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  • Gold lacks clear directional bias for the second day. 
  • Monday’s Doji candle is indicative of buyer exhaustion. 
  • Daily chart indicators continue to report overbought conditions. 

Gold is currently trading sidelined near $1,975, having witnessed a two-way business and a flat close on Monday. 

Essentially, the yellow metal created a Doji candle on Monday, which comprises long wicks and a small or negligible body. The Doji candle is widely considered to be a sign of indecision in the market place. 

In this case, however, the candle has appeared at record highs and following a meteoric rise from $1,450 to $1,988 and indicates buyer exhaustion. 

That, alongside overbought readings on key indicators like the 14-day relative strength index (RSI) and slow stochastic, suggests scope for price pullback. 

Moreover, the short-term trend would turn bearish if prices end Tuesday below $1,960 – the low of Monday’s Doji candle. That would expose the support of the 200-hour simple moving average, currently at $1,938. 

On the higher side, $2,000 is a key hurdle. The bulls may have a tough time establishing a strong foothold above the psychological resistance amid overbought conditions. 

Daily chart

Trend: Bull exhaustion

Technical levels