ANALYSIS:Gold in search of a firm direction, holds steady above $1410 level
- Mostly upbeat Chinese macro data weighed on the commodity’s safe-haven status.
- A subdued USD demand extends some support and helped limit any meaningful slide.
Gold lacked any firm directional bias and seesawed between tepid gains/minor losses on the first trading day of a new week.
A combination of diverging forces failed to provide any meaningful impetus and led to a subdued/range-bound price action through the early European session on Monday. A slew of mostly upbeat Chinese macro data undermined demand for traditional safe-haven assets and turned out to be one of the key factors that did little to assist the precious metal to build on Friday’s positive move.
This coupled with a follow-through pickup in the US Treasury bond yields further collaborated towards capping gains for the non-yielding yellow metal. However, the prevailing US Dollar selling bias – amid expectations of an interest rate cut by the Fed later this July, extended some support to the dollar-denominated commodity and helped limit any meaningful downfall.
Moving ahead, Monday’s US economic docket – featuring the release of Empire State Manufacturing Index, followed by a scheduled speech by New York Fed President John Williams will now be looked upon for some short-term trading opportunities later during the early North-American session.
Technical levels to watch
|Today last price||1414.05|
|Today Daily Change||-1.59|
|Today Daily Change %||-0.11|
|Today daily open||1415.64|
|Previous Daily High||1416.82|
|Previous Daily Low||1403.3|
|Previous Weekly High||1427.05|
|Previous Weekly Low||1386.34|
|Previous Monthly High||1438.66|
|Previous Monthly Low||1306.18|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1411.66|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1408.46|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1407.02|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1398.4|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1393.5|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1420.54|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1425.44|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1434.06|