Gold holds steady in a range, just below $1510 level


  • Fading US-China trade optimism provided a goodish lift on Tuesday.
  • Bulls lacked any strong conviction ahead of FOMC meeting minutes.

Gold was seen oscillating in a narrow trading band through the early European session on Wednesday and consolidated the overnight goodish move up back closer to weekly tops.
 
Renewed uncertainties surrounding the US-trade talks, together with negative Brexit headlines dented investors' appetite for riskier assets on Tuesday. The same was evident from a selloff in the US equity markets and provided a strong boost to traditional safe-haven assets - like Gold.

Reviving safe-haven demand supportive

The precious metal quickly reversed an early dip to multi-day lows and rallied back above the key $1500 psychological mark in reaction to the US decision to blacklist eight Chinese companies over the treatment of Muslim minorities in the western province of Xinjiang.
 
Meanwhile, a South China Morning Post report said on Tuesday that China had toned down expectations ahead of high-level trade talks between the two countries, starting this Thursday, and further added that the Chinese delegation could depart Washington a day earlier than scheduled.
 
The latest development threatened to derail already delicate trade negotiations and dampened the global risk sentiment. The global flight to safety was further reinforced by a sharp slide in the US Treasury bond yields, which further benefitted and drove flows towards the non-yielding yellow metal.
 
Meanwhile, a subdued US Dollar price action did little to influence the price action on Wednesday, though bulls lacked any strong conviction and seemed reluctant to place any aggressive bets ahead of the release of the minutes of the latest FOMC policy meeting held on September 17-18.
 
Ahead of the key event risk, a scheduled speech by the Fed Chair Jerome Powell will be looked upon for some short-term trading impetus later during the early North-American session, making it prudent to wait for a strong follow-through buying before positioning for any further near-term appreciating move.

Technical levels to watch

XAU/USD

Overview
Today last price 1507.16
Today Daily Change 1.56
Today Daily Change % 0.10
Today daily open 1505.6
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1500.74
Daily SMA50 1502.9
Daily SMA100 1438.03
Daily SMA200 1367.42
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1509.38
Previous Daily Low 1487.8
Previous Weekly High 1519.04
Previous Weekly Low 1455.5
Previous Monthly High 1557.03
Previous Monthly Low 1464.61
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1501.13
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1496.04
Daily Pivot Point S1 1492.48
Daily Pivot Point S2 1479.35
Daily Pivot Point S3 1470.9
Daily Pivot Point R1 1514.05
Daily Pivot Point R2 1522.5
Daily Pivot Point R3 1535.62

 

 

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