XAU/USD has moved this week in line with its short-term uptrend and the overall long-term uptrend reaching $1 865.
XAU/USD: levels to trade
SELL 1,471; TP 1,466; SL 1,473
BUY 1,478; TP1 1,481.50; TP2 1,487; SL 1,477.50
XAU/USD ran into the resistance of the 50-day MA in the 1,481.65 area. The further obstacle on the upside is at 1,487.00 (the 100-day MA, the downtrend line connecting September and November highs).
On the H4, the price is below the 200-period MA at 1,477.25 – the nearest resistance. The decline below the recent lows at 1,471 will open the way down to 1,466 (100-period MA on the H4). Notice that gold is trading within a medium-term downtrend, so selling is much more favorable than buying. Still, there’s some space until the price hits resistance line, so cautious longs are possible above 1,478 targeting 1,481.50 and then, if there’s a daily close above this point, 1,487.
The pair was falling down amid the waning US dollar. However, the situation changed this month.
Dollar continues to keep firmer on the day, all eyes on the US jobs report later.
Asian equity markets failed to sustain the positive tone from Wall Street where all major indices notched gains as technology sector outperformed for another day.