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MTrading Team • 2023-12-08

Gold pares the first weekly loss in four on US NFP Day

Gold pares the first weekly loss in four on US NFP Day

Gold price prints mild gains around $2,030 during a three-day winning streak as traders await the US employment report for November, mainly the Nonfarm Payrolls (NFP) numbers. Even so, the yellow metal portrays the first weekly loss in four while struggling to defend the bounce off 100-EMA and an ascending support line stretched from early October, around $2,020-15 by the press time. That said, the gradually improving RSI (14) line and the sluggish MACD hint at the XAUUSD’s slower grind toward the north. However, a slew of resistances stand tall to challenge the bulls between $2,035 and $2,055. Following that, $2,090 will act as the last defense of the bears before directing the quote toward the all-time high marked on Monday surrounding $2,150.

In a case where the US jobs report offers a positive surprise to the US Treasury bond yields and drags the Gold price below the $2,020-15 support area, October’s peak of around $2,010 and the $2,000 psychological magnet will test the sellers. It’s worth noting, however, that the commodity’s sustained trading below the $2,000 threshold, opens the door for a gradual south-run targeting the previous monthly low of around $1,930, as well as the mid-October swing low of near $1,910. If at all the XAUUSD bears keep reins past $1,910, and also break the $1,900 round figure, the precious metal defies the present bullish trend and becomes vulnerable to testing October’s low near $1,810.

Overall, the Gold price is likely to edge higher but may end the week on a negative note ahead of next week’s Federal Reserve (Fed) monetary policy meeting, unless today’s US employment data surprises the markets.

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