Gold price edges higher after bouncing off 50-EMA as markets brace for the US employment report for October. In doing so, the XAUUSD rises for the second consecutive day but remains on the way to posting the first weekly loss in four. That said, the steady RSI and sluggish MACD suggest a gradual recovery in the metal’s price. The bulls, however, need validation from a six-week-old rising resistance line surrounding $2,015. Ahead of that, the $2,000 threshold guards the immediate recovery of the bullion while a clear upside break of $2,015 will allow buyers to challenge the yearly high marked in May at around $2,067.
On the contrary, the 50-EMA level of around $1,980 restricts the immediate downside of the Gold price. Following that, a two-month-old horizontal support zone around $1,953-48 will be a tough nut to crack for the XAUUSD bears. In a case where the precious metal manages to keep the reins past $1,948, the mid-September bottom of near the $1,900 psychological magnet will act as the final defense of the commodity buyers before leaving the battle zone.
Overall, Gold lacks bullish momentum ahead of the US Nonfarm Payrolls (NFP) day while snapping a three-week uptrend. The bears, however, need to conquer $1,948 and gain support from a firmer US employment report for conviction.