- Yellow metal breaks to the downside amid a stronger US dollar and EM tensions.
- XAU/USD hit the lowest since last Friday under $1,200.
Gold weakened after the beginning of the US session and fell to $1,196/oz hitting the lowest level since last Friday. From the lows rebounded and as of writing was hovering around $1,200. The short-term momentum was still biased to the downside, despite moving off lows.
After moving in a consolidation range between $1,200 and $1,207 for almost two days, the yellow metal broke lower. The move to the downside has been limited so far. A consolidation below the figure could point to more losses.
The move lower took place amid a stronger US dollar across the board and particularly against emerging-market currencies. Versus the Argentine peso, the greenback gains more than 10% and 4.50% against the Turkish lira. In Wall Street, equity prices were down. The Dow Jones Index was falling 0.45% and the S&P500 0.35%.
To the downside, support levels might be seen at $1,196 (daily low), followed by $1,192 and $1,182. On the upside, resistance could be located at $1,201 (Aug 22 high), $1,207 and $1,214.
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