Rejection at $2000 Level Leaves the Door Open for a Move Lower –



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Gold prices continue to find acceptance above the $2000/oz a step to far. Yesterday saw an aggressive push above the resistance level only foe the Daily Candle to close back below the psychological level. Another attempt today was met with some strong bearish pressure as Gold surrendered its daily high to trade around $1993/oz at the time of writing.

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The Fed minutes did little to excite markets yesterday largely due to the recent spate of US data showing positive signs. However, the overall mood remains a bit more tentative following hawkish comments from ECB and BOE policymakers keeping market participants on edge.

Of more importance however has been the recent bounce in both US Treasury Yields and the US Dollar Index finding support. This has allowed Gold bears an opportunity to pounce and keep Gold prices from exploding above the $2000/oz mark.

US Dollar Index (DXY) Daily Chart – November 22, 2023

Source: TradingView, Chart Prepared by Zain Vawda

A mixed day in terms of US Data today with Durable Goods Orders coming in below forecast for November with October being downgraded to 4% as well. Another sign that the strong demand which has been prevalent In the US in 2023 may be coming to an end. Michigan Consumer Sentiment beat forecast but came in much lower than the October print, continuing a renewed downward trend which began following the July print of 71.6. A sign that pessimism around the US economy still exists.

Now with the US Thanksgiving Holiday tomorrow we have no high impact US data releases for the rest of the week. Taking that into account we could see some volatility as market participants take profit and reposition ahead of the break. Alternatively, we could see Gold limp toward the end of the US session as liquidity begins to thin.


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Form a technical perspective, Gold continues to throw up slightly mixed signals. It did appear that we had shifted back into bullish structure but following the rejection we are seeing today, this would hint at a new lower high which of course is bearish price action. If the rejection of the $2000/oz mark gathers steam, then immediate support around $1983 may prove a challenge as we saw earlier this week on the daily timeframe.

The other reason that I see the current technical picture as being a mixed one comes from the moving averages as we are seeing a golden cross pattern at the moment with the 50-day MA attempting to cross above the 100-day MA. This usually hints at momentum to the upside and would contradict today’s daily candle close.

All in all, not the easiest to break down from a technical perspective at the moment. Smaller timeframes may be best for those looking for opportunities during the rest of the week with liquidity also expected to be low owing to the Thanksgiving break.

Key Levels to Keep an Eye On:

Resistance levels:

Support levels:

Gold (XAU/USD) Daily Chart – November 22, 2023

Source: TradingView, Chart Prepared by Zain Vawda


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Written by: Zain Vawda, Markets Writer for

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