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   “¢   Confirms a bearish break through a medium-term ascending trend-line, extending from extending from Jan. 2017 lows through lows touched in July/Dec. 2017.

   “¢   An occurrence of a death cross on the daily chart (50-day SMA crossing the very important 200-day SMA from the top) adds credence to a fresh bearish breakdown.  

   “¢   Formation of a descending trend-channel on the 1-hourly suggests an extension of the steady decline, though near-term oversold conditions might help limit sharp downfall.  

Gold 1-hourly chart

Spot Rate: $1257.26
Daily Low: $1253.45
Daily High: $1259.54  
Trend: Bearish  

Resistance
R1:  $1265 (top-end of the descending trend-channel)
R2:  $1268 (overnight swing high)
R3:  $1273 (38.2% Fib. level of the $1123-$1366 rally)

Support
S1:  $1253 (descending trend-channel support)
S2:  $1247 (horizontal level)
S3:  $1242 (Dec. 2017 daily closing low)