Gold finds feet at 38.2% Fibonacci but downside risks linger

Gold’s downward pressures are weighing on the 1,959 level, which is the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement of the recent 1,780-2,070 rally. Despite the deep retreat in the price of the commodity, the bullish simple moving averages (SMAs) continue to endorse the ascent in the precious metal.

Meanwhile, the short-term oscillators are skewed to the downside, confirming that positive impetus is fading. The MACD is far north of the zero threshold and looks set to slide beneath its red trigger line, while the RSI is falling in the bullish zone. Furthermore, the negatively charged stochastic oscillator is suggesting additional negative price action.

In the negative scenario, an immediate support band exists between the 38.2% Fibo of 1,959 and the inside swing high of 1,950. If this upside defence dissolves, sellers could meet the mid-Bollinger band at 1,934 before testing the 1,913 low. Surrendering extra ground, the bears may then target a buffer zone from the 61.8% Fibo of 1,891 until the 1,877 trough, recorded on February 24.

Alternatively, if buyers create positive traction off the 1,950-1,959 obstacle, upside constraints could emerge around the 23.6% Fibo of 2,001 and the 2,009 high overhead. If bullish drive grows, traders’ focus could shift to the upper Bollinger band at 2,034. Successfully overrunning it though, the price may revisit the section between the 2,059 barrier and the all-time high of 2,074, where the 19-month high also resides.Summarizing, gold’s bullish bias is under strain but should remain active if the price holds above the 1,950-1,959 supporting barrier and the mid-Bollinger band at 1,934. Yet, in order to reinforce negative tendencies, the commodity’s price would need to sink past the 1,877-1,891 support border.

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Anthony Charalambous

Anthony Charalambous joined XM in 2019 and specializes in preparing daily technical analysis, using his years of trading experience to provide detailed forecasting for all major asset classes such as forex, indices, commodities and equities. With over a decade of financial market exposure, Anthony previously worked in the treasury of an international bank. As he progressed through the ranks within the bank, his many roles have included treasury management, international payments and liquidity management, as well as dealing with a full range of forex products such as speculative trading with built in-house strategies that also involved prop clients.

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