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 wants more but...
2019-11-11 • Updated
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On the daily chart, XAU/USD keeps forming a “Broadening wedge”. The pair’s correcting to 23.6%, 38.2% and 50% of the wave 4-5. It’s usually used for forming short positions. The inability of bulls to lead the pair outside of the downtrend channel points at their weakness.
On H1, a “Shark” is transforming into 5-0. At the same time, the pair is forming a “Broadening wedge”. Pullbacks to 23.6%, 38.2% and 50% of the wave 4-5 should be used for selling.
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