Gold Price Forecast: XAU/USD drops back towards $1800 as USD catches a fresh bid

Update: Gold price has returned to the red zone once again after a temporary reversal seen on Thursday, as a test of the sub-$1800 levels keeps calling. Gold price is holding the lower ground while approaching the $1800 mark, as the US dollar catches a fresh bid amid a mixed action in the Asian equities. Covid concerns remain unabated in Asia-pac region lifting the safe-haven demand for the greenback. Interestingly, the US Treasury yields remain at higher levels, courtesy of the stimulus optimism, which continue exert downside pressure on gold price. US President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill is likely to come through on Monday after the debate got voted out on Wednesday.

On the economic data front, all eyes remain on the Eurozone and US Preliminary Manufacturing and Services PMIs for fresh hints on the global economic recovery, which could have a significant impact on the risk sentiment and, in turn, gold price.

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Gold (XAU/USD) edges higher around $1,808, up 0.07% intraday, while extending the bounce off a two-week low during Friday’s Asian session. Improving market sentiment seems to help the gold buyers to retake controls inside a bullish chart pattern, falling wedge, of late.

Behind the moves could be the US policymakers concerning the US President Joe Biden’s infrastructure spending bill’s passage, despite being rejected for opening debate. On the same line was the relief to lawmakers offered by the US Congressional Budget Office (CBO) when it said, per Bloomberg, “US lawmakers likely have until October or November to raise or suspend the debt limit.” This will help the diplomats to have a bit more time than the July 31 deadline when the debt limit will need a change from the $22 trillion level set in 2019.

Also positive for the mood could be the latest covid updates from Australia suggesting a lower count in Victoria. Additionally, the US vaccine panel’s support for COVID-19 booster shots also favors the sentiment.

It’s worth mentioning that the ECB’s dovish tilt and the US dollar’s recently lackluster moves, coupled with off in Japan and a light calendar elsewhere, add to gold’s short-term upside.

Amid these plays, S&P 500 Futures print 0.23% intraday gains after Wall Street benchmarks closed positive for the third day in a row, grinding lower though.

Looking forward, market players will keep their eyes on the first readings of July’s activity numbers from the key Western players, namely the UK, the US and the European Union (EU). Although the readings won’t be a big surprise if marking a lower count, due to the virus resurgence, any strong positive beat will be welcomed by the gold buyers with zeal.

Read: US Markit PMIs Preview: Pre-weekend dollar boost? Downbeat figures could exacerbate risk-off mood

Technical analysis

Gold prices stay on the way to $1,810 resistance confluence comprising 200-SMA and 50% Fibonacci retracement of June’s fall.

With the MACD line teasing bullish cross over the signal line, the upside momentum may gain traction should the commodity manages a clear break of the nearby key hurdle.

However, the resistance line of a two-week-old falling wedge bullish chart pattern and 61.8% Fibonacci retracement (Fibo.), respectively around $1,819 and $1,825, not to forget the monthly peak of $1,834, will be crucial to watch going further north.

On the contrary, pullback moves may re-test the $1,800 round figure before dropping back to the 38.2% Fibo. level surrounding $1,796.

During the quote’s weakness past $1,796, the lower line of the stated wedge near $1,792 will challenge the gold sellers.

Gold: Four-hour chart

Trend: Further recovery expected

Additional important levels

Today last price 1808.1
Today Daily Change 4.43
Today Daily Change % 0.25%
Today daily open 1803.67
Daily SMA20 1797.07
Daily SMA50 1836.03
Daily SMA100 1794.08
Daily SMA200 1824.34
Previous Daily High 1813.79
Previous Daily Low 1794.77
Previous Weekly High 1834.17
Previous Weekly Low 1791.75
Previous Monthly High 1916.62
Previous Monthly Low 1750.77
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1802.04
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1806.52
Daily Pivot Point S1 1794.36
Daily Pivot Point S2 1785.06
Daily Pivot Point S3 1775.34
Daily Pivot Point R1 1813.38
Daily Pivot Point R2 1823.1
Daily Pivot Point R3 1832.4



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