Gold Price Forecast: XAU/USD Bears Face First Major Hurdle

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Gold Technical Forecast: XAU/USD Weekly Trade Levels

  • Gold plunges 7% off record highs- attempting to snap three-week losing streak
  • Risk for deeper correction remains – broader outlook remains constructive
  • Gold resistance 2024/35 (key), 2075/81, 2149 – support 1943, 1926, 1891-1903 (critical)

Gold prices are attempting to snap a three-week losing streak with XAU/USD now testing multi-month uptrend support. The focus is on a possible exhaustion low in the weeks ahead and while the broader outlook remains constructive, the threat for a deeper pullback still looms heading into the June open. These are the updated targets and invalidation levels that matter on the XAU/USD weekly technical chart.

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Gold Price Chart – XAU/USD Weekly

Gold Price Chart - XAU USD Weekly - GLD Trade Outlook - GC Technical Forecast - 2023-05-31

Chart Prepared by Michael Boutros, Technical Strategist; XAU/USD on TradingView

Technical Outlook: In my last Gold Weekly Price Forecast we offered evidence of a possible medium-term top in XAU/USD after, “another failed attempt to mount the record high with a close back below the record 2020 high-close at 2035 once again threatening topside exhaustion in XAU/USD.” We specifically noted support at, “the objective January high at 1959 backed by the April high-week reversal close at 1926- losses should be limited to this threshold IF price is heading higher on this stretch.”

Gold plunged more than 7% off those highs with a three-week decline now testing confluent support around the 50% retracement / 2022 channel at ~1943 (intraday low registered at 1932). The focus now shifts on a possible exhaustion low heading into the start of June.

Initial resistance eyed with the median-line (currently ~1975s) backed by a key technical confluence at the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement of the recent decline / 2020 high-week / record high-close at 2024/35- a breach / close above this threshold would be needed to mark resumption of the broader uptrend towards the record highs at 2075/81.

A break below this support level would threaten a deeper correction towards 1926 with broader bullish invalidation steady at 1891-1903- a region defined by the May 2021 high week close and the 38.2% retracement of the entire September rally. Both levels represent areas of interest for possible downside exhaustion IF reached.

Bottom line: Gold is testing multi-month uptrend support and we’re looking to validate a possible low in the weeks ahead. From a trading standpoint, a good zone to reduce short-exposure / lower protective stops – ultimately, losses should be limited to 1891 IF price is heading higher with a close above 2034 needed to mark uptrend resumption. Keep in mind we have US Non-Farm Payroll on tap into the close of the week with the FOMC rate decision looming – tread lightly into the June open. Review my latest Gold short-term technical outlook for a closer look at the near-term XAU/USD technical trade levels.

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