Traders scaled back their open interest positions by around 12.7K contracts on Tuesday, according to preliminary data from CME Group. Volume, instead, rose for the second session in a row, this time by nearly 150K contracts.

Gold looks capped around $1,650/oz

Prices of the ounce troy of the precious metal appears to have met strong resistance in the $1,650 area. Declining open interest in gold coupled with positive price action hints at the likeliness that further gains look limited around the $1,650 per ounce for the time being, opening the door at the same time for a potential consolidation or correction lower.

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