Gold has been edging higher but seems shy of staging a major breakout. The precious metal is pushed higher by the failure of American politicians to reach an agreement on extending federal unemployment benefits and other emergency programs. That implies a bigger package down the road – and more importantly for XAU/USD more monetary stimulus.
On the other hand, hopes for a coronavirus vaccine remain robust as Novavax and other companies are moving forward to provide immunization. Stocks, bonds, and precious metals are looking for a new direction.
How is gold positioned on the charts? Significant hurdles loom over XAU/USD, implying another attempt to push the precious metal to the upside seems futile. However, after extending the downward correction, gold may be ready for the next bullish move – as fundamentals continue pointing higher.