Market analyst Eren Şengezer notes that gold broke its two-week winning streak after the $1,700 support failed. According to the analyst, gold prices should stabilize above $1,670 to dampen the bearish pressure.
What will be on the agenda next week?
As you know, China is a valuable market for gold. Third quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the country will be released on Tuesday. Allegations are on the side of the Chinese economy’s growth of 3.4% year-on-year in the third quarter, after a dismal 0.2% growth in the second quarter. According to the analyst, if the GDP information comes below the market expectation, it is possible for gold to have difficulty in finding demand. The opposite is also possible.
In dollar terms, on Wednesday, September Housing Starts will appear on the US economic calendar. That’s why Wednesday is precious. The housing market suffers from rising interest rates. Also, FOMC policymakers are voicing their concerns for a “fix”. The analyst makes the following assessment:
A significant drop in these data would likely cause the dollar to weaken. It is possible that this will also help gold rise. September Existing Housing Sales will also arrive on Thursday. This will have a similar effect on the dollar.
There will be no other high-impact data broadcasts from the USA. It is possible that gold will continue to be sensitive to fluctuations in US bond yields. Markets actually priced in another 75 bps rate hike by the Fed in November. That’s why the analyst says US yields don’t have much room on the upside. Therefore, according to the analyst, gold prices may see this as an opportunity to make a technical recovery/correction.
Gold prices technical outlook and gold sentiment survey
Market analyst Eren Şengezer analyzes the technical outlook of gold as follows. This week’s price action has once again proven how valuable a $1,700 pivot point is for gold. After falling below this level at the beginning of the week, the yellow metal continued its decline. It slid to the $1,630 levels before erasing some of its losses in the second half of the week. Thus, it marked the weakest level in two weeks. With this Koindeks.com As you can follow, it lost more than 2% on a weekly basis. This resulted in him ending his two-week winning streak.
The Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicator on the daily chart has dropped below 50. Also, gold prices tested this level twice in the second half of the week. However, it failed to close above the 20-day SMA. This indicated a downward trend.
On the downside, $1,640, $1,620, and $1,600 remain as first reinforcements ahead. If gold rises above $1,665, it is likely to compete with close resistance at $1,670 where the 20-day SMA is located. A daily close above this level is likely to attract buyers. Also, it is possible that it could open the door for a real long recovery to $1,690.
Half of the experts surveyed by FXStreet expect gold to rebound next week as the average one-week target aligns at $1,670. The one-month outlook paints a mixed picture. But the one-quarter outlook shows that the majority of experts claim the yellow metal will be above $1,700 by the end of the year.