Should 1157.4 give way this week, it’s likely this market will head in the direction of supply taken from 1205.6-1181.2. This area, in our book, is a perfect zone to look for shorts. It not only converges with a pattern (1199.4), but also with the underside of a long-term extended from the high 1488.0.
Weekly levels to watch this week fall in at: 1157.4/1205.6-1181.2.
Daily view: From the pits of the , it’s clear to see, at least technically, why Gold printed the weekly pin tail last week. This market had been in a decline all week, it was only once price connected with demand at 1098.6-1108.6, no doubt during the NFP release, did we see price aggressively rally on Friday, closing the week out at Quasimodo resistance drawn from 1138.3. This level, coupled with the stacked supply seen above (1156.6-1145.5/ 1169.8-1154.7), will likely make it hard for Gold to appreciate this week, no matter what we’re currently seeing on the weekly scale. It will be interesting to see what the 4hr timeframe has to offer…
Daily levels to watch this week fall in at: 1098.6-1108.6/1138.3/1156.6-1145.5/ 1169.8-1154.7.
4hr view: At this viewpoint, we can see that Gold rapidly gained altitude shortly after NFP’s disappointing release, which saw little sign of slowing down until connecting with a small swap given at 1140.6-1141.9. The reason for initially marking this area on Friday simply came down to it converging with a daily Quasimodo drawn from 1138.3.
Going forward, it was a soft start this morning for the yellow metal as prices opened at Friday’s close, 1138.3. Due to price now effectively trading mid-range between the aforementioned swap , and a slightly obscure ignored Quasimodo level at 1134.1, where do we see this market heading? Well, for today, we have our eye on the two above said levels for confirmed trades. In addition to this, we also like the fresh supply area just above it at 1148.5-1145.5 since it ties in nicely with the 78.6% Fib resistance and also sits just within daily supply at 1156.6-1145.5. As for the week ahead, we do not see this market appreciating much, if at all as explained in the higher timeframe sections above.
Levels to watch/ live orders:
• Buys: 1134.1 Tentative – confirmation required (Stop loss: dependent on where one confirms this level).
• Sells: 1140.6-1141.9 Tentative – confirmation required (Stop loss: dependent on where one confirms this area) 1148.5-1145.5 Tentative – confirmation required (Stop loss: dependent on where one confirms this area).