Gold sits near weekly tops, just above $1720 level


  • Gold traded with a mild positive bias for the second consecutive session on Friday.
  • Speculations about negative Fed rates undermined the USD and remained supportive.
  • Bulls await a sustained move beyond a descending trend-line as the focus shifts to NFP.

Gold edged higher during the early European session on Friday and was last seen trading near the top end of its weekly trading range, above the $1720 level.

The precious metal built on the previous day's solid intraday recovery from weekly lows and gained some follow-through traction for the second consecutive session. However, a combination of factors kept a lid on any additional gains.

The non-yielding yellow metal remained well supported by speculations that the Fed might be forced to push interest rates below zero. This, in turn, kept the US dollar bulls on the defensive and further benefitted the dollar-denominated commodity.

Meanwhile, the latest optimism over the re-opening of economies in some parts of the world continued boosting investors' sentiment. The risk-on flow was evident from the prevailing bullish sentiment around the global equity markets.

This coupled with reports that top trade negotiators from China and the US agreed to strengthen economic and public health cooperation acted as one of the key factors that capped the upside for the safe-haven commodity.

Investors also seemed reluctant to place any aggressive bets, rather preferred to wait on the sidelines ahead of Friday's important release of the closely watched US employment details, popularly known as NFP.

Even from a technical perspective, bulls are likely to wait for a sustained break through a near four-week-old descending trend-line resistance before positioning for a move back towards retesting multi-year tops, around the $1748 region.

Technical levels to watch

XAU/USD

Overview
Today last price 1721.76
Today Daily Change 5.69
Today Daily Change % 0.33
Today daily open 1716.07
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1706.42
Daily SMA50 1643.1
Daily SMA100 1601.99
Daily SMA200 1546.66
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1722.23
Previous Daily Low 1682.72
Previous Weekly High 1728.71
Previous Weekly Low 1670.72
Previous Monthly High 1747.82
Previous Monthly Low 1568.46
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1707.14
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1697.81
Daily Pivot Point S1 1691.78
Daily Pivot Point S2 1667.5
Daily Pivot Point S3 1652.27
Daily Pivot Point R1 1731.29
Daily Pivot Point R2 1746.52
Daily Pivot Point R3 1770.8

 

 

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