Gold Technicals – 1,365 Support Broken

Sometimes market just perform beyond your expectations. Gold was already looking bearish following the break of 1,385 yesterday, but we thought that it “would be hard” for 1,365 to be broken in the short run as Stochastic readings would have been within the Oversold region when the 1,365 – 1,375 consolidation zone is breached. Well, it seems that we got 2 out of 3 correct: prices did trade lower towards the 1,365 – 1,375 zone, stochastic readings were Oversold when that happened, but surprisingly price did manage to unlock the “Hard Difficulty” achievement by slicing through 1,365, reaching a low of 1,358 yesterday.

Prices rebounded after hitting the 1,358 low, sending us back up to around 1,365. This give us the ideal short-term bearish scenario described yesterday – where price will consolidate under 1,365 before finally pushing out lower which will help to extend the bearish reversal pattern seen on the Weekly Chart.

Hourly Chart


All these sound wonderful isn’t it, but bears shouldn’t pop the champagne just yet, as bulls have not rolled over and die. Prices pushed sharply lower 2 hours ago following Obama’s official address to the American public on Syria, in which he indicated that diplomacy is the preferred route, and have postponed the Congress vote for military involvement. Furthermore, even if diplomacy failed, Obama promises that no “American boot” will land on Syria, implying that there will not be a long-drawn messy war, but merely surgical strikes against chemical weapons storage/production facilities in Syria. The resulting decline in gold was promising, with prices pushing below yesterday’s swing low. But unfortunately for the bears, a new wave of bearish cycle did not take flight, with bulls sending price quickly back up towards 1,365 once again.

Nonetheless, overall bearish pressure remains strong under 1,365. Price is currently being pushed down lower again, and with Stochastic readings being higher than yesterday’s levels, we have larger space for current bearish cycle even if we start moving lower from here. Ideally we should see Stochastic readings push up further higher within the Overbought region before heading lower again, but that should not impede bears ability to move towards the descending trendline and finding support around 1,330 – 1,345 in the short-term .

More Links:
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EUR/USD – Consolidates under short term Resistance at 1.3270
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Mingze Wu

Mingze Wu

Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Based in Singapore, Mingze Wu focuses on trading strategies and technical and fundamental analysis of major currency pairs. He has extensive trading experience across different asset classes and is well-versed in global market fundamentals. In addition to contributing articles to MarketPulseFX, Mingze centers on forex and macro-economic trends impacting the Asia Pacific region.
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