Gold stays dangerously close to 2019 lows, trades below $1280

  • US Dollar Index struggles to advance beyond 97.
  • Wall Street opens the day mixed despite upbeat earnings.
  • 10-year US T-bond yield retreats from monthly highs.

With the strong macroeconomic data releases from China boosting the risk appetite and weighing on the demand for traditional safe-havens on Wednesday, the XAU/USD pair slumped to its lowest level since late December at $1273.04.

However, as the positive market sentiment turning neutral in the early NA session, the pair started to retrace its daily drop and was last seen trading at $1275.60, losing a little more than $1 on a daily basis. Despite that change of direction, the pair stays within a touching distance of its recent low, suggesting that sellers are unwilling to lose control of the price action.

Although today's data from the U.S. showed that the trade deficit at $49.4 billion narrowed more than expected in February, the greenback couldn't grab investors' attention with the US Dollar Index staying in the negative territory below the 97 handle. 

Reflecting the change in the market mood, the 10-year US T-bond yield, which rose to its highest level since March 20 earlier today, turned negative on the day in the last hour. Additionally, major equity indexes in the U.S. started the day on a mixed note with the DJIA and the S&P 500 posting small losses and the Nasdaq Composite rising more than 0.5% in the early trade.

Technical levels to consider

XAU/USD

Overview
Today last price 1275.89
Today Daily Change -2.38
Today Daily Change % -0.19
Today daily open 1278.27
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1298.39
Daily SMA50 1305.35
Daily SMA100 1288.97
Daily SMA200 1248.32
Levels
Previous Daily High 1288.95
Previous Daily Low 1273.05
Previous Weekly High 1310.7
Previous Weekly Low 1288.7
Previous Monthly High 1327.8
Previous Monthly Low 1280.1
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1279.12
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1282.88
Daily Pivot Point S1 1271.23
Daily Pivot Point S2 1264.19
Daily Pivot Point S3 1255.33
Daily Pivot Point R1 1287.13
Daily Pivot Point R2 1295.99
Daily Pivot Point R3 1303.03

 

 

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