- Gold is being squeezed in a triangle pattern amid recession fears and risk aversion.
- A breakout would put the bulls in a commanding position, yielding notable recovery rally.
Gold is struggling to shine amid fresh risk-off in the markets with prices trapped in a descending triangle pattern on the 4-hour chart.
So far, the top end of the triangle, currently at $1,508, has proved a tough nut to crack. A breakout would imply an end of the sell-off from recent highs above $1,700 and could yield a rally to $1,550.
Alternatively, a triangle breakdown would suggest a continuation of the sell-off from $1,700 and expose support located at $1,445 (November low).
At press time, the yellow metal is changing hands at $1,496 per Oz, representing a 0.11% drop on the day, even though the futures tied to the S&P 500 index are down 5%.
"An economic tsunami has been unleashed. A consensus appears to be emerging among economists of the largest contraction in global GDP in a generation," according to Marc Chandler, Chief Market Strategist, Managing Partner, Bannockburn Global Forex.
Even so, gold is down 5.6% on a month-to-date basis, possibly due to the global dash for the US dollar. The greenback has become a preferred safe haven and the dollar index has gained over 4% so far this month.
Trend: Bullish above $1,508
|Today last price||1495.74|
|Today Daily Change||-3.32|
|Today Daily Change %||-0.22|
|Today daily open||1499.06|
|Previous Daily High||1516.19|
|Previous Daily Low||1455.54|
|Previous Weekly High||1561|
|Previous Weekly Low||1451.3|
|Previous Monthly High||1689.4|
|Previous Monthly Low||1547.56|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1493.02|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1478.71|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1464.34|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1429.61|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1403.69|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1524.99|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1550.91|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1585.64|
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