- Platinum prints heaviest intraday losses in two weeks following the pullback from monthly high.
- Bearish chart pattern joins downbeat RSI, failures to cross 200-SMA to favor sellers.
- Bulls need to cross 50% Fibonacci retracement for confirmation.
Platinum (XPT/USD) remains pressured around $969.00, down 0.85% intraday the late Asian session on Wednesday.
The bullion prices refreshed monthly top while crossing the 200-SMA the previous day, before taking a U-turn from $992.00.
The pullback moves dragged the quote back below the 200-SMA while keeping it inside a two-week-old ascending trend channel formation, forming part of the bearish flag pattern.
That said, the downbeat RSI line, not oversold and failures to cross the key SMA add to the bearish bias for the XPT/USD.
Even so, the platinum sellers will wait for a clear downside break of the stated channel’s support line near $960.00, to convince the bears to challenge the monthly low of $898.00, a break of which will set the ball rolling for theoretical target near $750.00.
On the flip side, the recovery moves remain elusive until staying successful beyond the 200-SMA level of $973.00, albeit the stated channel’s resistance line near $998.00 will act as an additional upside filter.
It’s worth noting that the XPT/USD advances past $998.00 will be challenged by the $1,000 threshold.
Platinum: Four-hour chart
Trend: Further weakness expected
Additional important levels
|Today last price||969.63|
|Today Daily Change||-8.42|
|Today Daily Change %||-0.86%|
|Today daily open||978.05|
|Previous Daily High||991.98|
|Previous Daily Low||969.29|
|Previous Weekly High||977.54|
|Previous Weekly Low||919.41|
|Previous Monthly High||1105.86|
|Previous Monthly Low||931.26|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||983.31|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||977.96|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||967.57|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||957.08|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||944.88|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||990.26|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1002.46|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1012.95|
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