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.
XAU/USD: gold is at the edge of abyss
TP1 1276 TP2 1244 TP3 1215
On the daily chart, XAU/USD is finishing a “Widening wedge”. After a pullback to 38.2% of the wave 4-5, bears returned the initiative and are ready to bring the pair outside of the medium-term consolidation range of 1302-1360.
On H1 of XAU/USD, the “Shark” pattern is transforming into 5-0. Pullbacks to 38.2% and 50% of the wave CD are usually used for selling. A break of support at 1302-1304 will trigger AB=CD pattern with a target at 200%.
Gold is steadily plummeting for the third consecutive day. Where is the bottom? Let’s find out.
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