Gold price continued its downward move towards short-term support at $1,180-75 as expected. Now, it is testing the short-term support levels and bulls need to step in if they want to push the price back above $1,200. The longer-term trend remains bearish and the weekly chart makes me favor the bearish scenario towards $1,130 and lower.
Short-term support is seen at $1,172 at the 61.8% retracement. This is also a lower boundary of the green Ichimoku cloud. As long as gold price is above that level, bulls have hope for an upward reversal.
Last week’s high is important resistance as the price got rejected at the kijun-sen. We have a bearish crossing between the tenkan-sen and kijun-sen. If resistance at $1,220 is broken, we should expect gold price to move towards red cloud resistance at $1,250. Important long-term support is at $1,130. In case it gets broken, a medium-term move towards $1,000 and $900 can be expected.
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