- Gold looks vulnerable as government bond yields continue to rise.
- Yellow metal peaked at $1684 and retreated back to the $1670 area.
- Price continues to move in a wide range, bearish bias.
Gold rose after the beginning of the American session to $1685, hitting a fresh daily high but it failed to hold above $1680 and retreated to $1667. It is hovering around $1670, as it continues to move sideways in a wide range between $1655 and $1685.
Volatility remains elevated but XAUUSD holds within the range. The consolidation takes place within a bearish trend that remains in place. A firm recovery above $1680 could open the doors to a larger bullish correction. On the flip side, the loss of $1650 could trigger an acceleration targeting initially $1640.
Following the 75 bps rate hike from the Federal Reserve, US yields continue to rise on Thursday. The US 10-year yield is at 3.70%, the highest level since February 2011 while the 2-year reached 4.15%, the highest since 2007. Higher yields are usually not good news for gold bulls. In the current context, bad news could be positive for gold.
Earlier on Thursday, the Japanese government's intervention in the currency market weakened the dollar and favoured the rebound in XAU/USD. However, the recovery was short-lived.
|Today last price||1672.11|
|Today Daily Change||-1.83|
|Today Daily Change %||-0.11|
|Today daily open||1673.94|
|Previous Daily High||1688.11|
|Previous Daily Low||1653.97|
|Previous Weekly High||1735.17|
|Previous Weekly Low||1654.17|
|Previous Monthly High||1807.93|
|Previous Monthly Low||1709.68|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1675.07|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1667.01|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1655.9|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1637.87|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1621.76|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1690.04|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1706.15|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1724.18|
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