Gold prices moved higher on Friday, despite a stable dollar and rising yields. The greenback was able to gain traction as yields surged higher in the wake of the Fed’s commentary. Despite softer than expected PMI and Jobless claims data released on Thursday, the Fed’s message that they will begin to taper bond purchases by the end of the year. The market is now pricing in a 25-basis point hike by September of 2022, and a 50% chance of a second hike by December 2022. Higher yields will help buoy the dollar which should eventually weigh on the yellow metal.
Gold prices rebounded slightly but the bear flag pattern is in place. This pattern is a continuation event that pauses before it refreshes lower. Prices remained below resistance seen near the 10-day moving average, at 1,770. Target support is seen near the August lows at 1,677. The 10-day moving average has crossed below the 50-day moving average, which means that a short-term downtrend is now in place. Short-term momentum has reversed and turned negative as the fast stochastic generated a crossover sell signal.
Medium-term momentum has turned negative as the MACD (moving average convergence divergence) index generated a crossover signal. This sell signal occurs as the MACD line (the 12-day moving average minus the 26-day moving average) crosses above the MACD signal line (the 9-day moving average of the MACD line). The MACD histogram is printing in negative territory with a downward sloping trajectory which points to lower prices.
This article was originally posted on FX Empire