- Gold faces rejection above the 50-day SMA hurdle for the second day.
- US inflation expectations rise to highest since Q2, 2019, but fail to lift gold.
Gold, a proven store of value, struggles to gather upside traction despite the uptick in the US inflation expectations.
The yellow metal is trading at $1,918 per ounce at press time, having faced rejection above the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) at $1,923 early Thursday. Similarly, the bulls failed to keep gains above the key SMA on Wednesday.
The US 5-year, 5-year forward inflation swap rose to 2.20% on Wednesday, the highest level since the second quarter of 2019. While inflation expectations are hovering well above the Federal Reserve's 2% target, the central bank is unlikely to raise rates anytime soon.
That's because the Fed adopted average inflation targetting in August. Under the new strategy, the central bank will allow inflation to rise above 2% for some time before raising rates. Further, markets are pricing additional US fiscal stimulus.
Even so, gold is having a tough time scaling the 50-day SMA. The latest rejection at the technical hurdle could be associated with the bounce in the dollar index, which tracks the greenback's value against major currencies.
The dollar index is currently seen at 92.74, up 0.3% from the low of 92.47 reached Wednesday.
The S&P 500 futures are pointing to risk aversion with a 0.6% decline. As such, the haven demand for the greenback may strengthen, pushing gold lower during the day ahead.
|Today last price||1918.36|
|Today Daily Change||-6.14|
|Today Daily Change %||-0.32|
|Today daily open||1924.5|
|Previous Daily High||1931.54|
|Previous Daily Low||1906.22|
|Previous Weekly High||1933.3|
|Previous Weekly Low||1882.46|
|Previous Monthly High||1992.42|
|Previous Monthly Low||1848.82|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1921.87|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1915.89|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1909.97|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1895.43|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1884.65|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1935.29|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1946.07|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1960.61|
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