Gold gains ground, yet resistance worth considering
Gold has seen another sharp move higher, in a continuation of the risk-off move that has been dominating the markets over the past week. The overnight retracement has been very shallow, moving into the 23.6% pullback and trendline support this morning. Should this mark the low of the morning, it would be a particularly bullish sign.
However, looking at a wider perspective, we are moving into an interesting long term resistance zone. The 76.4% retracement of the November 2016 high ($1337) to December 2016 low ($1123) coming in around the current price, at $1287. Alongside that major resistance level, we also have a crucial long-term descending trendline to contend with (currently $1291). As such, while we have a clear uptrend in place, this major area of resistance is worth noting as a potential roadblock to end the week. With that in mind, watch out for the continued creation of higher highs and higher lows. A break from that trend could be a signal that this long term resistance area is going to have an impact on shorter term price action. Until then, the uptrend remains in place.