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Gold Plunges as US & Chinese Investors Enjoy Holiday

Posted Monday, February 19, 2018 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Thanks to the Gold and Dax for giving us a phenomenal start to the week. Our forex trading signal on EUR/JPY is also doing well – it’s just inches away from hitting take profit.

In the meantime, I’m looking at the Gold for another entry, but feeling a bit hesitant as the US banks will remain closed in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Do bank holidays make a difference?

Since the banks facilitate the majority of foreign exchange volume, their closure makes the markets less liquid and speculators become a more dominant market influence. This can lead to both abnormally low and abnormally high volatility.

Gold/ XAUUSD – Technical Outlook

As we know, because Chinese investors are enjoying the spring festival, buying in Gold remains low. Technically, the Gold has broken below the major support zone of $1,350 and now the same level is likely to work as a resistance.

Gold - 2 - Hour Chart

Gold – 2 – Hour Chart

Moreover, the Gold price is still holding below the 50- periods EMA, which means investor sentiment remains bearish.

Gold / XAUUSD – Trade Idea

I will be looking to stay bearish below $1,350 with a stop above $1,353 and take profit at $1,346 and $1,343. Good luck!

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Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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