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MTrading Team • 2023-09-01

Gold buyers remain hopeful on NFP day, focus on $1,955

Gold buyers remain hopeful on NFP day, focus on $1,955

Gold braces for the second consecutive weekly gain as it confronts the key resistances on the US Nonfarm Payrolls (NFP) day. Among them, the four-month-old descending trend line is the immediate challenge for the XAUUSD bulls around $1,945 ahead of the $1,955 crucial hurdle comprising the 100-SMA and the previous support line from late 2022. It’s worth noting that the quote’s successful rebound from the 50% Fibonacci retracement of its November 2022 to May 2023 rise joins the bullish MACD signals to favor the upside bias for the metal price. However, the RSI line speedily approaches the overbought territory and hence suggests the limited room towards the north for the metal, which in turn highlights the $1,955 level as a tough nut to crack for the bulls. In a case where the commodity remains firmer past $1,955, the odds of witnessing a quick rally towards the 23.6% Fibonacci ratio of around $1,987 can’t be ruled out whereas the $2,000 threshold could check the run-up afterward.

On the flip side, the $1,900 round figure will precede the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of around $1,898 to restrict the near-term downside of the Gold Price. Following that, the lows marked in June and August, respectively near $1,893 and $1,885 will be in the spotlight for the sellers. Should the XAUUSD remain weak past $1,885, its fall toward the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement of near $1,858, also known as the Golden Fibonacci Ratio, becomes imminent.

Overall, the Gold price approaches the interesting resistance territory as markets await the US employment report for August.

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