Gold bulls give up momentum after gravestone occurrence, major trend goes sideways – Construct tunnel spreads to speculate and short hedge:
Steep slumps in gold -0.16% prices have been observed after the occurrence of the shooting star and railroad pattern at $1,346, $1,293.75 and $1,294.75 levels, these bearish patterns hampered previous bullish momentum.
As a result, the current prices slide below 21DMAs, both leading & lagging oscillators signal more dips.
Every attempt of upswings is restrained below 21DMAs from last 1 week.
Stiff resistance is observed at 1,280 – 1,295 levels.
On a broader perspective, after 2-years of the consolidation phase, the major trend now seems to be exhausted again at 38.2% Fibonacci retracement levels with stern bearish swings. As the bulls failed to show the sustenance above this Fibonacci levels and 100-DMAs, the major downtrend now goes non-directional but likely to resume.
RSI on this timeframe, shows faded strength in the consolidation phase, while stochastic curves have been indecisive.
Both lagging indicators have been indecisive that indicates no clarity for trend.
Well, in addition to that, the four Fed-related corrections so far this year averaged sell-offs of $28/oz, $58/oz, $76/oz and $84/oz each, with the current sell-off surpassing $50/oz so far. Considering the higher starting point, we believe the downside trade has room to play out further.
While further weakness in the broad dollar and re-escalation of political tensions could lend some support to bullion prices, we continue to caution against holding gold -0.16% as a political hedge during the global rate normalization cycle.
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