- Gold’s recovery, capped by the $1,820 zone, remains under pressure.
- The improvement in risk sentiment offers limited support to the yellow metal.
- On a weekly basis, XAU/USD is down nearly 4%.
Gold bottomed at $1,799 on Friday, the lowest level since February. This was followed by a recovery that quickly found resistance at $1,820. The yellow metal remains under pressure.
Some risks come back, not for gold
Wall Street is rising strongly on Friday, in a recovery rally. In addition, crude oil prices are posting significant gains. US yields are flat and the dollar is correcting lower. Generally, that environment should be positive for gold. It only helped the metal stay above $1,800.
On the contrary, silver is staging a recovery back to the 21.00 zone and is positive on Friday with an increase of 1.50%, while on a weekly basis it is down almost 6%, about to register the lowest close since July 2020. .
Both metals remain under pressure in the current environment of higher interest rates, weaker growth prospects and financial stress. The technical outlook offers no improvement as the only positive is the extreme oversold readings on the technical indicators. There are no signs of a rebound or consolidation yet.
Gold is about to post a weekly drop of almost 4%, the second worst performance of the year and a close below the 20-week moving average for the first time since January.
“A prolonged weakening of the dollar does not seem likely in the current market environment. The factors that have been driving the dollar’s valuation, namely the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, rising inflation fears amid lockdowns in China, and Fed tightening prospects, should remain intact next week. Therefore, it would be reasonable to expect gold’s recovery attempts to remain limited in the short term,” explained Eren Sengezer, analyst at FXStreet.
|Last Price Today||1809.67|
|Today’s Daily Change||-12.15|
|Today’s Daily Change %||-0.67|
|Today’s Daily Opening||1821.82|
|20 Daily SMA||1898.2|
|50 Daily SMA||1929.29|
|100 Daily SMA||1883.58|
|200 Daily SMA||1835.98|
|Previous Daily High||1858.9|
|Previous Daily Minimum||1821.38|
|Previous Maximum Weekly||1909.83|
|Previous Weekly Minimum||1850.44|
|Monthly Prior Maximum||1998.43|
|Previous Monthly Minimum||1872.24|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1835.71|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1844.57|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1809.17|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1796.51|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1771.65|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1846.69|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1871.55|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1884.21|
Source: Fx Street