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Hope For Gold Bugs – BofA Merrill

As teh Fed is about to say its word, the team at Bank of America Merrill  Lunch shifts its focus from EUR/USD to gold.

Here is an explanation with a chart:

Here is their view, courtesy of eFXnews:

While Bank of America Merrill Lynch remains bigger picture USD bulls targeting 106 in the Dollar Index (DXY), and targeting 1.0283, potentially below) in EUR/USD, in the very near term BofA warns that evidence points to a USD correction in the DXY and against the EUR.

As such, BofA now advises clients to temporarily move to the sideline on EUR/USD.

NOW, risk/reward is shifting against the USD. Specifically, EUR/USD has broken above key near term resistance in the form of the 20 period moving average on 240min charts (now 1.0568),” BofA clarifies.

This moving average defined the downtrend since late Feb and its shift from resistance to support points to a near term turn in trend. Further supportive of the € is the fact that €/ £ has begun an impulsive advance from its Mar-11 low of 0.7014, pointing to further gains towards 0.7280 and potentially as far as 0.7405/0.7429,” BofA adds.

US dollar index monthly chart correcting lower March 2015 technical graph

Turning to Gold, BofA notes that the stalling USD, the potentially completed “flat” correction from 1307 (Jan-22 high) and bullish momentum divergences all point to a base.

A break of 1175 would confirm a base, while an impulsive break of 1200/1213 (intra-day channels & trendlines) targets 1307 and potentially beyond,” BofA argues.

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Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam: Founder, Writer and Editor I have been into forex trading for over 5 years, and I share the experience that I have and the knowledge that I've accumulated. After taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, I've earned a significant share of my knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ever-moving currency markets and trading psychology have always fascinated me. Before founding Forex Crunch, I've worked as a programmer in various hi-tech companies. I have a B. Sc. in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University. Given this background, forex software has a relatively bigger share in the posts.