Gold Technical Update

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XAU/USD (Gold)


As expected, the 1522-1530 range support provided a based for gold to recover after it fell sharply from around the central pivot of the range (the actual high was 1671.12). The concept of a range is that when the market is at resistance or support, and is extended in momentum, there is a tendency to return to the fair price , which can be interpreted as the middle or central pivot of the range. In this case, there is a central pivot around 1666.50.

So far the bounce has pushed gold just under 1600 as we gear up for the 5/18 US trading session. There are resistance factor from 1600 up to 1615.86(61.8% retracement of the recent bear run).

So first keep your eye on 1600 area. If the market is becoming bearish, or even just has one more leg to test the range support area, we might see some selling around here. But, if a bearish attempt fails to extend the current decline, the market is indeed reverting back toward the middle of the range near 1666.50.

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