April Gold Nearing Potential Support at $1899.80 – $1880.60

James Hyerczyk
Published: Mar 15, 2022, 21:30 GMT+00:00

The key area is the potential support cluster at $1899.80 to $1880.60. Since the main trend is up, buyers could return on a test of this zone.

Comex Gold

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Gold futures tumbled on Tuesday as progress in ceasefire talks between Russia and Ukraine dampened the appeal of safe-haven assets. Additionally fear that the U.S. Federal Reserve may hint at an aggressive series of rate hikes throughout the year in addition to tomorrow’s 25-basis point hike also weighed on investor sentiment.

At 21:09 GMT, April Comex gold futures were trading $1919.20, down $41.60 or -2.12%. The SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) settled at $178.91, down $3.39 or -1.86%.

Talks between Russia and Ukraine, discussing a ceasefire and a withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine are ongoing, one of Ukraine’s negotiators said.

The prospect of the first U.S. rate hike in three years lifted U.S. 10-year Treasury yields to multi-month highs. Higher interest rates increase the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion.

Daily April Comex Gold

Daily Swing Chart Technical Analysis

The main trend is up according to the daily swing chart. A trade through $1821.10 will change the main trend to down. A move through $2078.80 will signal a resumption of the uptrend.

The minor trend is also up. A trade through $1878.60 will change the minor trend to down. This will shift momentum.

The main range is the contract range at $2117.10 to $1682.40. The market is currently trading at the lower end of its retracement zone at $1899.80 to $1951.00.

The second main range is $1682.40 to $2078.80. Its retracement zone at $1880.60 to $1833.80 is another potential downside target.

The two retracement zones combine to form a potential support cluster at $1899.80 to $1880.60.

Short-Term Outlook

The key area to watch over the short-term is the potential support cluster at $1899.80 to $1880.60. Since the main trend is up, buyers could return on a test of this area.

Overcoming $1951.00 will be another sign of the return of buyers, while taking out the 50% level at $1880.60 will indicate the selling pressure is getting stronger. This could trigger an acceleration into $1833.80. This is the last potential support before the main bottom at $1821.10.

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About the Author

James is a Florida-based technical analyst, market researcher, educator and trader with 35+ years of experience. He is an expert in the area of patterns, price and time analysis as it applies to futures, Forex, and stocks.

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