After a tarnished start to the week, gold made impressive gains, breaking above a key resistance area on Wednesday and reaching its highest level in nearly two months, near $1,850, on Thursday. FXStreet’s Eren Sengezer notes that the yellow metal retains a bullish bias and could target the $1,870 zone.
$1,830 aligns as first support
“Static resistance seems to have formed at $1,850. In case XAU/USD rises above that level and starts using it as support, it could target the $1,870 area. Ideally, this move would be accompanied by another leg lower in the 10-year US T-bond yield on a dovish Fed tone.”
“On the flip side, $1,830 (Fibonacci 23.6% retracement of the uptrend that started in October and ended in mid-November) aligns as first support. A daily close below that level could open the door for an extended correction toward $1,815 (Fibonacci 38.2% retracement).”
“Unless the yellow metal falls below the $1,805/$1,800 area, where the ascending trend line meets the 200-day SMA, the near-term outlook is likely to remain bullish.”