- Gold price edges lower in its battle with the wall of resistance around $2,010.
- Recession woes, geopolitical concerns challenge XAU/USD bulls near multi-month high.
- US NFP needs to part ways from downbeat US data to renew hawkish Fed bias.
- US inflation, FOMC Minutes also eyed to better predict May’s Fed rate hike.
Gold price (XAU/USD) slips off bull’s radar for a while as markets consolidate amid the Good Friday holiday, despite being set for the weekly gain to around $2,007. Adding filters to the XAU/USD trading is the cautious mood ahead of the US employment data for March, as well as the looming recession woes. It should be noted, however, that the recently downbeat US employment clues and easing hawkish concerns about the Fed’s next move keep the Gold price firmer, backed by a weaker US Dollar.
Moving on, Nonfarm Payrolls (NFP) need to match the downbeat expectations from the jobs report to keep Gold buyers in the driver’s seat. In absence of this, the Gold price may extend the latest pullback towards the $1,990 support confluence with eyes on the key US inflation and Fed Minutes.
Gold Price: Key levels to watch
Our Technical Confluence Indicator shows that the Gold price recently slipped beneath the $2,010 key support confluence while pausing the run-up to poke the previous yearly high marked in March 2022.
The stated support confluence, now resistance, includes Fibonacci 38.2% on one-day, previous monthly high and Pivot Point one-week R2.
In a case where the Gold price jumps back beyond the $2,010 level, the Fibonacci 161.8% on one-week and SMA10 on 4H can check the XAU/USD bulls around $2,015 before restoring the previous upside bias.
Following that, a run-up towards the Pivot Point one-week R3, around $2,035 becomes swift.
On the contrary, the metal’s sustained trading below $2,010 can drag it to another key support for the Gold price, surrounding $1,990, which encompasses Pivot Point one-day S2 and Pivot Point one-week R1.
Should the XAU/USD bears keep the reins past $1,990, the odds of witnessing a slump toward the February 2022 peak of around $1,960 and multiple lows close to $1,950 can’t be ruled out.
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The TCD (Technical Confluences Detector) is a tool to locate and point out those price levels where there is a congestion of indicators, moving averages, Fibonacci levels, Pivot Points, etc. If you are a short-term trader, you will find entry points for counter-trend strategies and hunt a few points at a time. If you are a medium-to-long-term trader, this tool will allow you to know in advance the price levels where a medium-to-long-term trend may stop and rest, where to unwind positions, or where to increase your position size.