Gold (XAU/USD) – Technical Conditions Suggest an Imminent Pullback

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Gold (XAU/USD) - Technical Conditions Suggest an Imminent Pullback

After a sharp rally last week, gold (xau/usd) has stalled this week, but still made a new high today near 1326. While the bullish trend in June remains intact, the rally is losing steam, and the 4H RSI is showing bearish divergence with price action. Also note that when compared with other 4H candles this week, the bullish candle to bring price to 1326 was strong. However, there was an equally strong bearish attempt after that, giving another reason the current rally has an imminent retracement ahead.
gold 4h chart 6/25
(gold, 4h chart, 6/25)

So far in the 6/25 session, the bullish trend is still intact, and price is trading within a new rising wedge, which is also a sign of a market looking for a top. (Elliott Wave practitioners might call it a diagonal¬†triangle 5th wave, but let’s not get into too much of that right now). More important will be the resistance at 1330, seen in the daily chart.
gold daily chart
(gold, daily chart, 6/25)

The daily chart also shows the RSI above 70, which reflects overbought conditions. This matters more in a sideways market for that time-frame. In this case, the daily chart indeed shows a sideways market with price action, and clustering of the moving averages. The clues are adding up for a pullback toward the 1300 handle.

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Fan Yang has been a professional forex trader and analyst since 2007. He specializes in technical analysis and has a Chartered Market Technician designation since 2011. He was the chief technical strategist at CMSFX He was also the founder and chief currency strategist at FXTimes Over the years, Fan has not only been a trader and analyst but also an educator. As a proponent of both technical and fundamental analysis in trading, Fan advocates simplicity and discipline as key factors in making trading decisions when faced with so many "clues" and "signals". Currently Fan Yang is the chief currency analyst and webinar instructor at forexminute.com.