Gold has been consolidating its gains above $1,850 after an impressive recovery from the lows under $1,800. The main upside driver is US fiscal stimulus, which seems more likely after Democrats and Republicans seem to be coalescing around a relief package worth around $900 billion. While that sm is below what bulls were hoping for, any funds agreed during the lame-duck session are perceived as a bonus ahead of what is likely under President-elect Joe Biden.
However, the devil may be in the details and a bipartisan accord on where the money goes is still in the air. Until there is white smoke from Washington, it is time to look at XAU/USD technical levels.
The Technical Confluences Indicator is showing that gold faces resistance at $1,862, which is the convergence of the Simple Moving Average 10-1h, the SMA 50-1h, the Pivot Point one-day Support 1, and more.
It is closely followed by $1,866, which is a juncture of lines including the SMA 100-15m, the Bollinger Band 1h-Middle, the Fibonacci 61.8% one-day, and the SMA 200-4h.
Support is at $1,849, which is where the SMA 5-one-day and the previous weekly high converge.
Further down, a strong barrier awaits XAU/USD at $1,841, which is where the Fibonacci 38.2% one-month hits the price.
XAU/USD resistances and supports
The Confluence Detector finds exciting opportunities using Technical Confluences. The TC is a tool to locate and point out those price levels where there is a congestion of indicators, moving averages, Fibonacci levels, Pivot Points, etc. Knowing where these congestion points are located is very useful for the trader, and can be used as a basis for different strategies.
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