GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) speculators locked in profits from a more than three-month peak

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								GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) speculators locked in profits from a more than three-month peak

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) speculators locked in profits from a more than three-month peak

Gold eased on Wednesday as the dollar firmed and speculators locked in profits from a more than three-month peak hit in the previous session.

Losses were modest, however, as gold got support from investors looking for insurance from potential further downside in stock markets after five days in the red.

Spot gold was up 0.06 percent at $1,230.82 an ounce. U.S. gold futures were down 0.27 percent at $1,233.40 an ounce.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways.

By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 1,223.73.

The projected upper bound is: 1,256.25.

The projected lower bound is: 1,208.12.

The projected closing price is: 1,232.19.


								GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) speculators locked in profits from a more than three-month peak

Candlesticks

A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 6 white candles and 4 black candles for a net of 2 white candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 30 white candles and 20 black candles for a net of 10 white candles.

A spinning top occurred (a spinning top is a candle with a small real body). Spinning tops identify a session in which there is little price action (as defined by the difference between the open and the close). During a rally or near new highs, a spinning top can be a sign that prices are losing momentum and the bulls may be in trouble.

Momentum Indicators

Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.

Stochastic Oscillator

One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 49.6963. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 4 period(s) ago.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 62.51. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a buy 48 period(s) ago.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is 75. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a sell 4 period(s) ago.

MACD

The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a buy 14 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

PREC.M.XAU= closed up 0.880 at 1,231.050. Volume was 8,900% above average (trending) and Bollinger Bands were 45% wider than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
1,230.4201,233.6201,225.1001,231.050 12,573

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Overbought
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bearish

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 1,224.77 1,202.12 1,273.30
Volatility: 15 13 12
Volume: 1,257 251 63

Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.

Summary

PREC.M.XAU= is currently 3.3% below its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is high as compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. Our volume indicators reflect very strong flows of volume out of XAU= (bearish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on XAU= and have had this outlook for the last 8 periods.

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