- Gold price remains pressured amid firmer US dollar and Treasury yields.
- Fed almost confirms a March rate hike, also balance-sheet reduction this year.
- Gold Price Forecast: XAU/USD bears await US Q4 GDP for the next leg lower
Gold price is pressured by the hawkish Fed’s rhetoric-driven sell-off, as Jerome Powell and Company explicitly said there is room for interest rate hikes while adding that the plans for the balance-sheet reduction are in the offing. The US Treasury yields continue taking advantage of the Fed’s hawkishness, underpinning the dollar bulls at gold’s expense. Further, expectations of aggressive Fed tightening killed the appetite for riskier assets such as stocks and boosted the greenback’s safe-haven demand, exerting additional bearish pressure on gold price. The focus now shifts towards the US top-tier economic releases for fresh trading opportunities in gold.
Gold Price: Key levels to watch
The Technical Confluences Detector shows that the gold price is attempting a bounce after having found support at the convergence of the SMA200 four-hour and pivot point one-week S1 at $1,809.
In doing so, the bright metal has cleared the Fibonacci 23.6% one-month at $1,813 to take on the previous day’s low of $1,815.
Acceptance above the latter will call for a fresh rally towards $1,822, the meeting point of the Fibonacci 61.8% one-week and SMA100 four-hour.
Further up, the Fibonacci 38.2% one-day at $1,828 will guard the bullish attempts.
On the flip side, if the abovementioned $1,809 support is breached on a sustained basis, then sellers will look to test a powerful cushion around $1,805.
That level is the confluence of the previous week’s low, SMA200 one-day and SMA50 one-day.
The last line of defense for gold buyers is seen at the Fibonacci 38.2% one-month at $1,800.
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