Gold price stays pressured for the fifth consecutive day, licking its wounds around $2,018 early Tuesday, as traders brace for the all-important US Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for January, scheduled for release later in the day. In doing so, the XAUUSD justifies the previous day’s downside break of a two-month-old rising support line, now immediate resistance surrounding $2,021. Also keeping the bullion sellers hopeful is the impending bear cross on the MACD. It’s worth noting, however, that the pre-data anxiety joins the nearly oversold RSI to challenge the precious metal bears. That said, January’s low of around $2,000 appears immediate support to watch for the metal sellers during the further downside. However, a downward-sloping trend line from December 15, 2023, forming part of a broad bearish channel, will challenge the bears near $1,990 afterward.
On the flip side, a surprise recovery of the Gold Price needs to stay beyond the support-turned-resistance line of nearly $2,021 to convince the intraday buyers. Even so, the 200-SMA surrounding $2,037 could test the XAUUSD bulls before giving them control. In a case where the precious metal remains firmer past the key SMA hurdle, the top line of an aforementioned channel, close to $2,058 at the latest, will precede a six-week-old horizontal resistance of $2,066 to gain the market’s attention.
Overall, the Gold Price is likely to extend the latest fall but the downside room appears limited. Also, the US inflation numbers need to defend the Fed’s efforts to push back the rate cut bias to keep the XAUUSD bears hopeful.