Gold Trades in a Bullish Flag – Buckle up for a Breakout Trade!

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

During the Asian session, the yellow metal gold inched slightly higher to trade at $1,230. As you know, the volatility remains low ahead of the US congressional elections. The metal trades within a narrow range of $1,228 – $1,231 as gold has formed a bullish trade setup.

GOLD – XAU/USD – Bullish Flag

On the 2-hour chart, you can see a bullish trend in gold from $1,216 to $1,234. But later the market entered the overbought zone and triggered the profit taking ahead of the US midterm elections.

For now, gold has completed 38.2% retracement at $1,226 and we may see a bounce in gold prices.

Most importantly, gold has formed a bullish flag pattern which is signaling the chances a bullish breakout and further buying until $1,238.

Support Resistance
1226.81 1234.38
1223.07 1238.21
1215.5 1245.78
Key Trading Level: 1230.64

Traders, the market is likely to exhibit thin trading volume but we may also experience a sudden volatility due to US Midterm Elections.

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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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