Gold Snaps a 4 Day Down Streak

The Hourly View for Gold

  • Currently, XAUUSD’s price is up $0.73 (0.04%) from the hour prior.
  • Gold has seen its price go down 8 out of the past 10 hours, thus creating some compelling opportunities for bears.
  • If you’re a trend trader, consider that the strongest clear trend on the hourly chart exists on the 50 hour timeframe.
  • The moving averages on the hourly timeframe suggest a bullishness in price, as the 20, 50, 100 and 200 are all in a bullish alignment — meaning the shorter durations are above the longer duration averages, implying a sound upward trend.

Gold’s hourly price chart is shown below.

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The Daily View for Gold

  • At the time of this writing, XAUUSD’s price is up $2.56 (0.14%) from the day prior.
  • It’s been a feast for bears operating on the daily timeframe, as Gold has now gone down 4 of the past 5 days.
  • If you’re a trader with a preference for rangebound markets, you may wish to note that there isn’t a clear trend on the 20, 50 and 100 day timeframes.
  • Price action traders may also wish to note that we see a pin bar candlestick pattern on Gold. Given that we see an uptrend on the 20 daily candle timeframe, and that such candlestick patterns often denote reversals, this may be worth noting. With that said, traders should also note the downtrend on the 20 daily candle timeframe, so the meaning of the candles may require further exploration.
  • The moving averages on the daily timeframe suggest a bullishness in price, as the 20, 50, 100 and 200 are all in a bullish alignment — meaning the shorter durations are above the longer duration averages, implying a sound upward trend.

Below is a daily price chart of Gold.

XAUUSD

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