10, January 2017

XAU/USD (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

Gold prices moved lower amid dollar strengthening across the board.

Current situation

Gold had a good start on Monday. The price pushed away from 1170 and headed towards its immediate resistance at 1180 dollars per ounce in the early trades. However, buying impetus did not have legs and the price remained in a range between the current support and the resistance during the Asian hours. Buyers succeeded to retake the level ahead of the NY opening. After breaking the hurdle the XAU/USD pair advanced towards 1185. The price broke the 50-EMA and headed away from the moving averages in the 1 hour chart. The moving averages maintained their bullish slope in the same chart. The resistance exists at 1190, the support stands at 1180 dollars per ounce.

MACD grew which indicates the buyers’ positions strengthening. RSI oscillator remained within overbought readings.

Trading recommendations

Buyers need to fixate above 1185 before a price can rally towards 1190 and 1200 dollars per ounce.