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Gold Heads for Bearish Retracement – Quick Trade Plan 

Posted Tuesday, October 8, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 2 min read

A day before, GOLD opened at $1508.560 and is currently moving at $1491.370. The trade talks between the US and China are expected to resume on 10-11 October. The development in trade talks has increased the chances of an end to the trade war between the US & China.

According to Bloomberg, Chinese officials are hesitant to agree to the broad trade deal pursued by Trump. However, investors have already started to sell Gold in markets, which have created a bearish trend for Gold prices at the start of the week.

On Sunday, there were reports about the appearance of a second whistle-blower to support the first complaint from an unnamed US government official against US President Trump. The US democrats made an impeachment inquiry on Trump after the first whistle-blower’s allegations against Trump about using $400 million as leverage for providing information on Trump’s rival, Joe Biden, from Ukraine’s President.

The inquiry will continue this week, which can strengthen the bargaining position of China in the coming trade talks.

Another reason for the sudden fall in the prices of Gold was the speech given by US Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell at 22:00 GMT that day. In response to the criticism of the Fed’s Monetary Policy from US President Trump, Fed Chair Powell highlighted the importance of an independent central bank.

Jerome Powell appreciated and gave credit to Marriner Eccles for the independence of the central bank in the United States. Marriner Eccles was the Head of Federal Reserve during the administration of Franklin Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States.

Gold – 4 Hour chart

Support Resistance 

1484.55 1504.37

1476.39 1516.03

1456.57 1535.85

Key Trading Level: 1496.21

Gold XAU/USD – Forex Trading Signal 

Gold trades lower after testing the double top resistance level of 1,510. It already hit our initial target level of 1,494, and now it’s trading at 1,491 as the 1,487 level is extending reliable support to Gold. Well, 1,487 marks a 50% Fibonacci retracement level, and Gold has already closed Doji candles above this.

Today, the bearish breakout of this level could extend bearish rally until 1,480 and 1,474. On the flip side, the survival of 1,487 support can push Gold higher towards 1,496 and 1,500.

Choppy trading is expected today.

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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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