Gold Market Remains Constructive As Dollar Strengthens
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Yesterday’s close: Settled at 1320.4
Fundamentals: The dollar has strengthened from its lowest level since September, putting slight pressure on gold to start the week. Regardless, the metal has remained very constructive and its ok to go through a healthy consolidation phase. Today at 9:00 am CT, JOLT Job Openings data is due and Neel Kashkari, the Fed dissenter is due to speak. Today will be a good test for the metal after Japan announced last night that they will trim bond purchases in durations over 10 years. The Yen is higher on the session, but this is an act of tightening. We expect gold to take this is stride and hold well as the week sets up for reads on inflation Thursday and Friday.
Technicals: Gold is hugging the key 1317-1317.2 level into this morning after a test down to S2 overnight. This slight breather is allowing the overbought RSI to refresh, while at the same time, continuing to remain constructive. Ultimately, this could develop into a bullish flag pattern. The next couple session will be key in the development of a more bullish pattern that would lead to the next leg higher.
Resistance – 1323*, 1335.8**, 1358-1365***
Pivot - 1317-1317.2
Support – 1314.6-1314.8**, 1302-1303.4***, 1292.9**, 1279.5***