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Gold Plunges, Bounces Off Of 1210.0 Handle

Posted Friday, November 9, 2018 by
Shain Vernier • 1 min read

It appears as if bullion is content extending the weak showing of 2018. During the U.S. overnight, December gold futures plunged more than 150 ticks, slamming into the 1210.0 level. Is the gold market gearing up for another run at 1200.0?

For the near future, this appears to be the case. The USD is gaining steam with a guaranteed FED rate hike on deck for December. U.S. equities are under pressure today, but investors are optimistic about holiday season growth ahead of the new Congress being seated in January. It looks like bullion is going to finish 2018 as it finished 2017 ― losing value.

1210.0 Is A Big Deal For December Gold Futures

The pattern for 2018 in gold has involved big-round-numbers. 1300, 1250, 1225, and 1200 have all been areas of extended consolidation before sudden directional moves. As we roll toward 1 January 2019, 1210.0 has that same type of potential.

December Gold Futures (GC), Daily Chart
December Gold Futures (GC), Daily Chart

Overview: Today’s action in gold has taken to price to levels passed over during the bullish breakout on October 11. Be on the lookout for consolidation in coming sessions as price fills in the 1210.0 to 1220.0 area.

The primary theme in the gold markets of August and September was tight trading in the 1200.0 to 1210.0 range. We may be poised to see the same type of action from now until New Year’s day. With the election over, and the world in a period of relative geopolitical calm, it looks like 6 weeks of rotational gold may be a viable diagnosis.

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About the author

Shain Vernier is our US Analyst
Shain Vernier has spent over 7 years in the market as a professional futures, options and forex trader. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Finance from the University of Montana. Shain's career includes stretches with several proprietary trading firms in addition to actively managing his own accounts. Before joining FX Leaders, he worked as a market analyst and financial writer.
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