade ideas for XAU/USD
SELL 1,655.50; TP1 1,650; TP2 1,642.50; SL 1,657
BUY 1,668; TP1 1,672; TP2 1,680; SL 1,666
Gold prices dipped as investors took profits following a near one-month high, but still recorded their biggest weekly gain since April on expectations of a pause in U.S. interest rate hikes. Spot gold was down 0.3% at $1,954.69 per ounce, while U.S. gold futures eased 0.2% to $1,959.30. The dollar index edged up 0.2% but remained close to its lowest level since April 2022.
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