- Gold prices continue to decline on Friday as investors focus on Fed statements.
- The Fed appears more hawkish than market participants believed last week.
- The Dollar and Treasury yields rise this week, and Gold plummets.
The prices of XAU/USD are testing lower on Friday, approaching $1,930 following yesterday’s comments from Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Jerome Powell, who suggested that the Fed may have failed to achieve adequate tightening monetary policy to contain inflation.
Along with Fed Chair Powell, several Fed policymakers have spoken out this week suggesting that rates may not be high enough to limit inflation toward the Fed’s 2% target going forward. to the future. The hawkish stance completely overturned the widespread view in markets that the Fed had not only ended rate hikes but would soon begin a cycle of cuts.
Last week, investors announced the end of the Fed’s rate-hiking cycle following last Friday’s release of worse-than-expected Nonfarm Payrolls (NFP), but Fed officials have spent the week warning of that a single negative job data is not enough to change the dot plot.
Up Next: US CPI Inflation Data Will Balance Fed Statements
Next week’s US Consumer Price Index (CPI) will carry additional weight on Tuesday as investors try to see if inflation will cool enough for investors to once again expect futures. rate cuts to ease borrowing costs.
US CPI inflation numbers are expected to soften month-on-month, with the October headline forecast to fall from 0.4% to 0.1%, while annualized core CPI for the year to October will rise. would remain stable at 4.1%.
If the annualized core CPI holds, US inflation would remain double the Fed’s target of 2% annually.
XAU/USD Technical Outlook
Spot Gold declines on Friday accelerate price action in bear country, seeing a rejection of the 50-hour simple moving average (SMA) of $1,965.
XAU/USD closed the week completely bearish, with few offers of relief, with a rejection of the 200 hourly SMA early Monday and a drop of almost 3% for the week.
In daily candles, Longer moving line means there could be more falls.
XAU/USD Hourly Chart
XAU/USD Daily Chart
XAU/USD Technical Levels
|Latest price today||1935.87|
|Today Daily Change||-21.53|
|Today Daily variation %||-1.10|
|Today’s daily opening||1957.4|
|Previous daily high||1965.65|
|Previous daily low||1944.79|
|Previous weekly high||2007.98|
|Previous weekly low||1969.9|
|Previous Monthly High||2009.49|
|Previous monthly low||1810.51|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2||1957.68|
|Fibonacci 61.8% daily||1952.76|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1946.24|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1935.09|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1925.38|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1967.1|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1976.81|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1987.96|
Source: Fx Street
I am Joshua Winder, a senior-level journalist and editor at World Stock Market. I specialize in covering news related to the stock market and economic trends. With more than 8 years of experience in this field, I have become an expert in financial reporting.