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MTrading Team • 2024-01-26

Gold bounces off key support line ahead of Fed Inflation

Gold bounces off key support line ahead of Fed Inflation

Gold price stays defensive near $2,022 as bulls await the key US data to extend the previous day’s rebound from a six-week-old rising support line. That said, the US Core PCE Price Index, also known as the Fed’s preferred inflation gauge, gains additional importance this time amid reducing market bets on the US central bank’s delayed rate cuts. Should the inflation figures fail to justify the recent hawkish Fed bias, the US Dollar will reverse the gains while allowing the XAUUSD to extend Thursday’s recovery toward the $2,035-36 resistance confluence comprising the 21-SMA and a one-month-old bearish channel’s top line. Following that, $2,063 and $2,090 are likely strong challenges for the metal buyers before targeting the previous yearly top marked in December at around $2,148.

On the flip side, the aforementioned support line stretched from early December, close to $2,010 by the press time, restricts the short-term downside of the Gold Price. In a case where the quote drops below $2,010, the previously stated bearish channel’s bottom line surrounding $1,988 will be crucial to watch. In a case where the XAUUSD remains bearish past $1,988, a convergence of the 100-SMA and 50% Fibonacci ratio of the metal’s October-December upside, near $1,975, closely followed by the previous monthly low of near $1,973, will be the final defenses of the buyers before giving control to the bullion bears.

Overall, the steady RSI and the metal’s recovery despite the US Dollar lure buyers ahead of important US inflation data for December.

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