XAU/USD falls by 1.1%

The exchange rate dropped by almost 1.1% on Friday in result of 10 minutes trade that moved about 4 million ounces of the precious metal. Nevertheless, the drop was generally anticipated, as it illustrated a breakout from the rising wedge formation on daily chart.

In any case, there are two main options for further movement of the pair. As majority of traders remain bullish on the pair, they might try to elevate it to the pre-fall 1,283.90 level.

However, the fact road to the north is obstructed by the weekly PP and the 200-hour SMA as well as the 61.8% retracement level and the monthly PP, the pair is likely to form either a flag or pennant pattern and then resume the downfall.

Such scenario would also be in line with trade pattern theory.