Gold Attempts To Stretch Winning Streak, 1200.0 In Play
Shain Vernier • 1 min read
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Today’s gold market is certainly an example of that notion. After a brutal sell-off last week, bullion has returned to the key psychological level of 1200.0. This is a continuation of the year-long pattern in this market — sell-off, consolidate, sell-off. As of now, it looks as though traders are seeking fair value in the 1200.0-1175.0 range.
After early strength, bullion prices are returning to Monday’s range. Let’s dig into the daily technicals for December gold futures and see if we can spot a trade or two.
December Gold Futures: Technical Outlook
At press time, commodities are selling off from intraday highs. WTI crude oil has taken a bearish turn and December gold futures are following suit. In the event gold closes negative, one has to wonder if a selloff is coming tomorrow in front of the FOMC.
Here are the levels to watch for the next 24 hours:
- Resistance(1): Psyche Level, 1200.0
- Resistance(2): 62% Current Wave Retracement, 1203.3
- Support(1): Swing Low, 1167.1
Overview: The failure for December gold to break above the 62% current wave retracement is huge for this market. Bullion is threatening to close in the negative, which may bring a selling opportunity into play. In the event we do see a negative close today, then a short position beneath the session low will be a great way to join the prevailing downtrend.
It is becoming redundant, but tomorrow’s FOMC Minutes is likely to move markets. Today’s weakness in safe-havens may continue in the wake of hawkish statements from U.S. FED members. As this release nears, look for quiet markets and a possible bearish continuation toward the Swing Low (1167.1) for December gold futures.