Gold pierces 50-SMA as it braces for the weekly gains with a four-day uptrend. The upside momentum also gains support from the MACD and RSI indicators and portrays a nice bounce off the previous monthly peak. With this, the yellow metal is set for refreshing the monthly peak surrounding $1,787. In that case, the $1,800 threshold gains major attention ahead of August month’s high near $1,808. It’s worth noting that the bullion’s successful run-up beyond $1,808 enables the bulls to retake control and aim for June’s top surrounding $1,880.
Alternatively, failure to stay beyond the 50-SMA level surrounding $1,756 could drag gold prices towards the seven-week-old resistance-turned-support that also encompasses the 100-SMA around $1,730-28. Should the precious metal fail to bounce the key support zone, the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of its September-November upside, near the $1,700 round figure, could act as the last defense for buyers. It should be observed that the quote’s weakness past $1,700 won’t hesitate to recall $1,680 on the chart.
To sum up, gold buyers are all in to refresh the monthly high.