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  • Gold has pulled back by $10 from the session high of $1,818. 
  • The weekly chart shows the path of least resistance is to the downside.

Gold (XAU/USD) is trading near $1,808 per ounce at press time, having failed to keep gains above the 50-week Simple Moving Average (SMA) hurdle at $1,815 early Monday. 

Last week’s rejection at the trendline falling from August and November highs, coupled with the below-50 reading on the weekly chart Relative Strength Index, suggests the path of least resistance is to the downside. 

As such, a re-test of Thursday’s low of $1,785 looks likely. A violation there would expose the Nov. 30 low of $1,764. A move above the weekly chart descending trendline is needed to confirm a reversal higher. 

Weekly chart

Trend: Bearish

Technical levels