• Gold came under renewed bearish pressure on Wednesday.
  • 10-year US Treasury bond yield is testing 1.5%.
  • Next near-term technical support is located at $1,790.

Gold closed in the negative territory after jumping to its highest level in more than a month at $1,820 on Tuesday and seems to be having a hard time shaking off the bearish pressure mid-week. XAU/USD was last seen losing 0.6% on a daily basis at $1,795.

The renewed dollar strength on Wednesday is weighing on XAU/USD ahead of the American session. The US Dollar Index is clinging to modest daily gains at 96.35 as investors remain cautious in the face of the surging number of Omicron cases. 

There won't be any high-tier macroeconomic data releases in the remainder of the day and investors will remain focused on the risk perception. As of writing, US stocks futures were posting small gains, suggesting that risk flows could return in the second half of the day but thin trading conditions make it difficult to assess the market sentiment.

In the meantime, the benchmark 10-year US Treasury bond yield is edging higher toward 1.5% and not allowing XAU/USD to stage a rebound. 

Gold technical outlook

On the four-hour chart, the Relative Strength Index dropped below 50, confirming the view that the bearish pressure is gathering strength. On the downside, the 100-period SMA is forming the first near-term technical support at $1,790 ahead of $1,785 (static level).

On the upside, $1,800 (psychological level) aligns as first resistance before $1,805 (200-period SMA). In case a four-hour candle closes above the latter, buyers could see that as an opportunity to reclaim the control of the pair's action.

Additional levels to watch for

XAU/USD

Overview
Today last price 1795.81
Today Daily Change -9.77
Today Daily Change % -0.54
Today daily open 1805.58
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1789.4
Daily SMA50 1802.56
Daily SMA100 1790.48
Daily SMA200 1797.32
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1820.29
Previous Daily Low 1805.09
Previous Weekly High 1810.76
Previous Weekly Low 1784.91
Previous Monthly High 1877.23
Previous Monthly Low 1758.92
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1810.9
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1814.48
Daily Pivot Point S1 1800.35
Daily Pivot Point S2 1795.12
Daily Pivot Point S3 1785.15
Daily Pivot Point R1 1815.55
Daily Pivot Point R2 1825.52
Daily Pivot Point R3 1830.75

 

 

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