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A Tight Month For December Gold Futures

Posted Friday, November 30, 2018 by
Shain Vernier • 1 min read

Today’s session marks the final trading day of November. It has been a big month on the markets, featuring the U.S. Midterm elections, an apparent shift in FED policy, and ongoing U.S./China trade war posturing. December GOLD futures have taken the action in stride, trading inside of October’s range.

Going into the two-day break, I always take time out to monitor the Friday gold markets. Important geopolitical news items often occur when the markets are closed, prompting opening GAPs or directional Monday moves in bullion pricing. This weekend features the G20 Leaders’ Summit. It goes without saying, but it will be a good idea to be ready for anything on this Sunday’s electronic open. 

December Gold Futures

At press time, December gold futures are trading in a noncommittal area, testing daily downside support. November has featured tight action in this market, with price posting a modest $42.70 range. Values have consolidated between 1240.0 and 1195.0.

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

Overview: With the end of 2018 rapidly approaching, institutional players are likely to make some decisive moves in the markets. Many in the financial community are taking a skeptical view of U.S. equities for 2019. Given the newly “flexible” FED toward the USD, gold may be in a position to gain ground during the month of December.

Two levels to keep an eye on in this market are November’s high (1239.3) and low (1196.6). Breakouts from these areas are probable for the coming month and will determine whether bullion stumbles or sprints into 2019.  

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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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