The XAU/USD (Gold) pair started the new year on a firm footing and rose more than 2% on the first trading day of 2021. The pairpreserved its bullishmomentum during the first half of the week and touched its highest level in nearly two months at $1,959 on Wednesday.
Gold Spot Below $1852, Door Open $1780 — $1740. Gold and silver prices suffered steep losses on Friday, tracking a sharp decline in global rates. On MCX, February gold futures slumped 4% or ₹2050 to ₹48,818 per 10 gram while silver futures tanked ₹6,100 or 8.8% to ₹63,850 per kg. In global markets spot gold dropped nearly 4% to $1,833.83 per ounce as a jump in US Treasury yields hammered bullion’s safe-haven appeal.
Gold Technical Levels : The Senate race will also be closely watched for gold traders, given that a blue wave scenario would likely push real yields further into negative territory and thus underpin the precious metal.
Gold price pushed above $1,900 an ounce to hit the highest level in almost two months, aided by a weaker dollar, after posting the biggest annual advance in a decade. Silver price also surged on the first full trading day of the new year.
Precious Metal Prices : Gold prices rallied as much as 1% on Monday after President Trump signed a $2.3 trillion bill that contains $900 billion in pandemic relief aid and $1.4 trillion in government spending to fund federal agencies.
Spot gold prices have been on the front foot in recent trade, with a boost coming at 13:30GMT in the form of slightly softer than expected US Consumer Price Inflation numbers. Spot gold popped above the $1840 level and Wednesday Asia session highs at $1842, but has so far failed to break above $1850. As things stand, the precious metal trades with gains of close to $8 or 0.5% on the day.