This information has been prepared by IG, a trading name of IG Markets Limited. In addition to the disclaimer below, the material on this page does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. IG accepts no responsibility for any use that may be made of these comments and for any consequences that result. No representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk. Any research provided does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any specific person who may receive it. It has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such is considered to be a marketing communication. Although we are not specifically constrained from dealing ahead of our recommendations we do not seek to take advantage of them before they are provided to our clients.
Gold bulls face their Waterloo
The gold bulls tried valiantly, but a strengthening US dollar has seen the commodity hit hard once again. It is now testing the post-December 2015 rising trendline, as it did at the beginning of July.
If it closes below this, and then falls below horizontal support at $1236, then $1213 and $1204 will come into play as possible targets. A rally now will have to fight its way back above $1248 and then the high of the week at $1265 to suggest a broader rebound is in play.