- Gold witnessed a modest recovery from multi-month lows touched earlier this Tuesday.
- Sustained USD buying interest kept a lid on any meaningful upside for the commodity.
- The lack of any strong follow-through buying supports prospects for further weakness.
Gold struggled to capitalize on its goodish intraday bounce from multi-month lows and was last seen trading with modest gains of around 0.20%, just below the $1730 level.
The precious metal managed to find some support near the $1707 area and staged a modest bounce from the lowest level since mid-June 2020. Given that the recent violent selloff in the US bond market has eased, slightly oversold conditions on short-term charts seemed to be the only factor that prompted some short-covering around the non-yielding yellow metal.
This, along with a cautious mood in the equity markets, extended some additional support to the safe-haven XAU/USD. The supporting factors, to a larger extent, were negated by some follow-through US dollar buying, which tends to undermine demand for dollar-denominated commodity and kept a lid on any meaningful upside for the XAU/USD.
The greenback remained well supported by the upbeat US economic outlook, bolstered by the impressive pace of COVID-19 vaccinations and the progress on a massive US fiscal spending plan. The reflation trade has been fueling doubts that the Fed would retain ultra-low rates for a longer period, which was seen as another factor capping gains for gold.
From a technical perspective, the metal's inability to gain any meaningful traction suggests that the near-term bearish trend might still be far from being over. This makes it prudent to wait for some strong follow-through buying before confirming that the XAU/USD has bottomed out in the near-term and positioning for any further recovery.
There isn't any major market-moving economic data due for release from the US on Tuesday. Hence, the US bond yields, the USD price dynamics and the broader market risk sentiment will play a key role in influencing the XAU/USD.
Technical levels to watch
|Today last price||1727.48|
|Today Daily Change||3.72|
|Today Daily Change %||0.22|
|Today daily open||1723.76|
|Previous Daily High||1759.98|
|Previous Daily Low||1719.72|
|Previous Weekly High||1816.07|
|Previous Weekly Low||1717.24|
|Previous Monthly High||1871.9|
|Previous Monthly Low||1717.24|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1735.1|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1744.6|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1708.99|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1694.23|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1668.73|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1749.25|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1774.75|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1789.51|
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