- A positive mood around equities weighs the commodity’s safe-haven status and exerts some pressure.
- Despite the ongoing slide in the US bond yields, the USD rebounds and adds to the intraday pullback.
- Traders now eye US economic data for some impetus, though the focus remains on Friday’s jobs data.
Gold finally broke down of its late Asian/early European session consolidation phase and refreshed session lows, below the $1420 level in the last hour.
The precious metal failed to capitalize on its gains back closer to multi-year tops, with a combination of negative forces once again capping the positive momentum ahead of the $1440 region. Improving global risk sentiment, as depicted by a positive mood around equity markets, turned out to be one of the key factors that dented the precious metal's safe-haven status and prompted some fresh selling at higher levels.
This coupled with a modest US Dollar rebound exerted some additional downward pressure on the dollar-denominated commodity. However, persistent global trade worries - especially after the US threatened to impose tariffs on $4 billion, coupled with the ongoing downfall in the US Treasury bond yields extended some support to the non-yielding yellow metal and helped limit deeper losses, at least for the time being.
Moving ahead, Wednesday's US economic docket - featuring the releases of ADP report on private-sector employment and ISM non-manufacturing PMI, will now be looked upon for some short-term trading opportunities. The key focus, however, will remain on Friday's official US monthly jobs report (NFP), which will play an important role in determining the commodity's next leg of a directional move.
Technical levels to watch
|Today last price||1420.24|
|Today Daily Change||1.98|
|Today Daily Change %||0.14|
|Today daily open||1418.26|
|Previous Daily High||1421.15|
|Previous Daily Low||1382.1|
|Previous Weekly High||1438.66|
|Previous Weekly Low||1399.33|
|Previous Monthly High||1438.66|
|Previous Monthly Low||1306.18|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1406.23|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1397.02|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1393.19|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1368.12|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1354.14|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1432.24|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1446.22|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1471.29|
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