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Reversal Gold Chart Patterns

These patterns are formed after the xauusd market has had an extended move up or down and the gold price reaches a strong resistance or support respectively.


When gold price reaches such a point it starts to form a pattern. Since these formations are frequently formed it is easy to spot them once you learn how and start using them. There are four types:



  • Double Tops
  • Double Bottoms
  • Head and shoulders
  • Reverse Head and shoulders


This learn xauusd tutorial will only cover double tops and bottoms, for the other 2, read this other tutorial: head & shoulders and reverse head & shoulders



Double Tops

This is a reversal xauusd pattern that forms after an extended upward gold trend. As its name implies, this formation is made up of two consecutive peaks that are roughly equal, with a moderate trough in between.


This formation is considered complete once gold price makes the second peak and then penetrates the lowest point between the highs, called the neckline. The sell xauusd signal from this formation occurs when the xauusd market breaks below the neckline.


In XAUUSD, this formation is used as an early warning signal that a bullish xauusd trend is about to reverse. However, it is only confirmed once the neckline is broken and the xauusd market moves below the neckline. Neckline is just another name for the last support level formed on the XAUUSD chart.


Summary:


  • Forms after an extended move upwards
  • This formation indicates that there will be a reversal in the xauusd market
  • We sell when gold price breaks below the neckline; see below for explanation.

Double Tops candlesticks xauusd chart pattern



The double tops look like an M-Shape, the best reversal xauusd signal is where the second top is lower than the first one as shown below, this means that the reversal can be confirmed by drawing a downward xauusd trend line as shown below. If a xauusd trader opens a sell xauusd signal the stop loss will be placed just above this downward xauusd trend line.

Double Tops On Gold Chart Drawing a Downward Trendline

M-Shaped



Double Bottoms

This is a reversal xauusd pattern that forms after an extended downward gold trend. It is made up of two consecutive troughs that are roughly equal, with a moderate peak in between.


This formation is considered complete once gold price makes the second low and then penetrates the highest point between the lows, called the neckline. The buy indication from this bottoming out signal occurs when the xauusd market breaks the neckline to the upside.


In XAUUSD, this formation is an early warning signal that the bearish xauusd trend is about to reverse. It is only considered complete/confirmed once the neckline is broken. In this formation the neckline is the resistance level for the gold price. Once this resistance is broken the xauusd market will move up.


Summary:


  • Forms after an extended move downwards
  • This formation indicates that there will be a reversal in the xauusd market
  • We buy when gold price breaks above the neckline; see below for explanation.

Reversal Gold Chart Patterns: Double Tops and Double Bottoms



The double bottoms pattern look like a W-Shape, the best reversal xauusd signal is where the second bottom is higher than the first one as shown below, this means that the reversal can be confirmed by drawing an upward xauusd trend line as shown below. If a xauusd trader opens a buy xauusd signal the stop loss will be placed just below this upward xauusd trend line.

Double Bottoms On Gold Chart Drawing an Upward Trendline

W-Shaped


 

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