The XAU/USD pair currently trades at around $1,780, positive changed for a sixth consecutive day. The daily chart shows that the Momentum indicator is pressuring its 100 level to the downside, reflecting the lack of upward strength. At the same time, the RSI indicator consolidates at around 59, maintaining the risk skewed to the upside. Furthermore, the 20 SMA heads north below the current level, providing dynamic support at around $1,737.40.
The near-term picture reflects the ongoing slide but falls short of supporting a downward extension. The pair is trading above the 23.6% retracement of its latest daily advance at $1,745.50, while a bullish 100 SMA converges with the mentioned Fibonacci level. The 20 SMA is flat, with the price seesawing around it, while technical indicators turned lower but remain within neutral levels. A clear break below the aforementioned static support level could open the door for a stepper decline towards the $1,725 price zone.
Support levels: 1,765.50 1,757.40 1,735.65
Resistance levels: 1790, 1805, 1815