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Safe Haven Gold Testing EMAs – Quick Trade Plan

Posted Thursday, October 3, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

During the early Asian session, the safe-haven metal prices flashed red but recovered the $15,00 level overnight as weak data from the United States and Hong Kong depressed investors’ view.

The precious metal gold was trading higher in the day following an unexpected report on private-sector hiring in September, as well as Tuesday’s unexpected sluggish ISM Manufacturing PMI data, which pushed stocks lower.

Distinctly, the weaker data increased the odds of an additional rate cut from the United States Federal Reserve. As per one estimate, now around 87.5% of investors are expecting another rate cut later this year whereas the odds of a further rate cut during the October Federal Open Markets Committee meeting has increased to just under 75% from 64%.

The continuing political tensions in Hong Kong are also in focus. Hong Kong police shot six live rounds during National Day clashes, with one police officer firing a young protestor in the chest from a point-blank range. This overall condition in Hong Kong is leaving a significant impact on safe-haven assets and stock markets.
On the technical side, gold has completed 100% Fibonacci resistance at 1,500 area, and it may keep the gold bearish below this level.

The series of EMA, 50 and 100-period, are providing substantial resistance to gold at 1,502 level. While the RSI and Stochastics seem to shift direction on the lower side.

Gold may gain further support at 1,486 today. A bullish breakout of 1,500 level can extend buying until 1,508.

Gold - 4 Hour Chart


Daily Support and Resistance
S3 1431.82
S2 1462.46
S1 1480.97
Pivot Point 1493.1
R1 1511.61
R2 1523.73
R3 1554.37

GOLD – XAU/USD – Forex Trading Signal

Gold can stay bearish below 1,502 level today with a target of 1,492 and bullish above 1,502 to mark 1,509.

Good luck!

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Arslan Butt // 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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