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Bearish Dragon on Gold – US Services PMI Ready for Action

Posted Monday, March 5, 2018 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Gold remained flat during the Asian session after bouncing off the $1305 support zone on Friday. The risk-off sentiment seems to support the yellow metal, while technical patterns are suggesting a potential bearish reversal. What next?

Fundamentals Review –  Trump Strikes Again

The dramatic reversal in Gold prices was caused by President Donald Trump. Two days after the decision of his 25% increase of duty on steel imports and 10% increase on aluminum imports, Trump replied to threats of reprisal from several countries by announcing that he would step up any tit-for-tat standards.

He threatened to impose new taxes on European Union cars as tensions intensified over a possible trade war that Trump has said would be a good thing.

Consequently, investors are uncertain about the next move from US peer countries. Is this the beginning of a new trade war? 

Technical Outlook – Bullish Setup

On the 4-Hour chart below, the yellow metal Gold has formed a bearish dragon pattern which completed it’s C to D wave near $1,326. Therefore, we can expect a slightly bearish trend in Gold before the release of US non-manufacturing figures later today, assumed to be negative.

Gold - 240 - Min Chart

Gold – 240 – Min Chart

Gold – XAU/USD – Trading Idea

We have opened a forex trading signal to stay below $1,327 with a target at $1,322. I will be looking for a buying entry near $1,320.

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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