The XAU/USD daily chart shows another failure to hold above the $1,760 zone, a sign of difficulties for gold bulls. The positive for the yellow metal is that it remains well above the 20 and 100 SMAs. The Momentum indicator turned south, although it remains above the 100 level. RSI also is now pointing to the downside. The main trend remains bullish but the outlook favors some correction ahead while limited by $1,760. A decline under $1,720 would increase the bearish pressure.
In the near term, and according to the 4-hour chart, XAU/USD is pointing to the downside. The critical level in the chart is seen around $1,735 that should keep losses controlled. A break lower would put deteriorated further the outlook for the yellow metal, exposing the recent low at $1,720$. Technical indicators are directionless.
Support levels: 1,735.50 1,720.75 1,703.00
Resistance levels: 1,760.00 1,771.10 1,785.00