Gold Markets Pull Back to Find Support
- Potential trend line building
- 50-day EMA in the neighborhood
- Found support at previous hammer
Gold markets have been all over the place during the trading session on Friday as the United States and China continue to talk about trade. This will have a major influence as to where the market will be moving, as it gives us more of a “risk-on/risk-off” type of scenario. That being said, there are still plenty of reasons to think that perhaps gold should continue to rise.
Fundamental reasons for gold strengthening
Gold markets have multiple reasons to rise. For one, the central banks around the world are cutting interest rates and adopting more of a dovish attitude regarding monetary policy. It looks as if loosening monetary policy is simply going to continue going forward, which should drive currencies lower. That being said, the first question that a lot of people may ask is about the US dollar and whether or not it can strengthen simultaneously. Simply put: yes, it can, and it has rallied right along with gold quite often in the past.
With the concerns about the trade talks going on, and of course geopolitical concerns in the Middle East, there are ample reasons to think gold would be sought after as a safe haven. Yes, it has rallied far too much until recently, and it appears likely that a lot of this pullback has simply been a bit of profit-taking. Certainly, the sell-off hasn’t exactly been brutal.
Gold markets have formed a potential uptrend line and found quite a bit of support in the neighborhood they are trading in right now. Ultimately, this is a market that is finding buyers based on the breakdown. That’s because, although there were many tweets and headlines suggesting the world was coming together perfectly, it’s obvious that there are still a lot of cynics out there. Beyond all of that, the 50-day EMA is slicing right through the middle of the daily candlestick, which will attract a lot of attention in and of itself.
If we could get below the trend line, the $1460 level would offer support, but breaking down below there could open the door to the $1400. On the other hand, if the market was the gap above that point of control, then it would open up a move to much higher levels – perhaps even the highs that we saw recently.