Spread Betting Strategies For Gold

In our last post of spread betting strategies for Gold, posted Friday morning, we wrote that Gold was in a trading range between $1200 and $1175. Later on that day Gold actually pierced $1200 resistance intra day but was unable to stay above that level and proceeded lower.

On Monday the market was lower again and yesterday we got a downside breakout through support at $1175 (August contract). IG Index is now quoting Gold on the December contract so we now shift our focus to December’s contract. There is actually only $3.80 difference between the 2 contracts, with last night’s close on August at $1158 and December’s at $1161.8

Looking at the December contract there is some support at $1161, which is right where last night closed. In early trading this morning the market is around $5 higher at the time of writing this. Slightly below that support level we also have the 200 day moving average, which may also provide support. The 200 day moving average is currently sitting at $1150.

Candlechart pattern wise we have 3 consecutive red candles, which indicates 3 straight down days, with yesterday being a log red candle for the large move down from highs of $1190, down almost $30 in the day to $1161.8.

The short term is without doubt down, but the long term trend is still up and the market is above the 200 day moving average, which many traders will be watching. There are still other levels of support in this market that need to be cleared before a long term change of trend to down is confirmed, so for now we are sitting on the sidelines in this market. Longer term we’re still therefore only looking at spread betting strategies from the long side, but will need to see a move back above $1222 before there is any upside momentum.

Good trading

Phil Seaton

 

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