Spot Gold $1,300 Resistance level for Gold is Looking Very Vulnerable

“The equities are looking a little heavy up at these levels and yesterday’s speech by Fed Chairman Powell felt like Fed might adopt a dovish stance on rates moving forward, which is lending a lot of support to gold,” Haberkorn added.

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said on Thursday the U.S. central bank could be patient on rate policy.

Data on Friday showed U.S. consumer prices fell for the first time in nine months in December, which likely supports recent remarks by several policymakers, including Powell, for caution about raising interest rates this year.

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Gold tends to gain on expectations of lower interest rates, as they reduce the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion.

“Recent inflation data from around the globe points to a tamer outlook on rising prices in the coming months,” Jim Wyckoff, senior analyst at Kitco Metals, wrote in a note.

“That should allow world central banks to be less hawkish on their monetary policies, which would be a bullish element for the precious metals markets.”

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Gold is up about 0.3 percent for the week, mainly supported by a weaker dollar, which slipped to about three-month lows on Thursday against the backdrop of dovish views from the Fed and a de-escalation in the U.S.-China trade dispute.

U.S. officials expect China’s top trade negotiator to visit Washington this month after this week’s talks with mid-level officials in Beijing.

“The $1,300 resistance level for gold is looking very vulnerable. Risk aversion has been supportive, but as we’re seeing now, its primary driver is the dollar,” said OANDA senior market analyst Craig Erlam.

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Neal Bhai has been involved in the Bullion and Metals markets since 1998 – he has experience in many areas of the market from researching to trading and has worked in Delhi, India. Mobile No. - 9899900589 and 9582247600

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