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.
XAU/USD: gold is making a wedge
2019-11-11 • Updated
TP1 1252 TP2 1244 TP3 1215
On the daily chart, XAU/USD keeps forming a “Broadening wedge”. The inability of bulls to overcome resistance at 23.6% of the wave 4-5 and lead the pair out of the descending trade channel points at their weakness. If gold renews May low, it will continue moving down to 88.6% target of the “Double top”.
On H1 of XAU/USD, a break of support at 1282 will trigger AB=CD pattern and increase the risks of a decline to its 200% target.
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