The brand new month and week had started with buying, but the day ended with losses. At yesterday's session, the metal re-tested the level of 1085.00 once again. It managed to close above 1085.00 for the second consecutive week.
A trading pattern has been framed in a tight range of 35$ between 1077.00-1112.00 on an intraday basis and 1085.00-1105.00 on a closing basis.
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The yellow metal was trading at $1,085.40 during today's Asian session, compared to Monday's closing price of 1086.40. In the weekly chart, the metal managed to hold the channel support trendline at $1,085.00 on a closing basis. The metal has been reaching lower highs and lower lows breaking below the large bearish head & shoulder pattern.
The weekly support is found at $1,085.00, $1,077.00, and $1,073.00. A weekly close below $1,085.00 opens gates to $1,068.00 initially. It is likely to extend towards $1,045.00 and $1,005.00 later. In the monthly chart, strong support zone is seen between $1,045.00 and $1,032.00. The metal fell below the 14-year ascending trendline in the monthly chart. It managed to close above $1,085.00 on a daily closing basis for eleven consecutive days.
A daily close below $1,085.00 opens gates to $1,077.00 initially and $1,065.00 and $1,055.00 later.
Intraday: Intraday support is found at $1,082.00, $1080.00, and $1,077.00. Resistance is seen at $1,087.00, $1,090.00, and $1,093.00.
The metal has been reaching lower lows in the four-hour chart. The metal made a triple top at $1,105.00.
At yesterday's session, we opened a selling trade below $1,089.00 with an initial target at $1,085.00. The metal hit a low at 1085.00. We guess the metal is likely to hold the support between 1082.00 and 1080.00 today bouncing towards $1,090.00 or $1,092.00 Panic will be triggered below $1,077.00. The metal is unlikely to fall below $1,077.00. Use a rise to sell favoring the trend.
Buying is available above $1,093.00 with targets at $1,095.00 and $1,097.00. Strong buying momentum will take place above $1,098.00 towards $1,100.00, $1,103.00, and $1,105.00. Real strength is expected only above $1,105.00 towards $1,110.00 and even $1,112.00.