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MTrading Team • 2024-04-05

Gold price extends pullback from record high ahead of US NFP

Gold price extends pullback from record high ahead of US NFP

After rising for seven consecutive days, the spot Gold price (XAUUSD) witnessed a pullback from an all-time high and closed in the red. That said, the precious metal’s retreat remains intact early Friday as the US Dollar pares weekly losses ahead of the key US employment data, mainly the Nonfarm Payrolls (NFP). Technically, the XAUUSD justified overbought RSI conditions and sluggish MACD signals to ease from the record high. This suggests brighter chances of the bullion’s further pullback toward a one-month-old previous resistance line, close to $2,258 by the press time. However, the quote’s downside past $2,258 appears difficult as an ascending trend line from late February challenges the bears around $2,220. Even if the commodity price manages to break the $2,220 support line, the $2,200 threshold and a four-month-old horizontal region surrounding $2,141-50 will be tough nuts to crack for the bears before taking control.

On the flip side, the Gold price rebound needs validation from the $2,300 threshold and downbeat prints from the US employment data. Following that, an upward-sloping resistance line from March 21, close to $2,313, will restrict further advances of the XAUUSD. It should be noted that the quote’s sustained run-up beyond $2,313 enables it to aim for the 78.6% and the 100% Fibonacci Extension (FE) levels of its February-March moves, near $2,345 and $2,398 respectively. Following that, the $2,400 will act as the final defense of the sellers.

Overall, the Gold price remains bullish beyond $2,141 but a short-term pullback can’t be ruled out unless today’s US jobs report disappoints the US Dollar bulls.

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