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Gold - 240 Mins Chart

Choppy Trading In Gold – Brace yourself for a Breakout

Posted Friday, May 18, 2018 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Gold is having a choppy session, trading on a narrow range of $1,287 – $1,294. It’s mostly because the fundamental side is on a lighter side today. The U.S. yields remain near and keeping the dollar high in power. However, the ongoing tensions between Israel and Palestinians keep the markets uncertain. As you know, where there is uncertainty, investors prefer to invest in haven assets. That’s one of the reasons underpinning the yellow metal.

Gold – XAU/USD – Technical Outlook

Well honestly, the technical side of the market hasn’t changed much. Both of the leading indicators, the RSI and Stochastics are indicating overbought conditions. But I think it’s useless to see the leading indicators while the market is range bound.

Gold - 240 Mins Chart

Gold – 240 Mins Chart

On the hourly chart, Gold is stuck in the sideway channel which is supporting gold near $1,287 along with a resistance near $1,294. Soon we are going to see a breakout in the sideways pattern.

Support     Resistance

1285.31    1292.49

1283.09    1294.71

1279.5       1298.3

Key Trading Level: 1288.9

Gold – XAU/USD – Trade Idea

Typically, gold mostly gets volatile during the U.S. session. We should expect a breakout in gold. So, the idea is to stay bearish only below $1,287 to target $1,281. On the flip side, gold is likely to stay bullish above $1,288. 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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