Gold Price Forecast: XAU/USD needs to crack $1781 for further downside – Confluence Detector

The US dollar resurgence amid risk-off markets at full steam has once again taken the wind out of the gold price rally, downing the bright metal for the second day in a row. Investors liquidate their USD shorts and reposition themselves ahead of the critical US Q3 GDP report due later this week. Further, rising global inflationary pressures and their potential negative impact on the economic recovery also spurs the safe-haven bids in the dollar at gold’s expense. However, falling US Treasury yields could help put a floor under gold price.

Read: Gold Price Forecast: 50-DMA to test bulls’ commitments again, as focus shifts to US data, central banks

Gold Price: Key levels to watch

The Technical Confluences Detector shows that gold is heading south to test the $1784 demand area, which is the intersection of the SMA200 one-hour, SMA10 one-day and SMA50 four-hour.

Sellers need a strong foothold below $1781 to extend the additional downside. That level is the confluence of the Fibonacci 61.8% one-week and pivot point one-day S1.

Further south, the SMA100 four-hour at $1777 could come to the buyers’ rescue. The next powerful support awaits at $1772, the Bollinger Band one-day Middle.

Alternatively, gold bulls will run into immediate supply pressure at a dense cluster of healthy resistance levels around $1793. Around that region, the SMA5 one-day, SMA200 one-day, Fibonacci 38.2% one-day and Fibonacci 61.8% one-month coincide.  

Gold bulls will next target $1799, the meeting point of the Fibonacci 61.8% one-day and SMA50 one-hour.  

The Fibonacci 23.6% one-week at $1801 will be the level to beat for gold optimists.

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