Gold: Awaits fresh clues to revisit $1,700

  • Gold remains on the front foot, benefit from the risk-off, US dollar weakness.
  • Pessimism surrounding the coronavirus, downbeat US data and Fed Chair Powell’s comments propel the bullion.
  • Good Friday holiday limit the moves, US data can offer intermediate direction.

With the coronavirus crisis weighs the market’s risk, Gold remains on the bulls’ radar while taking rounds to $1,685 last. Also supporting the yellow metal’s buying could be the weak US dollar despite the Fed’s action.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday reported 427,460 cases of coronavirus, an increase of 32,449 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,942 to 14,696, per Reuters. It should also be noted that the CDC earlier announced ‘no sail’ order to all cruise ships.

As a result, the US remains the world’s second-worst affected nation due to the virus after Italy.

The pandemic is likely to weigh on the economic performance and has already started signaling downbeat data, the US Jobless Claims and Michigan Consumer Confidence were the latest. Also portraying the economic toll were inflation numbers from China and Japan.

To fight against the deadly disease, the US policymakers have already agreed on $2.3 trillion worth of economic package while some more relief is likely on the cards. On Thursday, the Fed offered relief for mid-sized businesses as a part of the stimulus.

While Good Friday holiday could restrict market’s moves, the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) for March, expected 1.6% versus 2.3% prior on YoY, as well as CPI ex Food & Energy, forecast to drop to 2.3% from 2.4%, will be the key to watch.

Technical analysis

An area including highs marked during late-February and early-March, around $1,690/93, will be the first one to challenge the bulls. Following that, an upward sloping trend line from March 13, currently at $1,700, will be crucial. On the downside, the weekly low surrounding $1,641 acts as the immediate support ahead of $1,600 and 21-day SMA close to $1,591.

Additional important levels

Today last price 1684.34
Today Daily Change 0.00
Today Daily Change % 0.00
Today daily open 1684.34
Daily SMA20 1587.32
Daily SMA50 1599.54
Daily SMA100 1556.37
Daily SMA200 1519.05
Previous Daily High 1690.42
Previous Daily Low 1643.82
Previous Weekly High 1636.13
Previous Weekly Low 1568.46
Previous Monthly High 1703.27
Previous Monthly Low 1451.3
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1672.62
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1661.62
Daily Pivot Point S1 1655.3
Daily Pivot Point S2 1626.26
Daily Pivot Point S3 1608.7
Daily Pivot Point R1 1701.9
Daily Pivot Point R2 1719.46
Daily Pivot Point R3 1748.5



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