Bears Dominate in Gold – Risk-on Sentiment In Play!

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

GOLD prices trimmed lower as equities turned bullish on better than expected earnings per share. Netflix EPS (earnings per share) soared to 0.89 vs. 0.68 forecast. While Goldman Sachs outperformed the forecast by 0.88 as its EPS came out as 6.28 vs. 5.4 forecast. It ultimately switched the market sentiment from Risk-off to Risk-on.

What does that mean?
Fellas, during a risk-on sentiment, investors look for investing in risky investments such as stock markets. That’s why we are seeing a bullish trend in the global stock indices. As a result, the safe haven demand for gold fades away, which is why we are seeing a bearish trend in gold.

Technical Outlook
The precious metal gold has completed 61.8% retracement at $1,222. Taking a look on the 4- hour chart below, the recent candle is half bearish and half bullish which is demonstrating the indecision between bulls and bears.

Gold has an immediate support at $1,221 and the violation of this level can lead it towards $1,215. Whereas, the resistance prevails at $1,227.

Gold – XAU/USD Trade Plan
Traders, I will be looking to stay bearish below $1,227 to target $1,221 and $1,215. While the buying entry is preferred above $1,215. 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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