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XAU/USD (Gold)

gold 4/10/2012 1H chart

Gold has been trading in a rising channel since finding support near 1612. During the 4/10 US trading session, we are seeing a break below this channel. The market holds below the 200-hour simple moving average, reflecting a bearish bias, and the RSI pushes back below, showing loss of bullish momentum from the channel. A break below the 1628.00 pivot area opens up the 1611.83 low, and lower.

The daily chart below shows that the downside risk is limited to the 1560-1520 range support area. Being able to hold below the central pivot of 1666.50, is a sign of bearish intent. If after some bearish run, a rally respects the 1630 area as resistance, that would further confirm the bearish intent toward the lower region of the range that gold has been trading in since September 2011.

gold 4/10/2012 daily chart

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