GOLD Trading Plan , 13 May 2021

  • Gold consolidated after the heaviest losses in six weeks.
  • Market's struggled for clear direction after US CPI challenged Fed, US stimulus.
  • Wall Street benchmarks dropped by more than 2.0%, down for third day, but S&P 500 Futures printed 0.10% gains afterward.
  • Geopolitical woes, US data can encourage gold traders.


Gold reversed an intraday dip to the sub-$1,810 levels, or one-week lows and climbed to the top end of its daily trading range during the early North American session. The commodity was last seen trading around the $1,820 region, up by 0.20% for the day.

The US dollar struggled to preserve its intraday gains to weekly tops, instead witnessed some selling at higher levels amid a softer tone surrounding the US Treasury bond yields. This, in turn, was seen as a key factor that extended some support to the non-yielding yellow metal. However, a positive turnaround in the US equity futures acted as a headwind for traditional safe-haven assets and kept a lid on any further gains for gold.

From a technical perspective, gold's latest corrective pullback broke the 50% Fibonacci retracement around $1,820. Given the downward sloping Momentum line and the bearish fundamental, gold sellers are likely to keep the reins.

Though, lows marked during late April and early May offer immediate support to gold prices surrounding the $1,800 threshold, below the $1,813 trigger for the fresh downside.

It should, however, be noted that the uptrend can't be ruled out unless the gold buyers defend an ascending support line from March 31, near $1,793. Meanwhile, a clear break above $1,841 will lead to challenging targets near $1,875.

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