Gold is not going down without a fight on the short-term time frames.
The broader bias remains in the hands of the bears.
Gold is under pressure on the weekly and daily chart, but the 4-hour time frame is proving problematic to the bearish case.
The daily chart shows that the price has already broken trendline support which is now expected to act as a counter trend line resistance.
A break below the 21-day moving average would add more conviction to the bearish case.
However, the bearish outlook has not been an easy ride so far on the 4-hour time frame.
The yellow metal remains coiled in a tight range.
The price action has been unfavourable to the overall bearish outlook and is testing the bear’s commitments at this juncture.
A break above the resistance structure will put the counter trendline and 21-moving average into jeopardy.