Gold Sinks Below $1,330 as The Market Recovers Risk Appetite!

Posted Monday, April 23, 2018 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

On Monday, gold prices continue to trade lower on the back of stronger dollar and a weakening demand for haven assets. I just spotted a really cool Gartley pattern which can give us a potential trade today. Are you ready for it?

Top 3 Reasons Behind a Bearish Gold

One of the reasons behind a sharp selling in gold is a stronger dollar. The greenback soared to the 90 level after being restrained in the 89 range in the previous week.

Secondly, the gold fell after yields on 10-year US Treasuries inched up to 2.96%. It’s the highest level since January 2014. In the forex market, investors have many options to invest in and they prefer to keep their investments in the high premium paying securities. That’s why we saw a drop in gold.

Thirdly, the geopolitical developments kept the precious metal supported, but the talks between China and the US eased the markets. Additionally, the North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un said he might be open to putting nuclear tests on hold. Hence, the demand for safe-haven assets dented.

Gold – XAU/USD Gartley Pattern

On the 4 – hour chart, the gold is facing a solid support above $1,333, the double bottom level. We can see, it’s heavily oversold and should retrace back up to $1,336 (23.6% Fibo level) and $1,340 (38.2% Fibo level). But in case gold violates the $1,333 support, the next target can be $1,324 and that’s where gold completes its bullish Gartley pattern.   

Gold - 240 Min Chart - Gartely Pattern

Gold – 240 Min Chart – Gartley Pattern

Gold – XAU/USD – Trading Idea

I will be looking to stay bearish below $1,336 and $1,340 until receives a solid reason for a bullish reversal. Next target is likely to be $1,324. Good luck!

 

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Arslan Butt is our 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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