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MTrading Team • 2024-02-29

Bull cross keeps Gold buyers hopeful ahead of Fed Inflation

Bull cross keeps Gold buyers hopeful ahead of Fed Inflation

The price of spot Gold (XAUUSD) defends the previous day’s rebound from a weekly low despite lacking momentum around $2,035 early Thursday. In doing so, the yellow metal portrays the market’s anxiety ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed) preferred inflation gauge, namely the US Core Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) Price Index. It should be noted that the sluggish MACD signals and steady RSI near 50.00 also depict the trader’s lack of conviction. However, the 50-SMA pierces off the 200-SMA from below and portrays a bullish moving average crossover, namely the Bull Cross, which in turn suggests a short-term upside bias of the market. The same highlights $2,042 as an immediate resistance ahead of an eight-week-old horizontal area surrounding $2,062-66 that holds the key to the bullion’s further advances. In a case where the quote remains firmer past $2,066, the late 2023 peak of around $2,088 and the $2,100 round figure will lure the XAUUSD bulls.

On the flip side, an area comprising the 50-SMA and the 200-SMA, around $2,028-26, restricts short-term declines in the Gold price. Following that, the $2,010 level and the previous monthly low of around $2,001 could test the XAUUSD bears before giving them control. In that case, the monthly bottom surrounding $1,984 and the late 2023 trough near $1,973 will be imperative to watch as the final defenses of the buyers.

Overall, the Gold buyers are in command ahead of the key US data but the upside room appears limited.

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