Gold remains firmer around one-month high, staying successfully above the $1,787-88 confluence comprising the 50-DMA and a five-month-old descending trend line. The same joined firmer RSI and bullish MACD signals to keep buyers hopeful of further upside. However, the $1,800 threshold could challenge the upside momentum before directing the bulls towards the convergence of the 100-DMA and the 200-DMA near $1,840. Following that, a north-run towards the 50% Fibonacci retracement of the March-July downturn, near $1,877, can’t be ruled out.
Alternatively, pullback moves remain elusive until the quote stays beyond $1,787, a break of which could direct the gold prices towards the previous weekly low near $1,754. In a case where gold bears keep reins past $1,754, the odds of witnessing a south-run towards $1,740 and $1,710 can’t be ruled out. If at all the bullion fails to improve from $1,710, the $1,700 round figure could act as the last defense of gold buyers ahead of highlighting the yearly low of $1,680 to the traders.
Overall, gold signaled further upside ahead of the key US Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for July. However, the outcome of the inflation report is awaited for clear directions.